Our Gang: Pups is Pups (1930)

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Pups Is Pups is a two-reel comedy short subject, part of the Our Gang (Little Rascals) series. It was produced and directed by Robert F. McGowan for Hal Roach, and originally released to theatres by M-G-M in 1930. It was the 100th (12th talking) Our Gang short that was released.

Pups Is Pups was the first entry in the 1930-1931 season of shorts. It was the Our Gang debut for five-year-old Dorothy DeBorba, and for film score composer Leroy Shield. It is the first episode to feature the jazz-based background scoring that the Roach Studio comedies are known for.

Due to perceived racism toward African-Americans, several scenes featuring Farina were edited out of the Little Rascals syndicated television prints in 1971. They remained in 16mm, VHS and DVD home video releases. The scenes were reinstated in 2001 in the prints shown on American Movie Classics until 2003.

In 2004, Pups Is Pups was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registr.

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04:02 This music is called "Hide-and-Seek."
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