Creators: Hal Roach
Networks (Years): MGM (1922-1944)

Originally a series of cinematic shorts produced in the 1920s and '30s, The Little Rascals (first called Our Gang) started in syndication in the '50s and "enjoyed" a run on television throughout much of the rest of the 20th Century. Its supporters liked to laud it for having an integrated cast (score!) and plot lines that stereotyped er'body ("There's fat jokes, too!"), but it doesn't take a degree in ethnic studies to know that a show with characters named "Buckwheat" and "Sunshine Sammy" who liked to bug their eyes way the fuck out and speak gibberish wasn't exactly furthering the cause of positive black imagery. The times are an excuse, but they don't excuse shit like this.