Back Alley Oproar is a remake of the 1941 cartoon Notes to You also directed by Friz Freleng. It has a similar plot, but the characters used in Notes to You were Porky Pig and an unnamed alley cat.
At the beginning of The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, Daffy is heard saying "sufferin' succotash" while waiting for his Dick Tracy comic. This line would eventually become the catchphrase of Sylvester, who also has a lisp in his voice. Both characters were voiced by Mel Blanc.
The street car conductor briefly seen during The Great Piggy Bank Robbery is Porky Pig dressed in a driver's uniform and a handlebar mustache.
In 1994 The Great Piggy Bank Robbery was voted #16 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren and Stimpy, named The Great Piggy Bank Robbery as his favorite cartoon on the DVD commentary for Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2.
High Note is 7 minutes long.
High Note was released on December 3, 1960.
When Back Alley Oproar aired on the WB!, the three times Elmer runs down the steps and steps on tacks when trying to stop Sylvester from singing were cut.
Back Alley Oproar was reissued with Blue Ribbon titles and shown that way in TV for years. It was restored with original titles for a Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2 DVD, in which it is uncut and restored with original titles.
Back Alley Oproar is 7 minutes long.
Back Alley Oproar was released on March 27, 1948.
When The Great Piggy Bank Robbery aired on the Kids WB shows "Bugs 'N Daffy" and "The Daffy Duck Show", the scene of Daffy locking all the criminals in a closet, blasting them with his Thompson submachine gun, and all of the criminals falling out in rapid succession was cut for being too violent.
At the beginning of The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, the WB shield doesn't zoom to the viewers, only the sound effect is heard. This error also occurred in Kitty Kornered (1951).
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery was the first Looney Tunes cartoon to use a new version of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down before 1955.
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery was released in 1946.
"Love dat man!"
Daffy's early line about Dick Tracy, "I love that man!" and the pig's closing line, "I love that duck!" are references to a popular catch-phrase of the time, "Love dat man!", said by the character Beulah on Fibber McGee and Molly., a radio show between 1935-1959.