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Thursday, March 10, 2016

"Th-th-th-tha-tha-tha-that's all, folks!"

Don't you just hate to miss someone's birthday? You thought about it days before but somehow when the day came...OOPS! You totally forgot. It has happened to the best of us. Same goes when a blog post carries with it celebration on a specific date. Today is March 10 and not only that, it is almost over. So, no time to waste in publishing a belated blog post. Anyone who is familiar with Looney Tunes has to know Porky Pig. Yep, yesterday was...

This Day in History: March 9, 1935

Porky Pig's Debut

 

Bob Clampett's Porky Pig intro in 1938–1939
Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character from the Warner Bros Looney Tunes who won the hearts of millions of viewers as he stuttered his way through cartoon land. His signature trademark is closing all the Looney Tunes with the phrase "Th-th-th-tha-tha-tha-that's all, folks!". Porky Pig is the oldest continuing Looney Tunes character - the innocent traveler, taking in the wonders of the world. 

Porky Pig first appears in the cartoon "Porky's Moving Day". The plot...
A woman's house, on the side of the cliff, is about to fall into the sea, thanks to waves washing away the cliff. In a panic, she call's Porky's moving company. Porky's assistant, a former boxer, starts swinging when he hears a bell until he is hit on the head, when he stops and says, "Okay, boss." Porky's van is pulled by an ostrich. They get to the house and have various adventures while moving the furniture, mostly because the entire house keeps tilting back and forth on the shaky ground. Finally, a big wave washes most of the house's contents in the van. 
While Porky Pig often plays the sidekick to the rest of the Looney Tunes, he is wise and good-natured, but also shy and cowardly. He tends to be the voice of reason among the Looney Tunes.

Some of Porky Pig's later appearances include "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", closing the movie in the same way he closes the Looney Tunes cartoons, part of the TuneSquad team in "Space Jam", and "Looney Tunes: Back in Action", whining about how politically incorrect he is considered to be nowadays. He plays the Eager Space Cadet in the television series "Duck Dodgers," based on some of his previous movie serials. In the television series "Tiny Toons Adventures," his nephew, Hampton J. Pig, is introduced. 

This, of course, is only a sampling of Porky Pig's stardom.


 

Good night everybody!