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Porky's Party (1938)

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Porky's birthday. His uncle sends him a silkworm that churns out articles of clothing when it hears the word "sew." After a sock and a bra, Porky stuffs it in a pocket to prepare for his ... See full summary »

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Porky's birthday. His uncle sends him a silkworm that churns out articles of clothing when it hears the word "sew." After a sock and a bra, Porky stuffs it in a pocket to prepare for his party. He uses some hair tonic, then his dog Black Fury has some for himself it's 99% alcohol. The guests arrive: a penguin and a goose. The penguin, shoveling in the food, accidentally swallows the worm, which starts churning out top hats, which pop open inside the penguin's head. The goose tries increasingly violent ways of remedying this. Meanwhile, Porky's dog, lathered with shaving cream, runs in and is branded a mad dog. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Originally, the guests would have been Petunia Pig and Gabby Goat. Gabby would have been the one who swallowed the silk worm. See more »

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You Reap What You 'Sow' - For Little Kids Only
8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, what an unusual birthday present. While Porky is set to blow out the candles on his birthday cake, singing "Happy Birthday to me," he hears a knock on the door. It's a delivery man with a package, and a note which reads, "I'm sending you a genuine Oriental Silk Worm as a present. Lovingly yours, Uncle Pinkus Pig. P.S. When you want him to do his stuff, just say 'sew.'"

Porky tries saying that to the devilish-looking worm and the little thing instants sews a sock. The scene changes though Porky has to get ready for his supper guests. For some reason, he splashes hair tonic on himself. The dog tries it, slurps up the excess and then finds he loves the 99-percent alcohol liquid. In seconds, the dog is hammered. There are no segways in this cartoon, just one totally different scene after another, apparently. Porky mentions the word "so" a few times and the silkworm goes crazy knitting things everywhere. He gets in the birthday cake and a guest is suddenly finding clothing in the cake.

That premise sounded like this might be a fun cartoon, but it turned out to be very silly and geared more for little kids in the audience. The humor wasn't much more than third-grade mentality. Most of it involves the dog, "Black Fury," who re-enters the picture.

Recommended for little kids, but not adults.


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