#64 -- Golden Yeggs

Title - Golden Yeggs
Director - Friz Freleng
Released - 1950

Reason for Placement --

Remember Aesop's fable The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg?  Well, according to this short, Daffy certainly doesn't!  The story opens on a poultry farm, run by Porky Pig, who discovers that one of his birds has laid a golden egg!  He asks which one of them did it, but the actual bird standing in the back refuses to admit he laid it, saying he remembers the original story (for those of you who need a refresher, here's a hint: he runs his finger across his neck and makes a squelching sound).  

So Daffy ends up getting the credit, and it doesn't take long for him to become famous.  However, Rocky and his gang soon kidnap the duck and force him to lay another egg.  On a side note, a few eyebrows have been raised as both Daffy and the goose that laid the egg are male... never mind, I should know better than to ask questions by now.

Interestingly enough, there are two morals to this short: first is the obvious, "Never take credit for what isn't yours, it might come back to haunt you," but there is another moral at the end.  When Daffy is unable to lay the egg, Rocky points a gun at him and fires; the shot doesn't kill Daffy, and in the shock, he looks down to see that he has, indeed, laid a golden egg!  Looking at the camera, Daffy says, "Guess it just goes to show you: you don't know what you can do 'till you got a gun against your head!"

Yeah, I think I'll just go ahead and ignore that second moral.  


  1. The bird who actually did it is voiced by Stan Freberg.

  2. "The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie," has this in the second act called "The Unmentionales," with part one being the Friz Freleng cartoon, with new footage, this cartoon with new footage, and with new footage, and the ending to the first cartoon, "Catty Kornered," but this version has a shocker: in the original cartoon, Daffy sees dozens of egg cartons and he must fill them up with golden eggs for Rocky. He faints.
    But in the version seen in the feature film, Daffy does NOT faint, he forcefully carries out the order. But by a coincidence, Bugs had arrived to take Rocky to custody. He alerts the cops of them and though Bugs gets hurt a bit, the gangsters surrender, not to mention that Daffy is wiped out from laying SO MANY golden eggs.
    While the gangsters are taken into custody, an exhausted Daffy is taken on a stretcher to the hospital. Bugs asks if there's anything he can do for him. Daffy then asks for a proctologist ASAP. For a thing like that it's REALLY gotta hurt, big time.