You Don’t Know What You’re Doin’!

Piggy was the Harmon/Ising studio’s second attempt to create a star for the Merrie Melodies cartoon series. Piggy replaced Foxy. Foxy lasted for only three cartoons. Piggy’s tenure was even shorter. He appears in only two cartoons. This cartoon, his first screen appearance, was made for adult audiences. It is a wild surrealistic trip through the jazzy nightlife of a bit city. There is almost no plot – just a lot of visual gags. Opens with a close in shot in in a theater’s orchestra pit. A conductor is leading a band consisting of animal musicians performing the title song. He is so energetic his pants fall off. An orchestra member takes advantage of this popping up to slap out the rhythm on the conductors rear end. Next scene shows a huge crowd entering this theater then it cuts to Piggy riding a kind of motorized tricycle. He arrives at his girlfriend’s home. Since she’s not quite ready Piggy stands on the sidewalk watching her dress (through a drawn curtain) and pokes a statue of a …