Little Rascals FRAMED Photo Buckwheat Darla Spanky Alfalfa Our Gang Waldo’s Last Stand Hal Roach


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Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals) is a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures. Created by comedy producer Hal Roach, the series was produced between 1922 and 1944 and is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way, as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to film the unaffected, raw nuances apparent in regular children rather than have them imitate adult acting styles.

The famous “Where’s Waldo” in U.S. and Canadian books by British illustrator Martin Handford was a small boy with large round horn-rimmed glasses was probably not created from the Waldo in the Our Gang, or Little Rascals comedy movie shorts, but the resemblance is uncanny. This comedy short is the final appearance of Darwood Kaye as the Waldo character, and in his last appearance he is running his last lemonade stand. When he can’t find any customers for his penny glass of lemonade, Spanky decides that what Waldo needs is a floor show to attract paying customers to his lemonade stand. All the neighborhood kids get together to put on a show, with Darla singing and dancing, Robert Blake, Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas and George Spanky’ McFarland are waiters, with Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer leading the band. As the show begins there is only one little fellow who comes to watch, and although Spanky and the others try every trick they know to get him to buy a glass of lemonade, the little fellow sits stony-faced and refuses to purchase the lemonade.

Episode was released on October 5, 1940.

The Actors: George ‘Spanky’ McFarland (Spanky), Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer (Alfalfa), Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas (Buckwheat), Darla Hood (Darla), Darwood Kaye (Waldo), Eugene Gordon Lee (Porky).

Porky originated the catchphrase “O-tay!”, though it is commonly attributed to Buckwheat.

This is a framed pin-up from the episode.

Entire framed piece is approximately 9 1/2 x 11 1/12″.