10 October 1942 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
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After the closing music ends, the "The End" title card (with a line drawing of MGM's Leo the Lion reclining in the background) remains onscreen for an additional 7 seconds - without any sound - and then fades out (rather than usually fading out as the music ends). See more
[after the camera moved away from the crazy credit sign of, "Here lie the clothes of Spanky, Mickey, Buckwheat and Froggy. Don't dig 'em up or you'll get groggy! We buried 'em well - We buried 'em deep - so let them rest in their smelly sleep!"
[after authorities removed Spanky, Froggy, Buckwheat and Mickey from theatre, they buried their odorous clothes and were at the edge of a forest. All four and one at a time, say four words of same sentence
Our clothes are there,
and we are bare,
so here ...
As Mighty Lak a Goat
(1942) concludes, four members appear to be stark naked behind a wooden sign with 5 lines of two rhymes. The four members are George 'Spanky' McFarland
, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
and Robert Blake
(known as Mickey Gubitosi, then). The Crazy Credit is the sign and the five line sentence. [Line 1] HERE LIE THE CLOTHES OF SPANKY, [Line 2] MICKEY, BUCKWHEAT and FROGGY. [Line 3] DON'T DIG 'EM UP OR YOU'LL GET GROGGY! [Line 4] WE BURIED 'EM WELL - WE BURiED 'EM DEEP - [Line 5] SO LET THEM REST IN THEIR SMELLY SLEEP! [From left to right: Spanky, Buckwheat, Mickey and Froggy, all four wave farewell, to the camera, as the closing music begins] See more
Spoofs Mighty Lak' a Rose