The Daffy Doc

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The Daffy Doc
Looney Tunes (Porky Pig/Daffy Duck) series
Directed by Robert Clampett
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Mel Blanc (unc.)
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by John Carey
Vive Risto
Robert Cannon (unc.)
Norman McCabe (unc.)
Distributed by The Vitaphone Corp.
Release date(s) November 26, 1938
Color process Black and White
Language English

The Daffy Doc is a 1938 Looney Tunes cartoon starring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. This cartoon was produced by Leon Schlesinger, and released by Vitaphone and Warner Bros..

Plot[edit]

Dr. Quack is trying to keep Daffy quiet for him to do the operation, but Daffy gets too insane when he was barking orders (Scapple, scissors, needle etc.). Daffy is kicked out into an "artificial lung" machine that inflates Daffy's body parts. Insulted, he decides to get his own patient. Daffy grabs a mallet, puts it behind his back, and starts to look for a patient. While back in the operating room, Dr. Quack had finished fixing the patient (which turns out to be a football) and started to play with it. Daffy looks out the window for a patient where sees Porky strolling by. Daffy jumps out of the window and follows him (until they go to the back of the building and hits Porky in the head). He carries Porky in on a stretcher to use as his patient. Later, Porky is lying in a bed with a thermometer in his mouth (which later turns out to be a lollipop). Daffy is listening to Porky's heartbeat with a giant ragged stethoscope. After Daffy pulls the "thermometer" out of Porky's mouth, Porky tries to tell him that he's not sick, but Daffy ignores him and thrusts it back into his mouth. He then states that he must hold a consultation. He then knocks himself on the head and three images of himself appear. They talk about what to do when they all agree that an operation is in order. Daffy reaches into his medical bag and pulls out a big saw. He walks over to Porky, pulls the covers down and lifts his gown to operate. When Porky sees what he is going to do he yells, "Hey! W-W-What's the big idea?" A chase though the hospital emerges. Porky runs through a door, slams it and holds it to try to keep Daffy out only to find Daffy standing behind the door where he greets Porky with a cheery "Hello chum!" Porky panics and crashes through the door and Daffy runs after him. He runs through the hallway with Daffy right behind him. Daffy catches up with Porky and grabs the end of his gown. Porky and Daffy crash into the machine that was seen earlier. After it spits them both out, their bodies inflate and deflate.

Censorship[edit]

  • The redrawn version edits the scene of Daffy consulting his three ghostly "selves" after hitting himself with a mallet, and cut the part where Daffy and Porky fall into the iron lung (making the cartoon skip from the hospital chase to the random ending of Porky and Daffy inflating and deflating). The reasons for this cut are unknown (maybe time saving). When this version aired on Nickelodeon, the part where Daffy holds four signs signalling the operation audience to be quiet ("Shh!", "Hush Yo' Mouf!", Yiddish text 'Sha' [with Daffy using the Yiddish expression "Zol zayn sha!" - "Be quiet!"], and finally "Silence is Foo!") by removing the "Hush Yo' Mouf!" and Yiddish text/"Silence is Foo!" signs was also cut.
  • When Nickelodeon aired the computer-colorized version, they only cut the part where Daffy holds three signs signalling the operation audience to be quiet ("Shh!", "Hush Yo' Mouf!" and Hebrew text which, when shaken, becomes "Silence is Foo!") by digitally removing the "Hush Yo' Mouf!" and Hebrew text/"Silence is Foo!" signs.

Availability[edit]

This cartoon is included in Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 Disc 3.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Daffy Duck & Egghead
Daffy Duck Cartoons
1938
Succeeded by
Daffy Duck in Hollywood