The Blow Out
The Blow Out
Directed By: Fred Avery
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: April 4, 1936
Series: Looney Tunes
Animation: Charles Jones
Sid Sutherland
Bob Clampett (uncredited)
Film Editor: Bernard Brown (uncredited)
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Joe Dougherty
Sara Berner
Lucille LaVerne
Music: Bernard Brown
Norman Spencer (uncredited)
Starring: Porky Pig
The Bomber
Mabel The Fat Lady
Preceded By: The Fire Alarm
Succeeded By: I'm a Big Shot Now

The Blow Out is a 1936 Looney Tunes short directed by Tex Avery. The short subject features Porky Pig.


Porky doesn't have enough money to buy an ice cream soda. He sits on the curb sulking, while a passerby drops his cane. Porky picks up the cane and hands it to the man, and is pleasantly surprised when the man gives him a coin for a tip. He excitedly runs around town picking up dropped items for people and collecting coins from them. Meanwhile, a mad bomber on the run from the police leaves a bomb that looks like an ordinary alarm clock in front of a building. Of course, Porky sees this, but doesn't know it's a bomb, so he picks it up and tries to return it to the man. The bomber runs from the bomb, but Porky follows him throughout the city, until the bomber accidentally runs right into the back of a paddy wagon.



  • This short is considered the first solo Porky Pig short.
  • Author Thomas Pynchon refers to the cartoon involving "Porky Pig and the anarchist" several times in his novels The Crying of Lot 49 (Vintage, 2000, p. 63) and Gravity's Rainbow.
  • The short marks the first use of the premise of a person tracking someone and is always waiting for that other person wherever he turns up, which would later be expanded and exaggerated by director Tex Avery in the Bugs Bunny/Cecil Turtle short "Tortoise Beats Hare" (1941) five years later, as well as the Droopy cartoon "Dumb-Hounded" over at rival studio MGM seven years later. This premise would also be exaggerated by Bob Clampett in the Daffy Duck short "Draftee Daffy" (1945) nine years later (co-incidentally Bob Clampett also worked as an animator on this short).


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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