The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard,
This was one of the shorts that was removed from The Little Rascals' television syndication, due to its offensive racial stereotyping. This and other similar shorts were added back to the list after being banned for almost 50 years. See more »
During the ice box scene Spanky gives Bumbo the sardines, wieners, bologna, then a whole bowl of raw eggs that Bumbo eats shell and all. Then Spanky gives him Tabasco, vinegar, mustard and a gallon of port wine which Bumbo drinks without stopping. The camera cuts back to the amazed Spanky which shows the bowl of eggs full again. See more »
[thinking the wild man is going to eat him]
You don't want to eat me... mom says I'm spoiled!
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For me the "Our Gang" shorts of this era were far superior to "Little Rascals" MGM episodes of the late 30's & early 40's. "The Kid From Borneo" AKA-Uncle George, who Spanky's father referenced as "the black sheep of the family" is an absolutely hysterical episode, as Spanky and Dicky are mistakenly convinced that Bumbo, the wild man of the circus, is indeed their uncle!
Spanky McFarland was, hands down, the best kid comedic actor of all time. His scene with Bumbo in the kitchen, when Spanky is offering food from the icebox to Bumbo (which includes eggs, shell & all, tabasco, vinegar, wine, a hunk of bolongna and about 2 dozen wienies) is priceless Bumbo continues to shove it in, to Spanky's amazement. A wonderful chase scene throughout the house, Stymie as always is a riot as a drunken Bumbo chases the kids with a knife, yelling "yum, yum, eat em up!" Throw in the rest of the gang, plus Petey the Pup and the wonderful musical score they had in the episodes from this period and this might be the funniest episode in the series! Totally un-PC!!!
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