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The Wearing of the Grin (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 28 July 1951 (USA)
Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

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Porky Pig / O'Mike (voice)
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Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

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The title refers to the song "The Wearing of the Green", an anonymously-penned Irish street ballad dating to 1798. See more »

Quotes

Porky Pig: [Porky walks into his room] Just put the bags down any place, Seamus.
[yawns, and gives OMike, who appears to be legs only, his coat and hat]
Porky Pig: All this excitement, I am tired. Boy, am I tire-tire-t-pooped.
O'Pat: Pardon me sir, but have you seen the lower half of me abouts?
Porky Pig: It's right back there, Seamus.
O'Pat: Thank you, sir.
Porky Pig: S-some people just can't keep track of their other halves.
[Porky, shocked, does a double-take]
O'Pat: Now, isn't this sight enough to set the heart crossways in ye?
Porky Pig: [high-pitched] ...
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References Wabbit Twouble (1941) See more »

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Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Music by J.R. Shannon
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A genuine oddity, attractive but not all that entertaining
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'The Wearing of the Grin' is a genuine oddity. While he would ultimately utilise Porky Pig brilliantly as Daffy Duck's sidekick in several genre spoofs, Jones seems here to be struggling to find a use for a character whose personality doesn't extend far beyond his stutter. 'The Wearing of the Grin' largely eschews gags in favour of a creepy atmosphere and a sense of the surreal. Caught in a storm, Porky seeks refuge in an old castle where he encounters a pair of Irish leprechauns. While the strange sense of otherness is well evoked, 'The Wearing of the Grin' fails to generate that much interest. This is due largely to the boring characters of the leprechaun antagonists. The short build to a brief surreal set piece in which Porky is pursued by a pair of shoes. This is undoubtedly the high point of the cartoon yet it falls short on inventiveness and is ultimately quite dry. This sense of disappointment is compounded by a predictable and unfunny climax. All in all, 'The Wearing of the Grin' is notable for its unusualness but has little else to recommend it.


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