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The Ducksters (1950)

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Porky is a contestant of a sadistic big money radio quiz show hosted by Daffy Duck.

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Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Audience Member (voice)
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Daffy Duck as a radio quiz-show host, and Porky Pig as his contestant. Daffy penalizes Porky very roughly if he doesn't answer a question properly or within the (ridiculously short) designated time. He: drops safes, boulders and waterfalls on Porky; forces Porky to name all 48 states in a very brief moment of time; locks Porky in with a ravenous gorilla and threatens him. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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The "Miss Shush" Porky is asked to identify by the sound of brushing her teeth is actually, as Daffy tells the audience, "Mamie the 600-Pound Gorilla who appears in Obnoxious Pictures' 'Jungle Jitters'". Both the character and film are fictitious; this is not a reference to the M-G-M cartoon Jungle Jitters (1934) directed by Ub Iwerks nor Warner Brothers' own 1938 cartoon of the same name, directed by Friz Freleng, the latter of which did not feature a gorilla. See more »

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Porky is asked who won the New Zealand heavyweight championship of 1735; however, New Zealand did not have a permanent European presence until after 1800. See more »

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Daffy Duck: This program is brought to you by the Eagle Hands Laundry. Does your eagle have dirty mitts?
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Music by Jule Styne
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Daffy
12 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ducksters, The (1950)

*** (out of 4)

Spoof of game shows has host Daffy Duck mistreating contestant Porky Pig by throwing boulders, safes and various other gadgets on him. Even though poor Porky is answering the questions correctly, Daffy keeps doing harm to him but soon things are going to change. There's not too much thought, screenplay wise, in this short from Merrie Melodies but it still manages to be quite charming and cute. The one thing that held it back a little for me was Daffy who just really didn't seem like himself here. We never really get that maniac attack nor any nice lines of dialogue. Porky on the other hand is his great self and the two do work well together.


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