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Teacher's Pet (1930)

Jackie prepares a series of elaborate jokes for his new teacher.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald Buddy McDonald ... Buddy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Storyline

The beloved Miss McGillicuddy has left school and the gang is faced with a new teacher, one Miss Crabtree, whose name alone suggests a mean old lady to the gang. They plot several means of running off the new teacher, including ants, sneezing powder, and a mouse. On the way to school, one of the gang, Jackie, is picked up by a lovely lady who asks him about his school. Jackie reveals all the gang's plans to ruin things for Miss Crabtree. The only problem is that a sweet young woman Jackie has hitched a ride with is none other than... Miss Crabtree. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

June Marlowe's debut, as new teacher, "Miss Crabtree". See more »

Goofs

Miss Crabtree "sends" Buddy home with the others, even though no-one has come to say that he needs to go home, unlike the rest. See more »

Quotes

Miss June Crabtree: I hope the children like me.
Old man: Oh, they'll like you alright. We'll have the cake and ice cream down to the school right on time.
[Miss Crabtree drives away]
Old man: Ummm... Wow! I wouldn't mind going back to school myself!
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Crazy Credits

The Opening Credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascal" shorts, that are two-reel film shorts are verbally introduced, by identical twin sisters, Betty Mae Crane & Beverly Crane, instead of being printed on screen. The duo verbally introduced just three "Little Rascals" films. They are Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931). During their rotating verbal introduction, one starts with the names of the director(s), then the other says the producer(s) and they keep rotating, (back and forth) until they verbally mention all other leading staff member names, then the title of the short that is/was about to be played. After their co-introductions are completed, they conclude with a quick and light bow and speaking in unison, to the theatre audience, saying "We thank you." Then in two to three seconds, the short, they very politely and verbally introduced, with the title's top staff of members' proper names are completed, the short begins. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Little Dancing Girl
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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It's A New Teacher For The Little Rascals
23 April 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

It's pretty Miss Crabtree's first day as teacher at the Gang's school. Jackie, Chubby & Farina have plans to make her day miserable (red ants & sneezing powder), but she has plans of her own that just might turn the tables on the Rascals - especially her new TEACHER'S PET, Jackie.

A funny little film. Wheezer, Dorothy & Stymie (called `Hercules' here, this was his first OUR GANG appearance) are especially good. Highlight: Chubby & Dorothy's echo dialogue. This was June Marlowe's first appearance as Miss Crabtree.


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