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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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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 »

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Daffy Duck: [singing] My name is Daffy Duck / worked on a Merry-Go-Round, / The job was swell / I did quite well Till the Merry-go-round broke down. / Hoo hoo! Hoo hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo hoo! / The guy that worked with me, / Was a horse with a lavender eye, / Around in whirls, we winked at girls / Till the Merry-go-round broke down.
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Daffy Duck: Up and down and round we sped, / That dizzy pace soon went to my head, / Now you know why I'm dizzy / And do the things I do / I am a screw / And you'd be too / If the ...
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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Forever Befuddled (2003) See more »

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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
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Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
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Daffy Still Developing But Other Characters, Writers & Artists Shine
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first bit of humor is in the "disclaimer" which includes the word "roasted" and then we get the customer pond shot at sunrise which, by the way, is beautifully drawn. There's something about these late '30s/early '40s animated shorts and films that have a distinct watercolor beauty to them.

Next we see "Egghead," a prototype of Elmer Food. Another sign of the times was the silhouette of a man in the movie theater and the character on screen talking to him, usually - as is the case here - telling the person to "sit down." When he doesn't, Egghead shoots him!! (I think Bugs Bunny did that once, too, but I'm not sure.)

This very young and smaller-looking Daffy was not the funny guy he was a decade later, almost a wise-guy. This is almost an introduction to this character as Daffy sings a song explaining who he is.

The funnier characters and real-life people in here were the Italian turtle, Ben Hathaway who wrote some clever sight gags into this story and the director, Tex Avery. Just don't expect laughs from the usually-hilarious Daffy Duck.

This is part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3.


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