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Going for gold (and scalps), 6 November 2005
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands
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Judging by the date given at the start (1848) this must be a prequel to
Wagon Heels (1945). Once again Porky Pig takes the lead and wears the
same outfit as last time. On his way to California gold rush, the
Porkster is bothered by one nerdy bespectacled Indian with a big nose,
a Mohawk and two enormous feet. Although he is even weaker looking than
the Pig, this midget Mohican won't give up until he's got the Porker's
scalp. Like Sheriff Bart trying to trick Mongo in "Blazing Saddles",
the Indian comes up with one far fetched trick after another. But Mr.
Pork is always one step ahead of him.
There are guest appearances by a Pony Express delivery man (who looks like a relative of Yosamite Sam to me) and Pocahontas herself, even then drawn like a mannequin. Porky goes all Daffy on her and promises to get her into cartoons. It's getting sillier all the time but the jokes start becoming more predictable: there's the old tomahawk automatic wood carving gag and the even older hollow tree trunk across a ravine bit. Add to this several references to The Last of the Mohicans and a surreal chase by canoe. What is a canned food factory doing in the old West anyway? It ends on the same premise as it starts, meaning we've come disappointingly full circle. Still it's nice to see Porky outsmart someone for a change and get the gold.
5 out of 10
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
the tooth is out there, 7 September 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (email@example.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA
"Nothing But the Tooth" probably seemed funnier back when people didn't
recognize it as racist. It portrays Porky Pig going out to California
to find gold, only to meet a nerdy Indian who wants to scalp him and
stops at nothing to achieve this goal.
Yeah, so just as long as we understand that this is a demeaning portrayal of Native Americans, we can accept it (or can we?). I notice that the cartoon mentions Gene Autry - specifically how his horse would have sacrificed himself for his master - and Humphrey Bogart. Would six-year-old children have recognized those names in 1948? Worth seeing as a historical reference, if nothing else.
1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
This Porky Pig episode is not that racist., 2 July 2008
Author: Mightyzebra from Scotland
Personally I did not really see this as racist, although now I
acknowledge that it is. I've watched one or two things which are just
as racist at points and yet they have not been banned. I am seethingly
against racism, but I do not mind watching it in an old cartoon.
I quite like this episode, as I found some of the gags very funny and the theme of the episode is also good and works well (the Gold Rush and Gold Tooth theme). Porky turns out to be a good character, I think this might be one of a few episodes where he was starting to become braver and more intelligent than the characters alongside him (for example, Daffy Duck). I also quite like the animation of this short.
This episode starts with a dog yawning on a hillside. He has a gold tooth. Immediately a passer by tells everyone that there is gold to be found in California. Mad or what? Porky excitedly goes on his way, little does he realise there is someone to try and scalp him on the way...
I recommend this episode to anyone who does not mind anything at all racist and to people who like Porky. Enjoy "Nothing but the Tooth"! :-)
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