|Directed by||Robert F. McGowan|
|Produced by||Robert F. McGowan|
Pete the Pup
|Music by||Leroy Shield|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|November 12, 1932|
When their pennypinching father refuses to buy a birthday gift for their long-suffering mother, brothers Dickie and Spanky decide to purchase a gift for Mom on their own. Unfortunately, the "late 1922 model" dress they have selected is beyond their price range (a daunting $1.98); thus, acting upon the advice of Stymie, Dickie and Spanky decide to bake a cake with hidden prizes, then auction off the cake at ten cents a slice.
The party turns out to be a mess and Spanky's and Dickie's father returns to find it. He throws the gang and other kids out of the house and then gives Dickie a severe spanking. When Dad finds out that Dickie is using the money to buy Mom a dress, he abruptly changes his attitude. However, Dad feels the dress that Dickie bought is too fancy for Mom to wear to church on Sunday morning, but Mom proudly wears the one Dickie and Spanky picked out, to the crowd's amusement.
- Carlena Beard as Party guest with fake snake
- Georgie Billings as Party guest with powder in mouth
- Edith Fellows as Party guest with string in mouth
- Douglas Greer as Party guest squirted by liquid
- Donald Haines as Tough party guest
- Dickie Jackson as Party guest with bubbles in mouth
- Mildred Kornman as Party guest
- Marcia Mae Jones as Party guest with whistle
- Bobby Mallon as Party guest with liquid in mouth
- Hooper Atchley as John, the father
- Harry Bernard as Store proprietor
- Gordon Douglas as Delivery boy
- Lillian Rich as Lillian, the mother
This film was edited by about 5 minutes from the Little Rascals syndicated television package in 1971 due to perceived racism toward African Americans. The episode was fully reinstated on AMC from 2001 to 2003.