On Someone Daffy

First appearance, April 17, 1937 in Porky’s Duck Hunt (with Porky Pig)

Starred in 133 cartoon, thus ranked third in Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies appearances

Created by Tex Avery, classic voice by Mel Blanc

Sometime given fake middle name to fit the cartoon’s plot; such as Daffy Horacio Tiberius Duck or Daffy Dumas Duck

Look, demeanor, and role varied through the years with the director (Friend or foe, assertive, combative, unrestrained, zany, savvy, arrogant, jealous

Common rival/friend to Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, and Speedy Gonzalez

Also appeared in Space Jam, Who framed Roger Rabbit, and Drew Carey Show

In “Diversity Day” episode of The Office, Michael signs his diversity form as Daffy Duck

Today, commonly paired with Bugs Bunny in marketing and merchandising

A Classic Scene

Memorable Quotes

  • Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo!
  • What it, Bub.
  • Ah ha, just as I thought.
  • I’m so crazy, I don’t know this isn’t possible.
  • AaaaaaaaaaaaHhhhhhhhhhhh, How things been with you?
  • Hey, Bub, You need a house to go with this door knob?
  • What a trip! What a trip! Blizzards all the way! Now 20 feet deep! But we had to get that serum through! I was mush, mush, mush all night! Come on, mush, mush, mush, mush. Mush! Suddenly the glacier cracks! There’ a roar! Ton of ice! No escape!

Additional Resources
Daffy Duck Supersite
Daffy Duck History site
More Quotes
History of voices actors of Daffy Duck

A tribute to Daffy with Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now

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44 thoughts on “On Someone Daffy

  1. I loved the zany Daffy, and I subscribe to his saying: “I’m so crazy, I don’t know this isn’t possible”. You know what is great about having kids – you can watch cartoons with them that you watched, lo, so many, many years ago

  2. I loved Daffy Duck and I’m actually surprised he only starred in 133 episodes. I would have thought it was 10 times that amount – I must have watched a lot of repeats! xx

  3. Excellent. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve used the line “Ah ha, just as I thought.” when things turned out a little differently than I expected.

    • Weebs,
      Correct – they don’t make them anymore like they used to – thus the purpose of this series of posts. See the sidebar Categories > Entertainment > Classic Cartoons for more. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Love the Saturday cartoons, Frank, as always – Daffy singing Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody! My husband has a contribution for me to add – the composer, Carl Stalling, did most of the music for the Warner Bros. Loony Tunes, especially the Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck cartoons, and is referred to as “the most famous unknown composer of the 20th Century.” He started out playing in theaters for silent films and was hired by Walt Disney to create music for his animations, then moved on to WB. Here’s a link to him on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006298/ Enjoy!

    • Lynn,
      Thanks for sharing this great information. I will definitely look into Mr. Stalling. Meanwhile, I was sure you would enjoy Daffy with Liszt! Thanks for visiting and sharing.

  5. Hi,
    I love Duffy, still see some of the old cartoons every now and then, I was also surprised that Duffy was not in a lot more episodes, he is a classic. :)

  6. Gotta love Daffy. I really like this quote: “I’m so crazy, I don’t know this isn’t possible.” Might make a good motto to live by. :D

  7. A great Daffy history. How fun. Another fun & memorable character. The Queen tribute is a fun surprise. Keep up the great work Frank. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :-)

  8. Fantastic entry! Though I’m surprised you didn’t mention Duck Dodgers in teh 24th and a half century.
    And of course the quote “You’re Desssspicable”.

    • Guapo,
      Oh my … I agree that “You’re Desssspicable” is a classic line that should have been on the list. Then again, your comment is a prime example of the importance of relying on other bloggers. :) Thanks for sharing!

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