While the Our Gang kids are enjoying the local swimming hole, a rival group ties all their clothes in knots. Our Gang challenges the meanies, and the two sides have a military-style battle ...
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While the Our Gang kids are enjoying the local swimming hole, a rival group ties all their clothes in knots. Our Gang challenges the meanies, and the two sides have a military-style battle using fruits and vegetables for ammunition. Written by
David Glagovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Among all 52 "Our Gang" short comedies, Fightin' Fools (1941) and Ye Olde Minstrels (1941), their date of release was not a Saturday. Both were released on a Tuesday. Three weeks differ between them. Tuesday, February 25th, 1941, was the date of release of Fightin' Fools (1941). And Tuesday, March 18th, 1941, was the date of release of Ye Olde Minstrels (1941). All 50 other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Our Gang" shorts and their date of release were on a Saturday. See more »
Fightin' Fools is only a partly funny Our Gang short
This M-G-M comedy short, Fightin' Fools, is the one hundred ninety-sixth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred eighth talkie. After Tubby (Joe Strauch, Jr.) accidentally splashes most of the water out of the pond when diving in, the gang discover that their clothes were tied in knots by a rival group. So they start a war using various food as weapons. Other than what I described in the beginning, some undercranking, and some of the weapons, this wasn't a very funny short but it sure beats having yet another Our Gang short teach a lesson, that's for sure. So on that note, Fightin' Fools is worth a look. P.S. This was Leonard "Percy" Landy's last appearance in the series. He's one of the few from the gang still alive today. And this was the only appearance of Strauch in the series. He had long been Spanky's stand-in and was starting to also appear in Gene Autry westerns as Tadpole. Oh, and he was also a native of my birthtown of Chicago, Ill. He died on May 31, 1986.
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