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The Ducksters (1950)

Porky is a contestant of a sadistic big money radio quiz show hosted by Daffy Duck.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Audience Member (voice)
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Storyline

Daffy Duck as a radio quiz-show host, and Porky Pig as his contestant. Daffy penalizes Porky very roughly if he doesn't answer a question properly or within the (ridiculously short) designated time. He: drops safes, boulders and waterfalls on Porky; forces Porky to name all 48 states in a very brief moment of time; locks Porky in with a ravenous gorilla and threatens him. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Entenquiz 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 "Miss Shush" Porky is asked to identify by the sound of brushing her teeth is actually, as Daffy tells the audience, "Mamie the 600-Pound Gorilla who appears in Obnoxious Pictures' 'Jungle Jitters'". Both the character and film are fictitious; this is not a reference to the M-G-M cartoon Jungle Jitters (1934) directed by Ub Iwerks nor Warner Brothers' own 1938 cartoon of the same name, directed by Friz Freleng, the latter of which did not feature a gorilla. See more »

Goofs

Porky is asked who was the referee for the New Zealand heavyweight championship of 1726 (and then the name of the referee's second-grade teacher); however, New Zealand did not have a permanent European presence until after 1800. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Guess who Miss Shush is and I'll give you 26 million dollars and three cents.
Porky Pig: W-w-well, now, I...
Daffy Duck: Here's the clue. This is the sound of Miss Shush brushing her teeth on Wednesday.
[plays record]
Daffy Duck: Now who is Miss Shush?
Porky Pig: L-L-Lauren Bacall?
Daffy Duck: Oh, I'm sorry. But don't be discouraged. Miss Shush is right here in this studio, and I'm going to let you meet her. The famous movie star, Miss Shush!
[Opens dressing room door]
Porky Pig: Oh b-b-boy! I-I'll add to my autograph collection.
[Enters]
[...]
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Connections

References Jungle Jitters (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Daffy asks the super deluxe jackpot question
Also played when Porky receives the money
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"Aren't we gruesome?"
26 November 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun Porky & Daffy short, directed by the great Chuck Jones. The plot has Porky on a radio quiz show hosted by Daffy Duck. Basically Daffy subjects Porky to torture for fun and, eventually, the roles are reversed. So the entire short is a series of visual gags of Daffy trying to hurt Porky, with some comeuppance in the end. I can see where this might appeal to some (in fact, many of the reviewers here call it violent and mean-spirited). Personally, I don't think it ever crossed a line where it stopped being funny and just came across as sadistic. Lively music from Carl Stalling. Excellent voice work from Mel Blanc. The animation is nice but there's something different about how the characters are drawn here. It doesn't look quite on-model for 1950. Still, it's solid. I liked the short but your opinion may differ depending on how you feel about the violence. It's worth a look. Brought to you by the Eagle Hand Laundry.


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