John Holmes Motherfucker It doesn't matter whether we hold Carl Switzer responsible for his bad behavior. Life held Carl responsible. I don't think he had much of a chance with an upbringing like that, with parents who lived off him but refused to parent him, pushing him into a career that was bound to make him a has-been before he was old enough to drive a car.
Alfalfa had a brother who was a also a rascal, though a less well known one. Harold died a remarkably similar death, but even worse, in 1967. In another dispute over a few dollars, Harold got the upper hand and killed the other guy. Afterward. he killed himself.
Blue Somebody mentioned a couple of pranks he pulled that involved sharp objects. Both of those involved hospital visits and serious injuries. I think he was the kind of broken that you can't really cause with bad parenting or fix with good parenting.
John Holmes Motherfucker Not seeing it in the video. Are you talking about the fishhooks in Spanky's underwear? I don't think that actually happened.
delicatessen "He wasn't liked by too many of the kids." -- Nasty Rich Kid