Rich 'Old Man' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, his physician, Doctor Malcolm Scott suggested to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a ...
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It is a premiere night at the Fox Carthay Circle theater, and the Our Gang show up to observe the festivities. But after the Gang causes a disruption, the police send them scurrying home. ... See full summary »
Edward L. Cahn
George 'Spanky' McFarland
Rich 'Old Man' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, his physician, Doctor Malcolm Scott suggested to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mister Morton of his delusions. After overhearing their conversation, Bill Morton quickly invited the "Our Gang" members, (as they were at the front come to the door, offering to work and pay for a broken window pane, that had just occurred) to a lunch, in order to sour his wife's thoughts of adopting any children. Then, the unexpected occurs as Alfalfa's two twin little brothers, Tisket and Tasket got to Bill Morton's medications' table, they ate up a majority of them, leading Bill Morton to call his physician, Malcolm Scott back to his house, immediately! When, Doctor Malcolm Scott return to Bill Morton's house, he laughs at what he hears and then tells Bill Morton they are worthless sugar pills, teaching a lesson to Bill Morton he is not sick at all. Written by
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Alfalfa's younger twin brothers, Tisket and Tasket are first seen in Bubbling Troubles (1940). Two additional facts: Tisket and Tasket wear cowlick wigs or real cowlicks in first appearance, at the breakfast table. They appear to be a different, than the duo of twins that had same character role names, in _Kiddie Kure (1940)_ short. See more »
You said he was trying to poison me, ha, ha ha.
[Froggy was really pretending to laugh, as he said "ha, ha, ha," in light frustration]
[after Dr. Malcolm Scott hears Froggy's voice, he walks to him, to investigate Froggy's larnyx]
Dr. Malcolm Scott:
Son, do you always sound like that?
No sir, only when I talk.
[the other adults laugh or chuckle lightly, as they hear Froggy's answer and then the closing credit and scene starts]
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Despite the mannered performances of both the kids and the adults, this Our Gang short proves that with a little extra effort, the cronies at MGM could produce a short worthy of the Our Gang legacy. With no morals or wartime propaganda to contend with, this mostly funny film centers on action, and lots of it! Alfalfa was a teenager by now, and this was his final Our Gang short. He was responsible for lots of laughs during his five year tenure with the series, and it's a shame his career never really took off after this, but at least he went out on an up note. The real mystery is why MGM couldn't see the advantages of films like this over their preachy "I'm gonna teach these kids a lesson." nightmares that eventually led to the series' demise.
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