Bored Of Education
film no. 146
- The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 8
(VHS) from Cabin Fever and
- The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Volume
Two (4 LD set) from Cabin Fever
- Released July 6, 1994. Also released as part of 12 VHS boxed set. This is a complete original print with
excellent picture quality. The total footage lasts 10:06. This version has appeared on numerous bootlegs. There's
also a clip lasting 0:03 included in the opening advertisement of all the Cabin Fever VHS releases, showing Porky
licking his lips.
- The Little Rascals Volume 8: Collector's
Edition (VHS) from
Hallmark Home Entertainment
- Released Aug. 15, 2000. Also included as part of
The Little Rascals Volumes 1-10: Collector's
Edition (10 VHS set), released Aug. 15, 2000.
- The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 7 &
Vol. 8 (DVD) from Cabin Fever
- Same contents as the Cabin Fever VHS releases. Also released as part of
The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited (6 DVD
- The Little Rascals Digitally Remastered -
Collector's Edition III (DVD) from
Hallmark Home Entertainment
- Released Nov. 15, 2005. This derives from the Cabin Fever release.
- The Little Rascals - The Complete Collection
(8 DVD set) from Genius Products
- Released late Oct. 2008. This is identical to the Cabin Fever version. There are also four clips from
this film shown in the main menu.
- Little Rascals: Readin' And Writin' & Bored
Of Education (VHS) from Cabin Fever
- Canadian release.
- The Little Rascals Colorized Collection
(VHS) from Hallmark Home Entertainment
- Released Apr. 19, 1999. One of six same-named VHS releases, each with three colorized films, deriving
from the Cabin Fever versions.
- The Little Rascals Volume 2 (VHS) from
- Released 1985. This is a home movie print from Blackhawk. The opening title and crew credits are remade,
but the end title is original. The picture quality is very good, but the soundtrack is a bit shaky. The original footage
totals 9:37, but the original soundtrack lasts an additional 0:19.
- The Little Rascals Book X (VHS) from
- This is the Blackhawk print.
- The Little Rascals: Bored Of Education/Arbor
Day (VHS) from
Republic Pictures Home Video
- Released May 1991. This is the Blackhawk print.
- Rascal Dazzle (VHS/LD) from
Embassy Home Entertainment
- Original film released 1981. Video released 1984. A clip lasting 0:36 is included, showing the kids
looking glum on the school steps, with music and narration added.
- Jackie Remembers Our Gang - Memories From Little Rascals
Family Theater (VHS/DVD) from
- A clip lasting 3:32 is included, showing various scenes from the film.
Released August 29, 1936. It was the 146th film in the series to be released. The reissue of the book lists Aug. 20th,
while the 1977 edition, and Maltin's earlier book, list Aug. 29th, which makes it the usual Saturday release.
Copyrighted September 3, 1936, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation. Registration no. LP6593. Renewed
November 1, 1963, with registration no. R324749. This copyright is currently due to expire at the end of 2031.
Opening title: 'Hal Roach presents Our Gang in "Bored Of Education".' This film was the first
with a new title design.
King World Productions episode no. 11a, available in both colorized and original black-and-white versions.
- Produced by Hal Roach
- Credited in the film as a presenter.
- Directed by Gordon Douglas
- This credit appears in the film.
- Photography: Art Lloyd, A. S. C.
- This credit appears in the film.
- Film Editor: William Ziegler
- This credit appears in the film. Maltin & Bann credit William Randall.
- Sound: William Randall
- Not listed by Maltin & Bann. This credit appears in the film.
- Animal trainer: Tony Campanaro
- He trained the current Pete.
- Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
- Indicated in the opening title card.
- Passed by the National Board of Review
- As indicated in the film.
- Western Electric System
- As indicated in the film.
- Approved by the Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America
- Certificate no. 2431.
- studio personnel
- general manager - David Loew until early to mid 1936. He was replaced by Mat O'Brien, who was
also secretary and treasurer.
- vice president in charge of production - S. S. Van Keuren
- Roach's assistant on production activities - Lawrence Tarver
- assistant secretary-treasurer, comptroller - Hugh Huber
- film editor and sound department - Elmer Raguse
- story department - Jack Jevne
- casting - Joe Rivkin
- publicity and advertising - Fred Purner
- art department - Arthur I. Royce
- construction department -
C. E. Christensen
- paint department - James Follette
- property department - W. L. Stevens
- electrical department - William Lewis
- laboratory superintendent - Charles Levin
- process department - Roy Seawright
- still photographer -
Bud "Stax" Graves
- musical director - Marvin Hatley
- men's wardrobe - Harry Black
- women's wardrobe - Dorothy Callahan
- purchasing department - Russell Walker
- cashier - Mrs. M. Van Keuren
- paymaster - Mrs. Grace Cash
- transportation director - Bob Davis
- garage - Walter Johnson
- commissary - W. M. Furlong
- school teacher - Fern Carter
- possible uncredited involvement
- writing - Hal Yates, Carl Harbaugh, Hal Law, John Guedel, Felix Adler, Harry
Langdon, Richard Flournoy and Gordon Douglas may have been among the gag writers.
- property department - Charles Oelze was probably
involved in this capacity.
- Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
- Lead role. The nickname wasn't used in this film. He pretends to have a toothache, and ends up
singing with a stopper caught in his throat.
- George "Spanky" McFarland
- Featured role. The nickname wasn't used in this film. Everything that happens to Alfalfa is
- Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas
- Supporting role. The nickname wasn't used in this film. He's left out of Spanky and Alfalfa's
- Eugene "Porky" Lee
- Small part. The nickname wasn't used in this film. He eats Darla's apple.
- Darla Hood
- Small part. She's the only one who's excited about the first day of school.
- Baby Patsy May
- Extra. Her photo is shown during the opening credits, but she isn't noticeable in the film. However,
she does appear in publicity photos for the scene in front of the school.
- Joe "Corky" Geil
- Extra. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. He sits behind Alfalfa.
- Harold Switzer
- Extra. He sits behind Spanky.
- John Collum
- Extra. He sits behind Corky.
- Sidney Kibrick
- Extra. He sits to the right of Corky.
- girl 146
- Extra. She sits behind Buckwheat.
- Daniel Boone
- Extra. He sits behind Sidney.
- Donald Proffitt
- Extra. He sits behind Harold.
- Dickie De Nuet
- Extra. He sits in front of Sidney.
- Barbara Goodrich
- Extra. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. She sits in the back of Buckwheat's row.
- boy 136
- Extra. He sits in front of Alfalfa.
- other kids
- Extras. There are six additional kids in the classroom, and perhaps one or two shown outside the school
in the opening scenes that didn't make it into the classroom scene. Maltin & Bann listed Dorian Johnston in
the 1977 edition of their book, and added Robert Lentz to the 1992 edition without removing
Johnston's name. This was the same mistake they made for "Sprucin' Up" (no. 137), where two
names end up on the list for one kid. In any event, none of these kids look like either Lentz or Johnston to me. Patsy
Barry signs photos for this film, and I think she might be one of the brunette girls outside the school. She also
signs classroom photos as well, but is identified as a different kid in those.
- Pete the Pup IV
- Bit part. He's shown outside the school at the beginning of the film.
- Bit part. The MGM lion appears at the opening of the film.
- Rosina Lawrence as "Miss Lawrence"
- Featured role. She's given onscreen credit. She's the new teacher and isn't easily
- Jack Egan as the ice cream man
- Small part. He delivers ice cream to the school.
- George Washington
- The Unfinished Portrait is hanging in the classroom.
- "Good Old Days" by Leroy Shield
- Copyrighted Jan. 10, 1931.
(A15.) This is played over the opening titles and as we first see the school. The second verse is repeated as
Spanky and Alfalfa eat ice cream and the end title appears.
- "Good Morning To You" by Mildred J. Hill and Patty Smith Hill
- First published in 1893 as "Good Morning To All" in a songbook called Song Stories For The
Kindergarten. In this film, Alfalfa sings it outside, and later, the class sings it to Miss Lawrence. The song was
rewritten with new lyrics as "Happy Birthday To You."
- "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" by Thomas Moore
- This melody was put to the poem My Lodging It Is In The Cold Ground, and first printed that way in
1737, but probably existed long before that. Moore put new words to the melody in 1808. The melody was also used for
"Fair Harvard." The Moore song was a number ten hit for John McCormack in 1911. In this film, it's sung by
Alfalfa. Marvin Hatley received arrangement credit for this version, which was copyrighted on May 18,
- Hal E. Roach Studios
- This entire film was shot at the studio, no doubt on Stage 4.
The date of the first day of school in this film is Sep. 14th.
This film won the Academy Award for Best One-Reel Short of 1936. The awards ceremony took place on Mar. 4, 1937.
©July 23, 2005, by Robert Demoss.
2005 updates: 8/27, 8/30, 11/7, 12/19.
2006 updates: 2/11, 4/3, 5/16, 10/25.
2007 updates: 4/1, 11/4, 11/16.
2008 updates: 2/26, 5/26, 7/12, 7/28, 8/11, 8/24, 9/7, 9/22, 11/6.
2009 updates: 7/23.
Thanks to Rob Stone, Joe Moore, Piet Schreuders and Paul Mular for assistance on this page.