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|Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck) series|
|Directed by||Robert Clampett|
|Produced by||Eddie Selzer|
|Story by||Lou Lilly|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl W. Stalling|
|Animation by||Rod Scribner
A. C. Gamer (effects animation, uncredited)
|Studio||Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
|Release date(s)||January 27, 1945 (USA)|
|Running time||7 minutes|
Having read about the U.S. fighting forces pushing the Nazi troops back during World War II ("A thshmathing frontal attack on the enemy rear?"), Daffy is in a patriotic mood. However, his mood quickly changes to fear when he gets a call that "the little man from the draft board" wants to see him. Hiding in his house, Daffy looks out, eventually seeing the little man, who attempts to hand him a telegram (presumably with Daffy's conscription order). Daffy starts crying. Daffy continues to try to outrun the little man, who seems to be everywhere that Daffy happens to be at the moment. Daffy even goes so far as to plant a bomb near the man, finally, Daffy locking him in a safe, bricking the safe up, putting up a wall over the bricks (chortling, "So long, Dracula!"), running to the roof and taking off in a rocket.
However, the rocket soon plunges back to earth, causing Daffy to crash-land in Hell (though Daffy never actually uses the term in the cartoon). Shrugging off this turn, Daffy spots a demon (seen from the rear) and tells him, "Oh well, at least I put one over on that dope from the draft board!" The demon takes off his mask to reveal he's the man from the draft board, who then replies with the popular catchphrase of the "Richard Q. Peavey" character from The Great Gildersleeve, "Well, now, I wouldn't say that," (same as what Bugs Bunny, in his elderly form, says at the end of the Merrie Melodies cartoon, The Old Grey Hare) and proceeds to chase Daffy into the distance, letter still in hand. Porky Pig ends the cartoon with his famous Looney Tunes drum scene.
Draftee Daffy is presented on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3.
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