Porky's Badtime Story

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Porky's Badtime Story
Looney Tunes/Porky Pig series
PorkysBadtimeStoryTitle.jpg
Title card while Porky and Gabby are still sleeping
Directed by Robert Clampett
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Mel Blanc (unc.)
Billy Bletcher
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Chuck Jones
Studio Leon Schlesinger Studios
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) July 24, 1937
Color process Black and White (later colorized in 1992)
Technicolor
Running time 7:00
Language English
Preceded by Porky's Super Service
Followed by Porky's Railroad

Porky's Badtime Story is a Looney Tunes cartoon starring Porky Pig and Gabby Goat. The cartoon was first directed by Robert Clampett.

Plot[edit]

When Porky and Gabby realize that they overslept to 10:00 after their alarm goes off at 06:00, they end up rushing to work at Peter Piper Pickled Peppers and sneaking in. When clocking in, Gabby tries to pull the lever, but ends up struggling and the clock goes crazy. Their boss catches them and states that if they weren't going to make it, he would've sent their work to them. The boss warns them that if they are late one more time, they are fired. The boss then orders them to get to work.

Later that night at 08:00, Porky Pig sets the alarm clock as Gabby complains about having to go to bed early. Porky reminds Gabby that if they are late again, they will be fired. Porky climbs into bed and they both fall asleep until a bunch of cats next door wake him up. Later that night, the Moon comes out and its light wakes up Porky. One of Porky's attempts to close the window ends up wrecking his bed. As the night progresses, a thunderstorm occurs while Porky is sleeping in Gabby's bed. A leak in the roof disturbs Gabby, who then opens an umbrella in the house with Porky telling him that it's bad luck. Gabby ignores Porky's statement until lightning destroys the umbrella. When Gabby quotes that he should try sleeping under Niagara Falls, a lot of water comes through the roof and down on them.

The next morning, Porky and Gabby are shown sleeping in the drawers when the alarm clock goes off at 06:00. They get themselves ready and drive off to work. When Porky and Gabby arrive at Peter Piper Pickled Peppers, they see a sign on the door that says "Closed Sunday." Porky and Gabby drive home, and when they climb back into the drawers to sleep, the alarm clock goes off again at 06:15 and Porky hits it with a mallet, leaving the clock "dazed."

Remake[edit]

Porky's Badtime Story was remade in 1944 as Tick Tock Tuckered with Daffy Duck replacing Gabby Goat as Porky's sidekick.

Production notes[edit]

The working title for this cartoon was It Happened All Night (a pun on the Clark Gable It Happened One Night), but it was changed after the studio censors feared that the title would be too sexually suggestive.

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