The gang become “Practical Jokers” (1938) and try to sabotage Butch's birthday party; and “Alfalfa's Aunt” (1939) visits and he fears that she's planning to kill him. Marie Blake, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Eugene Lee.
From 1938: In “Men in Fright,” the gang visits Darla in the hospital, and Alfalfa's mom turns him into a “Football Romeo” to woo Darla (Darla Hood). Alfalfa: Carl Switzer. Buckwheat: Billie Thomas. Directed by George Sidney.
From 1943. While trying to solve a murder-mystery contest, the gang witnesses a robbery and a shooting in “Little Miss Pinkerton”; “Three Smart Guys” play hookey from school. Bobby Blake, Billie Thomas, Janet Burston, Billy Laughlin.
In “Benjamin Franklin Jr.” (1943), the gang does their patriotic best to boost World War II morale; and “Family Troubles” (1943) cause Janet to run away from home. Bobby Blake, Billie Thomas, Billy Laughlin, Mickey Laughlin, Dickie Hall.
“Calling All Kids” (1943) has the gang putting on a show for the armed forces; in “Dancing Romeo” (1944), a lovesick Froggy (Billy Laughlin) falls for a ballerina. The latter was the final Our Gang short released.
Two shorts from 1942. In “Doin' Their Bit,” the gang puts on a show for World War II servicemen; “Unexpected Riches” finds them dreaming about being wealthy. The latter was the final short to feature Spanky (George McFarland).
In two shorts from 1942, the gang starts a newspaper in “Going to Press” and throws a birthday bash for Froggy in “Surprised Parties.” Froggy: Billy Laughlin. Buckwheat: Billie Thomas. Spanky: George McFarland.
“Rover's Big Chance” (1942) centers on a film director who wants to turn the gang's dog into a star; in “Mighty Lak a Goat” (1942), they get splattered with a stinky liquid and offend everyone in sight (or smell). Ava Gardner has a cameo as a movie-ticket seller.
In “Helping Hands” (1941), Spanky rallies his pals to help out on the World War II homefront; “Wedding Worries” (1941) sees the gang disrupt the marriage ceremony of Darla's widowed dad. The latter was Darla Hood's last appearance in an “Our Gang” comedy.
The gang stages “The Big Premiere” for their very own movie; and Alfalfa suffers “Bubbling Troubles” when he swallows a potent stomach elixir that causes his belly to swell up. Both shorts are from 1940. Darla: Darla Hood.
In “Clown Princes,” the gang puts on a circus to raise money for Porky's rent; and “Auto Antics” has Spanky and Alfalfa souping up their soap-box derby car. Both shorts are from 1939. Porky: Eugene Lee. Darla: Darla Hood.
In “Tiny Troubles,” Alfalfa (Carl Switzer) trades his baby brother for another toddler; and “Little Ranger” Alfalfa dreams he's in the Old West dueling Butch for Darla's hand. Darla: Darla Hood. Porky: Eugene Lee. Buckwheat: Billie Thomas.
From 1941: In “Baby Blues,” Mickey worries that his Mom's baby will be born Chinese; and “1-2-3 Go!” has the gang forming an automobile-safety club after Mickey gets hit by a car. Mickey: Mickey Gubitosi (Robert Blake).
Two shorts from 1941 are featured. In “Come Back, Miss Pipps,” the gang tries to save their teacher's job; in “Robot Wrecks,” they attempt to build a robot. George `Spanky' McFarland, Darla Hood, Mickey Gubitosi (Robert Blake).
From 1940: In “All About Hash,” Mickey and the gang try to bring a halt to his parents' bickering; then, Spanky and Alfalfa meet “The New Pupil” in school. Darla: Darla Hood. Buckwheat: Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas. Mickey: Mickey Gubitosi (Robert Blake).
Two “Our Gang” shorts include “Kiddie Kure” (1940), in which a rich old hypochondriac's wife thinks adopting some children would help him; and “Fightin' Fools” (1941), which pits the Gang against bullies. George “Spanky” McFarland, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Billy “Froggy” Laughlin, Mickey Gubitosi (Robert Blake).
The Our Gang-sters make a fuss on a bus in“Goin' Fishin'.” In “Good Bad Boys,” they get mixed up with a burglar and are hauled before a judge. Both are from 1940. George “Spanky” McFarland, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer.
In “Joy Scouts,” the Boy Scouts go camping, but the gang can't go because they're too young. “Dog Daze” finds them trying to raise cash by capturing strays, but that leads to them being charged with dognapping. Both shorts are from 1939.