After an introduction by the wolf, the plot follows closely to the story of the three little pigs. The first pig erects a wire structure, then quickly bushels hay over the structure for the house. The second pig uses hundreds of matches to make up his house. The third pig goes through the tedious task of laying bricks for his house.
After the first two pigs have quickly finished their houses, they start dancing around and laughing with each other. The wolf dresses as a gypsy and temporarily fools the pigs, but soon drops the disguise and chases them to their respective houses. With the straw house, the wolf uses a lit match to burn the house, and with the match house, he drops a solitary match on the roof, causing the house to collapse.
Once the first two pigs join the third pig in his brick house, the wolf again dresses up - this time as a homeless woman playing a violin, while it's snowing outside (the 'snow' actually talcum powder held above the wolf's head on a stick). The first two pigs have pity on the wolf, and despite the third pig blocking the door, the two other pigs let the wolf in. When the wolf continues to play the violin, the third pig sees that the wolf has a record player hidden behind him. The third pig switches to the other side of the record, putting on a fast-paced dance. The wolf dances to this new tune, but loses his costume as a result. The wolf then chases the pigs up to the second floor of the house. The pigs make their escape in an elevator, but when the wolf tries to use the elevator, he drops into an empty shaft and falls at the feet of the pigs.
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Info from the BigCartoonDatabase (www.bcdb.com):
"Often An Orphan"
Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series
Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
Cartoon Characters: Porky Pig, Charlie Dog.
Directed By Chuck Jones.
Originally Released on August 13, 1949 (produced in 1948)
Originally Released Theatrically.
Running Time: 7 minutes.
To avoid any more stupid comments - a few points in advance:
1. The cartoon was made in 1948 and is directed by Chuck Jones.
2. In the 1920ies to 1950ies cartoons like this where shown in theatres either before the main movie or in between the two parts of a double feature.
3. Yes, there wasn´t much color-tv around in the fourties, but was has this fact to do with the cartoon?
4. I don´t think myself that this is a prediction of coming events (just check the question-mark in the title of the video), but just a funny coincidence.
5. They are two ideas where the line originated from. One is a bible quote (check the comments for more info) and another one (which seems more plausible) is that Jones was refering to the end of the radio era. The radio-towers (search for RKO) were pulled down all around the US back in the 40ies because these steel monsters weren´t needed anymore.
6. As mentioned above this was a theatrical cartoon and no episode from a tv-show, so comments about how fake it is and that is was produced much later are stupid. Just get your facts straight and use at least wikipedia, google or the above mentioned BCDB to inform yourself of things that happened before you where born. :)
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