This film liberally borrows gags, situations, set-ups, and plots from many of the shorts that made up the original Our Gang (Little Rascals) movie series. Some examples: - Anniversary Trouble (1935): The infamous hi-sign. - Teacher's Pet (1930): Getting kicked out of school during a party. - Helping Grandma (1931): Saving Grandma's business from a con man. - Birthday Blues (1932): Baking a cake with disastrous results. - Divot Diggers (1936): Getting jobs as caddies on a golf course. - The Kid from Borneo (1933): In a deleted scene, a parrot says the phrase "Yum, yum! Eat 'em up!" - Forgotten Babies (1933): The parrot says the "Remarkable!" - Free Wheeling (1932): Building a taxi that careens down a steep hill. Came the Brawn (1938): Alfalfa fighting "The Masked Marvel" (which turns out to be Butch). - Mike Fright (1934): "The International Silver String Submarine Band" competing in a talent contest.
Based on the "Our Gang" comedies, a series of comedy short films produced by Hal Roach from 1922 to 1938, and by MGM from 1938 to 1944. The 1929-1938 Roach entries were later syndicated to television in the 1950s as The Little Rascals (1955).
The respective first names for Miss Crabtree and Kennedy the Cop are "June" and "Edgar". This is a reference to June Marlowe and Edgar Kennedy , the actors who portrayed the two characters in the original 'Our Gang' series.
The neighborhood the pass the flyers out and do the dog spa in is the same neighborhood portrayed in the ABC show "Desperate Housewives". You see all of the girls houses; Lynette, Bree, Susan and Gabby. You even see a couple other houses from the show like Mike Delfinos, and Mrs. McKluskys house.