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What Price Porky (1938)

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Porky tries to feed his chickens, but some ducks steal the corn he puts out, then declare war. The battle rages, with the ducks against the chickens, sometimes in wing-to-wing combat, but ... See full summary »

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Porky tries to feed his chickens, but some ducks steal the corn he puts out, then declare war. The battle rages, with the ducks against the chickens, sometimes in wing-to-wing combat, but also aerial attacks, and Porky finally turning the tide with his machine gun improvised from a wringer washer and a bag of corn. But the ducks still get the last laugh. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Duck: [Armed to the teeth with weapons] Which way to the front of the line?
Duck Soldier: That way
[Points to the right]
Duck: Thanks!
[runs in the opposite direction]
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Referenced in Porky's Poor Fish (1940) See more »

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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Love The Old Signs And Letters
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you watch enough of the classic-era cartoons, especially the ones from the 1930s to the mid-'40s, you'll read a lot of incredibly-corny signs, letters and other things filled with plays-on-word and puns of all type. This cartoon offers a great example.

Porky is trying to get the ducks from eating his hens' feed. He pleads with them and then mildly threatens them. Their response is this letter:

"Fowl Ones - Let's talk TURKEY. You're too COCKY. We think you EGGS are CHICKEN. Why don't you quit CACKLING and fight - you dumb CLUCKS! Signed - Gen. QUACKO, DUCKtator."

You get the idea.

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Actually, a number of the sight gags are very inventive. The Ducks, by far, are the funnier of the two sides. Daffy joins the fray, armed to the teeth and asks, "Which way to the front?" After he's told, he speeds off in the opposite direction!

This cartoon is part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five and is the last one in the set, making the package end with a real winner!


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