The Up-Standing Sitter
|The Up-Standing Sitter|
|Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck) series|
|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Produced by||Eddie Selzer (uncredited)|
|Story by||Warren Foster|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Phil De Lara
|Layouts by||Cornett Wood|
|Backgrounds by||Richard H. Thomas|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 3, 1948 (USA)|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Preceded by||Daffy Duck Slept Here|
|Followed by||You Were Never Duckier|
The Up-Standing Sitter is a 1948 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Looney Tunes series, directed by Robert McKimson, starring Daffy Duck. All voices are by Mel Blanc. The title is a play on the expression "up-standing citizen" and on standing being opposite of sitting (a fact which figures into the film's closing gag.)
Daffy Duck, working for a baby-sitting agency, is sent to a farm to sit for a hen who is literally "sitting" on an egg and wants to take a trip. Soon after the hen leaves, the egg hatches, producing a yellow chick whose shape, voice and attitude are similar to that of Henery Hawk.
The chick first calls Daffy "Daddy", then "cousin", "uncle", etc. When Daffy points out he is not a relative, the chick says he is not supposed to talk to strangers, and runs away with Daffy in hot pursuit of his charge. The chick first simply eludes Daffy, and then begins to torment the duck with one violent gag after another (anticipating Home Alone by decades).
In the process, Daffy also incurs the wrath of the barnyard's bulldog, especially as many of the chick's gags lead to Daffy crashing into the dog's house, (re-)splintering it. The film's final joke has Daffy over the dog's knee as he applies a loud and painful spanking to the duck. Daffy calls his agency and tells them he will have to do his next "sitting" job standing up.
With production number 1087, this was the last cartoon in the pre-August 1948.
- That's Not All, Folks!, 1988 by Mel Blanc, Philip Bashe. Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-39089-5 (Softcover), ISBN 0-446-51244-3 (Hardcover)
- Warner Bros. Animation Production Numbers, 1946 to Present (A Partial List)
- The Up-Standing Sitter at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- The Up-Standing Sitter at the Internet Movie Database
Daffy Duck Slept Here
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