Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »
Daffy is an agent representing Sleepy Lagoon trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.
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 »
Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one, and comes across Foghorn Leghorn, where the loudmouth rooster is ... See full summary »
Many of the signs leading the caveman to the duck are parodies of 1930s-era ad slogans: "Cavemen Choose Duckies 2 to 1" is a parody of a Lucky Strike cigarette slogan, "People Choose Luckies 2 to 1." The Caveman is a parody of comedian Jack Benny. See more »
[in heaven, after the inflatable duck explodes and kills everyone]
You know, maybe that wasn't such a hot idea after all.
Good night, folks.
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The caveman is voiced like and given some of the familiar catch-phrases of Jack Benny, a household identity as the nation's most popular radio comedian when this cartoon was originally released. Although this material will mean little to a modern audience, there are still some splendid visual gags (Daffy dressing up like a traffic policeman to halt the pursuing rock), topped by an ingeniously extended spoof of advertising slogans, most of which fortunately are still fairly current ("There is no substitute for Duck"; "The pause that refreshes... Duck"; "Cavemen choose Duckies 2 to 1").
The pace is commendably fast, the characters admirably bizarre, the color (particularly in the opening Multiplane sequence) vividly atmospheric yet attractive.
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