Bowdlerization: The ending of the cartoon after Daffy pitches the scene in which the price of food skyrockets (where Daffy acts out the suicide of The Scarlet Pumpernickel) is almost always edited on television, but in different ways:
On ABC and the syndicated run of The Merrie Melodies Show, there is a frozen shot of the outside of the office at the point where Daffy shoots himself in the head so that the viewer doesn't see him actually doing it then cuts back to the interior of the office where Daffy says, "It's getting so you have to kill yourself to sell a story around here" before passing out again.
On Nickelodeon, the scene is edited similarly to ABC's and the Merrie Melodies Show edit, but superimposed over the suicide gunshot visual is a repeat shot of the outside of the office, shown in reverse (whether or not this was a mistake is unknown. It makes for a great effect either way).
Cartoon Network once edited out the suicide gag by irising out after Daffy asks "Is that all?" when the cartoon aired as part of the channel's "50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time" marathon. Every other print after that edited the scene by freezing on the shot of the kreplach costing $1000 and once Daffy says, "Is that all?", it jumps to Daffy's "It's getting so you have to kill yourself to sell a story around here" line that ends the short, making it obvious to even the most naive viewer that something was edited.
On a July 13, 2012 insteallment of Cartoon Network's Looney Tunes Show (not the sitcom; the collection of actual Looney Tunes shorts from the 1930s to the 1960s), the cartoon was re-edited so the entire suicide part isn't shown, making the cartoon end after Daffy says, "Is that all?" It's still obvious that something's cut, but now, viewers get a nice fourth-wall-breaking joke out of it, because as soon as Daffy says, "Is that all?", the cartoon fades to the "That's All Folks!" end card.
The Cameo: 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.
The edited version that aired on Cartoon Network during the "50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time" marathon (and a recent airing in 2012) is more along the lines of No Ending, thanks to the gun-to-the-head suicide part getting cut.
Puppy-Dog Eyes: Used by Daffy to convince "J.L." to give him a dramatic part.
Sarcastic Confession: 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 Aside Glance).
Seen-It-All Suicide: 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 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. You're better off getting it uncut on video, DVD, or Internet.
Actually subverted, since the bullet hole is in his hat afterwards. Still, American TV is very touchy when it comes to using Suicide as Comedy.
Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Twice misquoted by Daffy — "Vanity, thy name is woman!"note Instead of "Frailty, thy name is woman," Hamlet, I.ii.146 and "Parting is such sweet stuff."note Instead of "Parting is such sweet sorrow," Romeo and Juliet, II.ii.184.
Wedding Smashers: The Scarlet Pumpernickel crashes Melissa and the Grand Duke's wedding and "saves" her.
Yiddish as a Second Language: 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 Kreplach.