Tick Tock Tuckered
Directed byRobert Clampett
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Story byWarren Foster
StarringMel Blanc
(all voices)
Music byMusical Direction:
Carl W. Stalling
Milt Franklyn (uncredited)
Edited byTreg Brown
Animation byThomas McKimson
Uncredited Animation:
Rod Scribner
Manny Gould
Phil Monroe
Robert McKimson
Virgil Ross
Archived Animation:
Richard Bickenbach
Backgrounds byMichael Sasanoff (uncredited)
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
April 8, 1944
Running time

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 1937 cartoon Porky's Badtime Story, with Daffy filling the role that was previously played by Gabby Goat. A gag from Friz Freleng’s 1941 cartoon Notes to You was also reused as well.


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 Co. 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'll be 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 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. When Porky and Daffy arrive at the Fly By Night Aircraft Co., 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. It gets shot by Porky, falls over and dies.

Home media


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 149. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Interesting facts about Tick Tock Tuckered". 2014-12-14. Archived from the original on 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2018-04-26.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)[better source needed]
  4. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)