Mickey Rooney's gang are in competition to be Junior Fireman, but Douglas Fox' father asks the fire chief if he would like a raise in this poorly performed epsode of the long-running series.
Produced by Larry Darmour, this series of comedies was an attempt to replicate the success of Hal Roach's OUR GANG. Despite the nascent charms of Mickey Rooney -- born Joseph Yule Junior, he adopted the Mickey monicker professionally; I have no idea where the 'Rooney' came from -- the children are not as charming as Roach's assortment, and far less naturalistic.
In addition, the production has a bizarre score consisting of only a piano. In silent days, large houses would have a pipe organ, even a full orchestra to accompany their pictures. A piano player was considered minimal and adds to the cheapness of the production.
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