Picador Porky (1949) — Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Picador Porky

Pic­a­dor Porky

CotD: An early Porky short, “Pic­a­dor Porky” is Mel Blanc’s first appear­ance in a Warner Bros. short.

Pic­a­dor Porky (1949) — Looney Tunes The­atri­cal Car­toon Series

Slum­ber­ing peace­fully ‘neath the warm caresses of the noon­day sun lies the sleepy lit­tle vil­lage of La Rosita.

It presents a scene of serene qui­etude and beauty as its inhab­i­tants enjoy a mid­day siesta pre­ced­ing the annual bullfight.

The soli­tude is bro­ken only by the occa­sional strains of a soft guitar.”

Stone broke, Porky and two gringo-dog bud­dies have hoboed to a Mex­i­can town, appar­ently on a drinking-binge vaca­tion. They stum­ble (and we do mean “stum­ble”) across a sign about the annual bull­fight­ing con­test; the win­ner will receive 1,000 pesos. Porky and his two pals decide to cheat their way to the money by rent­ing a bull cos­tume and a mata­dor out­fit in order to win the prize. The plan is to sub­sti­tute two of them in a bull cos­tume for the real thing, with Porky fight­ing off the phony bull and then split­ting the loot. But the old switcheroo takes place instead. In the bull­ring, it’s quite a while before Porky real­izes that it’s not his friends in dis­guise, but a real (and very mean) bull whom he’s been out there abus­ing for the audience!

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