The gang is putting on a show with Alfalfa billed as "King of the Crooners." But Alfalfa abandons the show saying his crooning days are over, and that opera is his true calling. But after ... See full summary »
George 'Spanky' McFarland,
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Lost Scenes: 1) There are a few one is when the the boys in the audience call for the Flory Dory Girls, "Bring on the dancing girls!" "Yea bring on the Flory Dories!" Then the chant We want the Flory Dories starts. 2) Another is Cookie coming out to remove the sign Singing putting on the record for the dance and she begins to raise the curtains. That is when they flashed to the boys saying "Remember do everything that Spanky dose!" 3) The third is when they showed Elmer the monkey in Spanky's bustle skirt during the dance sticking Spanky with the needle in his behind. That is why we see the dance going in another direction. It was a whole cycle of music where at the end he jumps and turns and during the shaking Elmer's tail pops out of the rear of Spanky's bustle skirt. See more »
It's amazing, Hal Roach is such a genius. His only mistake was giving up the Rascals to MGM in 1938. Our Gang Follies of 1936 is one the most memorable shorts to me. The gang is putting on a show, Spanky is the stage manager, his assistants Alfalfa and Scotty(this is his final Our Gang short, except for his return in 1939 as Cousin Wilbur). The first number is the introduction by a group of little girls who tend to annoy you for a little while. The second act is the Bryan Sisters singing "How You Gonna Keep Them", which I found to be quite nice. The third act is Darla(her first Our Gang short) singing "I'll Never Say Never Again" The fourth act is suppose to be the Florie Dorie girls, but there no where in sight. So they put on the fifth act, the Ghost Dance by Spanky, Scotty, Alfalfa, Dickie, and Sid. The Florie Dorie Girls are still no where to be found, so the sixth act is Alfalfa singing "Object of my Affection" to Darla. The crown is screaming, "We want the Florie Dories!" So, Spanky and the rest of the boys dress up as the girls, Spanky says to do exactly what he does. What Spanky doesn't know is that Elmer the Monkey got inside his dress and got a hold of a needle. So during the number Spanky takes off the bottom of his dress, so do the boys, Darla drops the curtain, and Spanky sings "How's that kids, now ya gotta go, that's all there is, there ain't no more of the show." and quickly exits. The children leave with satisfaction. A definite winner!
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