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Production Notes

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Robert F. McGowan
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Bert Jordan
Titles: None
Writer: Unrevealed
Released: April 13, 1933
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Dick Gilbert - Workman
  • Harry Bernard - Uncle George
  • John Lester Johnson - Bumbo - The Kid From Borneo aka "Uncle George"
  • May Wallace - Spanky's Mother
  • Otto Fries - Spanky's father

The Short

Plot: Dickie, Spanky, and Dorothy have never met their Uncle George, but he has come to Greenpoint with a touring sideshow novelty act with its star attraction, Bumbo - The Kid From Borneo. Although mom loves her brother, dad isn't so crazy about him. Mom sends the kids down to meet their uncle, mistaking Bumbo as their uncle. He seems very docile until he sees Stymie with candy and then he goes crazy trying to get it, chasing the Rascals back to the house to get some and Spanky rendering him docile again after feeding him everything from the kitchen.
Quotes:

  • "Uh-uh, brother, I don't want any wild mans nibbling on me." - Stymie
  • "I don't think I'll taste so good. Mom says I'm spoiled." - Spanky
  • "I don't know what this is, but let's see you drink it!" - Spanky
  • "No wild man's going to eat me up!" - Spanky

Notes/Trivia:

  • This short was released the same month as the movie "King Kong."
  • This short has been censored from all television packages.
  • The identity of John Lester Johnson who played Bumbo was not revealed until the second edition of Leonard Maltin's Our Gang book. As it turns out, he was a retired boxer who once shared a match with Jack Dempsey.
  • This is the only short in which Dorothy is depicted as being related to Dickie and Spanky.

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