Tick Tock Tuckered

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Tick Tock Tuckered
Directed by Robert Clampett
Story by Warren Foster
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Starring Mel Blanc
Edited by Treg Brown
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Thomas McKimson
Color process Technicolor
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
April 8, 1944
Running time
7:00
LanguageEnglish

Tick Tock Tuckered is a 1944 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Bob Clampett. [1] The cartoon was released on April 8, 1944, and stars Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. [2] This is a color remake of the cartoon Porky's Badtime Story (1937), with Daffy filling the role that was previously played by Gabby Goat. A gag from Friz Freleng’s cartoon Notes to You (1941) was also reused as well.

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Plot

The plot is largely the same as the plot of Porky's Badtime Story .

When Porky Pig and Daffy Duck realize that they overslept to 10:00 after their alarm goes off at 06:00, they end up rushing to work at the Fly By Night Aircraft Company and sneaking in. When it came to clocking in, Daffy ends up turning the clock backwards two hours earlier and clocks in, only for the alarm to go off. Their boss (a caricature of Clampett's immediate boss, production manager Ray Katz) [3] catches them and in a cheerful manner, states that if they weren't going to make it, he would have sent their work to them. He then drops his friendly facade and angrily warns them that if they are late one more time, they are fired. Then he orders them to get to work, to which they dash into their office and close the door so fast that the sign on the door shatters.

Later that night at 08:00, Porky sets the alarm clock as Daffy complains about having to go to bed early. Porky reminds Daffy about their boss' threat that if they are late again, they will be fired. Porky climbs into bed and they both fall asleep until a bunch of cats and dogs next door wake them up. Later that night, the moon comes out and its light wakes up Porky. One of Porky's attempts to close the blind ends up wrecking his bed. This also disturbs Daffy who ends up grabbing a shotgun and shooting the moon, which then falls from the sky as a result. ("Unbelievable, isn't it?") As the night progresses, a thunderstorm occurs while Porky is sleeping in Daffy's bed. Porky closes the window only for a leak in the roof to disturb him and Daffy. Daffy opens an umbrella in the house with Porky telling him that it's bad luck. Daffy ignores Porky's statement until lightning destroys the umbrella. When Daffy quotes that he should try sleeping under Niagara Falls, a lot of water comes through the roof and down on them.

The next morning, Porky and Daffy are shown sleeping in the drawers when the alarm clock goes off at 06:00. They get themselves ready and drive off to work to make sure their jobs stay safe from termination. When Porky and Daffy arrive at the Fly By Night Aircraft Company, they see a sign on the door that says "Closed Sunday". Porky states that they don't have to work today, to which Daffy boxes himself ("Now he tells me!") before they drive home. When they climb back into the drawers to sleep, the alarm clock goes off again at 06:15. However, the alarm clock gets shot by Porky, falls over and dies.

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