10-06-2010, 10:24 PM #1
little bastard from the Little Rascals
Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer
As a kid, he was little bastard, pulling pranks on other little rascals cast members; He once put fishing hooks in Spanky’s pants, resulting in cuts so bad that poor Spanky needed stitches. He convinced Darla to put her hand in his pocket, telling her he had a ring in it for her. Take a guess as to what it was.
Did you think “his penis”? I did too. Nope, Alfalfa wasn’t a pervert, he was a sick $#@!. It was switchblade, and Darla nearly lost a finger because of it. When The Little Rascals series was sold to MGM, he got even worse. During a filming break, he pissed on the set’s lights. When they turned them back on, the smell made by super heated urine was so intense they had to stop filming for the day.
And according to the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Switzer, he also put gum inside one of the cameras. This is listed last, leading to the suggestion that although getting fishing hooks stuck in someone’s junk and nearly severing someone’s finger are pretty rude, gum in studio equipment is on par with committing the holocaust.
He didn’t die with his childhood, though. He got married, but that only lasted 4 months. He got shot while getting into his car once; they don’t know why, and while getting shot isn’t in and of itself a s***y thing, his track record suggests he didn’t buy the guy flowers and the dud just f****g snapped…
He also cut down 15 trees in Sequoia National Park. About national parks, they say “Take only pictures and leave only footprints.” Alfalfa said “F**k you, I’m taking 15 trees”.
In 1959, Alfalfa got drunk and decided that a guy he knew named Bud Stiltz owed him 50 bucks. Apparently, Alfalfa borrowed a dog from the guy, then lost it. He paid the Bud $35 and bought him $15 worth of drinks at a bar, to make up for it, but guess what? They found the dog. So he decided Bud owed him the 50 he had paid him. Never mind the whole ordeal was his fault, and it’s a pretty bulls**t move to buy someone drinks, THEN tell them they owe you for it.
It went a bit like this:
Alfalfa: (on the door) BANG BANG BANG. Let me in or I’ll kick in the door!
Alfalfa: (inside now) I want that 50 bucks you owe me now, and I mean now.
A scuffle ensued, wherein Alfalfa and his friend beat up Bud, who took a glass dome clock to the head, leading him to get his gun. Alfalfa grabbed the gun, which he almost got away from the guy (which is a bad-ass check in Alfalfa’s book) , and forced Bud back into a closet (check number 2), but when he pulled a switchblade (we don’t know if this is the same one he used to carve off Darla’s finger) and told Bud he was going to kill him, Bud apparently had enough and shot him. In the groin.
No doubt, Spanky got some cosmic joy out of the whole thing, because Alfalfa died of internal bleeding from a nutshot on the way to the hospital.
10-06-2010, 10:30 PM #2
While Carl Switzer certainly had his own share of bad luck, one must wonder whether a curse plagued the cast of Our Gang. Many suffered problems with alcohol, drugs, arrests and severe health problems. Below are some of the more notable examples:
Pete the Pup (? 1930) - An unknown assailant poisoned the original Pete.
Robert Hutchins Wheezer - (3/29/25 - 3/17/45) - Died in an airplane accident at the age of 19.
William Robert Laughlin Froggy - (7/05/32 - 8/31/48) - Died in a bicycle accident at the age of 16.
Robert H. Young Bonedust (9/15/17 - 9/10/51) - Died in a hotel fire, which started when he fell asleep smoking in bed.
Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy (11/09/23 9/08/65) - Committed suicide after an investment scheme caused her to go bankrupt.
Harold Switzer Deadpan or Slim - (1/16/25 - 4/14/67) As was the case with his brother, Harold was also killed following a dispute with another man.
Scotty Beckett Scotty - (10/04/29 - 5/10/68) Died in a Hollywood nursing home after being severely beaten two days prior to his admittance. A bottle of pills and a note were found at the scene, however the coroner never determined the exact cause of death. He was just 38 years old.
Darla Hood Darla - (11/08/31 - 6/13/79) - Hospitalized for hepatitis in 1979, she soon died under what was later ruled to be suspicious circumstances.
Kendall McComas Breezy Brisbane - (10/29/16 - 10/15/81) - Two weeks before his 65th birthday and apparent forced retirement from the U.S. Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California, he committed suicide.
Robert Blake Mickey - (9/18/33 - present) - On April 18, 2002, he was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakely.
Darwood Kaye Waldo - (9/08/29 - 5/15/2002) - Killed by a hit and run driver while walking on the sidewalk.
Jay R. Smith Jay R - (8/29/15 - 10/05/2002) - Stabbed to death and left in the desert by a homeless man he had befriended.
10-06-2010, 11:37 PM #3
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10-06-2010, 11:40 PM #4
Wtf was wrong with this guy:
He banged on Stiltz's front door, demanding, "Let me in, or I'll kick in the door." Once Switzer was inside the home, he and Stiltz got into an argument. Switzer informed Stiltz that he wanted the money owed him, saying "I want that 50 bucks you owe me now, and I mean now." When Stiltz refused to hand over the money, the two engaged in a physical fight. Piott allegedly struck Stiltz in the head with a glass-domed clock, which caused him to bleed from his left eye. Stiltz retreated to his bedroom and returned holding a .38-caliber revolver, but Switzer immediately grabbed the gun away from him, resulting in a shot being fired that hit the ceiling. Switzer then forced Stiltz into a closet, despite Stiltz having gotten his hands back on the gun. Switzer then allegedly pulled a switchblade knife and screamed, "I'm going to kill you" and was attempting to stab him with it, but just as Switzer was about to charge Stiltz, Stiltz raised the gun and shot Switzer in the groin. Switzer suffered massive internal bleeding and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospitaChrome Space Bar Issue: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthrea...338#post738338
10-06-2010, 11:52 PM #5
"in 1935 Carl was added to the already successful Our Gang comedies when he was only seven years old. Although he appeared in nearly 75 of the comedy shorts over the next five years he didn't receive a single dime from the show. At the time Our Gang was filmed, television was still in its infancy, and many considered it to be a temporary novelty. No one even considered the concept of royalties and syndication. As a result, everyone knew Switzer, but he never profited from his fame."
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