Porky's Party (1938)
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Porky tries saying that to the devilish-looking worm and the little thing instants sews a sock. The scene changes though Porky has to get ready for his supper guests. For some reason, he splashes hair tonic on himself. The dog tries it, slurps up the excess and then finds he loves the 99-percent alcohol liquid. In seconds, the dog is hammered. There are no segways in this cartoon, just one totally different scene after another, apparently. Porky mentions the word "so" a few times and the silkworm goes crazy knitting things everywhere. He gets in the birthday cake and a guest is suddenly finding clothing in the cake.
That premise sounded like this might be a fun cartoon, but it turned out to be very silly and geared more for little kids in the audience. The humor wasn't much more than third-grade mentality. Most of it involves the dog, "Black Fury," who re-enters the picture.
Recommended for little kids, but not adults.
This cartoon is included in The Looney Tunes Golden Collection volume 3.
My favorite scenes from "Porky's Party" include the following (but DON'T read any further until after you have seen this cartoon). Porky is absolutely hilarious at becoming embarrassed by all the feminine undergarments that the silkworm sews from underneath Porky's coat. Porky becomes no less hilarious upon spotting his dog Black Fury with exceptionally long hair and a mouth covered with shaving cream, after which Porky gyrates wildly in all directions while shouting, "Mad dog!" And the penguin, after having accidentally eaten the silkworm, just cannot prevent his own head from popping into a top hat; the ending of this cartoon features the wildest sight gag of all, in which the exasperated penguin becomes an unbelievable conglomeration of garments sewn by the silkworm!
"Porky's Party" can be found on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3 Disc 3, with an additional audio commentary by contemporary animators John Kricfalusi and Eddie Fitzgerald, who are both huge fans of Bob Clampett. During the aforementioned scene of Porky with the undergarments, Fitzgerald simply cannot control his rather contagious laughter!
There certainly are some funny scenes. I couldn't have predicted the stuff with the hat in the guy's body. But seriously, the whole thing looks better on the storyboard (the DVD includes the original designs as an special feature). If they'd continued casting Porky in these kinds of roles, that would have quickly been all for him, folks. Fortunately, when we entered WWII, his really clever roles took off. During and immediately after the war, there were "My Favorite Duck", "Porky Pig's Feat", "Brother Brat", "Baby Bottleneck", "Kitty Kornered" and "Little Orphan Airedale". In the post-war years, he often was the foil to Daffy Duck's craziness.