[[caption-width-right:319:Two Nuts For The Price of One.]]

The one short that practically kicked off the ScrewySquirrel-type cartoon, [[Creator/TexAvery "Fred" Avery's]] "Daffy Duck and Egghead", a [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] short from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation January 1, 1938]], while not the first [[WesternAnimation/PorkysDuckHunt in which Daffy Duck appears]], ''is'' the first one in which Daffy is named, the first one in which Elmer Fudd (or rather, a prototypical version of him named Egghead) goes hunting, and the prime example of early WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck at his daffiest. Full of great gags, a song from Daffy and perfect pacing, it's a classic short to behold.

!!Tropes Used in This Short:
* AttentionWhore: Daffy, as per usual.
--> ''(to the audience, after bouncing on the surface of the pond)'' Ain't I some cutey? I think I'll do it ''again!''
* BornInTheTheatre: The infamous moment when Egghead [[NoFourthWall shoots a member of the audience that was distracting him from his hunt.]][[note]]It's Tedd Pierce, one of the other Termite Terrace writers.[[/note]]
* EpicFail: Egghead failing to shoot the apple on Daffy's head, even when it's at ''point blank range''. See the example below.
* EraSpecificPersonality: Moreso than "Porky's Duck Hunt", this was the beginning of the Clampett Era Daffy in both his smallish round design and general character-type.
* {{Facepalm}}: Egghead at the cartoon's conclusion.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Was Daffy actually trying to shag that wind-up decoy duck?
* IAmSong: Daffy's version of "[[ThemeTuneCameo The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down]]".
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: An interestingly justified version. Egghead must have been a [[TropeCodifier top graduate of the academy]]. To sum it up, his aim is so awful that he can't hit the apple on Daffy's head, ''even when Daffy is standing in front of the gun, with the apple directly in front of the barrel''. (Amusingly, he ''can'' hit the [[VisualPun broad side of a barn]].) Upon this EpicFail, Daffy promptly fits Egghead with dark glasses, a cup filled with pencils, and a sign that reads, "Blind."
-->'''Daffy''': Too bad. Too ''bad''.
* UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheThirties
* MadHatter: When Egghead says, "That duck's crazy!" Daffy's response is "You're tellin' me!" (He [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] it later, though: "I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn!")
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Parodied[[note]]It's also not the first Looney Tunes short, or even the first Golden Age short to do this either.[[/note]]:
-->"The events and ducks depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual ducks, either living or roasted is purely co-incidental."
* ScrewySquirrel: Take a wild guess.
* ShoutOut: "T'ain't funny, [=McGee=]" is a reference to ''Radio/FibberMcGeeAndMolly''.
* StealthPun: Hidden behind some reeds, Egghead reaches up, pulls a cord, and the reeds fold down in slats, allowing him to see. They are, of course, [[spoiler: duck blinds]].
* WilliamTelling: Daffy tries to initiate this by pulling an apple out of {{Hammerspace}} and placing it on his head before Egghead takes aim.
* ZanyCartoon