GenreComedy, Family, Short ProducerJack Chertok LanguageEnglish
WriterHal Law, Robert A. McGowan Release dateMay 25, 1940 (1940-05-25) CastGeorge McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Darla Hood, Tommy Bond Similar moviesBubbling Troubles and Alfalfas Double are part of the same movie series
Bubbling Troubles is an American 1940 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Edward Cahn. It was the 187th Our Gang short (188th episode, 99th talking short, 100th talking episode, and 19th MGM produced episode) that was released.
Butch wins the heart of Darla, leaving heartbroken Alfalfa to cry in his alphabet soup. Mistaking the boy's doldrums for indigestion, Alfalfa's dad prepares to give his son a good dose of "Settles-It" Powder. Later on, the kids pay a visit to Butch's jerry-built chemistry lab, where the young troublemaker is mixing up what he claims is an explosive. Recognizing the mixture as Settles-It Powder, the crafty Alfalfa offers himself as Butch's guinea pig, "bravely" downing the concoction in hopes of impressing Darla. Alas, the powders haven't been properly combined, and before long Alfalfa becomes drastically bloated and the rest of the gang is convinced that he has become a walking bomb.