Shade #9: Donald’s Double Trouble (1946)
Starring: Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Donald’s Unnamed Double
Setting: Pleasure Park
Plot: Because of his lack of manners and poor English, Daisy threatens never to see him again until he develops a more “perfect personality.” Donald then happens to run across his well-spoken double who agrees to stand in for him and win back Daisy.
Box of Chocolates:
Since we last saw her, Daisy now has a less ducky and more feminine voice.
In fairness to Donald, his English isn’t necessarily improper. He just has a speech impediment.
The only difference between Donald and his double are his gloves, cane and sometimes-visible bill full of teeth.
Donald goes nuts with jealousy when he realizes his double has intentions for Daisy beyond this one date. He even keeps a running tally of hugs and kisses.
The Morning After:
It’s not uncommon (or wrong) for a man to turn to deception when courting a woman (or another man). Unfortunately for Donald, his plan backfires and leaves him in even hotter water with Daisy than he was before. Daisy is tough though… maybe even more so than she is beautiful. I, for one, don’t think she’s worth the trouble and may even be less refined than Donald. Luckily for us though, the “Donald and Daisy on the Rocks” storylines are amongst the funniest and most entertaining of the shorts.