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Porky at the Crocadero (1938)

The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes... See full summary »

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The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes. His boss mistakes Porky going after a fly for loafing and fires him. His bandleaders don't show, and he brings Porky back to impersonate several famous bandleaders. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Spoofs Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937) See more »

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Sentimental and Melancholy
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Porky the moocher
25 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Truth be told, I might not know much of 1930s culture if not for these early Looney Tunes cartoons. Frank Tashlin's "Porky at the Crocadero" is a case in point. Yes, it is true that Porky Pig commits the politically incorrect crime of making himself look like an African-American person (in this case Cab Calloway). But as is the case with at least most of the cartoons with offensive depictions of non-white people, the creators intended no hostility towards the individuals portrayed; in fact, it looks as though the cartoon celebrates African-American culture. Actually, I already knew about Cab Calloway thanks to "The Blues Brothers", but this gives one a sense of his career back in the '30s.

So, I recommend the cartoon. Available on YouTube.


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