The Ducksters

“You’re listening to truth, or ahhhhhhhh!”

For all you ignoramuses who think that Looney Tunes were made recently; this one proves you wrong. I myself was one of these ignorami once, until I heard Daffy say “name the 48 states”. This short is deliciously funny. Porky is a contestant on Daffy’s game show which is an next to impossible to win and if you fail to answer a question correctly, you must suffer a penalty that will kill a normal person. If this game show existed then I would so watch it. It could be very popular and so I think it should happen. Anyone with me?

Scaredy Cat

“Welcome to our new home, Sylvester”

Yeah, I probably should have talked about the putty tat before this, but it can wait for another time. This happens to be the first time the name was used. Porky and Sylvester were great together and this is no exception. Finding them in a house that’s full of mice that want to kill them for no apparent reason. Sylvester must protect the clueless Porky from all the dangers. Its always nice to see a time where Sylvester is not a bully or an idiot. Here he’s a coward who just wants to protect his master and his own skin. This is my favorite role for him.

Dripalong Daffy

“Probably didn’t have his iron today.”

Well, Porky and Daffy got mad about who I was starting to talk about, so to calm them down I decided on a cartoon they both starred in. Porky and Daffy have always been great together and I have to say this is one their best. It takes place in the old west with Daffy as a western type hero; with Porky as his comedy relief. (tee hee) Coming to a lawless western town, Daffy declares he will clean up this one horse town. They run into Nasty Canasta and sample his deadly drink, but in the end Daffy will clean up!

Dough for the Do-Do

“Hello, Bobo”

What can i say? This cartoon is pure genius. Sadly, it is pretty much a color remake of “Porky in Wackyland.” It does, however, have new gags, but they are pretty much just ones reused from “Tin Pan Alley Cats”. (The sequel to Wackyland) But now we got the complaints out of the way the good stuff is to come. Porky is setting out to find the last of the dodo birds which is worth 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000! (what he’ll do after that is any ones guess) Surprisingly, he finds it in Wackyland, located in darkest Africa. (The dodo was found in the west indies) He comes to a wonderful, crazy, insane, and goofy place that I’m pretty sure is heaven. Color, music, and gags aplenty; this would be in my top 10 Looney tunes. (If I had one)

Porky Pig

When people think of Looney Tunes they immediately think of Bugs. Not me. Porky was the first star, and is my personal favorite character. (sorry Daffy) Its hard for me to realize Porky even is a pig. He acts and interacts with many people. Porky got his start as a background character in “I haven’t got a hat.” He took over from Beans (who the animators thought would be the star) and went on to establish many wonderful roles for Warner Bros.

Duck Amuck

“Ain’t I a stinker?”

Isn’t that just typical? I finally talk about one of Daffy’s cartoons and Bugs manages to sneak in. Anyways, in my opinion this cartoon never starts. Now don’t start, I do not want to hear it. I just mean that Daffy never gets to play the part he intended to. He is stuck being the butt of the unseen artists jokes. I’m pretty sure that this is the first Daffy short I saw, and to this day, it’s still one of my personal favorites. In fact I’m pretty sure its the number 2 Looney Tune of all time. ( I cant remember the first, perhaps “What’s opera doc?”)

Daffy Duck

Are you getting tired of Bugs? Great, me neither. However, Daffy came over and held a gun to my head and demanded fair treatment and who am I to deny a request? Unlike Bugs, Daffy never had to evolve. He came out full fleshed in “Porky’s duck hunt.” Except for being shorter, he was basically the same as he would be for years. Once Bugs came around, Daffy became second banana and after 10 years he went from being Bugs biggest fan to Bugs worst enemy. Once 1950 came around he stopped being Daffy and went to being selfish and greedy. I don’t mind. Both work for me and I think Daffy can be just as funny as Bugs. (You can put the gun down now Daffy)

Triple feature: Blooper Bunny, My dream is yours, Two guys from Texas

“Gosh I’m so unimportant”

Everyone loves triple features right? The first one was for Bugs’ fifty first and a half birthday so its kinda after the time of the classic shorts. The other two both came out in 1949. Bugs made cameos in these movies. As for blooper bunny its possibly the funniest thing i ever saw. Sorry to leave you with so little info. but i really want you to experience it for yourself.

The Rabbit of Seville

“Next”

Now if there’s one thing I love, it’s Looney Tunes set to classical music. Here we have the “Barber of Seville” and unlike others where the antics are just set to the music, this one has Bugs and Elmer actually performing it. If you watch and pay close attention you will find that in one scene Bugs has 4 fingers and a thumb, this is because he is drumming out the music on Fudd’s head. As a final note this cartoon shows us that Fudd may have been bothered about his baldness.

Ballot Box Bunny

“This calls for stradgedy, I’ll fight fire with fire”

In this short Sam is actually only evil to Bugs. The story goes that Sam is running for mayor and promises rabbit genocide. Bugs is none too happy and decides to run against him. Wonderful gags follow such as handing out cigars, hosting a picnic, kissing babies, and trying to kill Bugs. When all is said and done, who will win and who will lose?