Smoked Hams is the 21st animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on April 28, 1947, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.
In the cartoon Wally Walrus tries to get some sleep in the day, while Woody Woodpecker obnoxiously keeps Wally awake by mowing the lawn and burning leaves which produces a lot of smoke. At the end of the cartoon, when Woody himself goes to sleep, he falls into a basement where Wally torments him with all kinds of irritating sounds.
When Woody wakes up his pillow disappears for about three seconds and then out of nowhere reappears.
Smoked Hams was the first entry in the series (and the second "cartune" after Musical Moments from Chopin) that Woody's top knot was seen pushed forward, instead of slicked back (as usually seen during this period), for an extended period in some scenes. This was very similar to how his top knot looked in his upcoming third design; the recurring change would continue with all remaining entries that featured Woody's second design. It was seen pushed forward in pervious shorts but only in one or two shots and for just a few seconds.
- Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1947". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.