Our Gang

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A popular television program depicting the adventures of lovable urban children during the The Great Depression (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression). Plots often revolved around zany antics and elaborate performances -- from which comes the deftly crafted catch-phase, "Hey, let's put on a show!"

Other subjects included racing soapbox cars and setting off firecrackers in one's pants.

The importance to Associationalism is that Our Gang served as the structural prototype for the Lil' AA, a comic strip written by Jonathan Trenchwheat, devoted to the edification of youngsters. While featuring hilarious tots of varying heights and sizes, Our Gang and The Lil' AA bear but the scantest resemblances. For one thing, Our Gang was on television and radio while The Lil' AA was a syndicated comic strip. But here is where the differences end -- in all other ways they are identical, right down to starring a young Balthazar Buehb as the little-seen but greatly loved Arab scamp, Chugalug.

See Also

Our Gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Gang) Wikipedia entry