You Ought to Be in Pictures

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You Ought to Be in Pictures is a 1940 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short film featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. The film combined live-action and animation, and features live-action appearances by Leon Schlesinger, writer Michael Maltese, animator Gerry Chiniquy and other Schlesinger Productions staff members.

Directed by Friz Freleng. Produced by Leon Schlesinger. Story by Jack Miller.


Daffy Duck: Psst. Hey, Porky. Say, you want a good job?
Porky Pig: B-but I got a good j-jo-j-position.
Daffy Duck: Oh, you call this a job? Working in cartoons? Phoo! I know where you can get a job in features, as Bette Davis' leading man. Three grand a week.
Porky Pig: Oh, I'm n-n-not good enough for that. Besides, I g-g-got a contract here.
Daffy Duck: You can get out of that. Just go up and tell the boss that you wanna quit.
Porky Pig: D-d-do you think I ought to?
Daffy Duck: Sure. Come on, come on. You don't get an opportunity like this every day. Come on.

Leon Schlesinger: Hello, Porky. Come on in.
Porky Pig: Hello, Mr. Schl-Schle-Schles-g-g-g-g... Hello, Leon.
Leon Schlesinger: Well, Porky, what's on your mind? What can I do for you?
Porky Pig: You see, I've been in cartoons a long time, and I was thinking, t-that if I had a chance to act in features... What's Errol Flynn got that I haven't?
Leon Schlesinger: You mean to say you want to get out of your cartoon contract?
Porky Pig: Y-yeah, t-that's right.
Leon Schlesinger: Well, if that's the way you feel about it, it's all right with me. You sure you know what you're doing?
Porky Pig: Y-yes.
Leon Schlesinger: Well, if you say so, I'll tear up your contract, if that's what you want.
Porky Pig: Y-yes.
Leon Schlesinger: Well, if that's the way you feel about it, it's all right with me.
[Leon tears up contract and throws it in wastebasket]
Leon Schlesinger: [shakes hands with Porky] Okay, Porky. Don't forget me when you're a star.
[Porky leaves]
Leon Schlesinger: He'll be back.

Studio Guard: Who do you think you are, driving through here like that?
Porky Pig: Why, I'm P-P-Porky Pig.
Studio Guard: Oh, so you're Porky Pig. [Porky nods] And you wanna go in there. [Porky nods again] And you want me to be a nice guy and let you go in there. [Porky nods yet again] So I can lose my job.
[Porky starts nodding, catches himself and shakes his head]
Studio Guard: Well, I'm not a nice guy, and I'm not gonna let you in, and I'm not gonna lose my job, but I am gonna throw you out!
[The Studio Guard picks up Porky, car and all, and tosses him out]
Studio Guard: Get out and stay out!


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