Rabbit Seasoning

“I would just love a duck dinner.”

#2 of the hunting trilogy, I love this cartoon simply for its wonderful wordplay. Bugs can get Daffy to shoot himself. The story is simple Elmer is out hunting rabbits because its rabbit season. (or is it?) Daffy leads him to Bugs and hilarity ensues. You really have to watch this one to fully appreciate it words don’t do it justice.

Personal Rating: 5

Baseball Bugs

“I’m only 93 and a half years old”

Its a baseball game and its pretty one sided. The Teatotelers are against the Gas House Gorillas and are being pwned. Spectator Bugs yells that he could beat the Gorillas all by himself and they take him up on the challenge. Bugs proves to be very good at this and is able to win the game.(With a little help from the statue of liberty) This was the first Looney tune I watched when I started to become a regular. It must have been fate as I find this to be one of the best Bugs Bunny shorts ever. There are many great gags. Like the literal bat boy, the hit that’s so hard it sends a Gorilla to his grave, or Miss Liberty saying the immortal words “That’s what the man said, you heard what he said, he said that!”

Personal Rating: 4

Bugs Bunny

Well how would you start a website about looney tunes?

Bugs got his start in the 1938 short “Porky’s Hare Hunt”. Here he was just a prototype and as such he had a completely different voice and a laugh that I find hysterical. However, many people did not find it very well made because it was essentially just a remake of the short “Porky’s duck hunt”. (If you guessed that that cartoon was Daffy’s debut then you win a cookie pizza) This prototype bugs returned in the cartoons “Presto Chango”, “Hare-um Scare-um” Elmer’s candid camera” and a brief cameo in “Patient Porky”. His first real cartoon was the 1940 short “A Wild Hare” When he asked the immortal words “What’s up, doc?” the audience loved him. Bugs did not have to evolve much to look like he does today. In fact, he was pretty much the same as he is now, albeit he had a deeper voice. Bugs would go on to star in over a 100 different cartoons and today he is a worldwide phenomenon. Next I will be talking about some of the cartoons he starred in. Until next time then.