The Daffy Duck Show (1978)

Season 1 Episode 5

Show #05

Aired Saturday 12:30 PM Dec 03, 1978 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Claws for Alarm was the second of three cartoons teaming Porky Pig and Sylvester as his pet cat in a spooky setting where only Sylvester is aware of the danger the pair are in. The other two films in the series are Scaredy Cat (1948) and Jumpin' Jupiter (1955).

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Claws for Alarm was edited into Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988).

      It is also featured in its entirety in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3.

    • The part where the mice lower a noose around Porky's neck as Porky sleeps and Sylvester uses a razor to cut it off, only to have Porky accuse Sylvester of attempted murder from Claws for Alarm was cut on "The Merrie Melodies Show" and Cartoon Network (it should be noted that Cartoon Network aired this cartoon edited until 2002, where it was shown uncut on "The Looney Tunes Show").

    • The part where the moose head tries to shoot Porky and Sylvester beats up the moose head from Claws for Alarm was cut when aired on Nickelodeon.

    • The part where Sylvester uses a noose to show Porky what could have happened to him had Sylvester not save him from Claws for Alarm was edited (on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and "The Merrie Melodies Show") to remove Sylvester hanging himself and Porky commenting on how histrionic his performance is.

    • The part where Sylvester pushes Porky out of the way as a noose lowers on Porky's neck from Claws for Alarm was cut on Nickelodeon (it was left uncut on Cartoon Network and "The Merrie Melodies Show").

    • On CBS, the part where a gun protrudes out of a hole in the wall and Sylvester plugs it with his finger, only to get shot through his finger and out his tail from Claws for Alarm was cut.

    • Claws for Alarm is 7 minutes long.

    • Claws for Alarm first aired in 1954.

    • The versions of Gift Wrapped shown on Cartoon Network and the WB left in the "dynamite in the cage" sequence, but edited out the entire Hopalong Cassidy sequence, because of the American Indian stereotyping.

    • The ABC airing of Gift Wrapped edited out the shot of Sylvester staggering down the stairs after getting blown up by the dynamite stick that Tweety substituted for himself in the cage. Also cut was the part during the "Hopalong Cassidy" sequence where Sylvester gets shot by Tweety's toy gun and falls down the Christmas tree.

    • Gift Wrapped is available on DVD as a part of Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2.

    • Gift Wrapped is 7 minutes long.

    • Gift Wrapped was released on February 16, 1952.

    • Daffy - The Commando can currently be found on the home video Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons and the second disc of the sixth installment in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection line of DVDs.

    • As with many of the World War II-themed cartoons put out by the major studios, Daffy - The Commando was placed under an unofficial ban from broadcast or video distribution by Warner Bros. and other rights-holders such as Turner Broadcasting and AOL Time Warner.

    • Daffy - The Commando as well as a few other Warner shorts, is in the public domain, after United Artists neglected to renew the copyright in time. It is now featured on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 on the "Wartime Cartoons" disk.

    • Daffy - The Commando is 7 minutes long.

    • Daffy - The Commando was released on November 20, 1943.

  • Allusions

    • Granny: You didn't count on Pocahontas, did you Geronimo?

      Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Native American woman who married an Englishman, John Rolfe, and became a celebrity in London in the last year of her life.

      Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States and their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades.

    • Wile E. Coyote

      During Claws for Alarm, a mouse resembling a miniature Wile E. Coyote (a Chuck Jones creation) can be seen with a knife, about to swing down at Porky.

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