Awful Orphan

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Awful Orphan is a 1949 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. A sequel to the 1947 Looney Tunes short Little Orphan Airedale, The Awful Orphan stars Charlie Dog, who goes to great lengths to convince Porky Pig that he is an ideal pet. Porky tries a number of methods to try and rid himself of the annoying animal, but Charlie easily defies him every time.

The short is included as part of the Looney Tunes Premiere Collection DVD, and the Looney Tunes Golden Collection.


Charlie searches for an owner when people, for some reason, turn him down. Charlie then hitches a ride a pet shop truck. He arrives in Porky's hotel room who kicks him out. Porky calls the pet shop owner saying : “I ordered a canary, not a monster!”.

Charlie tries to be friends when Porky once kicks him out. Porky pretends to be friends and "makes Charlie a dog coat", which sends him to Siberia, laughing an evil chuckle, but Charlie ends up coming back kicking Porky in the rear while doing the Siberian Steps (See Censorship). Meanwhile, Charlie looks through a stereoscope. Porky yells wakening the downstairs neighbor. He calls Charlie who threatens him. The man comes upstairs and beats up poor Porky.

Porky once again kicks the dog in the hall. Charlie pretends to be a baby and a woman see (“Censorship”) to fool Porky but loses. Porky becomes so angry it causes him to act like a bulldog (looked similar to Hector) forcing Charlie to be his owner.


  • The entire sequence where Charlie Dog poses as an abandoned baby at Porky's doorstep, Porky kicking the basket with Charlie Dog away, and Charlie Dog entering the apartment as an old woman who beats Porky with an umbrella for the despicable thing he's done was cut on ABC, making it look like that Porky was thrown out of the apartment (off-screen) when throwing Charlie Dog out.