The first of five Our Gang comedies not to feature the series' marquee star, George 'Spanky' McFarland. Away filming Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938), Spanky was absent from the Our Gang series from April 1938 until July 1938, during which the remaining five entries for the 1937-1938 theatrical season were shot, and also during which time producer Hal Roach sold the series to MGM. Spanky would return to the series (by then at its new home at MGM) with Aladdin's Lantern (1938), the first entry of the 1938-1939 season. See more »
Darla's dad is celebrating his 32nd birthday & wants nothing more than a quiet evening at home with his family, enjoying his mock turtle soup, roast chicken & cake. Serenity is shattered, however, by the arrival of Alfalfa, Percy & Porky. To his infinite disgust, all Mr. Hood can do is FEED 'EM AND WEEP...
This little film has a few good moments, mostly dealing with the Rascals. Johnny Arthur, as Papa (a champion whiner), actually turned 55 the year this was filmed. Wilma Cox is levelheaded Mama. Alfalfa warbles `Many Happy Returns Of The Day'.
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