Surprised Parties

Janet, Spanky, Froggy (as "Puddin' Tane"), Buckwheat, Mickey

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: May 30, 1942
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: At a birthday party for Jimmy, Froggy reveals that he was born on the Leap Year February 29 and very rarely gets to celebrate his birthday. The gang decides to throw him a surprise party to make up for the parties he's lost, but to plan it in silence, they need to briefly kick him out of the All-4-One Club. Feeling slighted, Froggy exacts his revenge by planning to wreck the party in the clubhouse with booby traps. He attends the party in disguise dressed as a girl, calling himself "Puddin' Tane," but once he realizes the party is meant for him, he runs through setting off his own traps, earning the respect of the gang and their honor back into the club.

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  • This short is notable in that it's Janet Burston's first offical appearance as Darla's replacement. Prior to this short, Janet had mostly been a supporting character as various characters.
  • In addition to Froggy, both Spanky McFarland and Alfalfa Switzer have dressed up as girls in the series.


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