Golden Yeggs (1950)

Golden Yeggs (1950)
Article 5845 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-12-2020
Directed by Friz Freleng
Featuring the voice of Mel Blanc
Country: USA
What it is: Looney Tunes

A goose on Porky Pig’s farm lays a golden egg, but he fingers Daffy Duck as the responsible party. Daffy enjoys the attention and notoriety… until he is bought by a gangster who is going to make sure Daffy delivers.

Here’s a solid if unspectacular cartoon from Friz Freleng that introduces Rocky to the Warner Brothers universe; an earlier version of him was modeled off of Edward G. Robinson in particular, but this version is the more memorable one. Most of the gags involve Daffy trying to escape from the gangsters, especially during a sequence where he is given five minutes to produce an egg. The laughs are steady and assured, Mel Blanc does a fine job, and this is a nice introduction for a character that would be used sparingly during the next few years.

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