Laff Along with Lucifer!
The first official Jules White/Satan co-production, Kids Will be Kids, was unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences in 1954, most cruelly just weeks before Christmas. Thousands were left maimed by the experience, with the mildest of aftereffects being severe stomach cramps and vomiting. To be fair, people had been warned. White had announced his on again/off again partnership with the Lord of Darkness many years previously when Satan began contributing gag material to numerous Three Stooges shorts (most notably the delightful Climbing Spike In the Eye gag from They Stooge to Conga (1943)). By the early 1950s, the uncredited Lucifer had begun sharing production duties on several Columbia comedy series and, at least confidentially, took full credit for the 1957-59 Stooge shorts with Joe Besser. But Kids Will be Kids stands alone as Beelzebub's finest hour at Columbia, featuring as it does the triple whammy of shockingly untalented child performers, a wretched script, and dogs being yanked around by wires. In its own shameful and diabolical way, the film is a masterpiece. Scientists have determined that there is no three second stretch of Kids Will be Kids that does not induce profound pain and scarring. Jules White's technique of having each child awkwardly repeat verbatim his own read of each and every line was painstakingly developed over many years to achieve maximum injury. Can your heart stand the shocking facts about... KIDS WILL BE KIDS???