Do You Remember “Our Gang” or “The Little Rascals?”
Do you remember Darla, Alfalfa, Spanky, and Buckwheat? The funny thing is those shows where old when we were kids. I know for myself watching it I wasn’t thinking about racial issues, I was a kid and it was kids being funny. A friend of mine gave me several copies of some old episodes he had, and I had to laugh as I watched them. The truth is they are still as funny today as they were then. No Bill Cosby doesn’t own the rights to The Little Rascals, that’s one of those foolish rumors.
What it reminds me of though, was that it taught us as kids to play, to be creative, and entertain ourselves. That kids had power, as a group. They were allowed to dream. It makes me a little sad that my own kids didn’t get to experience them as I did.
My favorite characters where Froggy, Spanky, and Stymie. I couldn’t tell you what was my favorite episode because they were all great. School wasn’t so uptight, and kid’s got to be kids, it wasn’t about money or fame but being a kid. They got in trouble when they messed up and sometimes when they didn’t.
How many of Our Gang or The Little Rascals do you remember? What was your favorite episode? I hope you will comment and share who it was for you. Thanks