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A Wild Hare (1940)

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Elmer is a dim-witted hunter whose "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

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Bugs Bunny / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead. Written by Mike Konczewski

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27 July 1940 (USA)  »

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This cartoon is considered the first to feature both Bugs' and Elmer's catchphrases - "What's Up, Doc?" and "Be vewy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits" respectively. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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While Strolling Through the Park One Day
(1884) (uncredited)
Music by Ed Haley
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The First Bugs Bunny short
24 January 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As I said, Bugs Bunny is one of my favorite Looney Tunes characters; but I do sometimes wonder what was his very first cartoon ever made? And now I've found out it's this short by Tex Avery (noted for his short at MGM), and I had watched it online at youtube.com (and again at TCM's Cartoon Alley). I love the part when Bugs whispers in Elmer's ear :

"Ehhh... c'mere. Listen,doc. Now don't spread this around, but,uh...confidentially...I *AM* A WABBIT!"

And I also love after his fake-death scene, Bugs gets up and kicks Elmer in the butt,and he (Elmer) goes up like strength-tester; and back down again, and Bugs handed him a cigar.


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