Re: How did the children eat?
I loved that episode as a kid but when I watched it as a grownup after having kids of my own I found it terrifying.
I first saw it on its original network run when I was 15. I didn't believe Michael J. Pollard as a 12 year old kid even then.
Curly: Moe, Larry, the cheese! Moe, Larry, the cheese! (Horses Collars, 1935)