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"Patient Porky" (Clampett; 1940):
All of the scenes of Rochester as an elevator operator are deleted.
Nickelodeon: Same edits as on CN.
"Peck Up Your Troubles" (Freleng; 1945):
CN: The little woodpecker disguises himself as an angel and hands a pistol
to a frightened Sylvester. Sylvester points the gun to his own head in order to
commit suicide. The "angel" woodpecker begins to walk out of a door.
Sylvester realizes that he has been tricked and starts shooting the gun
at the bird. There is now a cut from Sylvester attaining hold of the pistol
from the woodpecker to him shooting the pistol at the fleeing
"People are Bunny" (McKimson; 1959)
The ending of this cartoon was shortened. There was a fake "iris-out" as
Bugs comments, "Eh, they always shoot blanks on TV," so that the viewer
did not see Daffy return into frame with his beak full of holes and
comment, "Blanks, he says! Have a handful of BLANKS! Jeez!" while spitting a huge
pile of pellets out of his mouth.
Merrie Melodies: The only thing missing was the hunters firing
their rifles at Daffy. A still shot of Bugs was superimposed over
"Person to Bunny" (Freleng; 1960):
These two scenes were edited out of this cartoon. After Elmer gives to Bugs
five seconds to apologize for having called Elmer stupid, Bugs uses his carrot
to block Elmer's gun when Elmer shoots the gun, causing the explosion to come
out of the reverse end of the weapon (standard cartoon technique). The other
missing scene was Bugs convincing Daffy that Elmer's rifle is a camera, with
the result that Daffy is blasted by the gunfire.
Merrie Melodies: The latter aforementioned scene was altered, with
a still shot of Bugs overlapped onto the blasting of Daffy by the rifle.
"A Pest in the House" (Jones; 1947):
Gone was the scene wherein a drunk in an adjacent room is singing a noisy
song and Daffy vows to quiet the inebriated person, only to become
intoxicated himself and start singing along with the drunk!
"The Phantom Ship" (King; 1936):
A shot of Russia as seen from Beans' plane seemed to have been cut.
"Pied Piper Porky" (Clampett; 1939):
CN: The Rochester mouse's line referring to Pied Piper Porky's flute, "This thing's no good, boss! Full of holes!", is edited in the computer-colorized version. The word "boss" is made silent.
"Pilgrim Porky" (Clampett; 1940):
All scenes involving the black chef were excised.
"Piker's Peak" (Freleng; 1957):
In the full version of this cartoon, a St. Bernard canine comes to the aid of
avalanche victim Yosemite Sam but mixes for himself a martini instead of
helping Sam. ABC showed the dog coming onto the scene to assist Sam, but not
the mixing of the martini.
"Pizzicato Pussycat" (Freleng; 1955):
Although this cartoon was uncut on ABC between 1990 and 1994, Nickelodeon
subsequently edited the scene near the cartoon's end, wherein a drum cymbal
lands on the mouse's head, and the mouse acts Chinese for a few seconds.
"Plane Daffy" (Tashlin; 1944):
Two of Hitler's henchmen shooting themselves in the head with pistols was
edited out of this cartoon. A clip from this edited scene was shown on the Wartime Cartoons episode of Toonheads.
"Polar Pals" (Clampett; 1939):
Two missing scenes: the hunter shooting his machine
gun at a penguin, leaving bullet holes in the penguin's shadow, which does a
death scene as the penguin himself observes in shock; and a drunken walrus
being riddled with gunfire, claiming, "Ya never even touched me," drinking
some of his liquor, and having the fluid leak out of the holes in his body.
"Porky Chops" (Davis; 1949):
The squirrel sticking his fingers into Porky's eyes and saying, "Scram ham",
was removed from this cartoon. Also gone was a whole scene starting with
Porky climbing the tree and pointing his a rifle at the squirrel but blasting
the branch on which he is standing. As the branch is breaking, the squirrel
hands to Porky a fruit basket, which increases the weight on the broken tree
limb. It snaps, and Porky falls. At ground level, the squirrel lays a mattress
onto which for Porky to land, but Porky misses it and hits the ground. He
rises, dazed, holding two bananas as though they were pistols. The squirrel
squeezes the two bananas in Porky's hands, and the contents of the bananas
squirt onto Porky's face, creating a fruity, false mustache.
"Porky at the Crocadero" (Tashlin; 1938):
Porky is doing his rendition of "Chinatown" a la Cab Calloway. At one point
during this scene, Porky quickly walks across the screen dressed as a Chinaman.
In the black-and-white print, there was a shift to some footage of the crowd dancing
from the previous, Guy Lombago song. In the newer, computer-colorized version, Porky's
appearance was removed with a freeze-frame of the stage for a couple of
seconds. The audio played as normal in both versions.
"Porky in Wackyland" (Clampett; 1938):
The colorized print of this cartoon removed the part with the duck saying,
"Mammy, mammy," as it walks past Porky.
Syndication: Some prints of this cartoon distributed by Guild Films
in the 1950s deleted the scene of the Do-Do on the Warner Brothers shield.
"Porky the Fireman" (Tashlin; 1938):
One man is falling and yelling, "Get the net ready!" He then falls through a
cloud of black smoke. There was an abrupt cut in the music score as a result
of a probable edit.
"Porky the Wrestler" (Avery; 1937):
Racial stereotypes were missing in the redrawn version of this cartoon.
"Porky's Baseball Broadcast" (Freleng; 1940):
CN: The "scalpers" scene was replaced with a shot of the crowd when this cartoon was broadcast on Late Night Black and White. Some broadcasts of the computer colorized version were left unedited.
Nickelodeon: Just after Porky says, "The tickets are selling like
hotcakes," and one sees the accompanying gag, there is another gag wherein
he says, "The scalpers are out on rampage tonight." Coincident to this was a
scene of American Indians howling and chasing game-goers around with
tomahawks. The latter gag was removed by a dissolve into the following scene
of W.C. Fields' character looking for his seat.
"Porky's Duck Hunt" (Avery; 1937)
The redrawn version of this cartoon lacked the original ending card with Daffy
jumping around the "That's all, Folks!" tagline.
"Porky's Five and Ten" (Clampett; 1938):
The redrawn version of this cartoon deleted the ending in which Porky sprays
a fish with seltzer water.
"Porky's Hero Agency" (Clampett; 1937):
The scene wherein Gorgan's guard tells to Porky that Porky is
next for transformation to stone, followed by Porky picturing
himself as a piggy bank, is cut out of this cartoon.
"Porky's Midnight Matinee" (Jones; 1941):
Nickelodeon: The scene in which the ant gives to Porky some
turpentine to drink to wash the hot mustard out of his mouth, was gone.
The blackface closing gag was also missing, especially in the colorized
version. There was an abrupt cut to the cartoon's very first shot of the ant,
with unblackened face.
"Porky's Movie Mystery" (Clampett; 1939):
Looking through his magnifying glass, Porky is following a trail and walking
toward a director sitting in his chair. There was a sudden cut to the villain
laughing and waking away from the camera, as though he had covered the scene
with his black cloak. Something was likely missing.
"Porky's Party" (Clampett; 1938):
In the redrawn version of this cartoon, a scene in which Gabby Goose
tries over and over again to keep a penguin's head from looking like a top
hat after it has been swallowed, was shortened. Nothing objectionable. Perhaps
a cut for time. Another scene missing: Porky lighting a match while in the
closet and finding that what he thinks is a mad dog (Black Fury) is
in the closet with him.
"Porky's Picnic" (Clampett; 1939):
A scene wherein Porky has mud on his face and then is kissed by Petunia was
shortened. The original print had a shot after the kiss, of Petunia in
blackface. In the redrawn version of this cartoon, the blackface scene was
colored so that Petunia did not display big, white lips like she does in the
original cartoon print.
"Porky's Poppa" (Clampett; 1938):
The scene in which Porky's cow, Bessie, gives birth to bottles of milk, had
a cut at the point where Bessie hands to Porky a bottle of chocolate milk
while "I Wish I Was in Dixie" plays on the soundtrack.
"Porky's Preview" (Avery; 1941):
The finale of a stick-figure of Al Jolson singing "September in the Rain"
was excised from this cartoon.
"Porky's Prize Pony" (Jones; 1941)
A very brief glimpse of black characters leading horses from the stables is removed.
Nickelodeon: Same edit as on CN.
"Porky's Railroad" (Tashlin; 1937):
Sometimes, there was a false "iris-out" so that this cartoon would end
with Porky's train flying over the finish line and the crowd cheering. Not
shown was Porky as the new engineer of the Silver Fish. Probably cut for
time. In the redrawn and black-and-white versions of "Porky's Railroad",
there was a scene eliminated during the race, of Porky going through a tunnel
and turning it inside out. Bizarre.
"Porky's Road Race" (Tashlin; 1937):
After all of the racing cars speed away at the start of the contest, one
could see a slower car trailing the others. Cut was the revealing of the
identity of that car's driver: Stepin Fetchit.
"Porky's Romance" (Tashlin; 1937):
After Porky awakes from his nightmare, he sees Petunia and runs away from
her in fear. He returns, though, to repossess the box of candy that he gave
to Petunia at the opening of the cartoon before departing from her again.
The cut occurred so that one did not see a second time that Porky returns to
Petunia, to give a much-deserved kick to Petunia's annoying dog, through the
"Porky's Snooze Reel" (Clampett and McCabe; 1941):
Nickelodeon: In the redrawn version of this cartoon, part of the
giant jellyfish eating an underwater mine was missing. The audience saw
the jellyfish eat the mine and explode, but not the result of the explosion, i.e.
the jellyfish becoming six delicious flavors of jelly!
"Pre-Hysterical Hare" (McKimson; 1958):
Scenes in which Elmer and his Stone Age ancestor, Elmer Fuddstone, incur
gun blasts in the face were edited to remove the gunfire.
"Prince Violent" (Freleng; 1961):
FOX, Merrie Melodies, WB: This cartoon was retitled
"Prince Varmint" for television broadcast and was in 1992 given a new title
sequence with full credits. While Sam prepares to explode the castle
entrance, the drawbridge rises, stranding him at the portal with the
explosives. ABC would insert an overhead shot of Sam running over the
still-down bridge and away from the explosives immediately before the
blast. Yet, Sam still looked very much the worse for wear as he stormed into
the castle! It was obvious that something was missing.
"Putty Tat Trouble" (Freleng; 1951):
Everything between Tweety running through a pipe in the cellar and the
canary running through snow outdoors was spliced out of this cartoon. Gone
was Sylvester firing a rifle through the pipe, and the bullet passing through
the orange cat's mouth, main body, and tail, and the two cats then fighting
each other with repeated head hits with rifle and long-neck ashtray.
FOX: The scene edited on CBS was also censored on FOX to remove the
fighting with rifle and ashtray.
All images (c) Warner Bros.
Thanks to Brian Cruz for image from "Plane Daffy"
Thanks to Larry Tremblay for images from "Porky's Baseball Broadcast" and "Pizzicato Pussycat"
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