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The Wise Quacking Duck (1943)

An exceedingly mild-mannered man is sent out to kill a duck for dinner by his wife. Unfortunately for him, he picks Daffy Duck as his victim. The two face off and do battle for the remainder of the cartoon.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Mr. Meek (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The aptly named Mr. Meek is sent by Sweety Puss to kill Daffy for dinner. Daffy escape the hatchet, and hides behind a haystack, squirting ketchup for blood and making dying noises. Mr. Meek sees through this, and chases Daffy into the house. Inside the house, there's a lot of chasing, Daffy does a striptease, and faced down a shotgun twice. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes #7 (1942-1943 Season): The Wise Quacking Duck See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1121A. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: [Offering Mr. Meek a cup of coffee] How may lumps does your wife usually give you?
Mr. Meek: Well, this morning Sweetypuss only gave me one lump.
[Shows Daffy the lump on his head]
Daffy Duck: Well, here, have another...
[Hits Meek with sugar bowl]
Daffy Duck: ...and some cream.
[Pours cream over Meek's head]
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Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played when Daffy Duck performs the striptease
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Very fun, amusing and a delight to watch.
9 December 2008 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

This Daffy Duck episode stars the crazy (and luckily not very greedy) Daffy and a weedy, pathetic (pathetic at first and then a bit less later) man who is trying to hunt him, because his wife forced him to (luckily she does not appear in any part of the episode). The hunter is searching for a duck and he quickly comes across Daffy eating seeds. Daffy is not to be easily killed however...

I enjoyed this episode because Daffy, who is very unconventional and off-the-wall here (entertainingly so), is so good and because of the animation, the plot-line and the man who tries to hunt Daffy. The humour is also very good, fun and wacky. It is a bit odd for Looney Tunes humour, but will appeal to a great deal of viewers. A good deal of the jokes are old fashioned as well (like the kissing one, which I like for some reason, which ccthemovieman pointed out), stuff that would not be made today, for anyone's viewing, which is another highlight to the cartoon.

I recommend this to people who enjoy old Looney Tunes and to people who like Daffy Duck, especially when he's CRAZY. Enjoy "The Wise Quacking Duck"! :-)


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