The Up-Standing Sitter (1948)

  |  Animation, Family, Short

The Up-Standing Sitter (1948) Poster

Daffy is working as a baby-sitter for the Acme Baby Sitting Agency; while he's sitting on a chicken egg, it hatches. The chick decides Daffy is a stranger and he should have nothing to do ... See full summary »


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5 November 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
| It''s A Hard Job, But Somebody Has To Do It
Daffy is an employee at The Acme Baby-Sitting Agency. I liked Daffy's little poem as he headed out on his assignment for the day:

"Life is bitter for I am a sitter. And put little kids to bed.

"While I tuck the sheet around their feet, they are busy slapping my head They throw their trains and rattle my brains. My head is full of dents.

"No wonder I'm sour. Goes on by the hour. And each hour I earn 50 cents."

Daffy finds he has an odd assignment: he has to sit on an egg. A hen has employed him to sit on her egg while she goes out. Daffy calmly sits down and reads a book ("The Egg And I," naturally) and things look calm until the egg hatches and the little chick thinks Daffy is his mother, or father, or sister, on and on and on. This little chick is a strange one. He's very paranoid, too.

This little guy sounds almost exactly like "Tweety." Hey, there is almost no way Mel Blanc can disguise that unique voice of his. I wonder if this yellow bird was the inspiration for Tweety? It might have been, as Daffy uses Sylvester's line, "sufferin' succotash." We even have "Spike" in here. In other words, we almost have a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon here except that Daffy is trying to do his job and keep the little chick safe, not eat him as Sylvester would have preferred.

You had to feel sorry for poor Daffy in here. This time, he's the good guy and that little chick gets to be a real wise-guy. Overall, despite the injustice to our poor duck friend at the end, this is a very entertaining cartoon


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3 July 1948



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