Name: Janet Burston
Nick Name: None
Played By: Janet Burston
Relatives: Jasper (father), Mary (mother), Aurelia, (sister), Aurelia (aunt), John (uncle)
Clubs: One For All And All For One Club
First Short: Melodies Old And New
Last Short: Tale Of A Dog
Bio: Curly-haired Janet Burston is the last sweetheart of the Little Rascals. She doesn't have a boyfriend like Darla or a rich family like Mary Kornman, but she does have the adventurous spirit of Jean and the little lady personality of Echo DeBorba with just a touch of the tomboy demeanor of Mary Ann. She likes to sing and dance whether she's got the talent for it or not. She has been known to sing the songs, "I Love a Man in Uniform" and "Grandma Wore a Bustle."
Janet is sometimes seen as scorekeeper for the boys playing sandlot baseball, such as in Rover's Big Chance, and following them into mischief at Mammoth Studios in Rover's Big Chance and Greenpoint Department Store in Little Miss Pinkerton. At one point, they cause a city-wide panic with a dog called Smallpox, creating an incident called the worst day in Greenpoint history through over twenty years of the Rascals running loose through town. (Whether this has anything to do with the later permanent disbanding of the group is unrevealed.) She's a member of their One For All And All For One Club, becoming the president after Mickey Gubitosi after a messy election process. She does have her own sense of ethics, chiding Mickey, Froggy and Buckwheat for skipping school in Three Smart Boys.
Not much is revealed about Janet's home life. She has a mother, father and an older sister, but when it seems as if they are too busy to have much to do with her, she tries running away from home. In Family Troubles, the gang tries to get her "adapted" (they mean "adopted") by another set of parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jones. The Joneses are all too understanding of her predicament and try to teach her a lesson before sending her back home.
Janet has three lookalikes: Mary Swivens from All About Hash, Jeanette from Waldo's Last Stand, and Mickey's older sister, Mamie Gubitosi, in Baby Blues.
- "A very nice little girl too!" - Janet describing herself in Family Troubles.
- "Oh, there's nothing to worry about. They haven't been up to bat - yet." - Janet to casting director J. D. Broderick when the Our Gang baseball team is losing 11-0 in Rover's Big Chance.
- See also: Janet As Seen In Other Media.