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Old Glory (1939)

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Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

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Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Patrick Henry (archive sound) (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Uncle Sam, Paul Revere (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky takes a nap after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Uncle Sam comes to him in his dreams and explains to him what the Pledge of Allegiance realistically means, and how it honors those who gave their life for the nation. Porky Pig then sees the error of his ways. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Merrie Melodies: Old Glory  »

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The title refers to "Old Glory", a common nickname for the flag of the United States, that was created and bestowed by William Driver, an early nineteenth century American sea captain. See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Porky Pig learns why the Pledge of Alligence is important when he has a dream of Uncle Sam who tells him about the founding fathers in this educational short. You can practically hear the liberals of today groaning and bitching at the mere prospect of even thinking about watching this short, but it is very well put together and makes one proud to be an American so it accomplishes what it's intended porpoise was. Hell, I still think this short should be shown in classrooms, but that will in all likelihood never happen due to the loony Left 9th Circuit of Appeals in California, although Michael A. Newdow might be happy to get the pre-1954 version of the Pledge back (I strongly doubt that he'd stop at that though). This animated short can be seen on Disc 3 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 and also features an optional commentary by Jerry Bech & Inker and Painter Martha Sigall

My Grade: A


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