Porky and his friends try to save a theatrical boarding house.

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Porky Pig / Slow Dog (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky and his friends try to save a theatrical boarding house.

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Spoofs Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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The Old Apple Tree
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Played when the ladder winds through the building, when the Flying Leroys jump out of the building,
when the man cries for help, when Porky collects the flames in the pail, and all the way through to the montage
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Whack-a-Mole, firefighter style
19 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

If you thought that cartoon gags had gone as far as they could, just watch "Porky the Fireman". Whether the fire spells out messages, water from the fire hose plays Whack-a-Mole with the fire in the windows, or one character seriously needs his hearing fixed, the whole cartoon goes to show that nothing was sacred to the Termite Terrace crowd.

OK, so maybe we could also be cynical and say that Warner Bros. spent about the first four years of Porky Pig's existence mostly putting him in various kinds of roles just for the hell of it (aside from this one, he was also an engineer, pilgrim, bullfighter, etc.). But seriously, with the sorts of gags that these cartoons had, how can you not like them at least some?! I will say that Porky and the other characters really started getting some of their best roles in the early '40s, but this is still worth seeing, if only as a historical reference.


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