I loved the Little Rascals as a kid and I swear I wanted to be Darla. Didn’t every little girl? My favorite song that Darla sang was The Love Bug’ll Get Ya (If You Don’t Watch Out). Unfortunately, I can’t locate a clip on YouTube featuring this episode. Do you recall a favorite song she sang?
Darla was a member of the Silent Generation, my parents’ generation. She was born in 1931, and sadly died suddenly at the age of 47. Lots of Gen Xers, my brother and me included, grew watching old episodes of the Little Rascals. As I recall, Billy really liked the episode featuring Ms. McGillicutty, the Little Rascals’ first teacher.
Here is a picture of Darla as a young mother with her own daughter. Just beautiful! The resemblance is uncanny.