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Practical Jokers (1938)

Passed  |   |  Short, Family, Comedy  |  17 December 1938 (USA)
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Butch has been playing practical jokes on the gang, but now they get their turn.

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Butch has been playing practical jokes on the gang, but now they get their turn.

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Because It's Your Birthday Today (The Birthday Song)
Written by Nick Kenny and Charles Kenny
Performed by Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Sung a Butch's birthday party
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Practical Jokers is one of the lesser Our Gang shorts
10 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Practical Jokers, is the one hundred seventy-fifth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the eighty-seventh talkie. The gang has found out Butch has been playing pranks on them the last two weeks, so during his birthday party, Spanky puts a firecracker in his birthday cake. Unfortunately, Alfalfa has to carry said cake while singing his song...Most of the plot of this short was what I just described and not much happens that would be considered funny or worthy of even the 10 minute running time. And Alf's off-key singing is starting to really get irritating at this point. Still, it's a nice enough entry in the series and at least there's no lessons being preached yet. So Practical Jokers is worth a look for any Our Gang completists out there. P.S. The bully was previously identified in the series as Butch Rafferty or Butch McGann. Here, it's definitely Tommy "Butch" Bond as seen on a package for him.


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