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The Boys Scouts give a demonstration of their camping skills, but the Our Gang are excluded from participating because they are not yet old enough. Undeterred, the Our Gang head off on ... See full summary »

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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
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Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
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Leonard (as Our Gang)
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The Boys Scouts give a demonstration of their camping skills, but the Our Gang are excluded from participating because they are not yet old enough. Undeterred, the Our Gang head off on their own unsupervised camping adventure, with comically disastrous results. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Our Gang debut for Mickey Gubitosi (aka Robert Blake. He took over the role of the "toddler" of the group, which had up to that point been played by Gary Jasgur. For this short, the dialogue was written for Jasgar's character role. (For the first time in Jasgar's two-year tenure with 'Our Gang'), and when he couldn't get the lines out, Blake (an extra on the set) piped up and said "I can say that." See more »

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12 February 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Joy Scouts (1939)

** (out of 4)

Alfalfa and the gang go to a Boy Scouts competition where they're told they're too young to join. The gang decides to prove them wrong by going camping on their own but they soon realize that it's not that easy. JOY SCOUTS really isn't a very good entry in the MGM series but it's mainly remembered today for being the series debut of Robert Blake. The film itself doesn't really have that much going for it as the majority of the jokes simply don't work, although I will admit that there were a couple that made me laugh. One was the scene where the popcorn falls into the pancake mix. The other is when they boys end up setting camp up on a geyser but think this is the just name of the man who owns the land. Everything else is pretty standard stuff as the boys try to go fishing but catch everything but a fish. We also see them put together one of their cheap tents but it's just not all that funny. As usual, the young cast actually has quite a bit of energy and they're certainly much better than the material itself. Fans of the series will probably want to check it out anyways but others should certainly look for something better.


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