Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck takes his girl to a beach, where a muscle-bound duck attracts the attentions of Daffy's fickle chick. She leaves Daffy and walks off with the hunky duck. A salesman sells Daffy a bogus strength-building tonic, and Daffy takes some, thinking it has made him into a virile power-house! He challenges the muscular duck to a series of contests involving bar-bending, chain-chewing, and weight-lifting. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The label on the Atomcol bottle states that it consists of "10% Pure Tap Water and 90% Hot Mustard." See more »

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Daffy Duck: Well, what do you call that?
Hunky Duck: You all can call me Shorty.
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Down in Nashville, Tennessee
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Music by David Mann
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Sung by the body-builder while playing the ukulele
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One Of Daffy's Final Protagonist Roles
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daffy and his girlfriend are having a fun day at the beach when a giant muscle-bound duck (we'll use IMDb's name "Hunky Duck" from here on out) comes along and impresses his girlfriend. Not wanting his relationship to end like that, Daffy is conned by a salesman into taking "Atom-Col" (a bogus muscle-building formula). Thus begins a series of contests between him and Hunky to see who's the strongest.

At the time of this cartoon's release, Daffy was right in the midst of his transformation from crazy/loony Daffy to greedy/self-centered Daffy. Here, he's neither of the two. So as with other cartoons from this time period (Cracked Quack for example), he's given a somewhat dry role here. What this means is that the cartoon basically has to rely on its jokes to supply its humor (as opposed to its characters). Fortunately, most of them are reasonably funny. His constant defeat during Hunky's contests is funny, as is his interaction with his girlfriend. There are a couple jokes that don't really work (particularly the ending - which really doesn't make a whole lot of sense), but the ones that do work are solid.

This is by no means Daffy's best performance, but a good cartoon nonetheless and worth seeing for fans of the little black duck.


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