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The Up-Standing Sitter (1948)

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Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do ... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck / I. Squeel / Hen / Baby Chick (voice)
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Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do with Daffy, but Daffy has to catch the chick. Of course, there are complications, including repeated run-ins with Spike the dog, another chicken whose nest the chick hides in, and a high wire that Daffy can't conquer. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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[Last line]
Daffy Duck: [on phone, as Spike spanks him] Hello, Acme Baby Sitting Agency? It looks like your star sitter is going to have to do his sitting standing up.
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
Music by Effie I. Canning
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Manages to be both funny and cute
16 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Up-Standing Sitter is a very good cartoon, but not quite one of the greats. The story is simple, perhaps a little too much so, but a number of things compensate such as the witty writing that is full of inspired puns and references and clever sight gags. Daffy still has his trademark persona but also has a caring side that I loved seeing. The chick, who is very like Tweety I agree, is very cute though thankfully not sickeningly so. Mel Blanc's vocal characterisations are as stellar as ever. The animation has been more fluid in other Looney Tunes shorts, but is bright and colourful on the whole, and the jaunty background music plays a vital part in making the humour work as always and succeeds. The song is very catchy also. All in all, not one of my favourites, but I like it very much. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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