Favorite Our Gang/Little Rascals shorts

by jrsl88 | created - 27 Jun 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Our Gang/Little Rascals shorts that are my personal favorites. Arranged in ABC order. This list is my own opinion.

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1. Arbor Day (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 109

3. Baby Brother (1927)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Joe is rich but lonely, and wants nothing but a baby brother. Together with Farina, he embarks on a series of misadventures to find a baby brother of his own. Meanwhile the rest of the gang... See full summary »

Directors: Robert A. McGowan, Charles Oelze | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 56

4. Baby Clothes (1926)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Mr and Mrs Weedle have been conning their rich uncle into paying for the upkeep of their two non-existent children. When the uncle announces a surprise visit, the Weedles must hire the Gang to play the part of their children.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 19

5. Back Stage (1923)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

The gang operates a donkey-propelled tour bus. Later, a cut-rate vaudeville producer hires them to help out with his show, which they wreck.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis

Votes: 26

6. Bargain Day (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Wheezer and Stymie, door-to-door salesmen, meet a lonely little rich girl.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba

Votes: 88

7. Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The gang are living in a posh, but boring, hotel. They decide to stage a circus with their motley collection of dressed up pet animals which gets out of hand causing chaos throughout the hotel.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 67

8. Bedtime Worries (1933)

20 min | Family, Short, Comedy

An Our Gang Comedy. Spanky's parents are trying unsuccessfully to get Spanky to spend a peaceful first night in his own room.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Georgie Billings

Votes: 103

9. Beginner's Luck (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Spanky's mother pushes him to join a local theater's amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 246

10. Big Business (1924)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

In need of some fun (and a haircut), rich kid Mickie pays a visit to the gang's barbershop.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 67

11. Big Ears (1931)

Not Rated | 20 min | Family, Short, Comedy

Wheezer pretends to be sick in order to get his parents to stop fighting.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 78

12. The Big Show (1923)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis

Votes: 27

13. The Big Town (1925)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

The gang play inside a railroad box car which suddenly closes, trapping them inside. The next morning they find themselves in New York City. After seeing some of the sites on foot, they steal a 5th Avenue Bus, and are caught by the police.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 15

14. Birthday Blues (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Dickie throws a birthday party to try to raise money to buy his mother a birthday present.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Kendall McComas, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 166

15. Bored of Education (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a tooth-ache to get out of school.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 237

16. Boxing Gloves (1929)

17 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Harry and Farina promote a boxing match between Joe and Chubby.

Director: Robert A. McGowan | Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 139

17. Boys Will Be Joys (1925)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Adults have the Pike and Coney Island amusement parks, so the rascals put up their own rides in a large vacant lot. Mickey's got big plans for expansion when surveyors show up to begin work... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Johnny Downs

Votes: 33

18. The Buccaneers (1924)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

While playing pirates, the gang find themselves drifting out to sea on a sea captain's boat. They are then 'captured' by a ship of Navy sailors.

Directors: Mark Goldaine, Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 35

20. Came the Brawn (1938)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 91

21. Cat, Dog & Co. (1929)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Farina, Joe, and friends use dogs to power their "roadsters," but following a lesson from the head of the Be Kind to Animals Society, they make it their cause to rescue animals from bad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 44

22. The Champeen (1923)

23 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 103

24. Choo-Choo! (1932)

20 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The gang trades places with a group of orphans about to take a train ride.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 212

26. The Cobbler (1923)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A cobbler receives his back pension and invites the gang to celebrate with a picnic, but his car stalls along the way.

Director: Tom McNamara | Stars: Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 54

27. Commencement Day (1924)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Everything seems to go wrong for the gang on their last day of school.

Directors: Mark Goldaine, Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 19

29. Derby Day (I) (1923)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

After the gang goes to the horse races, they decide to have a derby of their own.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis

Votes: 73

30. Divot Diggers (1936)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 141

33. Dogs Is Dogs (1931)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Wheezer and Dorothy are forced to live with her evil stepmother and her brat son.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Hal Roach's Rascals, Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba

Votes: 180

34. Dogs of War! (1923)

Passed | 24 min | Short, Comedy, Family

The gang wages war using old vegetables as munitions. Later, they ruin a movie in progress when they double-expose the film.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Hal Roach's Rascals, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels

Votes: 188

37. Fast Company (1924)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Mickey changes clothes with a rich boy and moves into a hotel.

Directors: Robert F. McGowan, Charley Chase | Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis

Votes: 51

39. Feed 'em and Weep (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

It's Mr. Hood's birthday and he's looking forward to a quiet celebration with his family. But Darla's friends show up with living presents, eat his dinner, argue about Tarzan and Alfalfa croons a special song for the unhappy man.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 96

40. Fire Fighters (1922)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

The gang forms a fire department; they end up thwarting a bootlegger, but not before their pet animals get drunk on his moonshine.

Directors: Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara | Stars: Peggy Cartwright, Jackie Condon, Ernest Morrison, Elmo Billings

Votes: 99

41. The First Seven Years (1930)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Jackie gets in a duel over the affections of Mary Ann.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Votes: 110

42. Fish Hooky (1933)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

A truant officer spots the kids in an amusement park. They try to escape him.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 155

43. Fishy Tales (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 121

44. Fly My Kite (1931)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins

Votes: 235

45. For Pete's Sake! (1934)

Passed | 18 min | Family, Comedy, Short

Marianne's sick and Wally's trying to fix her doll when Leonard busts it to pieces. Wally sees a perfect replacement but it's in a store owned by Leonard's father. Pete the dog is reluctantly traded for the doll which is a big mistake.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond

Votes: 166

46. Forgotten Babies (1933)

20 min | Family, Short, Comedy

While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Tommy Bond, Dorothy DeBorba

Votes: 158

47. The Fourth Alarm (1926)

Passed | 20 min | Family, Comedy, Short

The Our Gang kids try to extinguish a fire.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Hal Roach's Rascals, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Johnny Downs

Votes: 105

48. Framing Youth (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 87

49. Free Eats (1932)

20 min | Family, Comedy, Short