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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: Who was the Father of our country?
Porky Pig: Th-That's easy! G-George W-Wash...
[Alarm clock rings, Daffy hits Porky repeatedly with mallet]
Daffy Duck: Aw, I'm sorry! Time's up! You don't get the Super Chief, but you're still the winner of the Rocky Mountains, a 17-jeweled Half Nelson, and the La Brea Tar Pits!
Porky Pig: L-Lucky me!
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Freddy the Freshman
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Oppenheim
Played after Porky walks out of the safe
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Lacking in wit, imagination and spark
7 March 2004 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Daffy Duck is the host of a rather cruel quiz show on American television. Porky is the contestant on the show that tests general knowledge but doesn't award knowledge, it punishes ignorance. Daffy takes great pleasure in dishing out the penalties each time Porky gets it wrong.

I'm a really big fan of Daffy Duck and always feel that he is at his best when he is in his early persona of being manic and wacky. Even when he becomes more cynical and greedy he still manages to be one of my favourite Warner Brothers characters. I'm not sure here, what the cartoon is actually spoofing but it is obvious that the title refers some game show of the time. The cartoon basically sees Daffy dispensing punishment to Porky in a quiz show style. None of it is particularly imaginative or funny and it just doesn't have any spark to it.

It is the lack of laughs that is the problem here as there is no real flair to the delivery. The animation is OK in the background but neither Daffy nor Porky seem particularly well drawn either visually or as characters. Daffy gets the better of the cartoon as he spoofs the game show host personality but Porky has little to do except be crushed, hit or drenched - only at the end does he get more than this and by then it is too late and unimaginative.

Overall, I'm a Daffy fan but his later work didn't always work out. Usually he relies on Porky Pig to help him out but neither is given much to work with here and the material is fairly unimaginative and lacking wit or flair.


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