Buckwheat, Waldo, Spanky, Leonard and Mickey

Production Notes

Length: One Reel
Producer: Jack Chertock and Richard Goldstone
Director: Edwards Cahn and Steven Granger
Photography: Jackson Rose
Editor: Albert Akst
Writer: Robert A. McGowan and Hal Law
Released: October 5, 1940
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

The Short

Plot: Waldo is trying to make money from a lemonade stand, and Spanky takes a cue from a Hamilton Gardens poster to put on a show to help sell it. Instead of a small simple show as in The Lucky Corner, he puts on a large spectacle in the clubhouse barn using the doors to open and introduce acts. Darla leads the opening chorus line and Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and Mickey are Singing Waiters followed by a miniature Floradora Sextette. Their one patron is Froggy, arriving separately from the gang, but he won't buy any lemonade even as Spanky gives him free crackers to eat and puts a space heater under his chair to warm him up to get thirsty. He doesn't have any money to buy lemonade. Meanwhile, Spanky can't figure why no other kids showed up until Froggy leaves: All the neighborhood kids who might buy lemonade are in the show!

Waldo's last stand


  • "What that lemonade needs is a floor show." - Spanky
  • "I don't have no money, and besides, it's too hot in here!" - Froggy


  • The kiddie entertainers were courtesy of the Professional Children's School.
  • This short marks the final Our Gang appearance of Darwood Kaye who played Waldo.
  • Froggy is silent until the end, when he uses his trick voice to utter his one line.


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