Supervision: Robert Clampett
Animation: Vive Risto
Story By: Melvin Millar
Musical Direction: Carl W. Stalling
Release Date: February 10, 1940
Series: Looney Tunes
Synopsis: The cartoon opens in the Sahara Desert where it is so hot, as a title card informs us, that "even the fan dancers use electric fans". At a desert Oasis, we see Porky Pig exiting The Brown Turban singing "The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish". Porky is called over by a "nasty spy" named "Tattle-Tale" Gray who hands the pig a secret message about Ali-Baba and his Dirty Sleeves' plan to attack the Desert Fort. Porky rents a camel, named Baby Dumpling, and is off to the Fort to warn of the attack. When he gets there, the Fort is empty as the troops have gone to the Legion Convention in Boston. Porky and the camel are left to defend the Fort by themselves when Ali-Baba and the thieves attack. Ali-Baba corners Porky and Baby Dumpling at knifepoint and Dumpling calls his mother for help. Mama Camel arrives just in time and headbutts Ali-Baba clear out of the Fort. A little Arab with a bomb strapped to his head, who has been sitting on the sidelines the entire attack (as the lone member of the "Suicide Squad"), sees his big chance. He charges the Fort ("Beep! Beep! Outta the way, outta the way! Beep! Beep!"), Porky and the camels open the front and back doors for him and he charges right through...and straight into Ali-Baba and the thieves. After a giant explosion, the remains fall back to Earth to form "Ali Baba's Auto Camp".
Various public domain compilations
- The title of this cartoon is a pun on the song title "Alabamy Bound".
- "Tattle-Tale" Gray is a caricature of tough guy actor, George Raft.
- "Tattletale grey" was a phrase used in advertisements for Fels-Naptha Soap (also referenced in Clampett's "Jeepers Creepers" (1939) and "Goofy Groceries" (1941).
- "You naaaasty spy!" was a spoof of one of Joe Penner's catchphrases, "You naaasty man!".
- The Brown Turban is a spoof of Hollywood's famous hat-shaped restaurant, the Brown Derby.
- Camels Blondie and Baby Dumpling refer to characters of the same name from the "Blondie" comic strip/movies.
- Colorized twice, once in 1968 and computer colorized in 1992.
- After 9/11, Cartoon Network removed the brief shot of the sign reading "This Bench Reserved for Suicide Squad" when we first see the little thief with the bomb strapped to his head. (Though the sign was never readable when the network logo was in the corner of the screen, anyway.)