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The Pest That Came to Dinner (1948)

Porky Pig soon discovers that a termite is responsible for his belongings crumbling to dust. When he can't exterminate the termite himself, he goes to a shyster who offers him a series of ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Davis

Writer:

George Hill (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Pierre the Termite / Sureshot (voice)
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Storyline

Porky Pig soon discovers that a termite is responsible for his belongings crumbling to dust. When he can't exterminate the termite himself, he goes to a shyster who offers him a series of unsuccessful methods to remove the termite. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1948 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sureshot appears to have been inspired by then-popular comic pitchman Sid Stone. See more »

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When Sureshot the exterminator arrives there is a pile of sawdust next to Porky. After Sureshot throws away the phone, the sawdust is missing. See more »

Quotes

Sureshot: Now you take this stick of dynamite in your left hand, and you take this match in your right hand, and you take the match you got in your right hand and apply it gently to the stick of dynamite you got in your left hand. And always remember, son, I'm right here to help you.
[Rushes out of Porky's home and back to his office; room is shaken by explosion; moments later, Porky enters, all tattered from the explosion]
Sureshot: Well, so you finally got rid of him. Good, good, good.
[...]
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Connections

Spoofs The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

By a Waterfall
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung by Pierre while riding a bar of soap
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"You take the match you got in your right hand and apply it gently to the stick of dynamite you got in your left hand..."
25 December 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Porky Pig finds himself at war with a termite named Pierre that is destroying all his belongings. He turns to a shyster named Sureshot who has lots of methods to get rid of the pest. But, of course, none of them work. In fact, they bring about more grief than relief. Good Porky short, nicely animated with a couple of new characters for Porky to work with. Mel Blanc has a lot of fun here doing the voices. I especially liked Sureshot. The scene where he puts a stick of dynamite in Porky's hand then lights it before running away is hysterical to me. The look on poor Porky's face is a mix of confusion and terror. Pierre the termite was okay but felt like one of the many generic characters they tried to make work but didn't catch on for whatever reason. It's a fun cartoon. Not one of Porky's best but enjoyable.


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