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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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Brahms' Lullaby
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Boxing Rules 101
19 January 2004 | by (Pocatello, Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

After Elmer declares himself to be a great sportsman, Daffy Duck challenges him to a boxing match to see if he's such a great sportsman without his rifle and hunting dog. This cartoon uses one of the most memorable gags that I can remember from any cartoon. As the boxing referee goes over the rules, he uses Elmer as a dummy on what not to do (None of this, or this, or like so). That will never leave me and I hope to use that tactic to my own advantage someday (Hee, hee, hee!) The boxing match is pretty much the only highlight of the cartoon. Everything leading up to it is so-so, but it is a very memorable sequence of comedy. I especially liked when Elmer's dog, Laramore, was pelted with garbage from the all-duck crowd when he booed what was going on in the ring. This is just a classic cartoon for the Warner Brothers team.

My IMDb Rating: 9/10


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