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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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Daffy Duck: Life is bitter for I am a sitter and put little kiddies to bed. While I tuck the sheet around their feet, they're busy slappin' 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 fifty cents.
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A Daffy Duck short that is not to be missed!
21 July 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

With the ever brilliant Daffy Duck, good animation and good directing from Robert McKimson, this is an episode I enjoyed and one well worth watching. Personally, in this episode I did not enjoy the slapstick provided, but other people will probably find this part of the episode funny.

This short starts with Daffy Duck, a babysitter, going off to babysit and he sings a bright tune on his way:

"Life is bitter, for I'm a sitter and put little kiddies to bed. While I cup the sheet, around their feet, they're busy slapping my head. They throw their trains, they rattle my brains, my head is full of dents. No wonder I'm sour, goes on by the hour and each hour I earn fifty cents!"

As you have probably guessed by the tune, Daffy is unusually considerate and does a good job putting up with his job. Anyhow, he goes off to the mother of the chick he will babysit and finds that the baby is still an egg. He begins on his job to warm the egg. Just as he starts to read, the egg starts to move - and it hatches. It turns out the chick is a horrible little thing and Daffy plunges himself into deep trouble...

Poor Daffy! Folks who hate seeing Daffy being hurt will not enjoy this short. Otherwise, if you like Looney Tunes, you will probably enjoy this. I enjoyed, the main reason because Daffy is as he is here. Enjoy "The Up-Standing Sitter"! :-)


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