Daffy's Inn Trouble

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Daffy's Inn Trouble
Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Porky Pig) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by John W. Burton, Sr.
Story by David Detiege
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by William Butler
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) September 23, 1961 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6 minutes
Language English

Daffy's Inn Trouble is a 1961 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. This cartoon short is directed by Robert McKimson and written by David Detiege

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Daffy Duck and Porky Pig work in the hotel business on the western frontier. At the start of the cartoon we see Daffy sweeping the floor, and exclaiming his dissatisfaction for his job. When Porky calls Daffy over, and gives him a new broom as a present, Daffy throws his hat on the floor in disgust and quits the job.

Daffy then proceeds to build his own hotel business directly across the way from Porky. Porky looks on, exclaiming all that because he gave Daffy a present. Daffy does everything he can to persuade business to his new establishment, hanging signs reading 'Free Lunch', 'Free TV', and 'Free Paid Stamps'. After Porky wishes Daffy luck, he spots a customer whom he hastily invites to his newly built establishment. Upon his arrival to the hotel, Daffy tries to take the gentleman's order, but is instead robbed.

Despite Daffy's many attempts at wooing customers with his free advertisements, Porky's establishment is receiving all the business. Daffy wonders what Porky has that he doesn't, so he wanders over to take a peek. Daffy sees a (live action) full establishment with dancing girls. Daffy goes back to his hotel dressed up as a girl. Despite his attempt, the customer's see through the phony disguise and throw fruits and vegetables at him. Daffy then attempts to join forces with Porky and asks him to be partners. When Porky replies by telling Daffy he has all the business he needs, Daffy accidentally shoots himself with his own gun, and then begins his attempts at destroying Porky's business. (For more details about the scene, see Censorship).

First, Daffy tries to drop a boulder off a cliff onto Porky's hotel. It backfires when the boulder misses, bounces, and crushes Daffy's hotel, to which makes Daffy's head change to resemble a donkey, and he makes a he-haw noise. Daffy then decides to dress up like a woman, and places explosives under the floor boards in Porky's hotel, to which they blow up and we see that Porky has struck oil. We then see that Porky's hotel is destroyed (as it was on top of the oil gusher) and closed, with a sign posted reading 'moved to a new location'. Upon the panning of the camera, we see his new and improved 5 star hotel, in which Daffy now works for Porky again. Porky offers Daffy the chance to 'clean up', and gives him his own office. When he opens the door to his office, several brooms and mops fall out of the closet, to which Daffy picks up a 'janitor' hat and puts it on.

Censorship[edit]

  • The scene where Daffy accidentally shoots himself with his own gun was no longer in this cartoon when shown on Cartoon Network (until 2004; CN has aired it uncut since, except for a showing on January 8, 2013, CN again aired it cut, most likely in response to both the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the Clackamas Town Center shooting. Eleven months later, on December 17, 2013 -- the day after the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting -- the scene was reinstated), TNT and the former WB! Channel While WB used a fake black-out after the part where Daffy tries to get the gun from his holster, TNT and Cartoon Network used a fake dissolve to the next scene (where Daffy uses a boulder to crush Porky's hotel) after Daffy says, "Well, are we partners?" and Porky says, "N-n-no" [1].

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