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Porky's Cafe (1942)

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Porky uses his mechanical gadgets to fix a meal for a strange little man, while cook Conrad Cat deals with an ant in the pancake mix.


(as Charles M. Jones)
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Uncredited cast:
Porky Pig / Conrad Cat / Customer (voice) (uncredited)


Porky uses his mechanical gadgets to fix a meal for a strange little man, while cook Conrad Cat deals with an ant in the pancake mix.

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21 February 1942 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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(Ho-dle-ay) Start the Day Right
Music by Maurice Spitalny
Lyrics by Al Lewis and Charles Tobias
Sung with substitute lyrics by Porky Pig
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Best viewed in the original black and white version
7 September 2006 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

I've seen both the original black and white version and the later, colorized, version and the shadings in the original version look much nicer than they do in the colorized one. I will discuss some details, so consider this a spoiler warning:

The cartoon starts off with Porky singing, "Start the Day Right" while Conrad the Cat is flipping pancakes. Porky spends much of the cartoon waiting on one rather odd little man who has some very strange orders. At one point, he orders a sandwich with everything on it but the kitchen sink and, after Porky has taken his order and leaves, the little guy says, "Hold the onions!", which is a semi-regular gag in Warner Brothers shorts.

Some very nice visual gags surround the preparation of the little man's orders, like a very "Rube Goldberg" type of device to prepare poached eggs on toast and a fairly predictable but still funny aftereffect when the little man eats his sandwich.

A sub-plot involving Conrad and an ant he manages to cook inside a pancake kind of slows the momentum down, but it's mildly amusing.

There's a beautiful end to this, which has a great bit with Porky in the last scene-look at him very closely as the camera pans up at the end, as it's hilarious! Excellent short which I hope to see on a future Looney Tunes Golden Collection (actually, I want to see everything wind up on the Golden Collection series at some point). Most recommended.

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