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"I'm so crazy, I don't know this is impossible!"

Porky & Daffy is a 1938 Looney Tunes cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett and starring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. It is also the first cartoon to team up the two characters (not counting Daffy's bit-role in Porky's Duck Hunt).

Porky and Daffy are sharing a house together one day when Porky finds out about a champion chicken boxer challenging anyone to fight him that night. Porky awakens Daffy upstairs, who is more than eager to take part in the fight, with Porky staying by his side as manager.



  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The Champ's intro by the pelican referee is one hell of a Tongue Twister Alliteration with added Rapid-Fire Descriptors that it boggles the mind:
    Pelican Referee: In this corner, at 203⅓ pounds...the most magnificent, marvelous, multiple, monstrous, mad-mauling mass of meaty musles ever to master, modify, mat, make mince-meat, and mangle many menacing monsters from Manitoba to Minneapolis.
  • The Boxing Episode: The cartoon is about Daffy Duck fighting in a boxing ring, with Porky acting as his manager.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Pelican referee is frequently on the receiving end of pain during the fight between Daffy and The Champ.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Early in the cartoon, Porky awakens Daffy by clanging a dinner platter over his head. Near the end of the cartoon, Porky uses the same trick to give Daffy a second wind and win the fight against The Champ.
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  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Guess who stars in this cartoon.
  • Gale-Force Sound: The Champ roars so loudly at Daffy, that it blows his cloak right off of him.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: At first, the Champ looks scrawny and inebriated, but once he unzips his cloak, he reveals that he actually has quite a muscular figure.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: When Porky tells Daffy to get on his bicycle (a ring term for avoiding the opponent as best as can), Daffy does. He starts riding an invisible bicycle, to which he quips "I'm so crazy I don't know that this is impossible!"
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: The pelican referee gets a little carried away with listing off the merits of the Champ. His voice raises an octave and eventually speeds up as a result.
  • Loophole Abuse: Daffy tries to exploit the "No hitting below the belt." rule by hiking his shorts all the way up to his head. The Champ wont have any of it and socks him so intensely that his pants rip apart, much to the duck's embarrassment.
  • Mad Hatter: Daffy, of course. He notes how loony he is when he rides on an invisible bike out of nowhere.
  • Relax-o-Vision: At one point, The Champ pulls down a screen that says "CENSORED" on it right before beating the hell out of Daffy. When the screen rises again, Daffy is out cold on the canvas.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The idea of an outside power turning someone into a crazy but skilled fighter is cribbed directly from the Three Stooges film Punch Drunks.
    • After Daffy stops the pelican from going on a lengthy description about him, the bird makes a funny stuttering noise similar to an auctioneer chant, which Daffy caps with "Sold to the American Tabasco [sic] company!", a reference to an old radio jingle for Lucky Strike cigarettes.
  • Stock Footage: Some animation of the crowd entering to see the show is reused from Buddy's Showboat (1933).
  • Super Speed: When Daffy is knocked out and the pelican is counting to ten, Porky is able to run home and back cartoonishly fast, just fast enough to grab the dinner platter and reawaken Daffy with it just in time.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Daffy is briefly drawn more top heavy when he's standing in the corner of the ring. Of course, it turns out he's just wearing sacks of flour underneath his cloak.
  • Toothy Bird: The champ is drawn with lion-like fangs as he roars at Daffy.