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