Series Name
Season Pilot, Episode 1
Air date November 25, 1940
Written by Lowell Elliot, Ben Hardaway
Directed by Walter Lantz or Alex Lovy
Episode Guide
Woody Woodpecker

Knock Knock is an Andy Panda cartoon released in 1940. It is notable for being the first appearance of Woody Woodpecker.


The cartune ostensibly stars Andy Panda (voice of Sara Berner) and his father, Papa Panda (voice of Mel Blanc), but it is Woody (voice of Blanc) who steals the show. The woodpecker constantly pesters the two pandas, apparently just for the fun of it. Andy, meanwhile, tries to sprinkle salt on Woody's tail in the belief that this will somehow capture the bird. To Woody's surprise, Andy's attempts prevail (comically, the mound of salt placed on Woody's tail is so heavy that he cannot run away), and in an ending very similar to 1938's Daffy Duck & Egghead, Woody is taken away to the funny farm—where his captors prove to be crazier than he is.