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The Pest That Came to Dinner (1948)

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Porky Pig soon discovers that a termite is responsible for his belongings crumbling to dust. When he can't exterminate the termite himself, he goes to a shyster who offers him a series of ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Pierre the Termite / Sureshot (voice)
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Porky Pig soon discovers that a termite is responsible for his belongings crumbling to dust. When he can't exterminate the termite himself, he goes to a shyster who offers him a series of unsuccessful methods to remove the termite. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Sureshot appears to have been inspired by then-popular comic pitchman Sid Stone. See more »

Quotes

Sureshot: Now you take this stick of dynamite in your left hand, and you take this match in your right hand, and you take the match you got in your right hand and apply it gently to the stick of dynamite you got in your left hand. And always remember, son, I'm right here to help you.
[Rushes out of Porky's home and back to his office; room is shaken by explosion; moments later, Porky enters, all tattered from the explosion]
Sureshot: Well, so you finally got rid of him. Good, good, good.
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Spoofs The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

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As I hoped it'd be, very entertaining
14 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, The Pest That Came to Dinner is not entirely perfect, Porky has been better drawn and he is also rather bland. But that is mainly because his supporting characters are stronger and bag the funny moments. Sureshot, based on Sid Stone, is a lot of fun, but Pierre the termite steals the show and makes one wonder why he was so underutilised. The animation is colourful and handsome-looking, and as always there is a lot of lushness and energy in the music. The story is not exactly new concept-wise but done in a fresh and never dull way, while the gags are hilarious, the one with the dynamite especially is just brilliant. Mel Blanc as all three characters is spot on. Overall, very entertaining. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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