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* ActingForTwo: Carl Switzer played both Alfalfa and rich kid Cornelius in ''Alfalfa's Double''.
* 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 1970's 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.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The line "Otay!" is often said to have been coined by Buckwheat. In actuality, it was coined by Porky.
* 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''.
* TheDanza: Several of the cast members.
* 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.
** Kendall [=McComas=] (Breezy Brisbane) was 14 when he joined the cast.
** Dick Henchen, a 19-year-old dwarf, played a kid in three of the silent films.
* 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.
* IAmNotSpock: Carl Switzer was asked to reuse his [[HollywoodToneDeaf off-key singing]] shtick in several of his earliest post-Little Rascals films.
* 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.
** Some of the sound shorts (''Small Talk'', ''Lazy Days'', ''Moan & Groan, Inc.'', ''A Tough Winter'', ''Little Daddy'', ''Big Ears'', ''A Lad an' a Lamp'', ''The Kid From Borneo'') were removed from the Little Rascals' television package in the early 1970s, largely due to content deemed inappropriate. ''Railroadin''' was never shown on television, as its soundtrack was reported missing during the initial sell to syndication (it has since shown up). Some stations supposedly didn't air ''The First Seven Years'', possibly due to its climax involving the kids playing with swords.
** Cast member Tommy "Butch" Bond once filed a lawsuit against the owners of the MGM entries for using his likeness without his permission. As such, all of the Butch episodes were not shown in syndication for a period of time.
* TheOtherDarrin: Buckwheat was played by Willie Mae Taylor for two shorts, before the role permanently went to William Thomas (though some fans consider Taylor's Buckwheat and Thomas' Buckwheat to be two completely different characters).
* 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.
** Supporting player Marianne Edwards was slated to be the series' new leading lady during the mid-30s, but lost the role to Darla Hood.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Among the child actors who auditioned for roles in the series, but were rejected, were Mickey Rooney and Creator/ShirleyTemple.
** 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.
** Roach also considered a series featuring [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Oliver Hardy]] as the father of Spanky, presumably to involve family hijinks.
** Promotion 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.
** June Marlowe was supposed to have reprised her role as Miss Crabtree in ''Teacher's Beau'', but (having retired from show business) turned town the offer to appear in the film.
** Hal Roach submitted a script for a proposed ''Our Gang'' [[BigDamnMovie feature film]] in 1935. The movie, ''Crooks Incorporated'', was to have co-starred Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, and Patsy Kelly.
** What would have been the 222nd ''Our Gang'' film, ''Home Front Commandos'', was in early development stages when the series was cancelled.
** 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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* CrossDressingVoices: {{Julie McWhirter}} and Creator/BJWard played boy characters.
* 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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* CrossDressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: Elizabeth Daily dubbed Froggy's voice.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/MelBrooks as the ChildHater bank teller.
** Music/RebaMcEntire
** [[Creator/WhoopiGoldberg "Whoopi!"]]
** The [[Series/FullHouse Olsen Twins]]
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture Lea Thompson]] as the ballet instructor.
** [[Film/KillBill Elle Driver]] is the gang's teacher!
** [[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]] is Stymie's girlfriend!
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The surviving ''Our Gang'' cast making cameos or asked to be consultants in the making of the movie.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: The ice cream man is Alfalfa in the 1994 movie.
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