Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.
It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title ... See full summary »
The cartoon opens with a slow-witted black hunter saying "I'm gonna get me a rhaaa-bittt!" He sees rabbit tracks that lead him straight to Bugs Bunny's hole. Bugs heckles the hunter by telling him which way the rabbit went, luring him into a bear cave (phewww!), followed by bullets following Bugs from hole to hole. Will he ever catch that rhaaa-bittt ? Written by
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Tex Avery's last Bugs-starred cartoon is actually pretty funny. Unfortunately though, few will be able to see it because of the black stereotype that has been used on this new hunter.
If one ignores the racial slur, the jokes throughout the film are hilarious (including one in which a group of bullets takes on a life of its own) and only makes one wonder what future Avery Bugs cartoons would have been like.
Hopefully all fans of animated cartoons will be able to see it one day in the proper historical context. When they do, they'll be in for a treat.
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