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Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

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A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck / Turtle Referee / Nut House Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
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A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain wascally wabbit. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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1 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Daffy et l'apprenti chasseur  »

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This is the only cartoon in which Egghead is not depicted as his traditional self, in a green suit and derby. In this film, he wears a brown hunting suit and cap, has dark hair, and carries a Savage .99 rifle. See more »

Quotes

[Egghead finally has Daffy when an asylum ambulance appears]
Nut House Duck: Gee, thanks a lot, chum, for catching this goof. You know, we've been after this guy for months. He's absolutely wingdingy, looney-tuney, and Oofty McGoofty. I feel sorry for the poor squirrel, but I'm telling ya, he's one-hundred percent nuts.
Egghead: Yeah?
Nut House Duck: Yeah!
[the Nut House duck honks Egghead's nose, then he and Daffy go hopping and woo-hooing together]
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References Porky's Duck Hunt (1937) See more »

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Just Before the Battle, Mother
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Music by George Frederick Root
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A Merrie Melodies cartoon with the Loony Tunes anthem
22 February 2006 | by (Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Isn't "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" the theme song to the Loony Tunes? Tex Avery was probably aware of this, which would make it an inside joke, adding to the countless gags which the gang at Termite Terrace used, to make each other laugh. I was watching this cartoon recently from their Golden Collection Vol. 3. This one didn't have a commentary, so I thought I'd put that out there, but I suppose most die-hard fans noticed it right away. (I wish there were commentaries for all of them.)

Also, Mel Blanc voiced the turtle referee, and he did a brilliant impersonation of Chico Marx.

While this cartoon is very good for its time (with Tex Avery to boot), I vastly prefer the 40's and 50's versions, which is why I only gave it a 7. Personal preference.


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