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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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Porky Pig: The '30s Band Leader
13 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best part of this early Looney Tunes cartoon was the last minute-and-a-half when Porky Pig donned black-face and imitation Cab Calloway. Not only did he look funny but his musicians were also funny and the music was super.

It all happened when Porky, armed with his diploma from the "Sucker Correspondence School Of Music," headed out to the famous Crocadero nightclub. His goal had always been "to lead a band." (This is the old days, not today, where a band meant a lot of musicians, like an orchestra.) Unfortunately, the only way he could gain admittance was by applying for the dish-washing job inside. He got fired quickly from that, but when plane problems delayed the band leaders from showing up on time, the nightclub owner chased Porky down and told him to wing it.

By the way, Porky's diploma read "This is to certify that Porky Pig has completed our course in Hi, De, Hi.....D,Do, De, O, Do; Poo, Poo, Pa, Doop.....and can he swing it? Yeah, Man!!!"

Earlier, Porky's imitations of several band leaders like Benny Goodman and Rudy Valley were funny. Overall, a decent cartoon; nothing super except the ending.


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