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Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 15 May 1943 (USA)
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.

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Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Sleepy Lagoon - Coughing (voice) (uncredited)
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Sleepy Lagoon (singing voice) (uncredited)
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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.

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A picture on the wall, seen in the final minute, is inscribed "Love from Uncle Friz" and shows an unflattering caricature of the director, Friz Freleng (here credited as "I. Freleng"), who thereby sneaks in a funny cameo of himself. See more »

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Daffy Duck: Yes, sir. Daffy Duck, personal representative of the biggest discovery since the Sweater girl. He's colossal! Stupendous! One might even go so far as to say... he's mediocre. I give you that paragon of pep and personality, Sleepy Lagoof!
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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Animal Quackers (2003) See more »

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Can-Can
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from "Orpheus in the Underworld"
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
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Friz Freling's Yankee Doodle Daffy is one of his best
5 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This Friz Freling short has the duck trying to impress talent scout Porky Pig with the music abilities of his client, a kid duck named Sleepy Lagoon who sucks on a lollipop throughout most of the short. Daffy sings and dances all over the place changing costumes behind a curtain as Porky keeps trying to leave for a plane to catch a business appointment. This is the "wacky Daffy" of the '30s and '40s that keeps on moving in flashes of lunacy no matter how people react to him. All musical bits are entertaining especially Daffy's Carmen Miranda number. The twist ending is a hoot, too. All in all, Yankee Doodle Daffy is one of Freling's best.


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