Buckwheat, Big Shot, Mickey, Janet and Froggy

Length: One Reel
Producer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director: Cyril Endfield
Photography: Charles Salerno Jr.
Editor: Leon Bourgeau
Writer: Robert A. McGowan and Hal Law
Released: April 15, 1944
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: Buckwheat runs into his best friend, Big Shot, who wants to offer a dog named Smallpox to the gang, but Mickey, Froggy and Janet eavesdrop and jump to the conclusion that they want to spread smallpox through the gang, not knowing it's actually the name of a dog. Froggy reports the case to the Greenpoint Board Of Health who track down Buckwheat and after a lot of misunderstanding learn the truth about the dog. The mayor gives the kids a stern lecture on inciting a panic and recommends renaming the dog, which they do, giving the pet the new name "Spotty."

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  • Actor Emmett Vogan previously played Ken's father in Unexpected Riches.
  • Actress Fern Emmett previously played a dental patient in Radio Bugs.
  • Since Dancing Romeo was the last official Our Gang short in the series, this short was instead released as a M-G-M Miniature.
  • The closing "gag" involves the dog talking with an animation trick.


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