Daffy Duck arrives at his vaudeville theatre to learn that Bugs Bunny has been given top billing over him. A competition ensues with Daffy out to get the top billing he deserves to prove that he is the star of the show. However, Bugs seems to be the crowd favorite as Daffy can't seem to best him in dancing, a magic act, juggling or playing musical instruments. This pushes Daffy to extreme measures as he performs a deadly stunt in his final attempt to impress the audience. He drinks some gasoline, some nitroglycerin, some gunpowder, some Uranium-238, lights up and swallows a match, causing him to explode. The audience gives him the acclaim he deserves for his performance, but Daffy (now an angel rising to heaven) "can only do it once".
Did You Know?
According to the DVD audio commentary, the song "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" was intended to be used during the sequence where Daffy showcases some trained birds. A pre-score recording was produced, but not was not used in the final cartoon. Other pre-score music included slightly longer versions of "Tea for Two" and "Jeepers Creepers". See more
[a taxi pulls up to a theatre and Daffy steps out
How much, my good man?
Uh, one block, 25 cents.
25 cents? It's robbery, but I'll pay it.
Full uncut version is featured in the 4-disc Looney Tunes box set released in 2004. While the footage in The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie features the uncut version of Daffy's fatal "stunt mixture", it only uses certain skits from the short as opposed to showing the entire film. See more
Shave and a Haircut
[Tap-danced by Bugs.] See more