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on May 8, 2013
In this set, these films are centered on Spanky - he is shorter than the other kids, pudgy, but clearly he has a commanding presence. Alfalfa, sans his cowlick, makes his first appearance in this set as a talent contestant in "Beginner's Luck." The running time for these shorts average 18 minutes.
Honky-Donkey - The rascal's mule runs amok in a posh mansion.
Mike Fright - The rascals enter a radio talent contest with their makeshift band.
Washee Ironee - Waldo's mother wants him to show off his violin playing skills, but before its time, he gets muddy.
Mama's Little Pirate - The rascals want to find treasure in a cave but its too dark; Spanky goes home to get a flashlight.
Shrimps for a Day - A rich couple are magically transformed into children and are whisked off to the orphanage.
Anniversary Trouble - Spanky takes his club's money home for safe keeping; it gets mistaken for an anniversary present.
Beginner's Luck - Spanky, while reciting "Friends, Romans, and Countrymen", fends off flying beans with his shield.
Teacher's Beau - Kindly Miss Jones is getting married; the new teacher will be Mrs. Wilson; they try to stop the marriage.
Sprucin' Up - A truant officer moves in across the street with his lovely daughter; Spanky & Alfalfa vie for her affection.
Little Papa - The rascals want to play football but Spanky had to mind the baby; if only they could get him to go to sleep.
Picture (DVD - 2011): 3 to 3.5, good contrast. Subtitles: none.