Move over Full House, there’s another reunion in town. Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat and Stymie — to ’90s kids these were the names of the rebooted Little Rascals. The film made its theatrical debut in 1994 and went on to become a pretty successful kids film. For many ’90s kids it’s the only version of The Little Rascals they know and love.
Now, the cast has gathered together to have a reunion that’s 20 years in the making. While some of the cast are now out of the business, others are still going strong, or trying to break in again.
The production company 22 Vision caught up with the cast and gave an exclusive to Huffington Post. Brian Pocrass, the founder of the production company told HuffPost about the photo shoot that featured some reenacting poses from the now 20-something cast.
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“Obviously getting back into the character can be uncomfortable, but it’s about embracing who you were as a child.”
So what exactly made the whole cast get together, and how did this happen so quickly? Pocrass told the site that it was a “domino effect.” The only cast member that was reluctant was Brittany Ashton Holmes (Darla), which we knew little about after her 90s Guess ads ran out.
“When I first reached out to her, she wasn’t into it. Like a lot of child actors, she was guarded, but after we spoke on the phone for a while, she trusted me. This wasn’t about the tabloid. It was more about the film. It all stems from the fact that they just wanted to see each other.”
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Holmes is now living in Los Angeles with her husband, and is getting a degree, though it’s not specified what that degree is in.
Travis Tedford (Spanky), a child actor known for Welchers commercials, lives in Dallas, Texas and works as a Marketing Professional as he earns his degree.
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As for his partner in crime Alfalfa, actor Bug Hall is still under the radar, but he still works regularly. His last high profile project was the TV series Revolution which he played a Sergeant for four episodes.
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