MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,371 this week

Bored of Education (1936)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  20 August 1936 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 134 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a tooth-ache to get out of school.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1180 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1302 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 4171 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bored of Education (1936)

Bored of Education (1936) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bored of Education.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fishy Tales (1937)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
School's Out (1930)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The gang goes after pirate treasure they believe is hidden in a cave.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Fly My Kite (1931)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Dorothy DeBorba
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: Doris Roberts, Greg Germann, Lex Medlin
Arbor Day (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Two Too Young (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Spanky & Alfalfa try to get Porky's & Buckwheat's fireworks.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Glove Taps (1937)
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Butch challenges Alfalfa to a fight.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Our Gang put on their own production of "Romeo and Juliet", with some lines from "Hamlet" and a strong man act thrown in for good measure. Buckwheat saves the day by playing Juliet ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
The Little Rascals (1982–1984)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Stars: Peter Cullen, Patty Maloney, Julie McWhirter
Sprucin' Up (1935)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Darla (as Our Gang)
...
Porky (as Our Gang)
...
Spanky (as Our Gang)
...
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
...
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rosina Lawrence ...
Miss Lawrence
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Barry ...
Student
Daniel Boone ...
Student
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Student
Dickie De Nuet ...
Student
Jack Egan ...
Ice cream attendant
Joe Geil ...
Student
Barbara Goodrich ...
Student
Dorian Johnston ...
Student
Edit

Storyline

Most of the "Our Gang" kids are reluctant to attend class on the first day of the school year. Spanky comes up with a plan to get himself and Alfalfa out of class; Alfalfa will feign a toothache (using a balloon in his mouth and a handkerchief around his head), and Spanky will help take him home. However, the new teacher, Miss Lawrence, overhears the boys' plan and orders ice cream for the class in an effort to dissuade Alfalfa and Spanky from skipping school. Written by Joshua Kreitzer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Mal Com a Escola  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Marvin Hatley
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Sung by Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uggh...more singing.
24 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am a grouch. After having seen most of the sound Our Gang comedies, I really have come to hate Alfalfa (and, to a lesser extent, Darla). That's because starting in the Alfalfa/Darla era, there suddenly was singing and sometimes dancing in the film. And, in the case of Alfalfa, a little of his deliberately horrible singing goes a long way--at least for me.

In this installment, the boys are complaining about having to return to school after their vacation. Spanky gets the bright idea of having Alfalfa pretend to have a toothache so they can go home. But, the teacher overhears this and foils their plans. In the end, she makes Alfalfa sing--perhaps in an evil plan to torture Spanky (as well as the audience). All in all, this is a fair short but far from their best--which is very confusing since this one, inexplicably, won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. Why? I have no idea.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bored of Education (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?