Rich 'Old Man' Morton is a hypochondriac. The doctor suggests to Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. Morton of his delusions. Overhearing the conversation, Morton ... See full summary »
Rich 'Old Man' Morton is a hypochondriac. The doctor suggests to Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. Morton of his delusions. Overhearing the conversation, Morton invites the "Our Gang" members.(that were at the front come to the door, offering to work & pay for a broken window pane, they had just occurred), to a lunch, in order to sour his wife on children and adoption. But the unexpected occurs, when Alfalfa's two twin little brothers get into Mister Morton's medications, eating swallowing a majority of them, leading Mr. Morton to call his physician back to his house. Then the doctor tells him they are nothing, just imaginary sugar pills. Written by
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Thurston Hall plays a hypochondriac who becomes annoyed when his doctor suggests to his wife adopting children. To discourage such an idea, he invites Our Gang to lunch while his wife is out. It's then when the craziness breaks out, culminating in Alfalfa's twin brothers swallowing the candy "pills" the doctor had been prescribing for him.
The adults carry the short, stiff as they are in the MGM fashion, and the kids do pretty well. Alfalfa's age and Mickey's bad acting aren't noticeable in the farcical shenanigans, as the actors spend most of their time running back and forth. Froggy also gets a proper introduction as one of the gang just as Alfalfa is leaving.
All in all, it's ten minutes of fun and ranks as one of the better MGM shorts. Not a bad way for Alfalfa to bow out.
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