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The Wise Quacking Duck (1943)

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An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.

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Daffy Duck / Mr. Meek (voice) (uncredited)
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The aptly named Mr. Meek is sent by Sweety Puss to kill Daffy for dinner. Daffy escape the hatchet, and hides behind a haystack, squirting ketchup for blood and making dying noises. Mr. Meek sees through this, and chases Daffy into the house. Inside the house, there's a lot of chasing, Daffy does a striptease, and faced down a shotgun twice. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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When dressed as a fortune teller, Daffy is imitating comedian Jerry Colonna. He even begins with one of Colonna's signature lines: "Greetings, Gate. Let's osculate." See more »

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[First lines]
Mr. Meek: Oh, I really hate to do this, folks, but my wife Sweetypuss said, if I don't roast a duck for dinner, she'll cook my goose.
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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
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Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Daffy Duck as "Jeanie with the Light Brown Feathers"
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Very fun, amusing and a delight to watch.
9 December 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This Daffy Duck episode stars the crazy (and luckily not very greedy) Daffy and a weedy, pathetic (pathetic at first and then a bit less later) man who is trying to hunt him, because his wife forced him to (luckily she does not appear in any part of the episode). The hunter is searching for a duck and he quickly comes across Daffy eating seeds. Daffy is not to be easily killed however...

I enjoyed this episode because Daffy, who is very unconventional and off-the-wall here (entertainingly so), is so good and because of the animation, the plot-line and the man who tries to hunt Daffy. The humour is also very good, fun and wacky. It is a bit odd for Looney Tunes humour, but will appeal to a great deal of viewers. A good deal of the jokes are old fashioned as well (like the kissing one, which I like for some reason, which ccthemovieman pointed out), stuff that would not be made today, for anyone's viewing, which is another highlight to the cartoon.

I recommend this to people who enjoy old Looney Tunes and to people who like Daffy Duck, especially when he's CRAZY. Enjoy "The Wise Quacking Duck"! :-)


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