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Western Animation / Porky and Gabby

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"S-s-sure a swell day to go camping, isn't it eh-eh-Gabby?" "Yeah!"

Porky and Gabby is a 1937 Looney Tunes cartoon, starring Porky Pig and being the debut of the short-lived character Gabby Goat. The cartoons director is credited as Ub Iwerks, but in truth it was ghost-directed by Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones.

The cartoon is centered on Porky and Gabby as they go out on a camping trip. It gets off to a rocky start due to some traffic trouble involving a truck and navigating some large hills with their heavily packed car. Once they get to the camping grounds and try to set up camp, it only goes further downhill from there.


  • Camping Episode: The cartoon is centered on Porky and Gabby as they try to go camping out in the wilderness.
  • Jerkass: To say the least, Gabby is not pleasant company, constantly griping the whole time and just having a constantly unpleasant, dour attitude. Given the crap he puts up with throughout the episode, it's hard not to blame him for being so grumpy, though.
  • Larynx Dissonance: In the scene where Gabby is arguing with the truck driver, his voice raises a few octaves when he bellows "Excited?! Who's excited?! I'm not excited!"
  • Shout-Out: The scene where Gabby "Excited?! Who's excited?! I'm not excited!" is a reference to a gag from a 1930's radio show Community Sing.
  • Stealth Pun: Although impossible to recognize unless you're very familiar with 1930's music, the song playing in the climax when Porky and Gabby are speeding off in their car to escape the runaway motor is ironically an instrumental of the song "Coasting" by Fred Hager and Justin Ring.