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Porky's Romance
Porky's Romance
Directed By: Frank Tash
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: April 3, 1937
Series: Looney Tunes
Story:
Animation: Bob Bentley
Joe D'Igalo
Nelson Demorest (unc.)
Norman McCabe (uncredited)
Don Williams (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Joe Dougherty
Bernice Hansen
Alan Reed
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Porky Pig
Petunia Pig
Preceded By: The Fella with the Fiddle
Succeeded By: She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
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Porky's Romance (1937) Redrawn Colorized

Porky's Romance is a 1937 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin (credited as Frank Tash) and starring Porky Pig.

Plot

Porky decides to ask Petunia to marry him. Petunia says no, causing Porky to decide to hang himself. The beam holding the rope collapses as Porky jumps, and instead of killing himself, he is knocked unconscious and has a dream about what life would be like if he and Petunia got married. It starts out fine, but soon turns into a nightmare. Porky is forced to do the housework and care for their many children while Petunia sits around, doing nothing but eating chocolate, gaining weight, spoiling her pet dog, yelling at Porky for not keeping up with the housework, and clobbering him with a rolling pin if he talks back. Porky wakes up to Petunia, who says she will marry him. After envisioning his awful wedded life with Petunia, Porky runs away, but not before giving Petunia's snooty dog a well-deserved kick in the butt.

Availability

Censorship

  • When this cartoon was shown on the former WB network, the end where Porky runs off (after coming to from his failed suicide attempt and realizing that marrying Petunia will lead to the unhappy marriage he dreamt about), then returns to kick Petunia's dog as the cartoon irises out was cut.[1]

Notes

  • This is the first appearance of Petunia Pig. Petunia was intended to be a recurring character, as the WB staff were trying to find a new character to star with Porky. Petunia was unsuccessful, along with many other characters and only starred in a handful of shorts and a couple of books. A second star would not found until "Porky's Duck Hunt", Daffy Duck's first cartoon.

Gallery

References

Porky Pig Cartoons
1935 I Haven't Got a HatGold Diggers of '49
1936 Plane DippyAlpine AnticsThe Phantom ShipBoom BoomThe Blow OutWestward WhoaFish TalesShanghaied ShipmatesPorky's PetPorky the RainmakerPorky's Poultry PlantPorky's Moving DayMilk and MoneyLittle Beau PorkyThe Village SmithyPorky in the North WoodsBoulevardier from the Bronx
1937 Porky the WrestlerPorky's Road RacePicador PorkyPorky's RomancePorky's Duck HuntPorky and GabbyPorky's BuildingPorky's Super ServicePorky's Badtime StoryPorky's RailroadGet Rich Quick PorkyPorky's GardenRover's RivalThe Case of the Stuttering PigPorky's Double TroublePorky's Hero Agency
1938 Porky's PoppaPorky at the CrocaderoWhat Price PorkyPorky's Phoney ExpressPorky's Five and TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyWholly SmokePorky in WackylandPorky's Naughty NephewPorky in EgyptThe Daffy DocPorky the Gob
1939 The Lone Stranger and PorkyIt's an Ill WindPorky's Tire TroublePorky's Movie MysteryChicken JittersPorky and TeabiscuitKristopher Kolumbus Jr.Polar PalsScalp TroubleOld GloryPorky's PicnicWise QuacksPorky's HotelJeepers CreepersNaughty NeighborsPied Piper PorkyPorky the Giant KillerThe Film Fan
1940 Porky's Last StandAfrica SqueaksAli-Baba BoundPilgrim PorkySlap Happy PappyPorky's Poor FishYou Ought to Be in PicturesThe Chewin' BruinPorky's Baseball BroadcastPatient PorkyCalling Dr. PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Sour PussPorky's Hired HandThe Timid Toreador
1941 Porky's Snooze ReelPorky's Bear FactsPorky's PreviewPorky's AntA Coy DecoyPorky's Prize PonyWe, the Animals - Squeak!The Henpecked DuckNotes to YouRobinson Crusoe Jr.Porky's Midnight MatineePorky's Pooch
1942 Porky's Pastry PiratesWho's Who in the ZooPorky's CafeMy Favorite Duck
1943 Confusions of a Nutzy SpyYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatA Corny Concerto
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredSwooner CroonerDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyBrother Brat
1945 Trap Happy PorkyWagon Heels
1946 Baby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesKitty KorneredThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyMouse Menace
1947 One Meat BrawlLittle Orphan Airedale
1948 Daffy Duck Slept HereNothing But The ToothThe Pest That Came to DinnerRiff Raffy DaffyScaredy Cat
1949 Awful OrphanPorky ChopsPaying the PiperDaffy Duck HuntCurtain RazorOften an OrphanDough for the Do-DoBye, Bye Bluebeard
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelAn Egg ScrambleGolden YeggsThe DuckstersDog Collared
1951 The Wearing of the GrinDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackFool Coverage
1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
1954 Claws for AlarmMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
1956 Rocket SquadDeduce, You Say
1957 Boston Quackie
1958 Robin Hood Daffy
1959 China Jones
1961 Daffy's Inn Trouble
1965 Corn on the Cop
1966 Mucho Locos
1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1996 Superior Duck
2004 My Generation G...G... Gap

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