|The Henpecked Duck|
The Henpecked Duck is a Warner Bros. cartoon released in theaters in 1941, directed by Bob Clampett and featuring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. The short is set in a court room, where Daffy tries to save his marriage after losing his wife's egg.
Porky Pig presides as judge over divorce proceedings at the "Court of Inhuman Relations." He calls the case of "Duck vs. Duck." Daffy and Mrs. Duck approach the judge's stand. Mrs. Duck shouts over and over, "I want a divorce!"
Porky asks her to relate to the court what happened. She explains that she had left Daffy in charge of keeping their egg warm while she visited her mother. Daffy grew bored, so he took the egg and performed a magic trick, causing the egg to disappear and then reappear. Impressed with himself, he tried the trick a second time but was unable to make the egg reappear. When Mrs. Duck returned home, he had replaced the egg with a door knob, hoping to fool her. She discovered this, and ends her story by shouting "I want a divorce!" thrice more, but this time, not in a blind rage, but extremely close to tears.
Daffy pleads for one more chance, and Porky grants his request. He tries the trick again and the egg reappears, to the court's shock. The egg hatches and the Ducks reconcile their differences.
- During the title card, The Wedding March from the "incidental music" of Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream can be heard in the background score.
- Proud of his magic trick, Daffy mutters to himself, "If Major Bowes could see me now," alluding to The Major Bowes Amateur Hour, a popular talent competition show of the time.