Merrie Melodies

From Animated Muscle Women

Merrie Melodies was the sister series to Looney Tunes that ran from 1931 to 1969, starting off as cartoons based on whatever songs were popular in the day. Early characters exclusive to the series included Foxy, Piggy, and Goopy Geer, and since the 1940's it would primarily include Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn or Tweety Bird, though it would also include characters like Daffy Duck on certain occasions.

She Was An Acrobat's Daughter[edit | edit source]

Short No. 159
Airdate: April 10th, 1937

Following the newsreels, the next part of the program is a sing-along. Maestro "Stickoutski" (Leopold Stokowski) plays his "fertilizer" (Wurlitzer pipe organ), while lyrics appear on screen for the audience to follow in singing. The lyrics are accompanied by illustrations of their content on screen. The song of the day is "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter".

His Bitter Half[edit | edit source]

Airdate: May 20th, 1950

This Mrs. Daffy still has no name, but she is voiced by Martha Wentworth. Daffy married her for her money but soon left her abusive ways. She turned domineering immediately after she carried him across the threshold. Though we do see her wipe his mouth right off his face, most of her violence occurs offscreen, including plucking every feather off his scrawny carcass. She even has a bratty son named Wentworth. Daffy divorces her by the end of the short and is happy to be free of her abuse.

This Mrs. Daffy looks drastically different from other incarnations of the character; she has a big, hulking size and physique bigger than Daffy and has grey feathers, in contrast to her other appearances where she looks roughly almost the same as Daffy himself.