The Best Episodes Directed by Friz Freleng
#1 - Wise Quackers
Looney Tunes Season 1949 - Episode 1
Daffy, the "little black duck", falls from the sky onto Elmer Fudd's farm, and rather than be shot, he begs Elmer to accept him as a personal slave. After torturing Elmer with his type of kindness, slave Daffy puts a whip in Elmer's hands, then instantly dresses like Abraham Lincoln to scold Elmer for "whipping slaves".
#2 - Stage Door Cartoon
Looney Tunes Season 1944 - Episode 27
That wascawwy wabbit is chased into a theatre by Elmer Fudd, and ends up having to perform to save himself, as well as convince Elmer to act himself. The vaudeville industry was never this wacky!
#4 - Daffy- The Commando
Looney Tunes Season 1943 - Episode 26
Commando Daffy Duck goes behind enemy lines and causes havoc for a Nazi German officer and his troops.
#6 - High Diving Hare
Looney Tunes Season 1949 - Episode 11
Bugs Bunny is drumming up business for a Vaudeville show in a remote western town (notably one of the posters in the background is for "Frizby the Magician", a reference to director Friz Freleng). One of the main attractions is 'Fearless Freep' and his high-dive act. As soon as Yosemite Sam hears the name 'Fearless Freep', he goes into a frenzy, buying as many tickets as he can. (I'm a-splurgin'!)
#7 - Herr Meets Hare
Looney Tunes Season 1945 - Episode 2
Hermann Goering heads to the Black Forest for rest and relaxation; because of a wrong turn in Albuquerque, so does Bugs, who encounters "Fatso" while trying to get to Las Vegas.
#9 - The Pink Phink
The Pink Panther Season 1 - Episode 1
When seeing a new house to buy, the Pink Panther sees Pale-man-a depiction of Friz Freling-painting the house blue. Through several occasions, the Pink Panther eventually paints the house pink. The pale-man accidentally grows pink flower when burying cans of pink paint. After noticing this, the Pink Panther eventually buys the house since it matches him. "The Pink Phink" won the 1964 Oscar for Best Short Subjects: Cartoons.
#14 - Hare Trigger
Looney Tunes Season 1945 - Episode 8
Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Super-Chief train and Bugs is out to stop him. Note: First appearance of Yosemite Sam, whose prototype, Red Hot Ryder, opposed Bugs eight months earlier in Buckaroo Bugs (1944).
#15 - Slick Hare
Looney Tunes Season 1947 - Episode 19
In a slick New York club for the rich and famous, Mr Humphrey Bogart orders rabbit. Waiter Elmer Fudd is at a loss where he'll get fresh rabbit at that time of night until he finds Bugs Bunny feasting on carrots. With time running out, Fudd tries to get Bugs into the pot.
#20 - Yankee Doodle Daffy
Looney Tunes Season 1943 - Episode 14
Daffy Duck, agent to the stars, complete with business card that flashes like a theater marquis, does everything he can to convince Porky Pig of "Smeller Productions" that his preadolescent client "Sleepy LaGoon" can become a star. This annoys Porky, as it is his day off and he has planned to play golf. Daffy spends most of the cartoon telling Porky about what his client can do, while actually performing various schticks himself, in his usual wild and frenetic way. After trying various ways to escape, Porky locks Daffy in a huge vault and takes off in a plane only to find out that the pilot of the plane was Daffy. Porky then jumps out with a parachute while Daffy follows. Porky then gets chased back to his office. Finally, Porky relents and asks to see what his client can do. "Sleepy", a small and droopy-eyed duck who has whiled away the episode slurping a huge all-day sucker which he keeps in a banjo case, finally gets to perform. "Sleepy" begins to sing a song in a strong baritone voice. He starts out well, then tries to hit a high note, and goes into a coughing fit. Iris out.
#21 - Sink Pink
The Pink Panther Season 1 - Episode 5
The Pink Panther is searching for some place to stay on the chilly night. He sees an open window and goes in. There is a hunter there who becomes disturbed and comes to see what all the noise is. Pink Panther must hurry and hide before he is spotted.
#23 - Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
Looney Tunes Season 1941 - Episode 19
While reading about an indian named Hiawatha in a book, Bugs soon learns that Hiawatha is real, and is trying to cook him for dinner as rabbit stew.
#25 - Back Alley Oproar
Looney Tunes Season 1948 - Episode 8
A weary Elmer Fudd retires to bed with hopes for a good night's sleep, but his slumber is disrupted by the incessant singing of Sylvester Cat, who is perched atop a fence beneath Elmer's window. Fudd resorts to increasingly violent methods to try to silence the pesky feline.
#28 - Dough for the Do-Do
Looney Tunes Season 1949 - Episode 23
A color remake of Bob Clampett's 1938 cartoon "Porky in Wackyland". Porky ventures into Darkest Africa in search of the last Do-Do bird, and winds up in Wackyland, a surreal place where the sun comes up atop a human pyramid, the Warner Brothers shield comes zooming from the sky, and populated by creatures such as a three-headed Larry Moe and Curly beast. The Do-Do finally appears, to great fanfare, and eludes Porky by pulling out a pencil and drawing himself a door.
#29 - I Haven't Got a Hat
Looney Tunes Season 1935 - Episode 4
It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title song. Oliver Owl plays the piano; Beans the cat puts a cat and dog inside, and they play a tune as well.
#30 - The CooCoo Nut Grove
Looney Tunes Season 1936 - Episode 30
A visit to a Hollywood nightclub, featuring caricatures of, among others, Walter Winchell, Hugh Herbert, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Johnny Weissmuller, Harpo Marx, Mae West, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Clark Gable, Groucho Marx, and Edward G. Robinson.
#31 - Pigs Is Pigs
Looney Tunes Season 1937 - Episode 3
A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a nightmare where he is force-fed by a mad scientist.
#32 - She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
Looney Tunes Season 1937 - Episode 9
An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a spoof of 'The Petrified Forest (1936)' featuring caricatures of Bette Davis and 'Leslie Howard' .
#34 - Foney Fables
Looney Tunes Season 1942 - Episode 24
A series of fractured fairy tales vignettes.
#35 - The Trial of Mr. Wolf
Looney Tunes Season 1941 - Episode 14
The Big Bad Wolf is put on trial for harassing Little Red Riding Hood. He then decides to tell his false side of the story, portraying Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma to be scheming to make a coat out of him.
#36 - Lights Fantastic
Looney Tunes Season 1942 - Episode 16
A tour of the bright lights of New York City, where the various advertising signs come to life.
#38 - The Fifth-Column Mouse
Looney Tunes Season 1943 - Episode 6
The mice of a house prepare for war when their appeasement policy fails to end the menace of a cat.
#41 - Rookie Revue
Looney Tunes Season 1941 - Episode 35
Random gags around military life, set on an army base. A bugler uses a jukebox to play reveille. In formation, one private has a great deal of trouble remembering what comes after "3"; after he gets it, he decides not to go for the $32 question. In the mess hall, the machine gunners machine gun their food while the bombers catch falling biscuits. The infantry marches for miles - past a "next time, take the train" billboard. The camouflage troops march by, invisibly. We see training substitutes: wooden guns, cars marked "tank" and, alas, a banner marked "parachute" deployed in mid-jump. More training: aerial games (of tic-tac-toe). The anti-aircraft division has target practice, on an aerial shooting gallery. Finally, in an elaborate process, a general provides firing instructions to a big gun; when it hits his own building, he says, "I'm a baaad general."
#50 - Jungle Jitters
Looney Tunes Season 1938 - Episode 5
One of the "Censored Eleven", a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that have been withheld from syndication due to offensive racial themes.
#51 - Little Red Riding Rabbit
Looney Tunes Season 1944 - Episode 1
A tom-boyish little red riding hood takes Bugs (that's tucked away in her picnic basket) home to Grandma. Once she gets there, she finds out that a wolf is hiding in the bed, in place of Grandma, and wants to eat the rabbit she's carrying.
#52 - The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
Looney Tunes Season 1942 - Episode 9
Elmer Fudd is already hunting Bugs when he learns that he will inherit three million dollars from Uncle Louie if he doesn't harm animals, especially rabbits.
#53 - Kit for Cat
Looney Tunes Season 1948 - Episode 29
Elmer Fudd takes in Sylvester Cat and an orange kitten during a cold winter night. He'd like to adopt them both but can only keep one. He decides to go to bed and make up his mind in the morning. Sylvester and the kitten both want to be the one who is adopted. So, each tries to "frame" the other for misdeeds in hopes of swaying Elmer's decision in their favor. The noise escalates to the point that all three- Sylvester, the kitten, and Elmer too- are evicted and must scrounge for food in trash cans.
#54 - Bad Ol' Putty Tat
Looney Tunes Season 1949 - Episode 19
Sylvester Cat starts to saw down Tweety Bird's house. Tweety flees into a badminton court, where he becomes the birdie in the game. Sylvester disguises himself as a player, and Tweety drops a TNT stick into Sylvester's mouth.
#56 - Knights Must Fall
Looney Tunes Season 1949 - Episode 18
After Bugs insults the Black Knight, the Knight challenges Bugs to a continuous amount of jousts.
#58 - Hollywood Daffy
Looney Tunes Season 1946 - Episode 12
Seeking fame and fortune in the picture business, the little black duck arrives in Hollywood and makes a bee line for Warmer Brothers studio where he hopes to meet the stars and land a contract. However, the studio has a guard who is determined not to let anyone in
#59 - You Ought to Be in Pictures
Looney Tunes Season 1940 - Episode 16
Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio. Features live-action segments with producer Leon Schlesinger as himself and studio writer Michael Maltese (uncredited, with his voice dubbed by Mel Blanc) as a studio guard. Studio directors Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones also have brief cameos.