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Canned Fishing (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  12 February 1938 (USA)
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Spanky and Alfalfa plot to play hooky so they can go fishing, by pretending that Alfalfa is sick and Spanky should stay with him while the parents are away. But Spanky's mom, knowing the ... See full summary »

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Spanky and Alfalfa plot to play hooky so they can go fishing, by pretending that Alfalfa is sick and Spanky should stay with him while the parents are away. But Spanky's mom, knowing the truth, turns the tables by insisting they also watch Spanky's little brother. But taking care of little brother turns out to be more difficult than they expected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Familiar territory.
3 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Oddly, in the Our Gang multi-DVD collection, this one comes last--though it actually was not the last film of the series from Hal Roach. You can tell because it features Spanky in co-lead--and he was actually absent from the last several shorts in the series because the studio had loaned him out to RKO for a full-length film. He'd return once the series was bought by MGM and they produced their own (and rather inferior) shorts with Spanky, Alfalfa, and a few new kids such as Froggy and Bobby Blake.

The plot is pretty familiar here. Alfalfa and Spanky are planning on playing hooky--so they fake being sick. However, their plan is foiled when dumb 'ol Porky and Buckwheat spill the beans. So, when Spanky's mother finds out, she decides to teach them a lesson. She pretends that Alfalfa is indeed quite sick--and leaves Spanky's little brother with him to watch--making it tough for the boys to still go fishing. But he boys have a plan. Can they still manage to get in some fishing?! Well, not if Junior has anything to do with it, as he CONSTANTLY gets into things.

Well, Junior is very cute and does some of the exact same sort of things Spanky did when he first began in the Our Gang films. In fact, there's a lot to this one that is familiar. While this might seem bad, it's not all that bad since this sort of plot was used a lot back when the series was better written and funnier. While familiar, it's also quite watchable.


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