History Trivia / TheLittleRascals

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]].
19th Dec '15 4:59:55 PM CorahsUncle
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* CastingGag: Farina's younger sister Mango was in reality Allen Hoskins' (Farina) younger sister Jannie.
** Two of Stymie's younger siblings (Marmalade and Cotton) were the younger siblings of Matthew Beard (Stymie).



** Some Rascals departed from the series before their contracts expired. Therefore, a handful of the kids (Harry Spear, Mary Ann Jackson, Dorothy [=DeBorba=], Shirley Jean Rickert, Harold "Bouncy" Wertz, Dickie Moore, and Tommy Bond, among others). could have remained with the series much longer.

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** Some Rascals departed from the series before their contracts expired. Therefore, a handful of the kids (Harry Spear, Mary Ann Jackson, Dorothy [=DeBorba=], Shirley Jean Rickert, Harold "Bouncy" Wertz, Dickie Moore, and Tommy Bond, among others). others) could have remained with the series much longer.
* YouLookFamiliar: Every recurring adult actor in this series, with the exception of June Marlowe (Miss Crabtree), Edgar Kennedy (Kennedy the Cop), Rosina Lawrence (Miss Lawrence), Margaret Mann (Grandma), and Walter Wills (Froggy's Uncle Walt).
18th Nov '15 12:45:02 PM CorahsUncle
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** ''Series/MuppetsTonight'': The KMUP schedule board includes a program called ''The Little Rat Skulls''.
21st Jul '15 3:35:36 PM Sammettik
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* TheCastShowoff: Darla had the chance to show off her strong singing voice in several episodes.
1st Jul '15 8:13:14 PM Kartoonkid95
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Waldo is [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lincoln Loud]].
26th May '15 9:22:14 AM erforce
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** [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]] as the ballet instructor.

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** [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]] as the ballet instructor.
19th Feb '15 9:47:24 AM CorahsUncle
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* CrossDressingVoices: Billy Bletcher dubbed Margaret Bert (as Froggy's mother)'s voice in ''Robot Wrecks''.
* CrossOver: The Rascals appear alongside several other Hollywood stars in the [[Main/AllStarCast star-studded]] ''The Stolen Jools''.

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* CrossDressingVoices: Billy Bletcher dubbed the voice of Margaret Bert (as Froggy's mother)'s voice mother) in ''Robot Wrecks''.
* CrossOver: The Rascals appear alongside several other Hollywood stars in the [[Main/AllStarCast [[AllStarCast star-studded]] ''The Stolen Jools''.



* ThePeteBest: Following 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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* ThePeteBest: Following 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.



** Several on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Of particular note is a running gag in which the cast refers to inappropriately chosen music for series scenes/movies as "Little Rascals music."

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** Several on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Of particular note is a running gag in which the cast refers to inappropriately chosen music for series serious scenes/movies as "Little Rascals music."music".



** Promotional material for the [[AllStarCast all star]] film ''The Stolen Jools'' reveals that Jackie Cooper was supposed to have been featured alongside his fellow Little Rascals. Cooper had departed from the ''Our Gang'' series by the time production began.

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** Promotional material for the [[AllStarCast all star]] all-star]] film ''The Stolen Jools'' reveals that Jackie Cooper was supposed to have been featured alongside his fellow Little Rascals. Cooper had departed from the ''Our Gang'' series by the time production began.
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