The Daffy Duck Show (1978)

Season 1 Episode 18

Show #18

Aired Saturday 12:30 PM Mar 15, 1979 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The Heckling Hare is considered to contain the longest fall in the history of cinema.

    • The Heckling Hare was the fifth cartoon for Bugs and the 55th cartoon Avery directed at Warner Bros.

    • The Heckling Hare is the second-to-last Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Tex Avery to be released. The last, All This and Rabbit Stew, was produced before this film.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Room and Bird was released in 1951.

    • The Heckling Hare appears in the DVD Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, unrestored, as part of a late-1980s TV special called What's Up Doc?. The restored version had previously been released as part of Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2.

    • The Merrie Melodies opening sequence for The Heckling Hare also featured the first usage of the Warner Bros. shield logo zooming in with a carrot-munching Bugs Bunny lying on top of it (as such, the shield appears smaller than normal). For the first time, the "Warner Bros." and "Present" graphics are already on the screen when the title card is shown before the shield zooms in. Here, after the zoom-in and a couple of bites of his carrot, Bugs pulls down the Merrie Melodies title screen like it is a shade.

    • The Heckling Hare is 7 minutes long.

    • The Heckling Hare was released on July 5, 1941.

    • When Nickelodeon aired The Ducksters as part of its "Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon" installment show, the part where Daffy asks Porky if he'd like to continue with the game, to which an audience member shouts, "You'll be sorry", prompting Daffy to shoot the man dead, is cut.

      This same cut was made when this cartoon aired on Boomerang (though its parent channel, Cartoon Network, left that scene intact).

    • The Ducksters is one of several post-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons whose original title cards have been cut and replaced in the Blue Ribbon reissue version. In such films, the Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies title fades to a replaced title card, which then cuts to the credits from the original version. In all other post-'48 films' reissues, the Blue Ribbon title cuts right to the original title card. It remains unknown why such edits were made, as no one has been able to recover any original prints of most such cartoons.

    • The Ducksters is 7 minutes long.

    • The Ducksters was released on September 2, 1950.

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