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Awful Orphan (1949)

Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

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... Porky Pig / Charlie Dog / Neighbor / Delivery Man (voice)
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Once again, the pushy pooch Charlie Dog tries to get an unwilling Porky Pig to be his master, first by sneaking into the house in a bird cage. Later, Charlie's antics get Porky punched out by the upstairs neighbor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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29 January 1949 (USA)  »

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The dog's greeting "How do you do?" is a parody of a radio and movie character called "The Mad Russian", played by character actor Bert Gordon. See more »

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[first lines]
Delivery Man: ACME pet store. Your canary, sir.
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Follows Little Orphan Airedale (1947) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Written by Effie I. Canning
Played when Charlie is in the basket
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One of the better Porky cartoons.
1 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Awful Orphan" is a very funny cartoon that features a very needy dog who is begging to be adopted. When this doesn't work, he decides to force himself on Porky and MAKE the pig adopt him! But Porky has no interest and he just wants to be left alone. Too bad the dog just won't take a hint and again and again, he tries various schemes to get Porky to take him. How all this ends is pretty clever, as Porky loses his mind and gives the dog a taste of his own medicine.

It's nice to see that after well over a decade of Porky cartoons that they still had some original ideas--and "Awful Orphan" is packed with originality and laughs. Not a great Warner Brothers cartoon, but a very good one.


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