Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

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The Our Gang Kids set up a combine in order to enter Alfalfa, the star crooner, in an amateur contest at the local radio station. Spanky is the manager and Darla, Buckwheat, Porky and Gary make up his staff. But Butch, a violin virtuoso and big-time bully, plans on winning the contest, and intimidates Spanky into trying to convince his client to withdraw from the competition. Alfalfa wins with his rendition of "Just an Echo in the Valley," while Spanky ends up with a black-eye, courtesy of Butch, but gives Bully Butch two in return. Heard, while the boys are listening to the contest on the radio, are the voices of Marvin Hartley singing "Honolulu Baby" from "Mike Fright", and Olive Brasco's rendition of "The Ice Cream Song" from "Shrimps for a day." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Competing In A Talent Show With The Little Rascals
29 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short. Spanky is manager of the Rascals' new Voice Studio, with Alfalfa as crooner in residence. They have plans on entering Alfalfa in a local talent contest. But Butch plans to win the contest with his violin and he becomes a FRAMING YOUTH by threatening mayhem if Spanky doesn't find some way to keep Alfalfa out of the running.

A pleasant little film. The Studio, with office workers Porky, Buckwheat & Darla is cute. Alfalfa's singing of `Just An Echo In The Valley' is hilarious.


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