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"We've all got a mission in life,
We get into different ruts.
Some are the cogs on the wheels,
Others are just plain nuts.

Science is some folks' calling,
Others pilot a ship.
My mission in life stated simply is
A mustache on every lip."

                                                                                                    -Daffy Duck


Daffy Doodles is a 1946 single-reel Looney Tunes cartoon starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. In it, Daffy is a mischievous "Mustache Fiend," putting unwanted mustaches anywhere they fit. Meanwhile, Officer Porky Pig is tasked with ending the vandalism once and for all.

If that's not enough reason for you to tune in, then you're in luck: Here are eight facts to pique your interest. We can't staple your eyelids open, but we can do our best to show you why this is a toon that's well worth your time!

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1. Directorial Credit

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This is the first "civilian" cartoon directed entirely by Robert McKimson. He'd previously been the sole director of a short called The Return of Mr. Hook, which was only seen by the United States Navy.

2. Changing of the Guard

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This is also the first short McKimson directed without the input of Warner Bros. Stalwart Frank Tashlin. Prior to Daffy Doodles, McKimson had completed Tashlin's unfinished work on Tale of Two Mice and Hare Remover

3. Narrator

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Daffy Doodles is the rare Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies short that features more than one voiceover artist. In addition to the expected Mel Blanc credit, there's also a narration here by Robert C. Bruce.

4. Art Imitates Life

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In addition to the cartoon world, Daffy's menace crosses over into the real world. Some of the ads he vandalizes are parodies of real-life campaigns, such as the Campbell's Soup kid pictured here, and the Fisk Tire Boy.

5. A History Lesson

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In addition to Joan of Arc, pictured here, other historical targets of desecration include Alexis Smith, Ann Sheridan, Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, and Tamara Toumanova.

6. A Jury of Jerrys

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For whatever reason, Looney Tunes loves to parody Jerry Colonna (it's comedy, the reason is comedy). Here, when standing trial for his crimes, Daffy faces conviction by a jury of his peers. Apparently, his peers are a sea of Jerrys Colonna.

7. This Freaky Guy

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What in the Island of Doctor Moreau is this thing?! This Judge Dog Guy comes back in 2021's Mallard Practice.

8. Daffy Details

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The animation team here is second-to-none. Animators Richard Bickenbach, Arthur Davis, Cal Dalton, and I. Ellis each deliver high-caliber work throughout. The easiest to miss, though, is the incredible detail inside of the office building. The marblework is immaculate. The mail chute, the postbox, and the desk blotter on the judge's desk are all superbly drawn.

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17 Comments

top_cat_james_1 3 months ago
RE: #3--Uh, there's dozens of WB cartoons with voice artists besides Blanc in them. Sheesh.
dougandandyfan 3 months ago
In the cartoons Porkys Hare Hunt and
Presto Chango is that white rabbit that talks like Woody Woodpecker really
Bugs Bunny ?
Could be, Mel Blanc worked briefly for Universal!
Sway 3 months ago
Interesting story. Talented, clever cartooning
justjeff 3 months ago
This is why Warners Brothers set the standard that other companies followed in laugh-a-minute cartoons...
Bapa1 3 months ago
Classic cartoon. And who didn't draw mustaches on pictures?
cperrynaples 3 months ago
Bonus Question: At the end of the cartoon, what does Daffy replace mustaches with?
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 3 months ago
" Never again will I paint another mustache, I'm doing beards now."
cperrynaples LoveMETV22 3 months ago
Yep, although technically he gave the Judge a Van Dyke...LOL! And speaking of Dick, can you name the movie where he gets fired for growing a beard?
LoveMETV22 cperrynaples 3 months ago
" Some Kind of a Nut"....LOL!
cperrynaples LoveMETV22 3 months ago
Yep, his boss thinks he's a hippie even though he only grew it to hide a bee sting! As a result, he becomes a counter culture hero!
daDoctah cperrynaples 3 months ago
And it's the movie that added the phrase "what is the sound of one hand clapping?" to my vocabulary.
Something weird is going on.
All of the comments on the
August 15 2015 article about
The Man From Uncle being a cool spy show have VANISHED INTO
THIN AIR JUST LIKE
CHUCK CUNNINGHAM!!!!!!
I TOLD PACIFICSUN AND LOVE METV 22 BUT THEY DIDN'T RESPOND BACK.
Runeshaper 3 months ago
I don't think that dog was freaky lol
Andybandit 3 months ago
I never saw this cartoon. It looks funny.
dougandandyfan 3 months ago
I like the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes character EGGHEAD who talks like movie Actor Joe Penner and I believe that Egghead &Elmer Fudd were two different cartoon characters.
CoreyC dougandandyfan 3 months ago
There was multiple versions of Elmer Fudd:
Egghead Elmer the one who settles a feud.
Fat Elmer
and the one we know.
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