OUR GANG In "Spooky Hooky" / Hal Roach Studios - 1936
We got our TV in 1953, I was five, it was a treasure trove for us kids! THE THREE STOOGES were not shown until the sixties, but, we were totally happy with OUR GANG and THE LITTLE RASCALS, we watched the crap out of them...
I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our fifties TV, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a sample from... SPOOKY HOOKY!
The Circus is in town and the kids get all excited, I got to see the Ringling Bros. in 1954.
The circus is tomorrow, a school day, so, Spanky comes up with a plan to ditch school in order for them to go to the festivities!
But, after they find out that there's no school the next day, and, that Porky and Buckwheat have already put the note on the teacher's desk, well, they have to get that note back!
Buckwheat keeps guard but a mysterious owl gives him the creeps and now he can't whistle to let the others know there's big trouble!
As he goes to find the gang, he steps on a Moo Can (very popular until the sixties as far as I can remember) and scares him a second time.
The wind blew all the papers on the floor after they opened the window and have to try and find it to save their little butts.
Porky plays a little trick on them and when they tell him to knock it off, he replies, "O-TAY!"
Of course the custodian gets woken up by the noisy gang.
After Buckwheat get a skeleton stuck to his raincoat, all Heck breaks loose!
So, the gang catch colds and have to take their medicine, a double dose since they ain't going to the circus!
I had to take castor oil one time when I was a kid, it was the foulest stuff on Earth! Back on Wednesday for more stuff, from The Dungeon!