Draftee Daffy

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Draftee Daffy
Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck) series
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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
Manny Gould
Robert McKimson
Basil Davidovich
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)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

Draftee Daffy is a 1945 Warner Bros. cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett.


Daffy caught in the draft

Having read about the U.S. fighting forces pushing the Nazi troops back during World War II ("A smashing frontal attack on the enemy rear?"), Daffy Duck 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 whining, and 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, he locks him in a safe, bricks the safe up, puts up a wall over the bricks (chortling: "So long, Dracula!"), runs to the roof and takes off in a rocket.

However, the rocket soon plunges back to earth, causing Daffy to crash-land in Hell. Shrugging off this turn, Daffy spots a demon (seen from the rear) and tells him: "Oh well, anyway, I sure 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 a 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 Old Grey Hare) and proceeds to chase Daffy into the distance, letter still in hand.


Draftee Daffy is presented on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3.

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