Originally, Hal Roach envisaged the 'Our Gang' series as being about small kids and their animals, but Bob McGowan soon set that right, limiting the animals to Pete the Pup, Farina's mule, and the occasional onerous issue of greasing Wheezer.
So Roach split off the animals -- dog, monkey and goat, including occasional supporting talents like ducks and cats, into the Dippy Doo-Dads, who were a sort of bestial Our Gang. The series didn't run long, and looking at efforts like this one, in which the monkey, in his Cold Stream Guards uniform, makes a lot of trouble for everyone else in order to steal peanuts from under the nose of the title character, shows why. Relatively straightforward titles also didn't help. A bizarre bypath for the Lot of Fun.
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