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Often an Orphan (1949)

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Abandoned in the country by his old master, Charlie Dog tries to force himself upon farmer Porky Pig, playing upon his sympathies with a histrionic rendition of the horrors of big-city life.

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Porky / Charlie Dog / Charlie Dog's Master / Various Other Dogs (voice)
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Abandoned in the country by his old master, Charlie Dog tries to force himself upon farmer Porky Pig, playing upon his sympathies with a histrionic rendition of the horrors of big-city life.

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13 August 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Olipa kerran orpo  »

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Quotes

[Porky doubts Charlie is a Labrador retriever]
Charlie Dog: If you doubt my word, get me a labrador and I'll retrieve it for you. That sounds fair, doesn't it?
Porky: A labrador? Why, sure, I, I...
Charlie Dog: Have ya got a labrador?
Porky: N-no.
Charlie Dog: Know where ya can get a labrador?
Porky: N-no.
Charlie Dog: Then shut up!
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Referenced in Dog Tales (1958) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
Sung by Porky as "Rock-a-Bye Doggy"
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"Do you know where to get a Labrador?"
22 July 2004 | by (Winnipeg, MB) – See all my reviews

"No? Well then shut up!"

LMAO! Ten Stars right there. So exquisitely irreverent. You have to see it. Between this cartoon and Awful Orphan, Charlie the Dog is one of my top three favorite Looney Tunes Characters. I even like him more than Bugs Bunny who simply comes across as cocky and arrogant - someone who I wouldn't like very much if he were a real person.

Charlie the dog has meaningful motivation behind his actions - to find a home, and he doesn't always win in the end. He and Porky Pig have a non-stop banter that goes back and forth through the entire cartoon, combined with hilarious action, and sight-gags that crack me up every time.

If you get a chance to buy, rent, or catch either of these on TV, make sure you do.


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