Bugs is being chased again, this time by a dog named Willoughby. The clumsy mutt is incredibly stupid, literally falling for Bugs' cons again and again. Bugs becomes a bit overconfident in his dealing with the dog, though, and finds himself falling for his own tricks. In the end, cartoon logic wins out over the laws of gravity--or does it? Written by
Did You Know?
This is the cartoon that led to Tex Avery
leaving Warner Brothers. The final gag of this cartoon originally had Bugs and Willoughby (the dog) fall off an extremely steep cliff, with Bugs telling the audience, "Hold on to your hats, folks. Here we go again!" Producer Leon Schlesinger
didn't like the ending and cut it. According to Avery, Schlesinger thought the ending lines were too similar to the punchline of a then-popular dirty joke and therefore too risqué to be in a cartoon, and that the audience would believe there was a connection between the fall and the punchline. Avery was enraged and walked out of the studio. He was promptly suspended, and when MGM heard about it, animation producer Fred Quimby
quickly hired him. See more
As Bugs and Willoughby fall screaming off a cliff, the carrot Bugs is holding vanishes for a few shots then reappears. See more
[Willoughby digs his hand through a knothole in a tree Bugs jumped into who then drops a tomato into Willoughby's hand causing him to think he killed Bugs
I... I crushed him!
I've done a bad thing, I crushed him, I crushed him!
[Places flowers at Bugs' hole as he turns to the audience
rest in peace, poor little bunny.
[Grabs the flowers while talking in a falsetto voice
For me doc?, oh you darling
[...] See more
Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Music by James Brockman
, James Kendis
and Nat Vincent See more