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A pet duckling grows up to be Daffy. His antics soon grate on the family, culminating in a fencing match at the breakfast table fought with butter knives. But the daughter defends Daffy.

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Daffy Duck / Agnes' Father / Baby Duck (voice)
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A doting father gives a cute little duckling to his little daughter. That duckling grows up to become Daffy Duck, who soon develops quite a night life, which he loudly explains at breakfast, in the process of eating everything in sight. When the exasperated father's attempts at violently removing Daffy fail, he tries one final measure to drive Daffy away... Written by Jason A. Cormier

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The father's hands alternate between having three and four fingers. See more »

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Daffy Duck: This will kill you. Listen to this.
[laughs]
Daffy Duck: We was in the house and everything was flying. The furniture was goin' in the door and out the window!
[laughs even harder]
Daffy Duck: What a time! One guy was swinging from a chandelier. You would've thought he was a monkey!
[laughs]
Daffy Duck: Come to think of it, he was a monkey!
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Auld Lang Syne
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Played during the toast
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angular Daffy
2 July 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This relic of Daffy Duck's brief angular period (his forehead looks like a right angle) doesn't carry a directorial credit, but I read that Frank Tashlin directed it. Anyway, it goes like this: a father gave his daughter a baby duck...who grew up to be the out-of-control Daffy, to the point where the father starts wanting to get rid of him. But not only is Daffy always a step or two ahead of the creep, the daughter loves Daffy no matter what he does!

This features Daffy in full manic form: he sits at the table laughing hysterically while telling jokes, and runs around at breakneck speed. No wonder the daughter likes him so much! Also, there's a brief reference to the recently ended World War II, as Daffy explains that the government doesn't want people taking unnecessary trips.

Anyway, "Nasty Quacks" is truly a look back at the days when Daffy's name actually referred to his personality, a few years before Chuck Jones turned him into a greedy narcissist*. Mostly just a way to pass time, but a really fun one at that.

*Don't get me wrong, Jones really did some great work with the vicious Daffy; part of the idea in the Hunting Trilogy is that Daffy tries to undermine Bugs Bunny's integrity, and so Bugs gets Elmer Fudd to shoot Daffy.


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