Sunday, November 29, 2015

Looney TV: Deduce, You Say! (1956)

In the mid-50's, Warner Bros. discovered that Daffy Duck & Porky Pig had become a reliable, bankable comedy team. They sent up Dragnet, Buck Rogers, and, in 1956's "Deduce, You Say!", Sherlock Holmes, among other iconic characters.

"Deduce" has Porky, as Dr. Watkins, narrating the tale of the detectives' pursuit of the Shropshire Slasher, who proves to be more cooperative when interviewed by Watkins, rather than the impulsive, dull-witted Holmes. As with "Duck Dodgers" and his parody of Robin Hood, Daffy's own personality of the period was inserted, which really isn't how you're supposed to satirize such a beloved character......

You'd think Porky would get more respect, but the team would be broken up, leading to Daffy being paired with Speedy Gonzales during the 60's.

Rating: B.

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