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Scrap Happy Daffy is a 1943 Looney Tunes short directed by Frank Tashlin.


Daffy is a guard at a scrap pile, encouraging Americans to "Get the tin out," "Get the iron out," and especially "Get the lead out." Singing "We're In to Win", Daffy goes over the various things Americans can send to help with the war effort. However, this doesn't go down well with Adolf Hitler, who reads about Daffy's scrap pile helping to beat Benito Mussolini. Out of frustration, he bites through a large rug like a beaver to his desk, and orders his men, "Destroy that scrap pile!"

With the word out, a Nazi submarine sends a missile to the scrap pile - which has a billy goat inside, who immediately starts eating everything in sight. Daffy, hearing the noise, tries to find out what's making the noise. After temporarily pointing a rifle at a reflection of himself (thinking that he cornered someone else), Daffy finds the goat hiccuping with the garbage inside him and amiably offers him a bicarbonate. However, when Daffy sees the swastika that the goat (whom he derides as a "tin termite") is wearing, he starts messing with the goat. Temporarily getting the better of the goat, Daffy is almost undone when he tries to whack the goat with a mallet - but the mallet gets stuck in the goat's horns and the goat knocks Daffy around.

Daffy is ready to call it quits, but is encouraged by the ghosts of his 'ancestors' - ducks who landed on Plymouth Rock, who sailed with George Washington and who stood in for Abraham Lincoln. His spirits back up (since "Americans don't give up, and I'm an American... duck!"), Daffy turns into 'Super American'. Daffy flies after the goat, knocking him around. The goat makes a run for the submarine, but Daffy repels all bullets shot at him and starts yanking on the periscope. Just then, the scene changes to Daffy yanking on a fire hose and getting hosed down. Daffy wakes up, thinking it was all just a dream - until he looks up at the Nazi submarine sitting on top of the scrap pile, where the Nazis tell Daffy, "Next time you dream, include us out!"



  • This short is the final appearance of Daffy Duck in black and white.
  • The purpose of this cartoon was to encourage people at that time to donate any scrap material to help the U.S. military make more weapons and vehicles to fight in the war.
  • Daffy says, "What I'd give for a can of spinach now," an indirect reference to Popeye, whose theatrical cartoons are now owned by WB.
  • In ToonHeads (The Wartime Cartoons), Cartoon Network used an unrestored Sunset Productions print of the short. Curiously, it was low-pitched and lacked the opening and ending titles; they added those from "Confusions of a Nutzy Spy".
  • This cartoon was colorized in 1995, with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. However, this new colorized version was never broadcast on American television due to its heavy World War II references and depiction of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. A clip of this cartoon (which was featured computer-colorized) was shown in a special episode of Cartoon Network's ToonHeads about World War II-era cartoons and on a documentary about the works of director Frank Tashlin on the third volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection.
  • This cartoon has now fallen into the public domain because the copyright was not renewed after 1971.
  • The goat from this cartoon reappears during the "Toon Meeting" scene in Space Jam.

Song Lyrics

We're In to Win

We're in to win
So let's begin
To do the job with junk

We're in to win
Turn in your tin
And listen to it plunk

To our nation's call
Every rubber ball
Goes to conquer freedom's foes

Hitler: Freedom's foe!
Mussolini: Freedm's-a foe!
Hirohito: Oh, freedom's foe!

We're in to win
Our scrap is in
So to victory, let's go!
And do the job with junk!

Pots, pans, old tin cans,
Pails, nails, empty jails,
Fats, hats, rubber mats,
Missing links, kitchen sinks,
Garbage cans, electric fans,
Rubber boots, bathing suits,
Reels, wheels, run-down heels,
Bed springs, special rings,
Metal shears, old tin ears
(wolf whistle)
Tire chains, water mains,
Skates, plates, furnace grates,
Pitching forks, rubber corks,
Sacks, racks, railroad tracks,
Soles, holes, fiddle bows,
Plugs, lugs, bathroom rugs,
Collar sheets, house-made beets,
Rubber bands, bird cage hands,
Metal snips, pillow slips
Locks, socks, grandpa clocks

And that's why we're in
To wi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-in!

Americans Don't Give Up

Dillingham Duck: Did I cry "spinach" when I stood
A duck on Plymouth Rock?

Minuteman Duck: Did I and Washington give up
With Valley Forge in hock?

Pioneer Duck: Did Daniel Boone and me quack "quits"
When Injuns shaved our scalp?

Admiral Duck: Did John Paul Duck give up the ship
Or ever holler "help"?

Lincoln Duck: Hey, Daffy!
Americans don't give up!

All: No, Daffy!
Americans don't give up!



See Also


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