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Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 8 March 1958 (USA)
Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

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Daffy play Robin Hood who is so intent that he is the real Mccoy to Friar Tuck (Porky) that he ends up convincing everyone, including himself, that he is not. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Trivia

Daffy's song is set to the tune of the 17th-century ballad "Come Lasses and Lads"; his lyrics are very loosely based on the first verse: Come, Lasses and Lads, get leave of your Dads, And away to the Maypole hie, For ev'ry fair has a sweetheart there And the fiddler's standing by. For Willy shall dance with Jane, And Johnny has got his Joan, To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it Trip it up and down, To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it Trip it up and down. See more »

Goofs

At one point Porky Pig (in the character of Friar Tuck) is walking in the forest singing the first verse of "The Ballad of Barbara Allen". Historians and Musicologists have dated the song only to 1666, not to Robin Hood's 12th Century. See more »

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[first lines]
Daffy Duck: [singing] Oh... Join up with me, so joyous and free / Away to old Sherwood hie / For I'm Robin Hood, and I'm very good / At avoiding the Sheriff's eye / So we'll trip along merrily / Thro' the green woods so gracefully / To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it / trip it up and down / To trip it, trip it...
[trips down a hill]
Daffy Duck: ...trip it, trip it, trip it - Whoops! - trip it, trip it, trip it...
[falls into a pond]
Daffy Duck: [finishing song] ... so trip it up and down!
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles appear on arrows shot at a target. As the final title card (Starring Daffy Duck) appears, the camera pulls back to reveal that Daffy has been shooting the arrows at point-blank range. He notices the camera and slinks away, shamefaced. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Looney Tunes: Space Race (2000) See more »

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Come Lasses and Lads
(uncredited)
Traditional English folk song
Played during the opening credits
Also sung with substitute lyrics by Daffy Duck
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Daffy Duck has trouble proving his identity...
13 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Any cartoon with Mel Blanc doing the voice characterizations and produced by Chuck Jones has got something going for it, but while ROBIN HOOD DAFFY is not the funniest cartoon about the famous outlaw, it does garner a few laughs when Daffy crashes into more trees than George of the Jungle.

The animation though, leaves something to be desired--it's not as pleasing in background layout nor are the characters given the sort of careful craftsmanship that was evident in, for example, the Tom and Jerry cartoons. Perhaps this is due to the newer drawing style of the late '50s which relied on more crudely drawn characters.

At any rate, a funny take on the Robin Hood legend, with Daffy getting the worst of things for a change while Porky Pig remains relatively unscathed by any of the over-the-top slapstick. Enjoyable enough, but not one of the funnier Porky Pig/Daffy Duck outings.


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