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Meet John Doughboy (1941)

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Porky introduces a newsreel of wartime spot gags, including a spoof of the RKO Pictures logo, and caricatures of Jack Benny and Rochester.



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Uncredited cast:
Porky Pig / Soldiers / Horse / Chicken / Spitter Plane / 'Rochester' (voice) (uncredited)
Short Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Narrator - Citizen Sugar Cane (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Lescoulie ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)


Porky introduces a newsreel of wartime spot gags, including a spoof of the RKO Pictures logo, and caricatures of Jack Benny and Rochester.

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5 July 1941 (USA)  »

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Uh, hi... you're pretty focused on this WW2 thing, aren't you?
10 July 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This comes on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of The Maltese Falcon, as part of its Warner Night at the Movies portion. I'm not sure seeing this before an escapist film(an excellent one, don't get me wrong) was a great thing... I would think being reminded of the situation right right before the opening credits of the picture would keep you from enjoying it. Anyway, this has Looney Tunes' Porky Pig(who looks almost like we know him to) presenting updates and such on the war, apparently not very long before the US entered it. How to deal with something that serious and unpleasant? Turn it into a bunch of gags, most of them visual. I gotta admit, however, that they are very funny. There's a bit of black comedy among it, and not everyone would find this entire thing to be in good taste. This has a spoof of a commercial from back then. Honestly, I was surprised they used a Napoleon quote, I wouldn't think they'd follow anything of his. There is some recognizable music used. The animation is well-done, with effective use of lighting and angles. This is entirely worth the 7 minute investment of time. There is disturbing content and a little racism in this. I recommend this to anyone who can imagine laughing at this. 7/10

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