A mild-mannered man is sent by his wife to go out and kill a duck for dinner. He picks Daffy as his victim. The two face off and do battle, only for Daffy to lose to Mr. Meek with him blowing his feathers off and cooking him in the oven. Mr. Meek hears Daffy scream in the oven, fells guilty, and opens the oven door. Daffy is bathing himself in gravy. "Say, now you're cooking with gas."
- Bill Thompson's character Wallace Wimple
- Jerry Colonna - fortune teller
- Red Skelton - "You cwushed by widdle head!"
- Some TV versions that aired on local affiliate stations in the United States shorten the part where Daffy (as a fortuneteller) hits Mr. Meek on the head with a mallet so he can read the bumps on his head, similar to ABC's censorship on a similar scene from "Bowery Bugs".
- Cartoon Network's Arabia channel cuts the entire part where Daffy stripteases to distract Mr. Meek, since this is considered inappropriate in Islamic countries.
- "The Wise Quacking Duck" was the only color cartoon of the 1942-43 season to use the black and white fonts of WARNER BROS. and Present. It is also the only color Looney Tune in 1943 under copyright as "Yankee Doodle Daffy", "Daffy - The Commando", and "To Duck .... or Not to Duck" are in the public domain in the United States.
- The gag where Daffy stripteases to distract Mr. Meek is recycled from "Cross Country Detours".
- The man from this short known as Mr. Meek, would later appear in the 1991 Looney Tunes TV special Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster in the audience, alongside the starving castaways from Wackiki Wabbit, Granny, and Yosemite Sam.
- Mr. Meek would later appear in The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode "California's Crusty Bronze" as a health inspector.