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Fast Buck Duck is a 1963 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson and Ted Bonnicksen.

Plot

Daffy Duck, flat broke and living in the middle of a junkyard, has a newspaper thrown at his mouth, and states that every morning the same thing happens. He reads the newspaper and learns that a millionaire willed his fortune to a butler. In a fit, Daffy tears up the newspaper to see an advertisement that says a millionaire is seeking a local entertainer, and a boon companion. Daffy decides to apply for this job. When he arrives at the house, he finds that he has one major obstacle, a bulldog that's guarding the place. Daffy tries to feed the dog a piece of ham, but the bulldog nearly bites off Daffy's arm, causing him to walk off scared.

Daffy, shocked at the sight of the dog, begins to think, "Bulldog? Couldn't have been!" He climbs over the wall to investigate. The dog then knocks Daffy down to the ground. "It has a face of a bulldog, but the body of a brick wall". Daffy then tries many attempts to get past the bulldog:

  1. Daffy first digs a hole under the wall, but the dog runs him over with a lawn roller and flies him as a kite out of the manor.
  2. Daffy plans to vault over next, but the dog pushes part of the wall up to hit him flat.
  3. Daffy chisels out part of the wall and grabs a hammer calling, "Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty!" Suddenly he finds himself surrounded by cats, but when the dog appears, the cats go berserk and wildly claw at Daffy.
  4. Daffy tries to lift himself over the wall with a balloon, but the dog is on stilts. "Shows who gots the brains- he has!" The bulldog tries to bite Daffy and Daffy tries to blow himself back until the balloon pops and Daffy falls down.
  5. Daffy uses sleeping powder on the dog, and tests various noises to try and wake him, but none do it. Daffy then walks away, rustling a twig, which awakens the dog, who grabs Daffy. Daffy then uses a stick to distract the dog, but he comes back just before he can run. Daffy then does this again, this time with a stick of dynamite. He makes it to the door. The dog opens it and gives back the dynamite to Daffy before it blows up.

Daffy makes it to the millionaire's room, but only to find out the companion is for the bulldog himself, Percy. The millionaire says, "I know you two will become the best of friends." Percy walks away with Daffy in his mouth, who says, "'Friends' he says! With friends like this, you don't need any enemies!"

Availability

Streaming

Censorship

When this cartoon aired on CBS in the 1970s, the scene of Daffy drugging the guard dog's water with sleeping powder was cut, making it seem like the dog fell asleep on his own accord.

Notes

  • With only 5 minutes and 8 seconds of footage (not counting the credits and cards), "Fast Buck Duck" is the shortest Daffy Duck short ever made in the Golden Age of American Animation.
  • This was also the shortest Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon to be made in the Golden Age of American Animation, timing 5 minutes and 44 seconds.
  • MeTV has aired a previously unreleased restored print of this short on Saturday Morning Cartoons.
    • However, a small portion of the opening is cut due to time reasons, and immediately starts at the zoom in at Daffy's junkyard house instead of pausing briefly. When the short airs on the Toon In with Me block, the cut opening is left reinstated.

Gallery

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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