|A Coy Decoy|
A Coy Decoy is a 1941 Looney Tunes cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett and featuring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. The film is set in a closed bookstore at night, when the many characters and elements featured within the books come to life.
Porky Pig, featured on the cover of The Westerner, comes to life and sings Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride. Across the way, Daffy Duck, featured on the cover of The Ugly Duckling, comes to life and sings Git Along, Little Dogies.
A Wolf emerges from The Wolf of Wall Street and lures Daffy to him, using a female duck decoy. Daffy follows and grabs what he thinks is the decoy but is actually the wolf's nose. Once he realizes he is in danger, Daffy tells the wolf that he is not worth eating and runs away.
Daffy uses the books to defeat the wolf. He opens a copy of The Hurricane to blow the wolf away, and lightning from the book Lightning strikes the wolf.
Daffy returns to the decoy. Porky berates him, saying they could never "mean anything to each other." Daffy sticks up his nose and swims away with the decoy, followed by four tiny decoys that look like Daffy.
Versions of this cartoon that have aired on the syndicated and FOX-run version of The Merrie Melodies Show, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang have edited this cartoon to remove Daffy singing, "I Can't Get Along Little Doggie", jumping into the book, Black Beauty, and riding out on the shoulders of a black mammy caricature. While Cartoon Network and Boomerang deleted the entire part (cutting after Daffy begins vocalizing), Nickelodeon and both Merrie Melodies Show versions left in Daffy singing, "I Can't Get Along Little Doggie", but cut just before he rides out of the book.
There has yet to be an official release of this cartoon. However, the short has fallen into the public domain, with recordings of varying quality, usually the redrawn colorized print, available on VHS and the Internet.