Trap Happy Porky (1945)

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Mel Blanc
Directed by: Charles M. Jones

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Porky Pig deals with a mouse problem by using a cat and then has to deal with a cat problem.

Cartoon Cats: After Porky unsuccessfully tries to trap the mice which are running rampant in his rented cabin, he wonders how he’s going to get rid of the rodents. There is a knock at the door and when it opens a black and white cat stands there holding a sign with an arrow pointing down saying, “Does this answer your question?”

Trap Happy Porky - black and white cat holding sign

Porky happily welcomes the cat inside and leads him to the kitchen.

Trap Happy Porky - Porky Pig welcomes in black and white cat

The mice are nervous when they see the cat.

Trap Happy Porky - mice look out nervously at black and white cat

The cat baits an elaborate Rube Goldberg-style trap and then waits for the results.

Trap Happy Porky - black and white cat putting cheese on fish hook

Trap Happy Porky - black and white cat waiting for trap to work

The set up is successful and the cat is able to eliminate all the mice one by one.

Trap Happy Porky - Porky happy as black and white cat carries out mouse

Porky is thrilled that he can now get some sleep and pats the cat before racing up to bed.

Trap Happy Porky - Porky Pig with happy black and white cat

Before Porky can get any sleep there is a loud ruckus which sounds like a piano being thrown around. He races downstairs to find the cat is now drunk with his cat buddies and singing On Moonlight Bay at the top of their kitty lungs.

Trap Happy Porky - drunk cats singing by piano

Trap Happy Porky - cats drinking in front of Porky Pig

Trap Happy Porky - drunk cats resume singing

Porky tries to stop them but the cats eject him. The black and white cat then shoots Porky away using the doorknob like a pinball shooter.

Trap Happy Porky - black and white cat uses doorknob as pinball shooter

The cats then bundle Porky outside while singing For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.

Trap Happy Porky - cats carrying Porky Pig outside

Porky races to town and gets a bulldog which he sends in to deal with the cats. But the bulldog just gets drunk and sings When Irish Eyes Are Smiling with them instead.

Trap Happy Porky - bulldog singing with drunk cats

In the end Porky decides just to join them in their song.

Trap Happy Porky - Porky Pig singing with drunk cats and bulldog

Final Mewsings: Cats know how to work hard and party harder.


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