The patriarch of a family of farming hill billies is fattening a turkey to slaughter for Thanksgiving Day dinner, and he is fattening the fowl by providing him with a veritable feast of ... See full summary »

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The patriarch of a family of farming hill billies is fattening a turkey to slaughter for Thanksgiving Day dinner, and he is fattening the fowl by providing him with a veritable feast of roast beef, ham, fruits, vegetables, cakes, and pies. A jealous Daffy Duck, one of the turkey's fellow farm animals, wants to have all the food for himself. So, Daffy pretends to care for the turkey's welfare and warns the turkey off the food, and he urges the turkey to lose weight so that the hill billies won't want to slaughter him. Daffy gorges himself on the food while acting as coach to the turkey, who is frantically and strenuously trying to reduce himself. When Thanksgiving comes, the turkey is toothpick-thin, and the hillbilly father turns his hungry sights on an overweight Daffy! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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22 January 1949 (USA)  »

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Paw: Land sakes! This turkey sure is a boney looking critter. Don't look very healthy to me.
Daffy Duck: Yeah, ain't he a mess? Too bad he ain't healty like me. Here, look at this wing. Have you ever seen a wing like that on a duck before? Yes, sir. An all fat tendered duck. Now take this leg for instance. Ain't that a beauty? Yeah, but it's a shame you can't eat duck on Thanksgiving.
[Paw makes a wide grinning smile]
Daffy Duck: Or can ya?
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I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
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Music by Harry M. Woods
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a preview of the coming obesity epidemic
25 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This time, filmdom's most drake* gets a turkey to give up his food, and then eats it. This proves unfortunate for him once Thanksgiving comes around. Mostly, this cartoon is really funny because of what Daffy Duck does in trying to avoid getting eaten (a true display of his craven, self-preserving side).

The sight of a morbidly obese Daffy makes me think of the current obesity epidemic. Who would have guessed that Daffy would have become a couch potato? But otherwise, it's just a regular cartoon. Fairly entertaining.

*A duck is the female of the species, while a drake is the male. Therefore, the second most famous Looney Tune would more accurately be called Daffy Drake. But it's a bit late to change the name after seventy years.


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