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Porky runs a farm; we see him plowing the fields. But it's primarily a poultry farm; as the sign says, "For sale: Miracle eggs if it's a good egg, it's a miracle." A rabbit, doing a Jack ... See full summary »

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Porky runs a farm; we see him plowing the fields. But it's primarily a poultry farm; as the sign says, "For sale: Miracle eggs if it's a good egg, it's a miracle." A rabbit, doing a Jack Benny impression (Jack Bunny), paints and inspects eggs. He starts to smash and reject a black egg, but it hatches into a black baby bird doing a Rochester impression. We next visit the Eddie Cackler family, (Eddie Cantor) who have been trying without success to have a son; the next five eggs hatch, and they are again all girls. A Bing Crosby lookalike comes by with a stroller full of sons, and Eddie asks for his secret; he demonstrates by crooning to a chick, who lays dozens of eggs with boys names on them. Eddie croons to his wife, but in a higher pitch, then dances out singing the theme song to other caricatures. The egg hatches, but in answer to Eddie's question, is it really a boy? "Mmmm... could be." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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In the computer colorized print, instead of the correct 1938-1941 theme, the 1936-1937 theme plays over the opening titles. See more »


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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
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15 June 2017 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . that in the America of the (Then) Far Future, Bathroom Politics, or The Transgender Issue (call it what you will) would be one of--if not the most--Important Topics of Our Day. Sexual Identity is the thematic focus of SLAP HAPPY PAPPY from start to finish. Its main character, a rooster named "Eddie Cackler" (meant to evoke similarities to a long-forgotten Celeb of Yesteryear who went by "Eddie Cantor"), is Hell-Bent on siring a son. Since all of his chicks turn out to be chicks, he asks his barnyard colleague "Bing" (who's always running around crooning like Bing Crosby) for his secret in producing thousands of all-male progeny. (McDonalds had to invent McNuggets to keep the farm fair and balanced by getting rid of 99.9% of Bing's little ones.) Bing replies that there's an oral aspect to this sort of female performance. Eddie tries his tongue at this task, and breathlessly demands of the ensuing hatching "IS IT REALLY A BOY?!" to which the chick stammers in return, "Could be." It's clear from this SLAP HAPPY PAPPY closing that Porky Pig's egg farm has some Brandon Teena moments in store.


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