Washee Ironee

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Washee Ironee
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Directed by James Parrott
Produced by Hal Roach
Music by Leroy Shield
Cinematography Francis Corby
Edited by Louis McManus
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • September 29, 1934 (1934-09-29)
Running time
15' 56"[1]
Country United States
Language English

Washee Ironee is a 1934 Our Gang short comedy film directed by James Parrott. It was the 131st Our Gang short (43rd talking episode) that was released.


On the day that he is scheduled to perform a violin solo at a swank bridge luncheon held by his social-climbing mother, rich kid Waldo opts instead to play football with the gang. With Waldo's help, the kids win the game, but his expensive clothes are covered with mud. Spanky declares that he and his pals are perfectly capable of washing Wally's duds on their own—and the result is a slapstick smorgasbord, culminating in a typically outsized Hal Roach traffic jam.[2]


  • Washee Ironee was directed by James Parrott, who directed many Laurel and Hardy shorts.
  • It was Wally Albright's last episode. Wally left the gang to return to normal life. He had served for a short time but got many lead roles, including one on this episode.
  • It was also Billie Thomas' third episode but not yet as Buckwheat. (Buckwheat was originally a female character, portrayed by Carlena Beard and Willie Mae Taylor, who would morph into a boy by mid 1935.) Billie would appear in every succeeding Our Gang Hal Roach episode with the exception of Feed 'em and Weep in 1938. He also would appear in all 52 MGM Our Gang episodes until the series ended in 1944.
  • This is also Tommy Bond's last episode for his first tenure with Our Gang. Bond returned two and a half years later as a recurring bully named Butch.
  • This was edited by about five minutes on the syndicated Little Rascals television package beginning in 1971 due to stereotyping of African Americans and Asians. Only a few parts of the scenes were inserted back into the film when it aired on AMC.


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  1. ^ theluckycorner.com/
  2. ^ "New York Times: Washee Ironee". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 

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