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Aqua Duck is a 1963 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.


A tired and desperately thirsty Daffy is wandering in the desert. He finds a small lake of water, which is just a mirage of sand. Daffy tries to dig for water and finds a gold nugget. "Who needs water? With this, I can buy Lake Erie." As Daffy keeps the nugget for himself, he grows paranoid, and his sanity begins to drop.

He hides his gold nugget in a ditch, buries it, and tries to make a map of where it is, which he then eats. However, he hallucinates large amounts of marks where he hid the nugget until he finds the real mark moving. The pack rat which he passed earlier has attempted to take the gold nugget for himself. Daffy threatens the rat to give back his nugget or be shot. After giving Daffy a worthless bone, the rat obliges. "The nerve of some people." Many minutes later, Daffy is worn out and hallucinates a phone. Daffy imagines he is in a hotel and tries to request room service for a pitcher of ice water. The pack rat hears what Daffy says and gives him a jug of water. Daffy accepts the water, but inadvertently also gives his gold nugget to the pack rat. Realizing his mistake, Daffy gives the pack rat a beating and takes his nugget back. Daffy imagines that he will wait for the transcontinental bus and steamship, before losing it even more and bouncing around, crazily laughing.

Daffy tells himself to get a grip of himself, but he fantasizes himself being in a baseball game, using his nugget as a baseball. He is hit by the nugget, declaring that he fouls. The pack rat offers the duck a water dispenser for the gold, which Daffy rejects. Daffy daydreams about being in a bar which he gets kicked out of, and dancing with a cactus. Realizing that a cactus also has water, he cuts it open to reveal the pack rat with a cup of water.

With the heat growing even more intense, Daffy can't take it anymore and disintegrates. The pack rat saves the duck by dropping some water on him, and Daffy gives up by surrendering his nugget to the pack rat. As he is about to down the glass of water, a large rainstorm comes and floods the desert. Daffy responds, "One thing you got to admit. When I buy water, I sure get my money's worth," before happily gulping his cup.




On CBS' The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show, the part where Daffy pulls a gun on the pack rat when the pack rat takes his gold nugget was cut.



TV Title Cards

Daffy Duck Cartoons
1937 Porky's Duck Hunt
1938 Daffy Duck & EggheadWhat Price PorkyPorky & DaffyThe Daffy DocDaffy Duck in Hollywood
1939 Daffy Duck and the DinosaurScalp TroubleWise QuacksNaughty Neighbors
1940 Porky's Last StandYou Ought to Be in Pictures
1941 A Coy DecoyThe Henpecked Duck
1942 Conrad the SailorDaffy's Southern ExposureThe Impatient PatientThe Daffy DuckarooMy Favorite Duck
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckThe Wise Quacking DuckYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatScrap Happy DaffyA Corny ConcertoDaffy - The Commando
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyPlane DaffyThe Stupid Cupid
1945 Draftee DaffyAin't That DuckyNasty Quacks
1946 Book RevueBaby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesHollywood DaffyThe Great Piggy Bank Robbery
1947 Birth of a NotionAlong Came DaffyA Pest in the HouseMexican Joyride
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckDaffy Duck Slept HereThe Up-Standing SitterYou Were Never DuckierDaffy DillyThe Stupor SalesmanRiff Raffy Daffy
1949 Wise QuackersHoliday for DrumsticksDaffy Duck Hunt
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelHis Bitter HalfGolden YeggsThe Ducksters
1951 Rabbit FireDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackRabbit SeasoningThe Super SnooperFool Coverage
1953 Duck AmuckMuscle TussleDuck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyDuck! Rabbit, Duck!
1954 Design for LeavingQuack ShotMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareStork NakedThis Is a Life?Dime to Retire
1956 The High and the FlightyRocket SquadStupor DuckA Star Is BoredDeduce, You Say
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBoston QuackieDucking the DevilShow Biz Bugs
1958 Don't Axe MeRobin Hood Daffy
1959 China JonesPeople Are BunnyApes of Wrath
1960 Person to Bunny
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitDaffy's Inn Trouble
1962 Quackodile TearsGood Noose
1963 Fast Buck DuckThe Million HareAqua Duck
1964 The Iceman Ducketh
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffySuppressed DuckCorn on the CopTease for TwoChili Corn CornyGo Go Amigo
1966 The AstroduckMucho LocosMexican MousepieceDaffy RentsA-Haunting We Will GoSnow ExcuseA Squeak in the DeepFeather FingerSwing Ding AmigoA Taste of Catnip
1967 Daffy's DinerQuacker TrackerThe Music Mice-TroThe Spy SwatterSpeedy Ghost to TownRodent to StardomGo Away StowawayFiesta Fiasco
1968 Skyscraper CaperSee Ya Later Gladiator
1980 The Yolks on YouThe Chocolate ChaseDaffy Flies NorthDuck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1987 The Duxorcist
1988 The Night of the Living Duck
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 Superior Duck
2003 Attack of the Drones
2004 Daffy Duck for President
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody