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Fool Coverage (1952)

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Daffy Duck is determined to sell Porky Pig an insurance policy by any means necessary.

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Daffy Duck / Porky Pig (voice)
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Daffy Duck is a life-insurance-peddler, who arrives uninvited at Porky Pig's door to persuade Porky to purchase an insurance policy, on the pretext that Porky's home is loaded with hazards. When Porky rejects Daffy's claim that accidents in the home are "waiting" to happen, Daffy rigs some accidents. But each time, the calamity strikes only Daffy, who is buried in clutter from a closet and blasted in the explosions of kitchen stove gas and a dynamite stick. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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13 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Når uheldet er ude  »

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Porky Pig: Now, w-where did I put that screwdriver? I bet I l-left it in the oven.
[Looks inside oven with a lit match]
Porky Pig: Ah, h-here it is.
Daffy Duck: No accidents in the home, eh? You should never use a match to look in the oven.
Porky Pig: Oh, f-f-fiddlesticks.
Daffy Duck: You should use a flashlight, like so.
[Peeks inside oven with flashlight; it explodes]
Daffy Duck: Must have been a short in my battery.
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Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
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Attributed to Thomas A. Beckett
Played when Daffy looks at the calendar
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Non stop hilarity from start to finish
24 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fool Coverage is for me one of the better Robert McKimson-directed Looney Tunes cartoons. Why do I love it so much? Basically it is just non-stop hilarity from start to finish, with a huge amount to like.

The animation is excellent, clean, crisp, colourful and smooth like animation should be pretty much. The backgrounds especially are worth admiring. The music is also playful and energetic, the sight gags are clever, the story is original and the dialogue is typical Looney Tunes irreverence. Porky is good and likable although he doesn't get as much to do, but Daffy more greedy than he ever was is the real star of the show. The pacing is quick, and Mel Blanc is superb as always.

Overall, a hilarious and hugely enjoyable Looney Tunes fare. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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