The Daffy Duck Show (1978)

Season 1 Episode 27

Show #27

Aired Saturday 12:30 PM May 17, 1979 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The tall building Stupor Duck tries to leap over at the beginning of the cartoon has a sign on it which reads "McKimson Associates," a reference to director Robert McKimson.

    • Gorilla My Dreams was remade in 1959 as Apes of Wrath.

    • Gorilla My Dreams marks the first appearance of Gruesome Gorilla, who reappeared as a boss in the game Bugs Bunny and Taz Time Busters.

    • The billboards seen during Baseball Bugs:

      The outfield wall ad for "Mike Maltese, Ace Detective" refers to writer Michael Maltese.

      The outfield wall ad for "Filboid Studge" refers to a fictional breakfast cereal mentioned in a short story by Saki.

      The ad next to "Filboid Studge" is for "Culvert Gin" a take-off on "Calvert Gin."

      The wall ads on the third base side are for "Manza Champagne", "Lausbub's Bread" and "Ross. Co. Finer Footwear for the Brats" named for animator Virgil Ross.

      The ads on the left field wall are for Camuel's (a reference to Camel Cigarettes) and "Urbo."

      Another outfield reading "Daltol" refers to animator Cal Dalton. A product named "Chi-Chi" is on a sign to the left.

    • A popular Jump Blues band from New York City, The Gas House Gorillas took their name from the Baseball Bugs short.

    • Instead of Porky Pig and his "That's all, folks!" line, Baseball Bugs ends with one of Bugs' rare closing appearances, popping through a drum, munching a carrot, announcing, "And dat's de end!". This version of the drum was also seen on an earlier cartoon, Hare Tonic (1945).

    • The title card for Baseball Bugs actually shows a softball, rather than a normal baseball.

    • Baseball Bugs had a similar theme to MGM's 1944 Batty Baseball, which was directed by former Warner Bros. cartoon director Tex Avery.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Gorilla My Dreams - Title

      The title of this cartoon is a play on the expression "Girl o' My Dreams".

    • Stupor Duck: Character

      This cartoon was a parody of the famous DC Comics character, Superman. In 1969, WB would merge with that comic's publisher, DC Comics.