|It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House|
The title is a play on the 1959 Dinah Shore song "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House".
Speedy Gonzales invades Granny's home and drives Sylvester to a nervous breakdown. Concerned about the welfare of her cat, Granny calls on the Jet Age Pest Control to remove the rodent. Daffy Duck is assigned the job.
When conventional traps fail, the determined Daffy decides to use a series of contraptions to capture Speedy. However, Speedy is always one step ahead of the duck, and Daffy winds up getting the worst of his machinery.
Daffy tries to program a robot with a card featuring Speedy's picture, but Speedy grabs a Daffy Duck comic book and fools the robot to chase ducks. The robot chases Daffy out of the house as Speedy watches.
- The cartoon marked the first theatrical pairing of Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales, with Daffy serving as Speedy's new foe in the cartoons, it was also the only time where they paired together in a Friz Freleng cartoon.
- Granny is voiced by GeGe Pearson instead of June Foray, who marks her swan song appearance as owner of Sylvester; Granny would make one last appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, "Corn on the Cop", later in 1965.
- This marks Daffy and Granny's final cartoon directed by Friz Freleng, though this was the only DePatie-Freleng Enterprises Daffy Duck cartoon to be directed by Friz Freleng.
- Sylvester doesn't speak in the short.
- (2012) Blu-ray, DVD - Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection (standard definition)
- (2020) Streaming - HBO Max (restored)
- Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.
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|Daffy Duck cartoons|
| Succeeded by|
|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|