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Surprised Parties (1942)

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In order to plan a surprise party for Froggy, the gang has to throw him out of the clubhouse.


Edward L. Cahn


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Credited cast:
Robert Blake ... Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Janet Burston Janet Burston ... Janet (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ... Froggy Laughlin (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bert ... Miss Laughlin, Froggy's mother
Joan Blake Joan Blake ... Gloria
Buz Buckley Buz Buckley ... Party guest
James Gubitosi James Gubitosi ... Party guest
Tommy Tucker Tommy Tucker ... Boy Who Ties Blindfold
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Jimmy
Frank Ward Frank Ward ... Boy Who Interrupts Froggy


In order to plan a surprise party for Froggy, the gang has to throw him out of the clubhouse.

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children | our gang | See All (2) »


Comedy | Family | Short







Release Date:

30 May 1942 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?


After Spanky pretends to remove 'Froggy' from the "Our Gang" club, 'Froggy' secretly returns to the clubhouse and sees the party (that was secretly planned for him) then he sabotages the games. Then he returns to watch the party go out of order, (Froggy is dressed like a girl) until hearing that it was all planned for him! Then he lets everything go back on to him, after the second or third prank, Froggy was discovered to be dressed as a new girl, in the neighborhood. See more »


Janet apprehensively anticipates Froggy's rigged chicken as he cuts it. She wasn't supposed to know that the chicken was rigged. See more »

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29 March 2000 | by JonathanDP81See all my reviews

Two years after this short, the last "Our Gang" short was made. After seeing this, you wonder how it even lasted that much longer. The quality of "Our Gang" nosedived soon after moving from Hal Roach to MGM, and this short is a perfect example. The gags are all very unfunny and Froggy's last line of this being the happiest day of his life paints a bad picture in your mind of what it's like for him the rest of the time. A very poor example of film making.

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