On the Greatest Hour

How many of the characters in the line can you name? The words to sing along are below the video.

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Tonight what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!”

The roots to this show started October 11, 1960 (a Tuesday night) when The Bugs Bunny Show premiering on ABC

The show originally composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons produced between August 1948 and December 1969

General Foods originally sponsored the show

In August 1962, ABC moved The Bugs Bunny Show to Saturday, but it was moved to Sunday morning in September 1967

In September 1968, moved to CBS which combined it with The Road Runner Show to make The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour

Behind the scenes

  • Directed by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson
  • Voices by Mel Blanc, June Foray, Stan Freberg, Hal Smith
  • Music Theme by Mack David and Jerry Livingston

Here’s the lineup, which are also linked to their post. Which did you visit?

Cultural Influence

Show’s Closing

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