The Stupid Cupid
Film series Looney Tunes
|Director Frank Tashlin|
Music director Carl Stalling
|Release date November 25, 1944|
Cast Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Similar movies Looney Tunes movies
The Stupid Cupid is a short Looney Tunes animated cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin and released in 1944.
Elmer Fudd plays a cupid (still wearing his trademark hat) shooting arrows at animals so they fall in love with their female species (even a dog who falls in love with a cat he's chasing, making the cat commit suicide). He tries to shoot Daffy Duck while bathing in a water trough. Daffy complains of the last time he was shot, which ended with him married and the father of many ducklings (including a Siamese Twins), producing photos of them. Daffy stuffs Elmer into his own hat and shoots him away with his own bow.
Determined not to give up, Elmer shoots a giant arrow to Daffy, crashing through several henhouses and Daffy falls in love with a married hen. Her rooster husband furiously confronts Daffy. The duck declares it a mishap, claiming to be a family man himself (briefly appearing with a jalopy full of the previously mentioned ducklings). The rooster lets Daffy go, but Elmer shoots him yet again, starting the whole process over again.
When this cartoon was reissued, a blue ribbon title card appeared in the credits and an ending scene is believed to have been removed. Theories speculate the cartoon originally had the special ending theme before the Blue Ribbon reissue rather than a fade out. This can only be proven with an original print. 
According to historian Greg Ford, the original ending involved Daffy saying "If you haven't tried it, don't knock it."