Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger! Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

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The Masked Marvel is actually the Lone Stranger from an earlier film, The Lone Stranger and Porky (1939) The animation was re-used for this film. See more »

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Very Corny And Fun To Watch
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You see corny (and often funny) signs on old cartoons that really make them fun to watch. For instance, this cartoon wastes no time getting its gags in early as we get overhead shots of a movie house, which is making its grand opening today. It's showing the film, "The Broken Leg" which is "surrounded by a large cast." The side marquee advertises "We Change Our Shorts Every Day" and "It's Cool Inside: 103 Degrees."

A snooty woman and her snooty poodle walk by the theater with their noses in the air, with the old bag saying, "We nevah go to movies, do we Cuddles?" However, "Cuddles" loses his dignity when he sees an ad for a film featuring a lot of trees, and drags his master into the theater. Yes, cartoons in the 1930s are a bit bizarre.

Anyway, the real story deals with a buddy Porky Pig walking by and seeing "kids admitted free" and literally racing into the theater. From there, we really get the corny materials and we see parodies of the newsreels of the day, such as a story about "from the town of Eightnine, Tenn., we hear that a scientist discovers short-tempered doctors always lose their patients."

There is a funny bit showing germs under a microscope followed by "J. Pretzel Pumpernickle, Retired Baker, Never Spends A Penny Although He No Longer Kneads The Dough."

You get the drift of the humor! As someone who loves puns, I still laughed at this ridiculously corny story about an afternoon at the theater watching coming attractions and the like.


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