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Daffy Rents is a 1966 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Title

The title is a play on the rental chain, Abbey Rents.

Plot

Speedy Gonzales is terrorizing the residents at a Mexican rest home for neurotic cats. Dr. Ben Crazy, a spoof of Dr. Ben Casey, calls Daffy Duck to rent a rodent trap. To capture Speedy, Daffy brings over a robot named Herman and tells the doctor to insert twenty-five cents, but Herman bites him when he inserts a slug instead. The doctor tells Daffy that he can name his own price if he gets rid of Speedy. Daffy then takes Herman down the hall to look for Speedy. Speedy takes a piece of cheese from a refrigerator compartment of Herman, alarming Daffy and making him attach a speedometer and radar on Herman to go after the mouse. Herman easily catches Speedy, but when Daffy thinks out loud about all the money he'll make without having to share it, Herman lets him go. The robot responds "Unfair... fifty-fifty split... or catch your own mice". Daffy reluctantly agrees to split the money with Herman.

Outside, Speedy is calling someone on a telephone pole. Daffy chases him across the wires until he loses his balance and gets zapped holding both ends of the wires. Completely defeathered, Daffy continues to declare revenge against Speedy. Next, Daffy dresses as a female mouse to lure Speedy out of hiding. However, Speedy points Herman's rodent radar at Daffy so the robot repeatedly runs over Daffy. Daffy, twisted out of shape, gives Herman a final warning that if he messes up again, his batteries will be taken out.

Lastly, Speedy invites in his cousin Ramon, the biggest rat in Tijuana, and Speedy asks that he should chase him instead. As Speedy escapes, Daffy thinks going for a big catch is more worth it, so he switches Herman's mode to hunt for a rat instead of a mouse. However, when Herman looks at Ramon, he is scared and chickens out. Daffy then attempts to capture the rat himself, but the rat shows up entirely enormous and macho, causing Daffy to get caught into his own mousetrap. Daffy wants to continue trying to capture the mice, but Herman revolts. "What do you mean... we?" Daffy reports back to Dr. Crazy, but he is beaten up and thrown out of the window of the office for causing Herman to scare all of the cats now. Daffy responds, "Oh, what a revolting development," and shakes his head.

Caricatures

Availability

Censorship

  • On CBS the part where Daffy grabs the electrical wire and gets zapped was cut.

Notes

  • Herman later appeared in the SNES game Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday.
  • Another robot named "Herman" would appear later on, in the cartoon "The Spy Swatter".
  • On current television airings, including on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the short plays with low-pitched audio.
  • MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of the cartoon on "Toon In with Me" with its original audio pitch.

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TV Title Cards

References

Speedy Gonzales Cartoons
1953 Cat-Tails for Two
1955 Speedy Gonzales
1957 Tabasco RoadGonzales' Tamales
1958 Tortilla Flaps
1959 Mexicali ShmoesHere Today, Gone Tamale
1960 West of the Pesos
1961 Cannery WoeThe Pied Piper of Guadalupe
1962 Mexican Boarders
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili Weather
1964 A Message to GraciasNuts and VoltsPancho's HideawayRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild ChaseMoby DuckAssault and PepperedWell Worn DaffyChili 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
1979 Fright Before Christmas
1980 The Chocolate Chase
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



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