You Were Never Duckier

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You Were Never Duckier is an 1948 animated cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series from 1948. Starring Daffy Duck and Henery Hawk, this cartoon marked the start of a direction change for Daffy Duck, from a "screwball" character, to a greedy, self-centered one (though, according to commentary by Eric Goldberg on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD fifth volume, this cartoon showed Daffy as being both a greedy, self-centered character and a screwball one).

Directed by Charles M. Jones. Produced by Edward Selzer. Story by Tedd Pierce.

Daffy Duck[edit]

  • Huh! I must be walking in my sleep. But how can I be walking in my sleep if I'm awake enough to know I'm walking in my sleep. The strange things people do in their sleep, especially if they're awake.
  • Five dollars for the best duck? You mean I came all the way from Dubuque for a measly five bucks? Five thousand dollars for the best rooster? Why, they can't do this to me! It's uncostitutional! It's... it's... Brother, could I use five thousand smackereenees. Hey, there must be a way. There must be.
  • Mr. Chickenhawk, sir, you're making a ghastly mistake. I'm an impostor, a charlatan, a fake. I'm a duck masquerading in the guise of a chicken. Look, I'll prove it. [jumps off the hook and swims in a pail full of water] Quack, quack, quack! [jumps back onto the hook] That ought to convince you.

Dialogue[edit]

Henery Hawk: Hey, Pa, look at what I brung ya! Look at what I brung ya! A chicken!
Daffy Duck: And what a chicken, brother! Get a load of this gorgeous plumage. Feast your eyes at this outstanding comb. And besides, I'm the only five-gaited rooster in the world. So, why not save yourself the trouble and judge me right now, judge... Uh, judge... what was the name?
George K. Chickenhawk: Chickenhawk. George K. Chickenhawk.
Daffy Duck: Chickenhawk? Chicken hawk, eats us chickens. Well, I gotta go. I think my judge is burning, fudge... My fudge is burning, judge... I mean, my mother wants me. I got to crochet a cake. Uh, uh, goodbye!

Voice cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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