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Tom Turk and Daffy (1944)

Daffy agrees to hide Tom Turk from Porky, until he learns that Porky is planning to serve the turkey for dinner, then turns stool pigeon.

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(as Charles M. Jones)

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(as The Staff), (as The Staff)
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Porky Pig / Daffy Duck (voice)
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It's Thanksgiving, and Tom Turk is trying to avoid become the main attraction on Porky Pig's dinner table. Fellow bird Daffy Duck is willing to help him, until he realizes that he'll miss out on a delicious meal. Hilarity ensues as each tries to get the other caught by Porky. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Trivia

The word Tom Turk mutters while inside the snowman is "Quisling." This was the name of the Norwegian Prime Minister who sold out to the Nazis, paving the way toward a (relatively) bloodless invasion of his country. In return, he was granted preferential custody of his occupied nation, but his name would be synonymous with "traitor" and "Benedict Arnold" forever after. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: You lose something, fat stuff?
Porky Pig: I'm l-l-looking for a d-d-darned old t-turkey.
Daffy Duck: Sir! Do you mean to insinuate that I'd hide your d-d-arned old t-t-turkey?
Porky Pig: I was ce-ce-certain it came this way.
Daffy Duck: Well, I ain't talkin', see? My lips are sealed.
[Locks appear on Daffy's beak]
Porky Pig: Well, g-g-gee, uh, g-g-gee...
Daffy Duck: I ain't no stool pigeon, see.
Tom Turk: [Inside snowman] What a pal, what a pal, what a pal, what a pal, what a pal. What a pal.
Porky Pig: Oh, d-d-dagnabit. And I had everything r-ready for a nice, big t-t-turkey dinner.
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Story by The Staff. See more »

Connections

References The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923) See more »

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Ice Cold Katy
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played during the opening credits
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The Yams Did It!
6 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Chuck Jones was starting to discover his directorial style in his 1942 releases. His cartoons were beginning to be funny, but were still conservative in pacing compared to the other directors.

This short is exceptional in that its very fast paced and zany. Almost as if it came from another director. The key poses and drawing are indicative of Jones, but it feels like a Jones cartoon directed by Tashlin. Yet there are moments in this short were it seems Jones is resisting a zany approach. When Daffy is attempting to vow not to become a "stool pigeon", the animation of him is restrained and subtle, but Mel Blanc's vocal delivery is very animated. The animation acting and the voice acting don't match.

There was speculation that Art Davis actually directed this short, but this is unfounded, considering it does not even resemble the shorts that he would start directing just a year later. The real curiosity is the story credit "The Staff", which appears in the opening credits. This was a topic that was discussed on some online forums a few times to determine the meaning behind that unusual credit, but still remains a mystery.

This is one of many great WB cartoons from 1944. Thankfully available on DVD.


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