Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon
Animated cartoon
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Fictional character
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 in the Warner Bros.
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 Looney Tunes
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and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
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series of cartoons, often running the gamut between being the best friend and sometimes arch-rival of Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
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. Daffy was one of the first of the new "screwball
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" characters that emerged in the late 1930s to supplant traditional everyman
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 characters, such as Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
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 and Popeye
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, who were more popular earlier in the decade
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. Daffy starred in 133 shorts in the Golden Age
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, third amongst Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, behind Bugs Bunny's 166 appearances and Porky Pig's 159 appearances.

Daffy was #14 on TV Guide
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s list of top 50 best cartoon characters, and was featured on one of the issue's four covers as Duck Dodgers
Duck Dodgers
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 with Porky Pig
Porky Pig
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 and the Powerpuff Girls
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 (all of which are Time Warner
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-owned characters).
Daffy first appeared on April 17, 1937, in
Porky's Duck Hunt
Porky's Duck Hunt
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, directed by Tex Avery
Tex Avery
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 and animated by Bob Clampett.

(First ever line) Porky: "Hey, th-th-th-that wasn't in the script! Daffy: "Don't let it worry ya, Skipper. I'm just a crazy, darn fool duck. Hoo-hoo Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo..." - Porky's Duck Hunt

"....because I'm a SPLIT PERSONALITY, see! A schit - a schit - a SCHITZOPHRENIAC!!"


"A Methersthmidt. A Meth of Mthersthmidts... a METH of METHERSTHMIDTS!" -- Daffy- The Commando


"Anchorin' for trouble, eh?! Well I would like - (I would like?! I would like a trip to Europe!) - I would like to introduce myself: Drip-Along Daffy's the name! (pushes hat forward over brow)" -- Drip-Along Daffy

"Aw, buck up, BB Eyes. Here, have a swig o' swampwater!"

"Duck hunters is da cwaziest peoples!"

"I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn!"

"I'm so crazy I don't know this isn't possible."