#75 -- Porky Pig's Feat

Title - Porky Pig's Feat
Director - Frank Tashlin
Released - 1943

Interesting Fact -- The first cartoon to use 'Powerhouse' by Raymond Scott, which would later become an iconic song used in over forty Warner Bros. shorts

Reason for Placement --

Bet you never thought of your favorite Looney Tunes characters as the types to ditch payment on a bill, but they do in Porky Pig's Feat.  Daffy and Porky find themselves unable to pay their bill at the Broken Arms Hotel (Daffy having gambled away the money in the elevator), and try every trick in the book to get out without the manager catching them.  

In one of my favorite moments, Porky throws a lasso across to another building, and he and Daffy swing out, with Daffy saying: "One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to... GERONIMO!!!!  Don't know why, but that moment always made me laugh so hard. 

Whether seen in the original black-&-white, or in the colorized version (released in 1968), Porky Pig's Feat is a Looney Tunes classic, and one of Tashlin's best pieces.    

1 comment:

  1. Another interesting note about this cartoon is that this is the only time Bugs Bunny appears in a black and white cartoon (and the only time Daffy Duck considers Bugs his "hero", because in the later cartoons, Daffy would be insanely jealous of Bugs and do everything he can to upstage him or kill him).