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  • We have here Daffy being as obnoxious as he can be as he tortures Porky Pig, with whom he is sharing a room. This is an early McKimson, and one of his best. In a couple of years, Chuck Jones would take Daffy and remold his personality, but here we see a fine mechanical rendition of the little black duck.
  • Porky Pig is in town for a convention and looking for a place to stay in one of the overbooked hotels. He manages to find one room for rent but will have to share it with another gentleman. Porky beds down for some sleep but finds his roommate is a crazy duck who comes home `pixelated' making lots of noise.

    I caught this cartoon by chance on tv and was glad I did, being a fan of Daffy when he is crazy as he is here. The plot sees Porky taking a hotel room aware he has to share it but unprepared for the manic roommate that he finds himself with. Daffy doesn't make anything easy for him and the gags are a mix of the crazy (Daffy's invisible friend; `how do you suppose I'm doing THIS') through to a more traditional but no less funny fight for the covers.

    Porky is very much the straight man of the piece, as he often is. He is an OK character but he really needs someone else to carry much of the comedic weight of any cartoon. Daffy easily does this and is a slightly toned down version of his usual crazy self; toned down to give a slightly more balanced character. He is hilarious the whole way through and fans will be happy for the cartoon to end with him doing his trademark bounce around the room, whooping all the way!

    Overall this is another good cartoon with Porky and a crazy Daffy. The two are very good together, even if the bulk of the work is done by Daffy. Fans of the crazy duck will love this short and everyone else should find laughs too.
  • Warning: Spoilers
    There are several points in this funny cartoon that show the time it was set in. Porky is in some city that is the home of a major convention and is overbooked. As the cartoon was 1948, an election year, the fact that the signs around town welcoming some organization that ends with ".o.p" in the initials of the name suggests it is a political convention, like the Republican ("G.O.P.") convention. Also there is a later joke about Daffy and his invisible friend.

    The city has no hotel space (one future hotel site has a line of tourists waiting outside and around the block). But Porky lucks out and pushes through a door and gets to share a room, but it is with Daffy. Daffy shows up, drunk, and insists on introducing the tired Porky to his pal, "Hymie" a six foot kangaroo. "Hymie" also happens to be invisible. As this cartoon was released shortly after the play HARVEY (with a six foot invisible Pooka/rabbit) the time frame reference is there too. Like Mary Chase's Harvey, Hymie may actually be there after all - Daffy bounces around the room in Hymie's pouch, only his head visible. Although he demands to know how he does this if Hymie is not there, Porky refuses to believe that Daffy is anything but pixilated (i.e. drunk).

    All Porky wants to do is get to sleep - and all Daffy can do is disturb him. He asks Porky to translate Spanish and French phrases meaning "Good night". He gets the hiccups and Porky ends up in a soggy bed (his expression when he first feels the wetness is interesting, as he thinks it is something else entirely - later he calls Daffy "unsanitary" much to the indignant Duck's reaction). Eventually, Porky gets so fed up he throws Daffy out. Daffy returns to wreak his own "tit-for-tat" vengeance). But he is surprised how Porky manages to avoid as hard a landing as Daffy had earlier.

    By the way, another point of it's time is the business (repeated in Warner Cartoons for many years) of a train conductor calling "All aboard for Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga." Mel Blanc, the voice of Daffy, Bugs, Porky, Elmer, and so many others in the Warner Cartoons, had frequently appeared on the radio and televisions shows of Jack Benny. His best recalled television skit with Benny were his laconic Mexican, "Sy" who Benny tries to draw into a conversation. He was also Professor LeBlanc, the hapless music teacher who had to put up with Benny's violin lessons.

    On Benny's radio program, Benny is at a train station, and we hear Blanc (as the conductor) report "Last call for Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga". Before Anaheim was built up by Walt Disney's Disneyland, and by the arrival of the Anaheim Angels Baseball team (which gave it a World Series Pennant a number of years ago), the town and Azuza, and Cucamonga were just three very quiet, little farm communities that few people ever went to. The entire joke on the Benny show was how Blanc's conductor (every couple of minutes) would repeat the fact the train was ready to leave, but each time he would note (with increasing irritation mingled with angst) that nobody seems to care to go onto the train to Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga. In the end he's pleading with people in the train station to board the empty train.

    Warner's never went that far (possibly there would have been copy-write problem with the full use of that joke). But Blanc was able to use a version of the beginning of the joke, which everyone in a 1948 audience would have recognized.
  • With a convention in town, all the hotels are filled up. Even the flophouse as a sign outside that reads, "Gwan - Beat It!" Even Fido's doghouse has a "no vacancy" sign out front.

    Porky Pig is desperate for a room. Finally, one vacancy opens up and Porky beats the multitudes to it, but he'll have to share the 30th floor room with "some gentleman." Unfortunately for Porky, that "gentleman" is Daffy Duck!

    Needless to say these two guys are not going to get a peaceful night's sleep being in the same room and especially in the same bed. The doings are so-so in the humor department, nothing of the laugh-out-loud variety.

    The best jokes were the sight gags in the between before the two "stars" hooked up in the story so, in the end, this didn't turn out to be one of the better Looney Tunes efforts. It can be seen on the LT Golden Collection Volume Three.
  • Robert McKimson's 'Daffy Duck Slept Here' is one of the director's flat out funniest cartoons. Opening with some good sight gags as Porky Pig tries in vain to find a room for the night, the short really gets hilarious the moment the ever brilliant Daffy Duck appears. Forced to share a room with the roommate from hell, Porky tries everything to ignore the crazy duck to no avail. Beginning with a surreal conversation about a six foot, invisible kangaroo that parodies 'Harvey', 'Daffy Duck Slept Here' goes on to squeeze every last laugh out of two characters sharing a bed. The light is constantly switched on and off as Daffy finds more and more ways to prevent Porky from getting his good night's sleep. When the pig finally snaps and throws Daffy out of a 30th floor window, it leads to one of the strangest and funniest climaxes McKimson ever put on film. Daffy's closing line is one of my all time favourites. While 'Daffy Duck Slept Here' is well directed and performed by all involved, the real star is Warren Foster's highly original script which confounds expectations at every turn. Cartoon clichés are nowhere to be found here, replaced by witty, oddball dialogues and unusual plot twists. All in all, 'Daffy Duck Slept Here' is one of the strongest films McKimson ever directed.
  • Warning: Spoilers
    . . . in Warner's warning to America about G-Day, which is much closer in 2016 than when DAFFY DUCK SLEPT HERE was unveiled to general disbelief nearly three score and ten years ago. When G-Day is fully implemented by the Obama Crowd, all parties of one seeking hotel accommodations will be REQUIRED to share a bed with an adult of the same sex, SLEPT warns us. Any deviation from this Spartan New World Order will subject hold-outs against the Greek Way to federal penalties and likely imprisonment for repeat offenders. Porky Pig is forced against his will in SLEPT to spoon all night with what he calls "an unsanitary snake-in-the-grass two-timer," and you can bet the Looney Tunes prophets hoped that their initial audience would realize that "grass" denoted a rhyme for the anatomical feature actually being referenced by Porky. Daffy's sadistic torture of America's favorite pig is meant to prime America for its takeover by the New Founding Fathers, Sodom & Gomorrah Chapter. There was a time in America when a Frank's Freedom ended at the entrance of the next guy's bun, but no more, Warner warns us.
  • Looney Tunes shorts were a huge part of my childhood, and Daffy Duck along with Bugs Bunny was always one of my favourites. Daffy Duck Slept Here is brilliant, and always has been one of my favourites. The animation is beautiful and fluid, and the music and sound effects, always having been a major part of the Looney Tunes shorts' success, are jaunty and never out of place. The story crackles with energy, with the ending especially hilarious, the writing is fresh, witty and delightfully oddball as well with Daffy's closing line one of the funniest of any Looney Tunes cartoon and the sight gags imaginative and coming by thick and fast as you'd expect. Porky plays it straight and is not as bland as he can be, but the star is Daffy who is just brilliant, hilarious and charismatic as he always is. Mel Blanc's vocals are exceptional. All in all, fantastic, not a bad word to say about it. 10/10 Bethany Cox
  • Warning: Spoilers
    Directed by Robert McKimson, "Daffy Duck Slept Here" is a nice Daffy/Porky cartoon made at Warner Bros. Due to the D.O.P.E. convention, hotel rooms are scarce, but Porky manages - literally - to squeeze his way in, provided he's willing to share his room with Daffy. He'll be SOR-ry!

    Here are my favorite scenes from this cartoon. Thanks to composer/orchestrator Carl Stalling, "Blues in the Night" can be heard as Porky struggles in extricating the blanket from Daffy. Porky tells Daffy "Good night" in Spanish and French, and Daffy just mangles the language. When the inebriated Daffy enters the room, he joyfully sings "I'm Just Wild about Hymie" & "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and then rapidly cheers "H-Y-M-I-E!"

    If you love Daffy and Porky, then "Daffy Duck Slept Here" is a cartoon you gotta see! In the end, Porky incongruously has the last laugh on Daffy. Not that it bothers him.
  • Daffy is annoying here - VERY annoying. But I guess he cannot help it, he's a crazy little black duck (with undiagnosed ADD). I like Daffy despite his irritating behaviour, however it becomes a wee bit boring after a while. For some reason I feel Porky was good here, coping for a surprisingly long time with Daffy's manner - and being rather cute. Daffy is a good character, entertaining all the way, though annoying to poor Porky (he never seems to be annoying to the audience here, when I am the only one in the audience anyway).

    Porky Pig needs a place to spend the night, but unfortunately, at the city he stops at, all the hotels have no vacancy - except for one. Porky manages to book a room - and he finds he has to share it with a very annoying roommate. Daffy seems to go to all ends to frustrate poor Porky, every way funny for us...

    I recommend this fun (and fun-ny!) Daffy Duck and Porky short to anyone who does not like to see Porky too bullied in Looney Tunes, a crazy, brilliant Daffy and a good plot theme in a cartoon. Enjoy "Daffy Duck Slept Here"! :-)

    8 and a half out of ten.
  • When Porky Pig arrives in town for a convention and finds all hotel rooms occupied (hadn't he the sense to reserve a room in advance?), he finally manages to get a room. But - as there always seems to be in too-good-to-be-true situations - there's a catch: he has to share it with Daffy Duck, who spends the whole night making noise and keeping Porky from getting any sleep. Not even in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" did Steve Martin's character have it this bad! "Daffy Duck Slept Here" is a perfect example of Daffy's early, wackier personality (as opposed to his greedy self under the direction of Chuck Jones). I wasn't sure whether to sympathize with Porky just trying to get some rest, or with Daffy doing his usual stuff. But no matter whom you side with, you're sure to laugh at their antics and then at the final gag. I have to say that these sorts of cartoons are just a pleasure to watch time and again. To be certain, it's a good thing that I first saw this now that I'm old enough to understand the setup; had I watched it when I was six or something thereabout, I wouldn't have understood the part about attending a convention, and thus wouldn't have realized what made it so funny.

    All in all, I recommend this one.