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Daffy Duck / Turtle Referee / Nut House Duck (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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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

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 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played during the opening shot of the pond
Also played when Daffy has an apple on his head
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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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