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Teacher's Pet (1930)

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

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Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ...
Buddy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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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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11 October 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three shorts with verbal introductions, by two blonde look-alike damsels, as Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) & Love Business (1931) begin were picked to highlight Jackie Cooper's beginning as one of Hal Roach's newest Little Rascal. 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 »

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Riding Along
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Teacher's Pet (1930)

*** (out of 4)

Miss Crabtree (June Marlowe) is the new teacher at the school where the gang goes and they plan on making her first day miserable but she has her own plan to get the group's affection. This here is certainly one of the better shorts in the Our Gang series up to this point. The majority of the charm has to go to Marlowe in her first appearance as Miss Crabtree. She has a few spots where her line reading isn't very good but she's attractive enough and charming enough to keep a smile on your face. Jackie Cooper is also very good in his role as the one who has a crush on her but is too embarrassed to say anything. Chubby and Dorothy get a very good sequence where she's constantly dubbing what he says and Wheezer is on hand for one of the highlights in the film. There's plenty of nice laughs throughout this short as well as some nice usage of the sound effects.


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