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Awful Orphan (1949)

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Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

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Porky Pig / Charlie Dog / Neighbor / Delivery Man (voice)
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Once again, the pushy pooch Charlie Dog tries to get an unwilling Porky Pig to be his master, first by sneaking into the house in a bird cage. Later, Charlie's antics get Porky punched out by the upstairs neighbor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The dog's greeting "How do you do?" is a parody of a radio and movie character called "The Mad Russian", played by character actor Bert Gordon. See more »

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[first lines]
Delivery Man: ACME pet store. Your canary, sir.
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Follows Little Orphan Airedale (1947) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Written by Effie I. Canning
Played when Charlie is in the basket
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Ah, The Benefits Of A Dog Over A Bird
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A dog is out on the street advertising the world's greatest thing - himself! However, there are no takers, so he jumps into the "Acme Pet Shop" truck. The next thing we see is Porky Pig answered his door and getting a draped bird cage. He's excited as he ordered a canary, a pet he's been looking forward to receiving. When he pulls down the cover, there's the dog squeezed into the cage!

Porky calls the pet shop to complain but the dog has already severed the phone wires and is pretending to be the pet shop owner, extolling the virtues of a dog and calling Porky a lucky man to have such a pet. Porky grabs the dog and escorts him out of the house. The dog quickly re-enters saying, "You don't have a pet, and I don't have a master. It's inevitable that we should be together." He continues the sales pitch, telling him how much better he is than a canary.

Porky keeps kicking him out , and the dog (a pointer whose idea of pointing is saying, "There it is!") keeps returning.....in a bunch of disguises that are very clever and very humorous. Porky doesn't fall for any of them. This was much funnier than I'm making it sound - a solid animated short.

P.S. The ending is diabolically bizarre.


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