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To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck / Duck Referee / Laramore (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Sportsman? Listen, sport! You don't know the meaning of fair play! What chance has a poor helpless fluffy little winged creature like me against you?
[taking away each item from Elmer as he mentions it]
Daffy Duck: You, with your bullets, and your shotgun, and your knife, and your duck call, and your hunting coat, and your hunting dog, and all kinds of stuff like that there! What protection have I got? A bulletproof vest, I suppose!
[parts his feathers to reveal just that]
Daffy Duck: Heh-heh. How did that get there?
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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None of this or this!
2 July 2002 | by (Your Critic of Critics) – See all my reviews

While the Daffy Duck of the `50s and `60s was funny, there is no beating the Daffy from the `30s and `40s and here is proof of that and who can forget the famous Daffy laugh which inspired the Woody Woodpecker laugh? I don't know if it was because of Woody that the Daffy laugh was absent in the `50s and `60s but I don't think so because both Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck were performed by Mel Blanc.


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