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Canned Fishing (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 12 February 1938 (USA)
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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Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Canned Fishing is another funny Our Gang short
2 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Canned Fishing, is the one hundred sixty-third entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the seventy-fifth talkie. Alfalfa and Spanky are planning to play hooky with Alf getting a block of ice on his body in order to convince Spanky's mother of his ailment. When she answers the doorbell, Porky and Buckwheat inadvertently spill the beans! So now she decides to teach her son and his pal a lesson by foisting Junior on them while she goes shopping...This was quite a funny short with the deadpan reactions of Junior one of the highlights. So on that note, Canned Fishing is another worthy entry in the series.


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