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* CrossOver: The Rascals appear alongside several other Hollywood stars in the [[AllStarCast star-studded]] ''The Stolen Jools''.



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

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* FormerChildStar : Many of the cast members lived sad lives (some rife with crime FollowTheLeader: The shorts spawned a few imitators, such as ''Mickey [=McGuire=]'', ''Hey Fellas'', and addiction) and died young, giving rise to rumors of an "Our Gang" curse, but said curse has since been debunked by Snopes [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/other/ourgang.asp here.]]''[=McDougall=] Alley Kids''.


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* RealSongThemeTune: For a brief period, the series' theme music was Ray Henderson's "That Old Gang of Mine..."
** ReplacedTheThemeTune: ...after which the theme music became "Good Old Days," an original piece by [=LeRoy=] Shield.
*** During the MGM years, the theme tune became David Snell's "Our Gang," a medley consisting of "London Bridge," "Mulberry Bush," and "The Farmer in the Dell."
** RearrangeTheSong: Happened to "Good Old Days" several times, notably shifting from a quiet piece to a louder, marching band piece in the mid-late 1930s.


* CrossDressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: [[Creator/EGDaily Elizabeth Daily]] dubbed Froggy's voice.

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* CrossDressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: [[Creator/EGDaily Elizabeth Daily]] Creator/ElizabethDaily dubbed Froggy's voice.


* ShoutOut: Alfalfa and Spanky's last names are Switzer and [=McFarland=], in reference to Carl Switzer and George [=McFarland=], their respective actors in the ''Our Gang'' shorts.

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* ShoutOut: Alfalfa and Spanky's last names are Switzer and [=McFarland=], respectively, in reference to Carl Switzer and George [=McFarland=], their respective actors in the ''Our Gang'' shorts.


* CrossDressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: Elizabeth Daily dubbed Froggy's voice.

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* CrossDressingVoices[=/=]LarynxDissonance: [[Creator/EGDaily Elizabeth Daily Daily]] dubbed Froggy's voice.voice.
* ShoutOut: Alfalfa and Spanky's last names are Switzer and [=McFarland=], in reference to Carl Switzer and George [=McFarland=], their respective actors in the ''Our Gang'' shorts.


* 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 UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Music/RebaMcEntire, Creator/MelBrooks, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/RavenSymone, Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen, Creator/DarylHannah and [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]].

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* AllStarCast: Well Well, All Star Cameos for the most part. A lot of who's who celebrities from the early 80's and 90's media such as make appearances, including UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Music/RebaMcEntire, Creator/MelBrooks, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/RavenSymone, Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen, Creator/DarylHannah and [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt]].


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The series today comes off as quaint stories your grandparents might tell about being children at the time. Specifically, it's about children during The Great Depression. In more than a few episodes, the children wonder where their next meal is coming from.



** Among the child actors who auditioned for roles in the series, but were rejected, were Mickey Rooney and Creator/ShirleyTemple.

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** Among the child actors who auditioned for roles in the series, but were rejected, were Mickey Rooney Creator/MickeyRooney and Creator/ShirleyTemple.


* 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 Goldberg, 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 Goldberg, Raven-Symoné, Mary Kate UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, Music/RebaMcEntire, Creator/MelBrooks, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/RavenSymone, Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen, Creator/DarylHannah and Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah and [[Series/{{Cheers}} George Wendt.Wendt]].


* 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").


* 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.


* 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''.


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

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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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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* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting:
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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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* MissingEpisode: MissingEpisode:
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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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* ThePeteBest: ThePeteBest:
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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.

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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").

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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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** 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.


* 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.

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