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[[caption-width-right:303:"And who might '''''you''''' be, [[SpeechImpediment t-t-th]][[AntiquatedLinguistics irrah]]?'']]

->''"Mayhap perchance, foppish that I am, '''I''' might be The Scarlet Pumpernickel?"''
-->--'''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''', ''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''

'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the conventions of the genre.

This short has been chosen number 31 of ''The50GreatestCartoons'' ever made. It also made it onto ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes'' list.
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!!Tropes Employed Include:

* AnthropomorphicShift: Sylvester, usually a TalkingAnimal, is fully anthropomorphic as the Grand Duke. Almost the complete opposite of Chuck Jones' [[PantomimeAnimal other uses of Sylvester]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Lord High Chamberlain and the Grand Duke.
* AnachronismStew: The setting seems to range anywhere from [[TheLateMiddleAges the late 15th Century]] (judging by Melissa's [[NiceHat hennin]]) to the mid 20th Century (judging from the Lord High Chamberlain's bizarre hair dryer and Scarlet's use of a parachute), with perhaps some preference for about [[TheCavalierYears the 1680s or so]].
* AntiquatedLinguistics: As in the page quote, in which the "noble visitor" (Daffy) uses [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment two separate archaicisms for "maybe,"]] and the page image, wherein "the Grand Duke" (Sylvester) calls him "sirrah" -- a term of address for social inferiors in the 17th century or thereabouts.
* AsideGlance: From Daffy, as Milord High Chamberlain and the Grand Duke laugh at the idea of a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/daffish Daffish]] Fop being The Scarlet Pumpernickel.
* BeardOfEvil: Marks Porky as the evil Lord High Chamberlain. Apparently detachable.
* BlackComedyRape: As when a tom-cat FunnyAnimal (Sylvester the Cat) is creeping up in prime DastardlyWhiplash style (complete with EvilLaugh) on a shrinking duck DamselInDistress (Melissa the Duck).
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Many current TV prints edit the ending where Daffy shoots himself, instead cutting to him saying the final line.
* TheCameo: Lots of 'em. Henery Hawk is the LHC's messenger boy, Mama Bear is Melissa's lady in waiting, and Elmer Fudd is a lowly innkeeper.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: "The cavalry rode to the rescue! ...but they were a little too late."
* ComedicHero
* DuelToTheDeath: "Ha-ha! Ya ain't got a chance! ''I'm'' the hero of this picture, and you ''know'' what happens to the villain!"
** "So what's to know?"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To Creator/ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for Daffy Duck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].
* {{Flynning}}: As punctuated by the GratuitousFrench "fencing terms"[[note]]''"En garde! Riposté! Café au lait! Champs-elysées!"''[[/note]] the duellists employ, and the dramatic cast shadows typical of [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002031/ Michael Curtiz's]] Creator/WarnerBros. {{Swashbuckler}}s.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The whole cast.
* FurryConfusion: The horses are never portrayed as anthropomorphic in any way, unfortunately.
* GainaxEnding: Losing his train of thought, Daffy gives his movie a convoluted ending, complete with a bursting dam, cavalry charge, erupting volcano, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking skyrocketing inflation of food prices]], and the hero (and Daffy) shooting himself in the head.
** The edited version that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork during the "50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time" marathon (and a recent airing in 2012) is more along the lines of NoEnding, thanks to the gun-to-the-head suicide part getting cut.
* GirlInTheTower: The Lady Melissa
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: The Lord High Chamberlain's churchwarden pipe perhaps counts as "scene-setting smoking."
* TheHighwayman: The Scarlet Pumpernickel's occupation.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sylvester in its fullest form when cornering Melissa.
* LandInTheSaddle: Daffy misses the horse, causing him to muse that "this never happens to Errol Flynn".
** The second time, he uses a parachute: "Here's a wrinkle Errol never thought of!"
* MoodWhiplash: "Firtht, I am happy, for I am to marry the fair Meliththa! Then, I am furiouth, becauthe I ''dethpithe'' the Thcarlet P-p-pumpernickel!"
* NarrationEcho: Daffy Duck [[TheNarrator narrates]], "The Lord High Chamberlain was simply furious."
-->'''Lord High Chamberlain (Porky Pig):''' I'm simply furious!\\
'''Narrator''': But Milady Melissa was simply delighted.\\
'''Melissa:''' I'm simply delighted!
* NeutralFemale: Played for laughs. When Scarlet and the Grand Duke duel near the end, Melissa cowers by the wall shrieking "Eee! Ei! Oh!" as the [[{{Flynning}} rapiers clash]].
* NothingLeftToDoButDie: "There was nothing left for the Scarlet Pumpernickel to do but blow his brains out, which he does."
* OnceUponATime: "Great opening, huh?"
* TheOtherDarrin: This is one of the few cartoons made while Arthur Q. Bryan was alive, where Elmer Fudd is voiced by someone else. Elmer's one line is done by Creator/MelBlanc, for cost reasons.
* PainPoweredLeap: Daffy scales the castle walls with the help of Ye Little Olympic Jumper - a pin to the hindquarters.
* PenName: Daffy "[[Creator/AlexandreDumas Duma]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY s]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar s]]" Duck
* PuppyDogEyes: Used by Daffy to convince "J.L." to give him a dramatic part.
* SarcasticConfession: Provides the page quote. Said by Scarlet while disguised as a fop, which provokes derisive laughter from the Grand Duke and the Lord High Chamberlain (with Scarlet given an AsideGlance).
* SecretIdentity: The "weary young traveler" is, in reality, [[GentlemanAdventurer The Scarlet Pumpernickel]].
* SeenItAllSuicide: Though it is actually ''J.L.'' who has seen it all, and ''Daffy'' who commits the suicide.
-->It's getting so you have to ''kill'' yourself to sell a story nowadays.
** And, as with all [[SeenItAllSuicide seen-it-all suicides]] (or any kind of suicide) on Looney Tunes, don't expect to see this on American TV uncut and uncensored [[note]]Cartoon Network just recently had it edited so that way the cartoon ends after Daffy says, "Is ''that'' all?!", which makes for a nice meta-joke, but most purists who remember seeing the cartoon uncut probably won't like it[[/note]]. You're better off getting it uncut on video, DVD, or Internet.
** Actually subverted, since the bullet hole is in his hat afterwards.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Twice misquoted by Daffy -- "Vanity, thy name is woman!"[[note]]Instead of "Frailty, thy name is woman," ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', I.ii.146[[/note]] and "Parting is such sweet stuff."[[note]]Instead of "Parting is such sweet sorrow," ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', II.ii.184.[[/note]]
* StandardSnippet: Several, as is typical of a Carl Stalling score, including "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcskYeT0LOE Hooray for Hollywood]]" to set the scene at the studio; the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSE15tLBdso Boccherini minuet]] to show that we are in TheCavalierYears; Ben Jonson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKrw-0dze0 Song: To Celia]] for the love scene; Suppé's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFylMmmT5L8 Banditenstreiche]]'' during the chase scenes; and, of course, Creator/RichardWagner's [[LohengrinAndMendelssohn bridal chorus]] during the wedding.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: The Grand Duke after getting the Lord High Chamberlain's letter. See MoodWhiplash above for the quote.
* WeddingSmashers: The Scarlet Pumpernickel crashes Melissa and the Grand Duke's wedding and "saves" her.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Notably invoked by both "Scarlet" and "The Grand Duke" -- "So what's to save?" and "So what's to know?", respectively. Also, when the price of food-stuffs skyrockets, the food-stuff illustrating the trend is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kreplach Kreplach]].''

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[[quoteright:303:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ScarletPumpernickel_7095.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:303:"And who might '''''you''''' be, [[SpeechImpediment t-t-th]][[AntiquatedLinguistics irrah]]?'']]

->''"Mayhap perchance, foppish that I am, '''I''' might be The Scarlet Pumpernickel?"''
-->--'''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''', ''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''

'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the conventions of the genre.

This short has been chosen number 31 of ''The50GreatestCartoons'' ever made. It also made it onto ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes'' list.
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!!Tropes Employed Include:

* AnthropomorphicShift: Sylvester, usually a TalkingAnimal, is fully anthropomorphic as the Grand Duke. Almost the complete opposite of Chuck Jones' [[PantomimeAnimal other uses of Sylvester]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Lord High Chamberlain and the Grand Duke.
* AnachronismStew: The setting seems to range anywhere from [[TheLateMiddleAges the late 15th Century]] (judging by Melissa's [[NiceHat hennin]]) to the mid 20th Century (judging from the Lord High Chamberlain's bizarre hair dryer and Scarlet's use of a parachute), with perhaps some preference for about [[TheCavalierYears the 1680s or so]].
* AntiquatedLinguistics: As in the page quote, in which the "noble visitor" (Daffy) uses [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment two separate archaicisms for "maybe,"]] and the page image, wherein "the Grand Duke" (Sylvester) calls him "sirrah" -- a term of address for social inferiors in the 17th century or thereabouts.
* AsideGlance: From Daffy, as Milord High Chamberlain and the Grand Duke laugh at the idea of a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/daffish Daffish]] Fop being The Scarlet Pumpernickel.
* BeardOfEvil: Marks Porky as the evil Lord High Chamberlain. Apparently detachable.
* BlackComedyRape: As when a tom-cat FunnyAnimal (Sylvester the Cat) is creeping up in prime DastardlyWhiplash style (complete with EvilLaugh) on a shrinking duck DamselInDistress (Melissa the Duck).
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Many current TV prints edit the ending where Daffy shoots himself, instead cutting to him saying the final line.
* TheCameo: Lots of 'em. Henery Hawk is the LHC's messenger boy, Mama Bear is Melissa's lady in waiting, and Elmer Fudd is a lowly innkeeper.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: "The cavalry rode to the rescue! ...but they were a little too late."
* ComedicHero
* DuelToTheDeath: "Ha-ha! Ya ain't got a chance! ''I'm'' the hero of this picture, and you ''know'' what happens to the villain!"
** "So what's to know?"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To Creator/ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for Daffy Duck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].
* {{Flynning}}: As punctuated by the GratuitousFrench "fencing terms"[[note]]''"En garde! Riposté! Café au lait! Champs-elysées!"''[[/note]] the duellists employ, and the dramatic cast shadows typical of [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002031/ Michael Curtiz's]] Creator/WarnerBros. {{Swashbuckler}}s.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The whole cast.
* FurryConfusion: The horses are never portrayed as anthropomorphic in any way, unfortunately.
* GainaxEnding: Losing his train of thought, Daffy gives his movie a convoluted ending, complete with a bursting dam, cavalry charge, erupting volcano, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking skyrocketing inflation of food prices]], and the hero (and Daffy) shooting himself in the head.
** The edited version that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork during the "50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time" marathon (and a recent airing in 2012) is more along the lines of NoEnding, thanks to the gun-to-the-head suicide part getting cut.
* GirlInTheTower: The Lady Melissa
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: The Lord High Chamberlain's churchwarden pipe perhaps counts as "scene-setting smoking."
* TheHighwayman: The Scarlet Pumpernickel's occupation.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sylvester in its fullest form when cornering Melissa.
* LandInTheSaddle: Daffy misses the horse, causing him to muse that "this never happens to Errol Flynn".
** The second time, he uses a parachute: "Here's a wrinkle Errol never thought of!"
* MoodWhiplash: "Firtht, I am happy, for I am to marry the fair Meliththa! Then, I am furiouth, becauthe I ''dethpithe'' the Thcarlet P-p-pumpernickel!"
* NarrationEcho: Daffy Duck [[TheNarrator narrates]], "The Lord High Chamberlain was simply furious."
-->'''Lord High Chamberlain (Porky Pig):''' I'm simply furious!\\
'''Narrator''': But Milady Melissa was simply delighted.\\
'''Melissa:''' I'm simply delighted!
* NeutralFemale: Played for laughs. When Scarlet and the Grand Duke duel near the end, Melissa cowers by the wall shrieking "Eee! Ei! Oh!" as the [[{{Flynning}} rapiers clash]].
* NothingLeftToDoButDie: "There was nothing left for the Scarlet Pumpernickel to do but blow his brains out, which he does."
* OnceUponATime: "Great opening, huh?"
* TheOtherDarrin: This is one of the few cartoons made while Arthur Q. Bryan was alive, where Elmer Fudd is voiced by someone else. Elmer's one line is done by Creator/MelBlanc, for cost reasons.
* PainPoweredLeap: Daffy scales the castle walls with the help of Ye Little Olympic Jumper - a pin to the hindquarters.
* PenName: Daffy "[[Creator/AlexandreDumas Duma]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY s]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar s]]" Duck
* PuppyDogEyes: Used by Daffy to convince "J.L." to give him a dramatic part.
* SarcasticConfession: Provides the page quote. Said by Scarlet while disguised as a fop, which provokes derisive laughter from the Grand Duke and the Lord High Chamberlain (with Scarlet given an AsideGlance).
* SecretIdentity: The "weary young traveler" is, in reality, [[GentlemanAdventurer The Scarlet Pumpernickel]].
* SeenItAllSuicide: Though it is actually ''J.L.'' who has seen it all, and ''Daffy'' who commits the suicide.
-->It's getting so you have to ''kill'' yourself to sell a story nowadays.
** And, as with all [[SeenItAllSuicide seen-it-all suicides]] (or any kind of suicide) on Looney Tunes, don't expect to see this on American TV uncut and uncensored [[note]]Cartoon Network just recently had it edited so that way the cartoon ends after Daffy says, "Is ''that'' all?!", which makes for a nice meta-joke, but most purists who remember seeing the cartoon uncut probably won't like it[[/note]]. You're better off getting it uncut on video, DVD, or Internet.
** Actually subverted, since the bullet hole is in his hat afterwards.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Twice misquoted by Daffy -- "Vanity, thy name is woman!"[[note]]Instead of "Frailty, thy name is woman," ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', I.ii.146[[/note]] and "Parting is such sweet stuff."[[note]]Instead of "Parting is such sweet sorrow," ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', II.ii.184.[[/note]]
* StandardSnippet: Several, as is typical of a Carl Stalling score, including "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcskYeT0LOE Hooray for Hollywood]]" to set the scene at the studio; the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSE15tLBdso Boccherini minuet]] to show that we are in TheCavalierYears; Ben Jonson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKrw-0dze0 Song: To Celia]] for the love scene; Suppé's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFylMmmT5L8 Banditenstreiche]]'' during the chase scenes; and, of course, Creator/RichardWagner's [[LohengrinAndMendelssohn bridal chorus]] during the wedding.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: The Grand Duke after getting the Lord High Chamberlain's letter. See MoodWhiplash above for the quote.
* WeddingSmashers: The Scarlet Pumpernickel crashes Melissa and the Grand Duke's wedding and "saves" her.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Notably invoked by both "Scarlet" and "The Grand Duke" -- "So what's to save?" and "So what's to know?", respectively. Also, when the price of food-stuffs skyrockets, the food-stuff illustrating the trend is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kreplach Kreplach]].''
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24th May '13 6:21:47 PM JIKTV
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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.

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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and {{Subversion}} [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the conventions of the genre.
24th May '13 6:20:54 PM JIKTV
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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.

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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros [[Creator/WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] Creator/ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.
24th May '13 6:19:41 PM JIKTV
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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.

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'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by ChuckJones Creator/ChuckJones and featuring Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] ErrolFlynn Creator/ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.



* AntiquatedLinguistics: As in the page quote, in which the "noble visitor" (Daffy) uses [[RedundancyDepartmentOfRedundancy two separate archaicisms for "maybe,"]] and the page image, wherein "the Grand Duke" (Sylvester) calls him "sirrah" -- a term of address for social inferiors in the 17th century or thereabouts.

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: As in the page quote, in which the "noble visitor" (Daffy) uses [[RedundancyDepartmentOfRedundancy [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment two separate archaicisms for "maybe,"]] and the page image, wherein "the Grand Duke" (Sylvester) calls him "sirrah" -- a term of address for social inferiors in the 17th century or thereabouts.



* {{Flynning}}: As punctuated by the GratuitousFrench "fencing terms"[[note]]''"En garde! Riposté! Café au lait! Champs-elysées!"''[[/note]] the duellists employ, and the dramatic cast shadows typical of [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002031/ Michael Curtiz's]] WarnerBros. {{Swashbuckler}}s.

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* {{Flynning}}: As punctuated by the GratuitousFrench "fencing terms"[[note]]''"En garde! Riposté! Café au lait! Champs-elysées!"''[[/note]] the duellists employ, and the dramatic cast shadows typical of [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002031/ Michael Curtiz's]] WarnerBros.Creator/WarnerBros. {{Swashbuckler}}s.



* TheOtherDarrin: This is one of the few cartoons made while Arthur Q. Bryan was alive, where Elmer Fudd is voiced by someone else. Elmer's one line is done by MelBlanc, for cost reasons.

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* TheOtherDarrin: This is one of the few cartoons made while Arthur Q. Bryan was alive, where Elmer Fudd is voiced by someone else. Elmer's one line is done by MelBlanc, Creator/MelBlanc, for cost reasons.



* PenName: Daffy "[[Creator/AlexandreDumas Duma]][[ItIsPronouncedTropay s]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar s]]" Duck

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* PenName: Daffy "[[Creator/AlexandreDumas Duma]][[ItIsPronouncedTropay Duma]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY s]][[GettingCrapPastTheRadar s]]" Duck



* TheOtherDarrin: A rare performance of Mel Blanc as Elmer Fudd.
24th May '13 6:15:06 PM JIKTV
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-->--'''DaffyDuck''', ''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''

'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by ChuckJones and featuring DaffyDuck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.

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-->--'''DaffyDuck''', -->--'''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''', ''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''

'''"The Scarlet Pumpernickel"''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short, directed by ChuckJones and featuring DaffyDuck, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and "Melissa" (a female duck), with cameos by Elmer Fudd and the Mama Bear from Jones's Three Bears Trilogy. Purporting to be Daffy's own film concept (which he is attempting to pitch to [[ShoutOut "J.L."]][[note]]Jack L. [[WarnerBros Warner]][[/note]]), the short is a parody of a typical {{Swashbuckler}} -- including, of course, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''--including [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to [[Film/CaptainBlood Warners' own]] [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood swashbuckling]] [[Film/TheSeaHawk hero]] ErrolFlynn and much {{Lampshading}} and {{Subversion}} of the conventions of the genre.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To Creator/ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for DaffyDuck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To Creator/ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for DaffyDuck.Daffy Duck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].
24th May '13 6:08:44 PM JIKTV
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* FirstInstallmentWeirdness: To ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for DaffyDuck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].

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* FirstInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To ChuckJones' Creator/ChuckJones' pop-culture hero series for DaffyDuck. There are bookends with Daffy telling the main story, Porky is the villain rather than a HyperCompetentSidekick and Daffy is semi competent in his hero getup, stopped only due to [[LemonyNarrator writing difficulties during the finale]].
9th Apr '13 12:33:09 PM woodwardiocom
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* TheOtherDarrin: This is one of the few cartoons made while Arthur Q. Bryan was alive, where Elmer Fudd is voiced by someone else. Elmer's one line is done by MelBlanc, for cost reasons.
29th Mar '13 11:53:37 AM kraas
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* SarcasticConfession: Provides the page quote.

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* SarcasticConfession: Provides the page quote. Said by Scarlet while disguised as a fop, which provokes derisive laughter from the Grand Duke and the Lord High Chamberlain (with Scarlet given an AsideGlance).
29th Mar '13 11:50:56 AM kraas
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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sylvester in it's fullest form when cornering Melissa.

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sylvester in it's its fullest form when cornering Melissa.


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* NeutralFemale: Played for laughs. When Scarlet and the Grand Duke duel near the end, Melissa cowers by the wall shrieking "Eee! Ei! Oh!" as the [[{{Flynning}} rapiers clash]].
6th Mar '13 7:08:01 PM Disney23
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Many current TV prints edit the ending where Daffy shoots himself, instead cutting to him saying the final line.
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