GenreComedy, Family, Short Film seriesOur Gang CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 28, 1938 (1938-05-28) Music directorLeroy Shield, Marvin Hatley CastEugene 'Porky' Lee (Porky), Henry 'Spike' Lee (Spike), Jack Norton (Dr. Schultz), Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (Alfalfa), Billie Thomas (Buckwheat), Marjorie Townsend (Nurse) Similar moviesInside Out, Minions, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Insurgent, Big Hero 6
The Awful Tooth is a 1938 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Nate Watt. It was the 167th Our Gang short (168th episode, 79th talking short, and the 80th talking episode) that was released.
Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Porky, and Spike in need of money to purchase baseball equipment, devise a scheme: they will have all their teeth pulled out, which they calculate will earn them one dime per tooth from the tooth fairy. Their dentist hears of their plan, and takes steps to dissuade the kids—beginning with a terrified Alfalfa. In the end, Alfalfa decides to keep his teeth, but the dentist does give them some baseball equipment as a reward for learning a valuable lesson about dental health.