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

Director: Gus Meins
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Spanky's mother's pushes him to join a local theater amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Comedy | Family | Short
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With Wheezer's new baby brother getting all the attention, he tries to send the baby back.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Love Business (1931)
Family | Comedy | Short
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Miss Crabtree, the teacher Jackie has a crush on, rents a room at Jackie's house.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
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Fly My Kite (1931)
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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
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While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
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
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Our Gang, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Mail and Female I (1937)
Short | Comedy | Family
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Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
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The gang runs away from home, but meet up with a kindly old couple.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Bear Facts (1938)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
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Junior Hood (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
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Johnny Arthur acted as 'Spanky's dad, in Anniversary Trouble (1935), two to three years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Alfalfa: [sung by each of the boys] Happy Birthday Mr. Hood/Happy Birthday to you/To make your birthday turn out good/I give this present to you.
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Referenced in Cheers: Woody Gets an Election (1993) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Where are Spanky and Buckwheat?!
3 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The title of this film is shared by another film from Hal Roach Studios--a Max Davidson film from 1928.

The short begins with Johnny Arthur talking about how hungry he is and how he's looking forward to his birthday dinner. However, when the gang shows up, Arthur is visibly saddened--he just wants to eat! But throughout the film, he's prevented again and again from eating and the kids drive him crazy while they try to wish him the happiest of birthdays. Considering that eventually Alfalfa sings for him, you really have to feel sorry for the guy! This is a decent short--even if you have to endure Alfalfa's singing. Arthur's reactions are funny and serve to make a pretty ordinary film just a bit better. Worth seeing.

By the way, this is the first Our Gang film without Spanky in some time. All the last Our Gang films from Hal Roach lacked Spanky--but he returned to the series when rights to the films were sold outright to MGM (who previously had just distributed them). Now, starting in 1939, MGM would begin making their own Little Rascals films. These were very popular on TV when I was a kid but they are unavailable today--just the earlier and superior Our Gang comedies. Also, Buckwheat is replaced by a new black kid (there always is at least one in their films)--and I have no idea who this kid is.


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