Sing along as the words are below the video!
Whose our favorite TV Star?
Who comes on with a wham?
Whose got the laughiest show by far?
(Porky) Porky Pig
Our favorite ham!
When the music starts
You wanna tap your toes
You feel like dancin’ a jig
Swing around in a circle and doe see doe
Time to watch Porky Pig!
Oh, tat’s Porky
He’s the barnyard
Now promenade all around the room
And find yourself a good seat
The show’s a gonna be startin’ soon
Time to watch
Time to watch … Porky Pig
Porky Pig is a long-time from Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
Creators: Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett
Two of Freleng’s childhood classmates were nicknamed “Porky” and “Piggy”
Porky transitioned from a shy little boy to a slimmer adult
Bob Clampett permanently made Porky a young adult who was cuter, slimmer, smarter, and eventually less of a stutterer
Porky’s second outing, Gold Diggers of ’49 (1936), was also the first cartoon directed by Tex Avery
Originally voiced by Joe Dougherty (1935–1937)
Interestingly, Joe Dougherty had a natural stuttering problem, but producers replaced him with Mel Blanc because Dougherty’s uncontrollable stuttering increased production costs
Starting with the 24th film, Porky’s Duck Hunt (1937), Mel Blanc voiced voice Porky for over 50 years (1937–1989)
He is the oldest continuing Looney Tunes character
Porky was once the star of the show before Bugs Bunny became the star …. even then, Porky continued to be popular
First appearance: I Haven’t Got a Hat (1935)
Last appearance: Muchos Locos (1966)
Porky Pig appeared in 153 cartoons during cartoon’s Golden Age
After debuting in 1935, 15-17 new shorts released each year (1936-1940). Production decrease to 12 (1941), 2-8 new releases (1942-1948), and then 1956 was the last year with more than 1 new release
Porky only has a minor role in his first film, but the fat little stuttering pig quickly became popular
Father is Phineas, but his mother is unnamed
Mild-mannered and shy personality
Personality allowed him to be a good straight-man for zany characters as Sylvester Pussycat, Charlie Dog, Daffy Duck, and/or Bugs Bunny
This short, but classic blooper, which is opposite to his screen personality, was made in 1938
Porky was ranked number 47 on TV Guide’s list of top 50 cartoon characters
Porky received only one Oscar nomination: The Swooner Crooner (1944)
Porky in Wackyland, a film that sends Porky on a quest to find the last of the surreal Dodos, was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry (2000)
Regularly appeared with other Warner Brother stars in syndication
The Porky Pig Show, ran Saturday morning on ABC (1964 to 1967)
Porky Pig and Friends ran 1971-1990
Appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Space Jam, and Back in Action
Porky’s own comic book ran from 1942-62, was revived in ’65 by Gold Key Comics, and continued until 1984
Appeared in Dell Comics’ Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics until 1962
In his share of video games and on a variety of lunch boxes and T-shirts
His most well-known signature line is this classic