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The Up-Standing Sitter (1948)

Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / I. Squeel / Hen / Baby Chick (voice)
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Storyline

Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do with Daffy, but Daffy has to catch the chick. Of course, there are complications, including repeated run-ins with Spike the dog, another chicken whose nest the chick hides in, and a high wire that Daffy can't conquer. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trabajos superfáciles See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The cartoon originally had a "That's All Folks!" Font written in the title card. However, United Artist messed it up and used the infamous Bugs Bunny on drum. See more »

Quotes

[Last line]
Daffy Duck: [on phone, as Spike spanks him] Hello, Acme Baby Sitting Agency? It looks like your star sitter is going to have to do his sitting standing up.
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Connections

References The Egg and I (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
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A Yoke-Fest.
19 January 2004 | by Chip_douglasSee all my reviews

Mr. I. Squeel (a big pig) of the Acme baby sitting agency sends Daffy Duck to literally sit on an egg. When the hatchling (a yellow version of Hennery Hawk) escapes from this 'stranger' and seeks refugee with that trustworthy foil Spike the Dog, the gags never stop coming. And why exactly are there so many explosives lying around on this farm?.

Although the story may be simple, back in the forties the Warners managed to cram as much as possible into their Merry Melodies: a song by Daffy, numerous puns ("Did you enjoy your trip, stranger?") and references ("or would you rather be a pig?"), silly sound effects, surreal sight gags, background jokes and just plain zany characters. At one point Daffy even uses Sylvesters' catchphrase `Sufferin' Succotash!'. Within ten years the merry melodies would settle down and concentrate on a maximum of two punchlines per scene, but in this early Daffy vehicle the pace is relentless. To say any more would spoil the jokes.

8 out of 10


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