In an early example of his greedy side, Daffy Duck is insulted when he learns the National Poultry Contest only awards $5 for the best duck, but $5,000 for the best rooster. Daffy disguises himself as a rooster and decides to enter. However, he attracts the attention not of the judges but of Henery Hawk and his father, George K. Chickenhawk. It isn't long before the faux rooster is abducted by the hungry chickenhawks, and Daffy pleads fruitlessly that he is, in fact, NOT a rooster but a duck. Daffy then realizes the contest is about to start, makes a hasty retreat to the auditorium and loses both the $5,000 prize and a $5 prize (for the best duck) to his predators (who are both disguised appropriately, young Henery pretending to be a duck and quacking happily at his small prize).
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This cartoon marks a change in Daffy Duck's personality, from being a "screwball" type, to a greedy, self-centered type, although a bit of his old personality still remains here. See more
Hey, Pa, look at what I brung ya! Look at what I brung ya! A chicken!
And what a chicken, brother! Get a load of this gorgeous plumage. Feast your eyes at this outstanding comb. And besides, I'm the only five-gaited rooster in the world. So, why not save yourself the trouble and judge me right now, judge... Uh, judge... what was the name?
George K. Chickenhawk
Chickenhawk. George K. Chickenhawk.
Chickenhawk? Chicken hawk, eats us chickens. Well, I gotta go. I think my judge is burning, fudge... My fudge is burning, ...
When the Circus Comes to Town
Music by Henry H. Tobias
Played when Henery arrives at the poultry show and walks off with the sleeping Daffy See more