The Daffy Duck Show (1978)

Show #07

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 12/17/78
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  • Episode Description
  • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century - featuring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Duck Dodgers is given an important mission: to travel to Planet X in search for a rare element. Accompanied by his eager, young space cadet Porky, he soon encounters Marvin the Martian and battle him for the fate of the planet. Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z - featuring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Ant Pasted - featuring Elmer Fuddmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mel Blanc

    Daffy Duck, Porky Pig

  • Chuck Jones

  • Friz Freleng

  • Arthur Q. Bryan

    Elmer Fudd

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (5)

    • Ant Pasted was released in 1953.

    • On ABC, the scene from Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z where Wile E. Coyote fires a rifle at the Roadrunner, but the bullet stops and falls when The Roadrunner outruns it and Wile E. picks the bullet up was cut entirely. The scene with Wile trying to blow up the Roadrunner with a stick of dynamite on a spring was edited to remove the last part of the scene where after Wile E. backs himself into a hole in the canyon wall, the dynamite stick recoils with him, causing an explosion.

    • Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z was released in 1956.

    • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century is 7 minutes long.

    • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century created in 1952 and released on July 25, 1953.

    Trivia (4)

    • The Pseudo-Latin names given for Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner used in Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z are: Eatius birdius (Coyote) and Delicius-delicius (Road Runner).

    • The title card for Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z is noted as being owned by "Selzer Sign Service", a reference to then-studio producer Eddie Selzer.

    • In 1994, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century was voted #4 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. In 2004, it was retrospectively awarded a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

    • Marvin the Martian was introduced as an unnamed villain in Haredevil Hare (1948) as Bugs Bunny's adversary, and was later given the name Commander X-2 in The Hasty Hare (1951). Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century was the first of many appearances of Duck Dodgers.

    Allusions (1)

    • Batman At one point during Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z, Wile E. puts on a Batman outfit and dives off a cliff. Batman is a famous DC Comics comic book superhero, who first appeared in 1939. However, the costume Wile E. wears here is green and looks nothing like Batman's.

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