History Trivia / TheLittleRascals

29th Mar '18 2:07:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* PetFadStarter: The original shorts helped popularize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (alternatively, the American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier according to some sources) in the early 1900s. Pete was smart, loyal, and good with kids which made the breed become popular with families (to the point where it had a nickname of "Nanny Dog").

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* PetFadStarter: The original shorts helped popularize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (alternatively, the American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier according to some sources) in the early 1900s. Pete was smart, loyal, and good with kids which made the breed become popular with families (to the point where it had a nickname of "Nanny Dog").
24th Mar '18 8:32:24 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AllStarCast: Well All Star Cameos for the most part. A lot of who's who from the early 80's and 90's media such as Donald Trump, Reba [=McEntire=], Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldburg, Raven-Symoné, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah and George Wendt.

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* AllStarCast: Well All Star Cameos for the most part. A lot of who's who from the early 80's and 90's media such as Donald Trump, Reba [=McEntire=], Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldburg, Goldberg, Raven-Symoné, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah and George Wendt.
11th Mar '18 5:25:42 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ReferencedBy:
** The 1960s singing group Spanky and Our Gang, which derived its name from lead singer Elaine "Spanky" [=McFarlane=]'s facial resemblance to George "Spanky" [=McFarland=] (including their similar surnames).
** The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Viewer Mail 1" features a story titled "Li'l Griffins", which depicts the main adult cast as children. Several references to the Rascals are made, including the "We Hate Broads Club," Quagmire's Alfalfa-like cowlick, Cleveland's Buckwheat-like hairstyle, and the circle around Brian's eye.
** Several on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Of particular note is a running gag in which the cast refers to inappropriately chosen music for serious scenes/movies as "Little Rascals music".
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
*** The episode "Radioactive Man" features Moe reminiscing about his days as a Little Rascal. He played "Smelly" ("the tough kid"). During the filming of a scene, an angry Moe beat up and killed Alfalfa for stealing his line. "Luckily, Alfalfa was an orphan owned by the studio."
*** "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" features a scene in which the kids take electronics through a fence. Milhouse dresses as Alfalfa. A dog that looks similar to Pete the Pup accompanies them.
*** "Marge vs. the Monorail" - Joe Quimby asks Leonard Nimoy whether he was one of the Little Rascals.
*** "Homer the Smithers" -
---->'''Marge:''' Homie, it's 4:30 in the morning. ''Little Rascals'' isn't until 6.\\
'''Homer:''' I know, I'm taping it.
** ''Series/MuppetsTonight'': The KMUP schedule board includes a program called ''The Little Rat Skulls''.
2nd Mar '18 8:42:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* CastingGag: Farina's younger sister Mango was in reality Allen Hoskins' (Farina) younger sister Jannie.

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Farina's younger sister Mango was in reality Allen Hoskins' (Farina) younger sister Jannie.



* DawsonCasting: Norman Chaney was 14 when he was hired to play grade school-aged Chubby in 1929. A glandular disorder had stunted his height and made him obese.

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Norman Chaney was 14 when he was hired to play grade school-aged Chubby in 1929. A glandular disorder had stunted his height and made him obese.



* MissingEpisode: A few of the earlier silent films (''Yale vs. Harvard'', ''Heebee Jeebees'', ''Edison, Marconi & Co.'', ''Growing Pains'', ''The Holy Terror'') are completely lost, while footage from a handful of other silent entries (notably ''Our Gang'', the series first film) has also gone missing.

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A few of the earlier silent films (''Yale vs. Harvard'', ''Heebee Jeebees'', ''Edison, Marconi & Co.'', ''Growing Pains'', ''The Holy Terror'') are completely lost, while footage from a handful of other silent entries (notably ''Our Gang'', the series first film) has also gone missing.



* ThePeteBest: After Ernie Morrison's departure from the series, a new character named "Powder-Puff" took his spot as the series' older black kid. However, Powder-Puff was only in two shorts, as the role was quickly given to Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson.

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After Ernie Morrison's departure from the series, a new character named "Powder-Puff" took his spot as the series' older black kid. However, Powder-Puff was only in two shorts, as the role was quickly given to Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson.



* PetFadStarter: The original shorts helped popularize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the early 1900s. Pete was smart, loyal, and good with kids which made the breed become popular with families (to the point where it had a nickname of "Nanny Dog").

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* PetFadStarter: The original shorts helped popularize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (alternatively, the American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier according to some sources) in the early 1900s. Pete was smart, loyal, and good with kids which made the breed become popular with families (to the point where it had a nickname of "Nanny Dog").



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Consider yourself lucky if you owned a VCR in 1982 and had the foresight to record the ABC broadcasts, or you recorded the more recent showings on Creator/CartoonNetwork UK & Ireland, on Australia's Creator/SevenNetwork or on Singapore's [=MediaCorp=] Channel 5.
** A major reason for this is this show is unique in the HB library for being co-owned. It's not a matter of WB just paying rights costs, they actually have to mutually agree with the IP owner to do anything with this series in the US, hence the reason so far it's not on dvd or on the US Cartoon Network/Boomerang.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Consider yourself lucky if you owned a VCR in 1982 and had the foresight to record the ABC broadcasts, or you recorded the more recent showings on Creator/CartoonNetwork UK & Ireland, on Australia's Creator/SevenNetwork or on Singapore's [=MediaCorp=] Channel 5.
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5. A major reason for this is this show is unique in the HB library for being co-owned. It's not a matter of WB just paying rights costs, they actually have to mutually agree with the IP owner to do anything with this series in the US, hence the reason so far it's not on dvd or on the US Cartoon Network/Boomerang.
1st Dec '17 5:23:41 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* PetFadStarter: The original shorts helped popularize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the early 1900s. Pete was smart, loyal, and good with kids which made the breed become popular with families (to the point where it had a nickname of "Nanny Dog").
10th Sep '17 9:49:28 PM CASCHero
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* AllStarCast: Well All Star Cameos for the most part. A lot of who's who from the early 80's and 90's media such as Donald Trump, Reba [=McEntire=], Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldburg, Raven-Symoné, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah and George Wendt.
14th Aug '17 7:32:00 PM Homemaderat
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** A major reason for this is this show is unique in the HB library for being co-owned. It's not a matter of WB just paying rights costs, they actually have to mutually agree with the IP owner to do anything with this series in the US, hence the reason so far it's not on dvd or on the US Cartoon Network/Boomerang.
17th Jun '17 7:27:07 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* BannedEpisode: A handful of episodes (''Lazy Days'', ''Moan & Groan, Inc.'', ''A Tough Winter'', ''Little Daddy'', ''A Lad an' a Lamp'', and ''The Kid From Borneo'') were banned from TV beginning in the 1970s due to the fact that they featured quite a bit o racial humor (usually involving African-Americans). ''Big Ears'' was banned due to (a.) its plot, involving Wheezer's parents threatening to get a divorce, and (b.) a sequence in which the kids get into a medicine cabinet.

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* BannedEpisode: A handful of episodes (''Lazy Days'', ''Moan & Groan, Inc.'', ''A Tough Winter'', ''Little Daddy'', ''A Lad an' a Lamp'', and ''The Kid From Borneo'') were banned from TV beginning in the 1970s due to the fact that they featured quite a bit o of racial humor (usually involving African-Americans). ''Big Ears'' was banned due to (a.) its plot, involving Wheezer's parents threatening to get a divorce, and (b.) a sequence in which the kids get into a medicine cabinet.
1st May '17 10:55:15 AM arnoldmcguire335
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* FormerChildStar : Many of the cast members lived sad lives (some rife with crime and addiction) and died young, giving rise to rumours of an "Our Gang" curse.

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* FormerChildStar : Many of the cast members lived sad lives (some rife with crime and addiction) and died young, giving rise to rumours rumors of an "Our Gang" curse. curse, but said curse has since been debunked by Snopes [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/other/ourgang.asp here.]]



** The 1960s singing group Spanky and Our Gang, which derived its name from lead singer Elaine "Spanky" [=McFarlane=]'s facial resemblance to George "Spanky" [=McFarland=] (as well as their similar surnames).

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** The 1960s singing group Spanky and Our Gang, which derived its name from lead singer Elaine "Spanky" [=McFarlane=]'s facial resemblance to George "Spanky" [=McFarland=] (as well as (including their similar surnames).



** Hal Roach toyed with the idea of keeping the original kids and following them through their teen years, but ultimately decided that the series should focus on young children, and wound up replacing the cast every few years. However, a remnant of the idea ''did'' remain in that a teenage Joe Cobb and Farina Hoskins showed up once during the Spanky era to give the younger kids some well-intentioned, but comically bad, advice.

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** Hal Roach toyed with the idea of keeping the original kids and following them through their teen years, but ultimately decided that the series should focus on young children, and wound up replacing the cast every few years. However, a remnant of the idea ''did'' remain in that a teenage Joe Cobb and Farina Hoskins showed up once during the Spanky era to give the younger kids some well-intentioned, but comically bad, advice. Ironically, there is a teen version of the series (which was also the spin off to ''Our Gang''), ''The Boy Friends'', which only lasted for three years.
11th Apr '16 3:44:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Buckwheat is [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Arnold Jackson's buddy Dudley]].
** Spanky is Creator/ScottMenville ([[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Robin]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids young Fred Flintstone]], and [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]]).
** Pete the Pup and Officer Ed are Creator/PeterCullen ([[Disney/WinnieThePooh Eeyore]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus]] [[Film/{{Transformers}} Prime]]).
** Darla is Creator/PattyMaloney. Though she didn't speak on ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'', Patty was a recurring performer on the ''Donny & Marie'' variety show, and later voiced the mummy girl in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''.



* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/MelBrooks as the ChildHater bank teller.
** Music/RebaMcEntire
** [[Creator/WhoopiGoldberg "Whoopi!"]]
** The [[Series/FullHouse Olsen Twins]]
** [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]] as the ballet instructor.
** [[Film/KillBill Elle Driver]] is Miss Crabtree.
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Menlo]] and [[Series/FullHouse Derek Boyd]] are the rich snob Waldo.
** [[Series/TheApprentice Donald Trump]] is Waldo's father.
** [[Series/{{Cheers}} Norm!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Gus Griswald]]
*** Don't forget Menlo.
** [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Nicky Banks]] is Buckwheat.
** [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Raven]]/[[Series/TheCosbyShow Olivia Kendall]] is Stymie's girlfriend.



* HeyItsThatGuy: The ice cream man is Alfalfa in the 1994 movie.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Waldo is [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lincoln Loud]].
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