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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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Paw: [after a lazy cuckoo emerges from his clock and rings a triangle for a dinner bell] Is that duck ready yet, Maw?
Maw: No, and I don't think he ever will be. I keep a-lightin' the matches and he keeps a-blowin' them out!
[as Maw lights each match, Daffy sticks his head out of the oven and blows them out. Fade out]
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Home Sweet Home
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An episode reference not mentioned elsewhere on IMDb: A Feud There Was.
1 December 2009 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

What first surprised me about this episode was the opening: it quite obviously referenced the episode I mentioned above. In "A Feud There Was," there is a group of American Westerners in the middle of the forest constantly shooting their guns and there is a woman who makes the tea and the meals. That was the case in this episode. One minute through, however, and no more references occur. The episode then features a turkey who is going to be eaten for Thanksgiving and Daffy Duck. Daffy is annoyed that the Turkey has to eat some of Daffy's share of food, as he receives very little himself. When he sees the huge meal that the humans have given the turkey, Daffy then realises that the turkey is being fattened for Thanksgiving and he sees this as an opportunity to eat all that is being given to the turkey, while he tells the turkey he cannot fatten himself up or otherwise he will be eaten...

Another episode reference later on is "Tom Turk and Daffy", which I will not give away in this review. Overall, I thought the episode was worth watching, it gave a greedy side of Daffy you do not usually see and there were a few witty statements and all right gags. I do not think I will watch it again, but it is funny enough.

I recommend this to people who like all Daffy Duck and episode references (if they've seen at least one of the original cartoons). Enjoy "Holiday For Drumsticks"! :-)


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