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To impress Darla, Alfalfa drinks a concoction of Butch's "dynamite" brew.




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Credited cast:
Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Darla (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Butch (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfalfa's Mom
Bobby 'Tasket' Jones ...
Rollie 'Tisket' Jones ...
Hank Mann ...
Butch's Dad
William Newell ...
Alfalfa's Dad
Harry Strang ...
Explosives worker


To impress Darla, Alfalfa drinks a concoction of Butch's "dynamite" brew.

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Comedy | Family | Short





Release Date:

25 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In Love Again  »

Box Office


$20,349 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bubbling Troubles (1940) was not only the final appearance of (imaginary rival) Tommy Bond, later nicknamed 'Butch'. Tommy Bond's acting career started shortly after George 'Spanky' McFarland. Both started in 1932. Spanky's debut was in Free Eats (1932) and Tommy Bond's debut was in the very next Our Gang short, Spanky (1932). See more »


When the Gang approaches, Butch places his dynamite-collection box in his pocket twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

As Alfalfa looks at his vegetable soup, in the bowl, Darla Hood's face, with a smile appears on top of his soup, then Butch face's appears and growls (as if he wants to scare Alfalfa), leading Alfalfa to re-stir his soup bowl. See more »


Featured in The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) See more »

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27 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The "plot" of this short, such as it is, involves Alfalfa drinking Butch's "dynamite" which swells his belly in an unconvincing special effect. Of course, it's not really dynamite, but some strange stomach medicine which works via some strange unlikely-even-for-a-cartoon logic. There are no laughs in this short at ALL, and the punchline is particularly lame.

Spanky and Alfalfa were too old for this stuff, and it's no wonder that this was Tommy Bond's final short. Everybody's acting is horrendously forced and stilted, particularly Darla and Spanky. And let's not even talk about Robert Blake, who keeps shoving people aside so he can stay in camera view. MGM really was on their way to destroying this series, despite occasional decent efforts like "The Big Premiere."

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