The Stupid Cupid

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A scene from the cartoon

The Stupid Cupid is a short Looney Tunes animated cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin and released in 1944.


Elmer J. Fudd plays a cupid (although still wearing his trademark derby) shooting arrows at animals so they fall in love with their female species (sans a dog who falls in love with a cat he's chasing, making the cat commit suicide). When he attempts to shoot Daffy Duck while bathing in a barn, he complains of the last time he was shot, which ended with him married and the father of many ducklings (including one with two heads), whose wallet photos he offers as evidence. Daffy stuffs Elmer into his own derby and shoots him away with his own bow, telling him to "SCRAM!" Although Elmer was cheerful at his job before, when he emerges from his hat, his stuttering laugh has never sounded more ominous.

Showing a rarely seen fiendish side, Elmer shoots a giant arrow to Daffy, almost destroying the landscape, and makes Daffy fall 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.

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Elmer Fudd Cartoons
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraConfederate HoneyThe Hardship of Miles StandishA Wild HareGood Night Elmer
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperAny Bonds Today?The Wacky WabbitNutty NewsFresh HareThe Hare-Brained Hypnotist
1943 To Duck or Not to DuckA Corny ConcertoAn Itch in Time
1944 The Old Grey HareThe Stupid CupidStage Door Cartoon
1945 The Unruly HareHare Tonic
1946 Hare RemoverThe Big Snooze
1947 Easter YeggsA Pest in the HouseSlick Hare
1948 What Makes Daffy Duck?Back Alley Op-RoarKit For Cat
1949 Wise QuackersHare DoEach Dawn I Crow
1950 What's Up Doc?Rabbit of Seville
1951 Rabbit Fire
1952 Rabbit Seasoning
1953 Up-Swept HareAnt PastedDuck! Rabbit! Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Design for LeavingQuack Shot
1955 Pests for GuestsBeanstalk BunnyHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is A Life?Heir-Conditioned
1956 Bugs' BonnetsA Star is BoredYankee Dood ItWideo Wabbit
1957 What's Opera, Doc?Rabbit Romeo
1958 Don't Axe MePre-Hysterical Hare
1959 A Mutt in a Rut
1960 Person To BunnyDog Gone People
1961 What's My Lion?
1962 Crow's Feat
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion Of The Bunny Snatchers
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody