Tuesday, March 13, 2012

035 I Haven't Got a Hat

Title: I Haven't Got a Hat
Studio: Warner Bros.
Date: 03/09/35
Isadore Freleng
Musical Score
Bernard Brown
Rollin Hamilton Jack King
Series: Merrie Melodies
Running time (of viewed version): 7:08
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv3d3

Synopsis: It's a no talent show at school; introducing Porky Pig in the second string.

Comments: Two strip Technicolor always looks like a 3D movie to me. Not that it looks three dimensional. That teacher sure is a cud. Would that have been a joke at the time? I would guess so; it was one o fthe old English four letter words, right? Porky looks like he's from Boston in that (turtleneck?). Text after the intros, tho it's not really a gag. Followed by a building establishing shot. This is reversed from what I would expect. Instead of listening to the teacher, Porky is reading a history book... Nothing more terrible than a talent show. Sentient animals and non sentient animals in this; including both kinds of dogs and cats. Porky's stuttering is just an almost unbearable joke; I don't understand why they brought him back. I guess people liked him; which means, of course, that people are stupid. This cartoon is about as funny as a bucket of sand. Joe (DAUGHTERY?) voiced Porky Pig here; he was a real stutterer. Names on blackboard: AL, Ted, Teom, Beans, Joan


  1. Awwww. I love this cartoon. I think it's very cute. The two strip color has a nice pastel look to it. I used to hum the title song when I was a kid. Poor Beans. Upstaged by a stuttering pig.

  2. The tune is definitely catchy; it was in my head for a few days after writing the entry.

  3. Cud of course is a reference to what cows chew, the semi digested grass or hay that comes from their second stomach.

  4. Man, you're sure hard on this short....Elvis Allman is Miss Cud, Joe Doughtery stutters his way through Porky and Bernice Hansen is most others, like Little Kitty.Steve