Police officer Porky is called to investigate strange noises at a house that might be haunted. Before he arrives, we tour the house and hear some evil-sounding cackles, which, it turns out,... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Singing Ghost / Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
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Police officer Porky is called to investigate strange noises at a house that might be haunted. Before he arrives, we tour the house and hear some evil-sounding cackles, which, it turns out, are coming from a radio one that a ghost was listening to. The ghost then sings the title song while getting ready for a night of haunting, just as Porky arrives. The ghost invites him in with a woman's voice, then disappears. Porky comes in and gets spooked by some flapping curtains. When he comes back in, the ghost puts a couple frogs into a pair of shoes and sets them loose; they collect a hatrack and a curtain, forming a sort of black ghost that ultimately scares Porky upstairs right into the arms of the ghost. He beats a hasty retreat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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23 September 1939 (USA)  »

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References The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937) See more »

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Storm Music
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played when the storm brews, bats fly and lightning strikes
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One of The Best Loony Tunes Funnies
29 March 2006 | by (Beltsville, Maryland) – See all my reviews

No collection of old time cartoons would be complete without this one. If I were going to select my all-time favorite Warner Brother Loony Tunes cartoon, it would be a tie between this nutty ghost story and the nuttier "Porky in Wackyland" (1939) aka "Dough for the Do-Do". I first saw these as a small kid at the age of 4 or 5 and have been a fan of these old cartoons on into adulthood. The ones created in the 1930s and 1940s have always been the best.

Anyway, this nutty ghost story holds your attention from beginning to end. Imagine sitting in a police cruiser (Porky is an policeman in this one.) and being told to "investigate strange noises in an old, abandoned house. And to be careful - THERE MIGHT BE GHOSTS!!!!". Porky stops for a minute and thinks to himself "Did he say ghosts?" And the radio responds "Yes - you know those white things that go "BRAHH AH AH AHHH!". Great fun.

At the house there is a rambunctious, but overall seemingly harmless ghost with the voice of the great Pinto Colvig and a bizarre sense of humor (I can relate to that) that enjoys scaring people. And he does a great job on Porky once he arrives. (I won't reveal everything here.) And the disembodied "walking shoe" prank is hysterical. (I would love to a pull a gag like that.)

Great fun throughout.

10/10 Dan Basinger


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