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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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Connections

Spoofs You Can't Take It With You (1938) See more »

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I'm Just Wild About Harry
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Eubie Blake
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The first OFFICIAL BB cartoon!!!
8 September 2003 | by (Morro Bay, Hammett Valley, Twin Rocks) – See all my reviews

Here is Tex Avery's magnificent film in which we are first introduced to a brownish-gray colored hare named Bugs, although we really don't hear his name spoken in this film. Yet that immortal phrase, "What's Up Doc???" is here, and Bugs is a sly, bold, incredibly smart woodland creature outfoxing that "wovable" hunter, Elmer Fudd. No more wacky prototypes. Bugs is at last fleshed out the way he should be. I appreciate his "Dad" and "Grandpa" very much. Someone's dream wouldn't have come true without them and our star might never have been born without them. Nevertheless, the star is Bugs Bunny!!! And after this film, he was well on his way to becoming what he is today.

Thank you Tex Avery!!!


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