Tomboy, absolutely. The "girly girls" led to some amusing story lines, but their flirtatious nature doesn't really came off as something a young kid would do. Playful, childlike teasing, I could see. I could also see the sort of reaction Mary Ann had when Jackie insisted she was his "woman." That whole scene is one of the reasons why Mary Ann is my favorite of the Gang ladies.
I agree, Tomboy. Mary Ann is my favorite as well. I love the end of that scene when she kicks Jackie in the rear as he's running away and then shakes her fist at him. She would get a mischievous look in her eye and snap those fingers and the boys were in for one of her wild schemes. Whether it was the sword duel, trying to pass Wheezer off as a baby, or taking Jackie's place at the big boxing match; one way or another she'd get her way.
Post by rascalflats on May 13, 2019 11:24:45 GMT -5
Looking back at archived posts, I read a comment about Darla resembling a tomboy in the short-lived 1980s animated series, and on Our Gang Wiki, I read that Darla was different in the cartoon spinoff as opposed to the black and white shorts. In the original theatrical shorts and the 1994 feature length film, she was more of a "girly" girl, while in the animated series she was believed to resemble a tomboy (more like a "tag-along") and joined in on the boys' mischief - something viewers would never see in the black and white shorts, even though the boys discriminated against her in one animated episode where she later registered for a little girls' beauty pageant. Alfalfa did have a crush on Darla in all incarnations of The Little Rascals, though.
I am pro-Darla too, even though I am not a kid anymore. But I prefer Dorothy DeBorba slightly more.
Dorothy was definitely my Our Gang crush when I was growing up.
Someone sold her high school yearbook on eBay at one point... though I've misplaced the screen grab I saved. It looked as though she was experiencing the awkward puberty that so many of us 'normals' have had to deal with.
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Dorothy was a cutie but she was tough too. Like when she stood up to the gang for Stymie in The Pooch(1932) and in Choo-Choo!(1932) she responds to Spud pulling her curls by grabbing two handfuls of his hair yanking and pulling.