Patient Porky

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Patient Porky
Directed byRob Clampett
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Story byWarren Foster
StarringMel Blanc
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byNorman McCabe
Color processBlack and White
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
August 24, 1940 (USA)
Running time
6 minutes

Patient Porky is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon, starring Porky Pig. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Warren Foster, and scored by Carl W. Stalling. Patient Porky was released on August 24, 1940.


The cartoon begins with a tour of a hospital. Porky checks in with a stomach ache, caused by overeating at his birthday party. Instead of a real doctor, he encounters a crazy cat patient posing as "Dr. Chilled-Air" (a reference to Dr. Kildare). After an X-Ray showing a birthday cake with only one piece missing and candles still lit in Porky's stomach, that cat decides to take Porky on as his own patient. He throws Porky into a bed and rushes him off to the operating room where he intends on performing surgery on him with a huge saw. Realizing the cat's intentions, Porky tries to escape and runs back to his house (the same house from Porky & Daffy) with the cat hot on his trail. The cat finds Porky laying in his bed, smiling with the covers pulled over him and runs over to him. Thinking he has the upper hand,he again attempts to operate on Porky, but after lifting Porky's gown he sees a "Do Not Open till Xmas" sticker on Porky's belly. The cat then ponders "Christmas?" then jumps into bed right next to Porky and states, "I'll wait!" much to Porky's dismay.


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