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Porky Pig's Feat is a 1943 Looney Tunes short directed by Frank Tashlin.

Plot

Porky Pig awaits Daffy Duck to hopefully win a bet large enough in a dice game to pay for their bill for Broken Arms Hotel, which they are charged for every luxury, including air and sunshine. However, Daffy rolls snake eyes and ends up losing the game. "Uh oh, snake eyes. Too bad, you is a dead duck, duck!" Without the money to pay the bill, Daffy resorts to stalling the manager in attempt to get out of the hotel for free.

Daffy and Porky's attempts to escape the hotel ends up in catastrophe. Daffy bursts into the room door and into the manager's face and states if he is challenging his integrity. The manager is furious and slaps Daffy with a card. However, Daffy attacks back and slams the manager with a glove with a horseshoe in it. They head to the elevator only for the manager to wind up in the same one as Daffy and Porky and force the duo back into the room. The manager attempts the plow through the door with a metal rod, but Daffy pulls the rug below and the manager falls down a large set of stairs. Quick to recover, the manager tricks Daffy and Porky by pretending he is falling down the stairs.

The manager extends the cost of the bill for the damages done to the hotel and to the injuries of the manager. After a chase, the two enters a room with multiple doors blocking the entrance for the manager. Porky and Daffy uses a rope of towels to exit out the window, but the manager fires a match from the sewage drain to burn Porky and Daffy back into the bathtub. Afterwards, the two makes their final getaway with the rope again and swings it to another building, however the manager finds them one last time, and bars up the windows and doors so Daffy and Porky cannot escape anymore.

Many months later, Daffy and Porky, chained up to the leg by a ball and shackles and imprisoned in their hotel room, are beginning to lose their sanity from the snowstorm. They attempt to call for help from Bugs Bunny, knowing that Bugs could outwit anyone he encounters. However, Bugs is revealed to attempt the same schemes Daffy did and also end up captured by the manager. Bugs replies, "Nah, don't work, do they?"

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Notes

  • This is the first Warner Bros cartoon that Frank Tashlin directed since his departure in 1938. He would continue working for Warner Bros. until his departure in 1944, and his unit was eventually taken over by Robert McKimson.
  • This is the first appearance in Looney Tunes of Raymond Scott's song "Powerhouse", the iconic "assembly line" musical theme used in many Warner Bros. shorts and in bumpers and station ID spots when Cartoon Network started out as a classic cartoon channel (known informally as "The Powerhouse Era").
    • The song's first use in a WB cartoon was in the Private Snafu short "Gripes", released two weeks earlier.
  • When Daffy and Porky are imprisoned, Porky writes "Porky loves Petunia 💘", making this the last time Petunia Pig is mentioned in a golden age Warner Brothers cartoon.
  • This cartoon shows what would become an out-of-character moment for Daffy, as he states, 'Bugs Bunny, my hero!' Later, Daffy would become a rival of Bugs. The "Leon Schlesinger cartoon" Daffy describes here, in which Bugs grabs a hunter's gun and shoots the hunter down, does not conform to any known Bugs Bunny cartoon.
  • This is the first Daffy Duck short to be directed by Frank Tashlin.
  • There is a short cameo appearance by Bugs Bunny, the series' only black and white performance for the character.
    • This is also the first time Bugs appears in a Frank Tashlin directed cartoon, although it wouldn't be in a starring role in any cartoons directed by Tashlin until two years later with Tashlin's "The Unruly Hare".
  • This cartoon is the final black and white appearance of Porky Pig, other than the That's All Folks at the end of "Scrap Happy Daffy" and "Puss n' Booty".
  • The cartoon was colorized in 1967 and 1990. The 1990 colorization replaces the 1939-46 ending with the 1937-39 Porky drum ending for unknown reasons.
    • When the 1990 colorization was aired on Cartoon Network, the opening and ending titles were missing, due to using the The Merrie Melodies Show copy of the 1990 colorization which cuts out the opening and ending titles. Such was not the case when it aired on Nickelodeon, as Nickelodeon aired it with its original opening and closing titles intact.
    • On both Daffy Duck: Tales from the Duckside VHS and Ham on Wry: The Porky Pig Laser Collection LaserDisc, the 1990 colorization was presented with both its original opening and closing titles intact. This cartoon is the only black-and-white cartoon presented as a colorized version on LaserDisc.
    • The redrawn colorized version used the incorrect 1937-1938 font lettering instead of the correct 1942-1944 font lettering.
  • This cartoon entered the public domain in 1971 due to United Artists failing to renew the copyright in time.
  • This is technically Bugs Bunny’s first proper appearance in the Looney Tunes series. It wouldn’t be until Buckaroo Bugs however that he would get a starring role in a Looney Tunes short.

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Daffy Duck Cartoons
1937 Porky's Duck Hunt
1938 Daffy Duck & EggheadWhat Price PorkyPorky & DaffyThe Daffy DocDaffy Duck in Hollywood
1939 Daffy Duck and the DinosaurScalp TroubleWise QuacksNaughty Neighbors
1940 Porky's Last StandYou Ought to Be in Pictures
1941 A Coy DecoyThe Henpecked Duck
1942 Conrad the SailorDaffy's Southern ExposureThe Impatient PatientThe Daffy DuckarooMy Favorite Duck
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckThe Wise Quacking DuckYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatScrap Happy DaffyA Corny ConcertoDaffy - The Commando
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyPlane DaffyThe Stupid Cupid
1945 Draftee DaffyAin't That DuckyNasty Quacks
1946 Book RevueBaby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesHollywood DaffyThe Great Piggy Bank Robbery
1947 Birth of a NotionAlong Came DaffyA Pest in the HouseMexican Joyride
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckDaffy Duck Slept HereThe Up-Standing SitterYou Were Never DuckierDaffy DillyThe Stupor SalesmanRiff Raffy Daffy
1949 Wise QuackersHoliday for DrumsticksDaffy Duck Hunt
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelHis Bitter HalfGolden YeggsThe Ducksters
1951 Rabbit FireDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackRabbit SeasoningThe Super SnooperFool Coverage
1953 Duck AmuckMuscle TussleDuck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyDuck! Rabbit, Duck!
1954 Design for LeavingQuack ShotMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareStork NakedThis Is a Life?Dime to Retire
1956 The High and the FlightyRocket SquadStupor DuckA Star Is BoredDeduce, You Say
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBoston QuackieDucking the DevilShow Biz Bugs
1958 Don't Axe MeRobin Hood Daffy
1959 China JonesPeople Are BunnyApes of Wrath
1960 Person to Bunny
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitDaffy's Inn Trouble
1962 Quackodile TearsGood Noose
1963 Fast Buck DuckThe Million HareAqua Duck
1964 The Iceman Ducketh
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffySuppressed DuckCorn on the CopTease for TwoChili Corn CornyGo Go Amigo
1966 The AstroduckMucho LocosMexican MousepieceDaffy RentsA-Haunting We Will GoSnow ExcuseA Squeak in the DeepFeather FingerSwing Ding AmigoA Taste of Catnip
1967 Daffy's DinerQuacker TrackerThe Music Mice-TroThe Spy SwatterSpeedy Ghost to TownRodent to StardomGo Away StowawayFiesta Fiasco
1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1980 The Yolks on YouThe Chocolate ChaseDaffy Flies NorthDuck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1987 The Duxorcist
1988 The Night of the Living Duck
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 Superior Duck
2003 Attack of the Drones
2004 Daffy Duck for President
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody
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 Rain-MakerPorky'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 & TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyPorky's Spring PlantingPorky & DaffyWholly 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 PonyMeet John DoughboyWe, 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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