Thursday, 16 June 2016

Son of a...

No, Porky Pig saying “Son of a (you know what)” didn’t appear in a theatrical cartoon. It was in a gag reel for studio eyes only.

You no doubt have seen at least part of the 54-second famous cartoon somewhere. Porky bangs his thumb. There are several “takes” for the cartoon with Mel Blanc’s Porky saying “Son of a bih-bih, son of a bih-bih, son of a bih-bih-gun” a couple of times.

Finally, he turns to the audience and says the “b” word.

The feeling is someone in the Hardaway-Dalton unit animated this. The animators in the unit included Herman Cohen, Dick Bickenbach and Gil Turner.


  1. I always thought this was Rod Scribner's work, Yowp.

    1. I've asked a few people and all I get is "Hardaway unit" from them, Mark, so I really don't know.

  2. I seem to recall seeing this on USA cable's "Night Flight" back in the day. Later, I got a VHS tape of most of the Warner "Breakdowns" blooper reels, and the bit with Porky was a running gag in one of them.

  3. I've always thought it was from the Clampett unit (though that opinion is slowly changing with each viewing).