Playin’ Hookey (1928)

Hal Roach Studios
 Jean Darling, Bobby ‘Wheezer’ Hutchins
Directed by: Anthony Mack

Synopsis: Pansy the Pup (later to become Pete) tears up everything in sight and to save the dog from his angry parents Joe ends up getting his clever pooch into the movie business.

Kitty Cameos: Near the beginning of the short film, the two little children, Jean Darling and Wheezer, are seen playing with a litter of kittens.

Our Gang - Playin' Hookey - Jean Darling and Wheezer playing with kittens

Our Gang - Playin' Hookey - Wheezer holding a kitten

Our Gang - Playin' Hookey - Jean Darling holding a kitten

Later Farina (Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins) and his little sister Zuccini (Jannie Hoskins) are vacuuming their home with a home-made vacuum cleaner.  Farina is seen sticking a hose out through a window which ends up pointing at a small cat on the porch.

Our Gang - Playin' Hookey - cat on porch with hose nearby

When they start vacumming, a spray of dust shoots out of the hose and scares the cat away.

Our Gang - Playin' Hookey - cat running away from dirt flying out of hose

Final Mewsings: No wonder cats are afraid of vacuums!

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