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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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Complete credited cast:
Daffy Duck / I. Squeel / Hen / Baby Chick (voice)


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 <>

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3 July 1948 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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References The Egg and I (1947) See more »


William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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It''s A Hard Job, But Somebody Has To Do It
5 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daffy is an employee at The Acme Baby-Sitting Agency. I liked Daffy's little poem as he headed out on his assignment for the day:

"Life is bitter for I am a sitter. And put little kids to bed.

"While I tuck the sheet around their feet, they are busy slapping my head They throw their trains and rattle my brains. My head is full of dents.

"No wonder I'm sour. Goes on by the hour. And each hour I earn 50 cents."

Daffy finds he has an odd assignment: he has to sit on an egg. A hen has employed him to sit on her egg while she goes out. Daffy calmly sits down and reads a book ("The Egg And I," naturally) and things look calm until the egg hatches and the little chick thinks Daffy is his mother, or father, or sister, on and on and on. This little chick is a strange one. He's very paranoid, too.

This little guy sounds almost exactly like "Tweety." Hey, there is almost no way Mel Blanc can disguise that unique voice of his. I wonder if this yellow bird was the inspiration for Tweety? It might have been, as Daffy uses Sylvester's line, "sufferin' succotash." We even have "Spike" in here. In other words, we almost have a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon here except that Daffy is trying to do his job and keep the little chick safe, not eat him as Sylvester would have preferred.

You had to feel sorry for poor Daffy in here. This time, he's the good guy and that little chick gets to be a real wise-guy. Overall, despite the injustice to our poor duck friend at the end, this is a very entertaining cartoon

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