In this parody of trench-coat detective films, Daffy Duck is Duck Drake, a "Private Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat" who receives a telephone call summoning him to the J. Cleaver Axe-Handle ... See full summary »

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In this parody of trench-coat detective films, Daffy Duck is Duck Drake, a "Private Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat" who receives a telephone call summoning him to the J. Cleaver Axe-Handle Estate, where a murder has supposedly taken place. Daffy/Drake arrives at a lavish house that he thinks is the murder site and suspects its occupant, an amorous lady duck, of committing the crime. As the lady duck showers him with affection, Daffy attempts to reenact the crime as he believes it happened and orders the lady duck to cooperate. In the process, Daffy is shot, crushed by a falling piano, and run over by a train, before the lady duck tells him that he came to the wrong address, that the real murder site is a house down the road, and that the only thing of which she is guilty is love for Daffy, whom she matrimonially pursues straight through her house's door and outside onto the street. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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When the shapely lady duck fires the revolver, she holds the trigger but multiple shots are heard. A revolver can only fire repeatedly by releasing and pulling the trigger. See more »

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Shapely Lady Duck: Crime sweetheart? Nobody's committed any crime.
Daffy Duck: They haven't? Then why I ask you, why was I summoned here to the Axehandle Estate?
Shapely Lady Duck: Silly boy. The Axehandle Estate's a couple of blocks up the street.
Daffy Duck: Then. Then you ARE innocent!
Shapely Lady Duck: Uh uh sweetheart. I'm guilty!
Daffy Duck: [Speaking to the audience] No crime committed but she's guilty.
[Speaking to Shapely Lady Duck]
Daffy Duck: And what, pray-tell, many I ask are you guilty of?
Shapely Lady Duck: Of being crazy about you sweetheart!
Daffy Duck: [Speaking to the audience] Uh oh, she's got that old ball ...
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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Tchaikowsky)
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Fantastic! :-)
31 December 2009 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this Daffy Duck episode, for the following reasons: 1. The idea was very good, Daffy Duck can pull off a detective role very well (as you may already know even if you have not watched this particular episode). 2. The woman character was excellent, she CERTAINLY liked Daffy! 3. The way Daffy narrated the story at the beginning and then re-did the mystery in the middle and towards the end were very well done and clever. 4. The funny-walk scene is hilarious and well-animated. 5. There were many amusing points in the episode, if a tad slapsticky at times.

In this episode, Daffy stars as Duck Drake, a detective, who one day receives a call which does not interest him, until the caller posts a huge wad of cash through the phone. Daffy decides, now he has such a good fare, he will go out and investigate the mystery. He turns up at a very large merchant house, where a suspicious butler welcomes him in, with a funny walk, which Daffy imitates (and this was nearly twenty years before the Ministry of Silly Walks began!). He then meets a very over-dramatic, seductive woman duck and Daffy guesses what happened and why she is the murderer. Will he find out if she really committed the crime..? The only thing that I did not find top notch in this episode was the animation, it was not the best for Looney Tunes. Also, there is a little too much slapstick for me.

Very well worth watching, I recommend this to people who like Daffy Duck, to people who like his detective roles or who want to see them and to people who like it when Daffy is paired with a woman duck. Enjoy "The Super Snooper"! :-)


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