Rather than go to church, Spanky decides to go fishing - with disastrous results.
26 October 1935 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?
This is one of the Our Gang shorts in which a solar eclipse is featured as part of the plot. THe local black community have gathered at a lake to conduct baptisms during the mid-day darkness. This may have been inspired by the relatively recent, near-total (90%) eclipse seen in Southern California on September 10, 1923. An eclipse is also featured in the earlier, silent Our Gang short Spook Spoofing
(1928). See more
Stunt wire visible when Buckwheat is being pulled at high speed by the fishing pole. See more
For several years when this short was shown on television, many of the local broadcasters would delete the baptism scene due to what they felt was objectionable content; particularly the negative stereotypes of the black church goers. See more
Referenced in The Our Gang Story
Good Old Days
Music by Leroy Shield See more