- Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals, was a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they had together.
- Oriental Heroes is a popular Hong Kong-based manhua created by Wong Yuk-long, a writer/artist responsible for also creating a number of other popular manhua titles. It was created in 1970, and it continues to be published today.
- The Little Rascals was a 1982-1984 Saturday morning cartoon series produced jointly by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King World, and broadcast on ABC.
- deposit; “cast a vote”; “cast a ballot”
- Throw (something) so as to cause it to spread over an area
- project: put or send forth; “She threw the flashlight beam into the corner”; “The setting sun threw long shadows”; “cast a spell”; “cast a warm light”
- Direct (one’s eyes or a look) at something
- the actors in a play
- Throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction
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Kids may enjoy the slapstick of this modern reworking of the old Our Gang comedies, but parents who grew up watching them on TV (or grandparents who saw them at theaters) will wonder why anyone would want to be involved in this pathetic remake. Directed by Penelope Spheeris, the film takes look-alike kids and casts them as Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the rest, minus any sense of what made the old Hal Roach comedies funny. Instead of kids being kids, these are kids doing shtick while recycling such old bits as the He-Man Woman Haters Club, the kids’ go-cart race, and Spanky and Alfalfa dressing as girls. Devoid of charm or wit. –Marshall Fine
Some background information:
The little town of Spalt, which looks back on more than 1.200 years of history, is a Franconian carnival stronghold. Every year on Fat Tuesday there’s a great carnival parade with many thousands of spectators – a lot of them costumed as well.
Fleckli are traditional characters, who can only be found at Fasching in Spalt. They’re part of the ancient customs and it is believed that they date back to the late 15th century. Their origins trace to the folkways of both exorcism and casting out the winter.
Their name arises out of their dresses, which are made from rough hessian and embroidered with red and black rhombic specks. On their heads they wear furious and wild-eyed male masks with furrows and moustaches, which are usually carved in dark limewood. Every mask is unique and also often transmitted from one generation to the next. But the fact that Fleckli are always male characters doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s always a man under the guise.
Most often Fleckli also carry birch-brooms with them. These birch-brooms serve the purpose to symbolically spank children, who tease the Fleckli with rhymes. One of these rhymes, which are usually quite filthy, can be translated in the following way: "Fleckla, Fleckla, you have dirt on your backside. Dirty skunk, rascal, you’ve lost your old trousers."
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