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Porky's Baseball Broadcast (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 6 July 1940 (USA)

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It's the Giants vs. the Red Sox in the final game of the World Series, and Porky's doing play-by-play for the radio audience. The umpire is blind; the bat boy is, literally, a bat, and the ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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It's the Giants vs. the Red Sox in the final game of the World Series, and Porky's doing play-by-play for the radio audience. The umpire is blind; the bat boy is, literally, a bat, and the catcher's a fast-talking turtle. The Giant's pitcher is literally a giant. And of course, as with any New York-Boston matchup, the Giants win. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The onscreen copyright statement incorrectly lists the year 1940 with Roman numerals "MCMXXXX" instead of the correct MCMXL. Four of the same letters in a row is not permitted in the rules governing the Roman numerals. See more »

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Edited from Boulevardier from the Bronx (1936) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
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Freleng Gags
9 December 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng had one rule when doing movies: lots of perfectly-timed gags -- and if some aren't top-notch, the pacing carries you along. This one takes a while before you get to the good gags -- the first that I think top-notch is when the umpire comes out, but the pacing is always funny. As with almost any Freleng cartoon, well worth the few minutes it takes to watch it.

Note: when 'The Mayor' throws out the first baseball, it is a clear caricature of Fiorello LaGuardia, well-loved mayor of New York in this era. During a newspaper strike he went on the air to read the comics to his deprived citizenry, and here Freleng takes the opportunity to return the favor.


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