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Porky's Badtime Story (1937)

After Porky and Gabby oversleep yet again, their boss warns them that they will be fired if they're late again. Determined to make it to work on time the next day, the two roommates go to ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Clampett

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Gabby Goat / Boss (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

After Porky and Gabby oversleep yet again, their boss warns them that they will be fired if they're late again. Determined to make it to work on time the next day, the two roommates go to bed at 8pm. But will they get any rest, or will one thing after another keep them awake all night? Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Happened All Night See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was remade later in color as Tick Tuck Tuckered with Daffy Duck instead of Gabby Goat, working for an airline, and the alarm clock being shot instead of hit with a mallet. See more »

Quotes

[Gabby opens an umbrella to protect himself from the leak]
Porky Pig: Hey! D-D-D-D-Don't open an umbrella in the house! It's b-b-b-b-bad luck!
Gabby Goat: Ah, that's a lot of phooey! You're so superstiti - , eh, superstitio - , eh, superstitio - Ah, what are *you* afraid of?
[Immediately the umbrella gets zapped by lightning]
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Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1992, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »

Connections

Remade as Tick Tock Tuckered (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

September in the Rain
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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"Why doesn't somebody fix these things"
25 August 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

One of Porky's earliest cartoons and a great one. Porky's character animation was more refined later on, but is still acceptable. The rest of the animation is great, the transfer from black and white to colour gives it a sumptuous and haunting visual style which works very well. The music is lush and characterful, while the dialogue from Gabby's "why doesn't somebody fix these things" to the boss' "Well, well! If it isn't the rover boys! and only two hours late too!" is very funny. The gags are equally clever, though also done in a way that you do sympathise with Porky and Gabby's predicament of not being able to sleep. Porky I can find bland at times when paired with Daffy later on, but he is very good here and works well with Gabby, who is every bit his equal. Mel Blanc's voice work is stellar. On the whole, a great short and one of Porky's better ones. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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