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Porky Pig is a tired traveller driving into a town and looking for a hotel. He is delighted to find one with a 10 cent per-night fee. But its manager is Daffy Duck, who infests Porky's room... See full summary »

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Porky Pig is a tired traveller driving into a town and looking for a hotel. He is delighted to find one with a 10 cent per-night fee. But its manager is Daffy Duck, who infests Porky's room with a succession of rest-disturbing animals and asks an increasingly hefty sum for each time he has to remove an animal from the room. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Porky paid $5.00 for the cat to get rid of the mouse, $10 for the dog to get rid of the cat, $26 for the lion to get rid of the dog, $72 for the elephant to get rid of the lion and $666 for the mouse to get rid of the elephant making a total of $779.00 See more »

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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
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A Daffy Duck episode which is surprisingly good!
5 July 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

"Dime to Retire" is one of quite a few Daffy Duck episodes where Daffy is being very cruel. Luckily in this, he is being cruel for money, he is being cruel in clever ways and he never actually hurts anybody himself (in other episodes, often Daffy is punching Porky and trying to kill Speedy Gonzales or something like that). There are also some quite clever gags in here, which is also rather unusual for this kind of episode. It is unlikely that you will not smile at least once while watching this. Luckily the theme of the episode is also good, the storyline would be much weaker without it.

Porky has been driving for quite some time and needs a place to stay for the night. Unfortunately, in the town he stops at, all of the hotels have no vacancy - except one. Porky is very surprised to find a hotel where he has to pay only ten cents per day. He is happy with his room provided by Daffy Duck (as the hotel manager), until a mouse starts chewing celery nearby. The trouble has only just started...

As bobthemoo also points out, there is a reference to the older, crazier Daffy Duck at the end of this, as he runs around shouting, "Woo-hoo!"

I recommend this to people who like the cruel Daffy Duck best and to people who like the modern Porky. Enjoy "Dime to Retire"! :-)

6 and a half out of ten.


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