After being invited to Darla's widowed father's wedding, Spanky, Froggy, Buckwheat and Mickey, believing Darla's new stepmother to be like the evil stepmothers in fairy tales, do everything... See full summary »
After being invited to Darla's widowed father's wedding, Spanky, Froggy, Buckwheat and Mickey, believing Darla's new stepmother to be like the evil stepmothers in fairy tales, do everything they can to break up the ceremony. PS: Froggy's remarks of the 3 Little Pigs, shortly after being invited to Darla's father's second wedding is what the attempted preventions originated from. Written by
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Wedding Worries (1941) was the final "Our Gang" of most popular female Rascal character, Darla Hood. She returned 37 years later to portray off screen in the 1979 Christmas special, The Little Rascals' Christmas Special (1979), where she spoke off screen, as Spanky's mother. Darla Hood died of acute hepatitis on Wednesday, June 13th, 1979, 173 days (24 weeks & 5 days) before the 1979 Christmas special originally televised on Monday, December 3rd, 1979. Darla Hood only saw and heard it after it was filmed, successfully. See more »
As Wedding Worries (1941) concludes, the background organ music is Christmas song, Jingle Bells. At a certain musical note, (each time it repeats) Spanky, Froggy, Mickey & Buckwheat, are spanked (by his own father) for their numerous attempts of preventing the matrimonial ceremony. See more »
Wedding Worries marked the final Our Gang short for Darla Hood
This M-G-M comedy short, Wedding Worries, is the two hundred third entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred fifteenth talkie. Darla's widowed father is getting married again and Darla is thrilled. The rest of the gang seem to be as well...until Froggy mentions a certain fairy tale story about how mean stepmothers are which convinces the gang to sabotage the wedding by any means necessary. Okay, there are quite some funny scenes like the "laughing gas" sequence and I also liked Froggy mixing various fairy tale wolves as one particular one but, as Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann pointed out in their Our Gang filmography book, this short doesn't make much sense especially since Darla isn't at all unhappy during the whole thing. And the ending, while amusing, isn't really something kids would consider enjoying watching since their counterparts on screen are the target of the irate adults! In summary, Wedding Worries is worth a look and nothing more. P.S. This was Darla Hood's last OG short. She would go on to a singing and voice-over career the rest of her life. One of her post-Rascal highlights was being a guest on "The Jack Benny Program" during the early sixties when she sang and played herself in the show's Our Gang parody. Her career came full circle in 1979 when she-and Stymie Beard-participated doing voices in "The Little Rascals' Christmas Special" with Ms. Hood voicing the mother of Spanky and Porky. But she died on June 13, 1979 at 47 of hepatitis, months before the special aired. This marked the first time I read of the death of an Our Gang member when I saw the item on the back of a section of a New Orleans paper. The second time was when I read of Stymie's in Newsweek two years later...
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