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Porky checks into a hospital with a tummyache; he has the bad luck to encounter a patient posing a "Dr. Chilled-Air" who is a bit too eager to operate.

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Sara Berner ...
Switchboard Operator (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig / Dr. Chilled Air / Elevator Operator / Rabbit / Bugs Bunny / Oliver Owl / Scottish Dog / Program Seller (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ...
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Porky checks into a hospital with a tummyache; he has the bad luck to encounter a patient posing a "Dr. Chilled-Air" who is a bit too eager to operate.

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References Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
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almost the same as "The Daffy Doc", but some differences
17 December 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the many relics from the days when Porky Pig mostly appeared in black and white cartoons, Bob Clampett's "Patient Porky" does contain a racial stereotype (in the form of an elevator operator). As in "The Daffy Doc" two years earlier, an excessively eager physician tries to operate on Porky (in the earlier one, it was doctor wannabe Daffy Duck).

Having seen many of Porky's cartoons from his debut until the US entered WWII, one can see that the studio usually cast Porky in rather sedate, pedestrian roles: fireman, pilgrim, bullfighter. Therefore, this one was pretty much representative of the era. "You Ought to Be In Pictures" may have been the one exception. Porky's roles got really cool once Chuck Jones started directing him regularly after WWII, frequently casting him as a foil to Daffy's craziness.

Anyway, this one isn't bad. Worth seeing maybe once.


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