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* KidsDrivingCars: As shown in the page image, Spanky almost always drives the gang's wooden car.


Creator/HannaBarbera and King World co-produced this SaturdayMorningCartoon for Creator/{{ABC}}, based on the ''Our Gang'' theatrical shorts, as part of a 90-minute omnibus with ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' and ''ComicBook/RichieRich''. Its voice cast included Creator/PeterCullen, Creator/PattyMaloney, [[Creator/JulieMcWhirter Julie McWhirter Dees]], Creator/ScottMenville, [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Shavar Ross]] and Creator/BJWard.

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Creator/HannaBarbera and King World co-produced this SaturdayMorningCartoon for Creator/{{ABC}}, based on the ''Our Gang'' theatrical shorts, as part of a 90-minute omnibus with ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' and ''ComicBook/RichieRich''.''WesternAnimation/RichieRich1980''. Its voice cast included Creator/PeterCullen, Creator/PattyMaloney, [[Creator/JulieMcWhirter Julie McWhirter Dees]], Creator/ScottMenville, [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Shavar Ross]] and Creator/BJWard.


* MilesGloriosus: Captain Muscles in "The Zero Hero" turns out to be this after one of the GenreSavvy bank robbers deflates his costume. Later Alfalfa, who faints after Darla tells him that the bank robbers are not his disguised friends.

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* MilesGloriosus: Captain Muscles in "The Zero Hero" turns out to be this after one of the GenreSavvy bank robbers deflates his costume. Later Alfalfa, who faints after Darla tells him that the bank robbers are not his disguised friends.


* TotemPoleTrench: Used in two episodes.

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* ToonPhysics: In "The Case of the Puzzled Pals", Butch leaves Alfalfa suspended in midair for about a second, after which Alfalfa lands gently on his feet.
* TotemPoleTrench: Used in two three episodes.

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** Buckwheat and Porky do it again in "Poached Pooch", to hide Pete (whose collar Butch had stolen) from the dogcatcher.

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** During a repair task in "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", just before Darla was seen barefoot, Alfalfa was seen climbing a ladder with no adult watching.
** In "The Case of the Puzzled Pals", at Alfalfa's surprise birthday party in the treehouse, there was a cake with lit candles, which implies they were lit by one of the Rascals and not an adult.


** Also, in "The Irate Pirates", Spanky discovered a treaaure map while swimming. Plus, the Rascals were roperating a rowboat to an island. Both these events were done without adult supervision.

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** Also, in "The Irate Pirates", Spanky discovered a treaaure treasure map while swimming. Plus, Later in the same short, the Rascals were roperating operating a rowboat to an island. Both these events were done without adult supervision.



* LimitedWardrobe: With a few exceptions, the Rascals seldom change their clothes. This comes into play early in "Yachtsa' Luck", when Darla freaks out over a ketchup stain on her dress, and Waldo offers to buy her a new dress. The next time we see Darla, she's wearing the same dress as before.

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* LimitedWardrobe: With a few exceptions, the Rascals seldom change their clothes. This comes into play early in "Yachtsa' Luck", when Darla freaks out over a ketchup stain on her dress, and Waldo offers to buy her a new dress. The next time we see Darla, she's wearing the same dress as before.before, with no ketchup stain.



* MilesGloriosus: Captain Muscles in "The Zero Hero" turns out to be this after one of the GenreSavvy bank robbers deflates his costume.

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* MilesGloriosus: Captain Muscles in "The Zero Hero" turns out to be this after one of the GenreSavvy bank robbers deflates his costume. Later Alfalfa, who faints after Darla tells him that the bank robbers are not his disguised friends.


Hanna-Barbera artists Iwao Takamoto and Bob Singer created the character designs by tracing photographs of the actual ''Our Gang'' child actors. This technique was previously used for the studio's animated spin-offs of ''Series/HappyDays''.

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Hanna-Barbera artists Iwao Takamoto and Bob Singer created the character designs by tracing photographs of the actual ''Our Gang'' child actors. This technique was previously used for the studio's animated spin-offs of ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' and ''Series/HappyDays''.



* AmbiguousTimePeriod[=/=]AnachronismStew: The cartoon is supposedly set in [[TheGreatDepression the late 1930s]], but it includes microcomputers and commercial television. "Pete's Big Break" features a black man who directs TV commercials (it was his daughter whose puppy Pete rescued), and in "The Zero Hero", Spanky and Buckwheat mention push-button traffic controls. Wikipedia considers it a SettingUpdate. Plus, "Rock & Roll Rascals" had references to rock music.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod[=/=]AnachronismStew: The cartoon is supposedly set in [[TheGreatDepression the late 1930s]], but it includes microcomputers and commercial television. "Pete's Big Break" features a black man who directs TV commercials (it was his daughter whose puppy Pete rescued), and in "The Zero Hero", Spanky and Buckwheat mention push-button traffic controls. Wikipedia considers it a SettingUpdate. Plus, Also, "Rock & Roll Rascals" had references to rock music.



* CorporateBranding: In "Porky-O and Julie-Et", Porky hands Julie Jamm a jar of H&B Jam. This may be a reference to Hanna-Barbera.
* DelayedDebut: The series debut was supposedly delayed two weeks due to an animators' strike.

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* %%* CorporateBranding: In "Porky-O and Julie-Et", Porky hands Julie Jamm a jar of H&B Jam. This may be a reference to Hanna-Barbera.
* %%* DelayedDebut: The series debut was supposedly delayed two weeks due to an animators' strike.



* ForgottenFamily: None of the Rascals' parents are seen in the series, but Darla's uncle appears in "Big City Rascals." In "The Case of the Puzzled Pals", Spanky mentions his mother and also reveals a note from his mother.

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* %%* ForgottenFamily: None of the Rascals' parents are seen in the series, but Darla's uncle appears in "Big City Rascals." Rascals". In "The Case of the Puzzled Pals", Spanky mentions his mother and also mother, from whom Alfalfa reveals a note from his mother.note.



* HandyFeet: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", Darla and Buckwheat have brushes and sponges attached to their respective bare feet, and used them like skates to efficiently clean the deck of the Mississippi Queen.
* InventorInspiration: In "Fright Night", Buckwheat dresses as George Washington Carver, an African-American inventor. It could be inferred that Carver may have been Buckwheat's inspiration.

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* HandyFeet: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", Darla and Buckwheat have brushes and sponges attached to their respective bare feet, and used use them like skates to efficiently clean the deck of the Mississippi Queen.
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InventorInspiration: In "Fright Night", Buckwheat dresses as George Washington Carver, an African-American inventor. It could be inferred that Carver may have been Buckwheat's inspiration.



* MagicGate: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", as the Rascals enter the gate that barred off the dock, Spanky and Darla had briefly become invisible due to a goof.

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* %%* MagicGate: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", as the Rascals enter the gate that barred off the dock, Spanky and Darla had briefly become invisible due to a goof.



* NightOwls: In "After Hours", the Rascals are working at a departmentb store warehouse in the middle of the night, when they should be in bed asleep.

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* %%* NightOwls: In "After Hours", the Rascals are working at a departmentb department store warehouse in the middle of the night, when they should be in bed asleep.



* ProtestEpisode: In "Save Our Treehouse!", the gang protest against a used car dealer's decision on destroying the treehouse to build a used car lit. The Rascals hold signs as if unionized workers were on strike.

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* %%* ProtestEpisode: In "Save Our Treehouse!", the gang protest against a used car dealer's decision on destroying the treehouse to build a used car lit.lot. The Rascals hold signs as if unionized workers were on strike.



* RandomlyReversedLetters: In "Beauty Queen for a Day", a "No Girls Allowed" sign with a reversed S has been taped to the treehouse window.

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* RandomlyReversedLetters: In "Beauty Queen for a Day", a "No Girls Allowed" sign with a reversed S ''S'' has been taped to the treehouse window.


* AmbiguousTimePeriod[=/=]AnachronismStew: The cartoon is supposedly set in [[TheGreatDepression the late 1930s]], but it includes microcomputers and commercial television. "Pete's Big Break" features a black man who directs TV commercials (it was his daughter whose puppy Pete rescued), and in "The Zero Hero", Spanky and Buckwheat mention push-button traffic controls. Wikipedia considers it a SettingUpdate.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod[=/=]AnachronismStew: The cartoon is supposedly set in [[TheGreatDepression the late 1930s]], but it includes microcomputers and commercial television. "Pete's Big Break" features a black man who directs TV commercials (it was his daughter whose puppy Pete rescued), and in "The Zero Hero", Spanky and Buckwheat mention push-button traffic controls. Wikipedia considers it a SettingUpdate. Plus, "Rock & Roll Rascals" had references to rock music.


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* DelayedDebut: The series debut was supposedly delayed two weeks due to an animators' strike.


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* ProtestEpisode: In "Save Our Treehouse!", the gang protest against a used car dealer's decision on destroying the treehouse to build a used car lit. The Rascals hold signs as if unionized workers were on strike.

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* ForgottenFamily: None of the Rascals' parents are seen in the series, but Darla's uncle appears in "Big City Rascals." In "The Case of the Puzzled Pals", Spanky mentions his mother and also reveals a note from his mother.

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* HandyFeet: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", Darla and Buckwheat have brushes and sponges attached to their respective bare feet, and used them like skates to efficiently clean the deck of the Mississippi Queen.

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* CorporateBranding: In "Porky-O and Julie-Et", Porky hands Julie Jamm a jar of H&B Jam. This may be a reference to Hanna-Barbera.


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** Also, in "The Irate Pirates", Spanky discovered a treaaure map while swimming. Plus, the Rascals were roperating a rowboat to an island. Both these events were done without adult supervision.


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* InventorInspiration: In "Fright Night", Buckwheat dresses as George Washington Carver, an African-American inventor. It could be inferred that Carver may have been Buckwheat's inspiration.


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* MagicGate: In "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", as the Rascals enter the gate that barred off the dock, Spanky and Darla had briefly become invisible due to a goof.


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* NightOwls: In "After Hours", the Rascals are working at a departmentb store warehouse in the middle of the night, when they should be in bed asleep.

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