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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 »

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Porky Pig: Hello? Hello? Is this the Sureshot Exterminator Company? Th-th-this is Porky Pig. I want an exterminator over here right away. Y-yes, I-I got a termite. Yeah, hurry, hurry, p-please.
Sureshot: So you're bothered by a termite? So you need an exterminator? Well, son, I'm here to help you. Just give old Sureshot the lowdown.
Porky Pig: [the termite has eaten the table the phone was on, forcing him to crouch down] Th-th-this is about as low down as I can get. Hurry, please.
Sureshot: [Immediately enters through front door] Got ...
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Spoofs The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

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By a Waterfall
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung by Pierre while riding a bar of soap
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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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