The Movie: Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)
What Is It?: One of the great cinematic tragedies was how the wild, care-free, anarchic spirit of one of our great actors was ultimately crushed, reducing him to a cynical and luckless shell of what he once was. However, in 1943, Daffy Duck was at his insane best, and he was rarely better than when he was trying to peddle the multiple talents of Sleepy Lagoon to agent Porky Pig in the gloriously hilarious "Yankee Doodle Daffy". I'll take "Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo!" over "You're dethpicable" any day.
Why Today?: On this day in 1908, Mel Blanc is born.