Spanky, Mickey and friend

Production Notes

Length: One Reel
Producer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director: Edward Cahn
Photography: Walter Lundin
Editor: Leon Bourgeau
Writer: Robert A. McGowan and Hal Law
Released: April 4, 1942
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: Buckwheat has gradually been labeled a chronic liar by the others, so when he says he's seen a chimp at the local haunted house, the others are slow to believe him. Spanky and Mickey decide to scare Buckwheat by dressing Froggy as a chimp to discover at the old house where they run into the real thing, a trained chimpanzee which recently escaped from the circus in town.

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  • The "local haunted house" in Greenpoint is probably the old house seen in Moan & Groan, Inc.
  • Considering the characters (Spanky in particular) have encountered numerous animals (among them a few monkeys) over time, it's a bit farfetched that they'd be scared by a playful chimp. This is just as logical as suddenly revealing that after numerous shorts that Buckwheat suddenly has a lying problem.
  • This short is credited by Maltin and Bann as one of the "heavy-handed" moralizing lessons which "sealed the lid on the coffin of the series."


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