A bunch of starving mice are admiring Daffy Duck's Mexican plantation, aptly named El Rancho Rio Daffy. One of them suggests they ask if he can donate some food from his plantation, but another mouse says Daffy hates poor people and would never give away food. As if on cue, Daffy shows up on horseback and angrily whips the mice for "starving on his property," accusing them of lowering his property value.
The lead mouse says he is very sorry and they will leave now, but Daffy starts whipping the mice anyhow and announces his plans to declare war on poor people, starting with them. One of the mice tells Daffy that Speedy will come and stop him, but Daffy doesn't believe him and claims that Speedy is just a myth.
However, Speedy is real and runs behind Daffy, frightening Daffy's horse which runs off and tramples its owner. Daffy angrily says he'll take care of Speedy before he returns to the mice beggars.
The two battle from private forts. Each uses weapons such as cannons and explosive mines. Speedy becomes exhausted from battling Daffy, and he quits to go home.
Daffy then declares victory and rewards himself with a 21-gun salute. However, as he pulls the strings to fire his cannons, the cannons flip to his direction, and begin blasting him one-by-one. Speedy counts every time Daffy gets shot.
- On CBS, the part where Daffy cracks his whip at a peasant mouse and the peasant mouse's sombrero disintegrates, leaving him with a bald head, was cut.
- When the mice first identifies Daffy, he is addressed with the full name, Don Daffy de la Scrooge del Meanie del Tora de la Quack, Jr.
- The short's run time is six minutes, which is the standard length of a Warner Bros. cartoon since its pre-1948 days.
- This cartoon is a semi-remake of Friz Freleng's "Bunker Hill Bunny". However, this time it has Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales fighting with cannons instead of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
- It was submitted for the 1965 Academy Awards, but was withdrawn before consideration.
- The title of the cartoon is referenced in the video game Daffy Duck in Hollywood.
TV Title Cards
- The Big Cartoon Database. Online. July 3, 2008.
- DePatie-Freleng WB Cartoons. "Assault And Peppered." Online. July 3, 2008.
- Lawson, Tim and Alisa Persons. The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's who of Cartoon Voice Actors Page 54. University Press of Mississippi. 2004. On Google Books. Online. July 3, 2008.
|Speedy Gonzales Cartoons|
|1953||Cat-Tails for Two|
|1957||Tabasco Road • Gonzales' Tamales|
|1959||Mexicali Shmoes • Here Today, Gone Tamale|
|1960||West of the Pesos|
|1961||Cannery Woe • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe|
|1963||Mexican Cat Dance • Chili Weather|
|1964||A Message to Gracias • Nuts and Volts • Pancho's Hideaway • Road to Andalay|
|1965||It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House • Cats and Bruises • The Wild Chase • Moby Duck • Assault and Peppered • Well Worn Daffy • Chili Corn Corny • Go Go Amigo|
|1966||The Astroduck • Mucho Locos • Mexican Mousepiece • Daffy Rents • A-Haunting We Will Go • Snow Excuse • A Squeak in the Deep • Feather Finger • Swing Ding Amigo • A Taste of Catnip|
|1967||Daffy's Diner • Quacker Tracker • The Music Mice-Tro • The Spy Swatter • Speedy Ghost to Town • Rodent to Stardom • Go Away Stowaway • Fiesta Fiasco|
|1968||Skyscraper Caper • See Ya Later Gladiator|
|1979||Fright Before Christmas|
|1980||The Chocolate Chase|