The BEST Episodes of Little Rascals
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021
The Little Rascals, also known as "Our Gang", was an American comedy series about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they shared together. It began as a series of short films in the 1920s, and was brought to television in the 1950s.
#1 - Shivering Spooks
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 8, 1926
Professor Fleece is holding a seance, but is continually interrupted by the gang's noisy ball game outside. He chases them off, but they take refuge in their underground hideout, which just happens to be directly beneath the seance room. They manage to ruin the seance, so Fleece decides to give them a good scare.
#2 - Dog Heaven
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 17, 1927
Pete is suicidal because Joe has spent his money on a girl rather than on the dog collar Pete was promised. Eventually, Pete saves the girl from drowning, but Joe misunderstands the situation and thinks Pete pushed her in.
#3 - Pups Is Pups
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 30, 1930
Farina is a pageboy at a hotel in which a pet-show is going on. The gang decides to spruce up their wide variety of pets and enter them in the contest. Meanwhile, Wheezer has lost his puppies and the bell that he uses to call them, so he goes around ringing every bell in town.
#4 - Our Gang Follies Of 1938
Season 16 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 18, 1937
The gang is staging their annual follies show, but ""king of the crooners"" Alfalfa walks out on stage singing opera. Unwilling to give his fans what they want, he and Porky visit a local opera company, where the impresario jokingly gives Alfalfa a contract effective twenty years later. Alfalfa and Porky arrive back at the barn, where Alfalfa takes a nap. He dreams of becoming an opera star twenty years later, only to be booed on opening night. The impresario still has him under contract, and orders him to sing in the streets. He chances upon Spanky, who's just about to walk into his own nightclub, Club Spanky, and invites Alfalfa in. After watching all of his successful friends put on various performances in the club, Alfalfa decides he'll become a crooner again, only to be interrupted by the impresario. As he begs to be let go, Alfalfa wakes from his dream, and tearing up the contract, returns to the stage to croon again.
#5 - Moan & Groan, Inc.
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 1929
The gang decides to dig for buried treasure in the basement of an old abandoned house, against the advise of Kennedy the Cop. While in the house, they're tormented by a lunatic.
#6 - Hide And Shriek
Season 16 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 18, 1938
Alfalfa is a private eye, and with the help of Buckwheat and Porky, tracks a couple of suspects, Leonard and Junior, who are accused of stealing Darla's box of candy. The two little kids get into the cab of a flatbed truck, so the three sleuths climb in back and hide in a box. Leonard and Junior, however, simply exit the opposite side, unknown to the older boys. It turns out the truck is taking supplies to a haunted house carnival ride, which is where the boys find themselves, but they think their encountering actual spooks.
#8 - Our Gang
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 5, 1922
Mary Jane's mother owns the village store, and finds her business suffering because her landlord runs a competing shop right across the street and is threatening eviction. Ernie and Pat, with the help of their pets, lure the skinflint's customers away by various means.
#9 - Sunday Calm
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 16, 1923
The gang travels by wagon to go on a picnic with their families. After losing a wheel, the parents put on a new one, and the gang races off with the wagon, leaving the parents behind. They have a picnic without the parents, only to be overrun with insects.
#10 - Tire Trouble
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 13, 1924
The gang are running their own taxi service, and come across Ernie and Farina delivering laundry to J. William McAllister, the wealthiest man in town. His doctor and his wife have both convinced him that he's sick, but when the kids visit him, they convince him otherwise. They all drive off in the taxi to Emerald Beach and have the time of their lives.
#11 - Spook-Spoofing
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 14, 1928
The gang is taking delight in picking on superstitious Farina, the clincher being when Harry feigns death after Farina puts a hex on him. The deceased orders Farina to bury him in the local cemetary, where the gang plays more jokes. The tables are turned, though, when a solar eclipse comes about, and puts a scare into everybody.
#12 - Bear Shooters
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 1930
Spud has to stay home and ""grease"" Wheezer, who has the croup, and can't join the gang on their hunting trip. However, Mary Ann agrees to watch Wheezer if Spud takes them along, so the journey gets underway after all. Some bootleggers are stationed near where the gang has set up camp, and one of them puts on a gorilla costume to scare them.
#13 - Bargain Day
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired May 2, 1931
Wheezer and Stymie are out selling stuff door-to-door, including the gang's baseball equipment. They're invited into a large house by Shirley, who's home alone. The gang eventually arrives as well, as do the local police.
#14 - Fly My Kite
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired May 30, 1931
It's time for Grandma to move to the county home. It seems newly-married son-in-law Dan has squandored all her savings and the new wife doesn't want the old woman around. As she's packing her things, she gives Chubby some useless bonds to make a tail for his kite. A letter arrives, which Dan gets his hands on. After ""accidentally"" breaking Grandma's glasses, he reads the letter to her, stating that the bonds are useless. It turns out that the letter says the opposite, that the bonds are worth plenty of money, but by the time Grandma realizes this, Dan's already chasing down the kite, while the gang chases after him.
#15 - Big Ears
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 29, 1931
Wheezer's parents are about ready to divorce each other, so Stymie helps Wheezer to make himself sick. He gives him every unpleasant thing he can think of to eat, and when Wheezer really does get sick, Stymie gives him an assortment of items from the medicine cabinet.
#16 - Shiver My Timbers
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 1931
The gang is skipping school in order to listen to the rousing stories of the old sea captain. When Miss Crabtree complains, the two of them devise a scheme to scare the kids into giving up their ideas of becoming pirates. The captain arranges for them to arrive that night to start their first voyage, only to become a slave-driver once they're on board.
#17 - Readin' And Writin'
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 1932
It's the first day of school, and Brisbane is reminded by his mom that if he does well, he'll grow up to be president. He'd rather be a streetcar conductor, actually. The local blacksmith tells him a story about a boy who got expelled for playing pranks on the teacher, and this suits Brisbane just fine. He proceeds to devise any number of bad deeds, culminating in bringing a mule into the classroom. Sure enough, he's sent away by Miss Crabtree. What he didn't consider was that he'd have to explain all of this to Mom.
#19 - The Pooch
Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 11, 1932
The gang is angry with Stymie for stealing a pie, but they forgive him when he frees their dogs from the dogcatcher. When the man hears what Stymie did, he confiscates Pete, and tells Stymie that he'll need five dollars within the next half hour to get the dog back. A convenient wind blows a five dollar bill Stymie's way in answer to his prayer, and a cop chases him around to get it back for the woman who lost it.
#20 - Fish Hooky
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 28, 1933
The boys want to get out of going to school, so Joe and Farina help out by writing phony notes for them. As it turns out, the class is being treated to a day at the local amusement park, and once the boys hear of this, it's too late. They decide to head off for the rides, anyway, but have to contend with a teacher who pretends not to know them, and a truant officer bent on teaching them a lesson.
#21 - The Kid From Borneo
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 1933
The kids' Uncle George is in town, having brought with him a wild man from Borneo. Dad doesn't want him near the house, but Mom sends Dickie, Dorothy and Spanky (joined by the gang) to visit him at his sideshow tent. The kids, however, think that the wild man is their Uncle George, and the wild man is basically a grown child who is pacified by candy, which he calls ""yum yum eat 'em up."" When Stymie pulls out some candy, Bumbo exclaims ""Yum yum, eat 'em up!"" which sets off a wild chase, as the kids think it's THEM he wants to eat.
#22 - Wild Poses
Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 28, 1933
Spanky's parents take him to a photographer's studio to have his picture taken, but one mishap after another keeps this from happening.
#23 - Hi'-Neighbor!
Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 3, 1934
A rich kid moves into the neighborhood, and the gang paws all over his shiny fire engine. When Wally's girl, Jane, takes a ride with the snotty brat, Wally boasts that the gang has their own fire engine. Eventually they do, but they have to build it first. To test their new ride, they race the rich boy down a steep hill.
#24 - For Pete's Sake!
Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 14, 1934
The local bully lassos Marianne's doll and hurls it into the street, where it gets crushed by a passing vehicle. The gang vows to find her another one before sundown. As it turns out, there's a doll in the window of a nearby store that's just right, but the owner's son is the very same bully. The gang begrudgingly trades in Pete for the doll, but then breaks a vase, and must give back the doll in payment for the damages. Luckily, Pete attacks the owner and his son, and they reluctantly give the doll to the gang in return for taking back their dog.
#25 - The First Round-Up
Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 1934
The boys are getting ready for a camping trip, but can't be bothered to bring along Spanky and Scotty. The little kids decide to go on their own, and manage to get there way ahead of the older boys. They also remember to bring food, which the older boys have forgotten to do. When it gets dark and things get scary, Spanky and Scotty are having the time of their lives.