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Daffy agrees to hide Tom Turk from Porky, until he learns that Porky is planning to serve the turkey for dinner, then turns stool pigeon.


Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)


Michael Maltese (as The Staff), Tedd Pierce (as The Staff)


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Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Daffy Duck (voice)


It's Thanksgiving, and Tom Turk is trying to avoid become the main attraction on Porky Pig's dinner table. Fellow bird Daffy Duck is willing to help him, until he realizes that he'll miss out on a delicious meal. Hilarity ensues as each tries to get the other caught by Porky. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Release Date:

12 February 1944 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The word Tom Turk mutters while inside the snowman is "Quisling." This was the name of the Norwegian Prime Minister who sold out to the Nazis, paving the way toward a (relatively) bloodless invasion of his country. In return, he was granted preferential custody of his occupied nation, but his name would be synonymous with "traitor" and "Benedict Arnold" forever after. See more »


Tom Turk: He's after me! He's gonna kill me! Don't let him kill me! I'm too young to die! I have my whole life before me! Love! Travel! Good books!
Tom Turk: Hide me! Hide me! Hide me!
Daffy Duck: [slaps Tom] Here, pull yourself together, Tom. Snap out of it! Snap out of it! You're verging on the hysterical!
[Hits Tom until he's unconscious]
Daffy Duck: Come on now, brace up. Brace up. There, that's more like it. Let's see now. Where will I hide this seagull? Ooh, here we are.
[Puts Tom's head under a boulder]
Daffy Duck: No, no, a little too ...
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Crazy Credits

Story by The Staff. See more »


References The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923) See more »


It Can't Be Wrong
Music by Max Steiner
[Plays when Daffy says, "It was those yams! All those nasty yams!"]
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The Yams Did It!
6 August 2017 | by VimaconeSee all my reviews

Chuck Jones was starting to discover his directorial style in his 1942 releases. His cartoons were beginning to be funny, but were still conservative in pacing compared to the other directors.

This short is exceptional in that its very fast paced and zany. Almost as if it came from another director. The key poses and drawing are indicative of Jones, but it feels like a Jones cartoon directed by Tashlin. Yet there are moments in this short were it seems Jones is resisting a zany approach. When Daffy is attempting to vow not to become a "stool pigeon", the animation of him is restrained and subtle, but Mel Blanc's vocal delivery is very animated. The animation acting and the voice acting don't match.

There was speculation that Art Davis actually directed this short, but this is unfounded, considering it does not even resemble the shorts that he would start directing just a year later. The real curiosity is the story credit "The Staff", which appears in the opening credits. This was a topic that was discussed on some online forums a few times to determine the meaning behind that unusual credit, but still remains a mystery.

This is one of many great WB cartoons from 1944. Thankfully available on DVD.

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