I think this is a long shot, or maybe not as some of you seem to have the answers for every obscure question.
I'm looking for a 16mm reel (or 8mm) of film that contained cartoon bloopers -- most notably the Porky Pig son-of-a-bb, son-of-a-bb... cartoon, and a number of others.
The backstory is I have a friend who collects 8/16mm film and I'd really like to give him this as a gift. We watched this thing when we were kids on his old projector and never laughed so hard (when you're 13, hearing Porky Pig swear is a hoot!). I can't remember the other cartoons on this reel? I think the Flintstone's "Winston" commercial was on it too, but it was over 30 years ago.
I don't think this was a one-off production. I'm pretty sure it was produced in some quantity.
Most film had degraded to the point of no longer being usable, but a lot still exists and I'm hoping there's a collector that might stumble upon this thread and point me in the right direction. Thanks a ton!
If you haven't already done so, I suggest posting your inquiry in the "Toons on Film" category... We have a lot of collectors who post information on that message board; so there's a chance someone may know about this particular reel.
The Porky Pig "blooper" you cite was specially-produced to be included as part of a "blooper-reel" that was shown every year at the Christmas party held at the Warner Bros. Studio. A number of these reels, officially called "Breakdowns", have already been included as bonus features on DVD's from Warner Home Video. These are DVD's which include not only one of the classic Warner Bros. feature films, like "Mrs. Skeffington" and "King's Row", but also are chock-full of bonus features: a newsreel, 1-2 trailers for other WB films that were released the same year, a "Looney Tunes" or "Merrie Melodies" cartoon and either a comedy or musical short-subject... A number of these DVD sets also have one of the aforementioned blooper reels. They are catagorized by year, such as: "Breakdowns of 1938", "Breakdowns of 1941", etc. The Porky Pig clip in which he drops the "B-bomb" is, I believe, part of the "Breakdowns of 1939" reel; although I forget now which DVD set it's on. The Porky Pig "blooper" was also included by itself on one of the later volumes of The Looney Tunes Golden Collection.
Postscript: I moved your thread to the "Toons on Film" category... hopefully someone else here can point you in the right direction in terms of finding the reel your searching for.
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(This post was edited by zavkram on Jan 18, 2010, 11:55 PM)