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To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943)

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 »

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Daffy Duck / Duck Referee / Duck Spectators / Laramore (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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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 on, but he's drowned out by Daffy's all-duck cheering section. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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6 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Canardons le canard  »

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The title is based upon the often used quote from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be." See more »

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Laramore: There's something awfully screwy about this fight, or my name isn't Laramore... and it isn't!
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

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Song of the Mounted Police
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Music by M.K. Jerome
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The Best of Daffy
9 July 2004 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

A great cartoon. The unpredictable set-up (Daffy backs Elmer through the marsh up into a boxing ring!) begins a hilarious pro-duck boxing match. Elmer is of course, completely over-matched and clueless (but surprisingly gets back and Daffy and Co. at the end), and Daffy has a funny line to the audience-"Ain't he a dope?". The referee is a strong, (literally) well-rounded character, too. But the best line might be from Laramor the dog, "There's something screwy about this fight, or my name isn't Laramor...and it isn't". I know that they can't have them all on the Golden Collection, but this, among other early 40s' shorts should have been included and hopefully will be available soon on DVD.


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