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A Pest in the House (1947)

A sleepy man demands total quiet from hotel manager Elmer Fudd, but bellhop Daffy's noisy antics keep prompting the exasperated guest to sock Elmer in the face.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writers:

Tedd Pierce (story), Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Drunk / Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

A sleepy man demands total quiet from hotel manager Elmer Fudd, but bellhop Daffy's noisy antics keep prompting the exasperated guest to sock Elmer in the face.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No molestar See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The victim-guest's assigned room number, 666, is a sly reference to "the number of the Beast", i.e. of the Antichrist, in the New Testament Book of Revelation. This doesn't bode well for the room's occupant. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the cartoon, when Elmer rings for Daffy, Daffy runs up to the front desk and says, "Yes, sir!" but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Yes, sir!
Elmer Fudd: [very fast] For vewy mewitorwious service, you are herewith pwomoted to the position of manager. Take over.
[Elmer and Daffy exchange uniforms just as the businessman comes down to hit the manager; instead of hitting Daffy, he hits Elmer instead]
Daffy Duck: Noisy little character, isn't he?
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Connections

Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Tisket A-Tasket
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Traditional
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A Pest in the House is another hilarious Daffy Duck cartoon
30 November 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

With this cartoon the second consecutive Daffy Duck one I've seen in which he's in his prime, I've now completely recovered from the mediocre one he made with Speedy in the '60s I watched before them. He's a bellhop who unwittingly (or maybe not) disturbs a man who just wants quiet while he sleeps but keeps hitting Elmer the manager as a result of the duck's shenanigans! And this guy's room number is 666! LOL! Hilarious from beginning to end, this Chuck Jones entry just kept me guffawing in due time. I especially loved hearing Mel Blanc's singing as both Daffy and a drunk in the next room when they're both warbling! A Pest in the House is well worth the time for anyone who loves classic Looney Tunes. P.S. How surreal was it to hear Arthur Q. Bryan as both Elmer and that man who threatens to "bust you right in the nose!"?


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