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The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942)

Bugs Bunny exploits the situation when an uncle leaves Elmer Fudd three million dollars on the condition that he harm no animals, especially rabbits.

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Bugs Bunny / Telegram Boy / Delivery Man (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd is already hunting Bugs when he learns that he will inherit three million dollars from Uncle Louie if he doesn't harm animals, especially rabbits. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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28 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Der Hase, der zum Essen kam  »

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Trivia

A line from Bugs' phone conversation, "Is that you, Myrt? How's every little thing?", is lifted from a running gag on the popular radio show "Fibber McGee and Molly". See more »

Goofs

Going by the deductions as listed in the special delivery letter, Elmer is actually left with a final balance of $902,934.04. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Bugs has just been locked outside. He prepares to bust the door down, but starts choking] Hey, I'm getting pneumonia! Open up! I'll die.
Bugs Bunny: [frantic pounding on door] I'll die! No, I'm too young to die! Please... please let me in! Hey, this scene oughta get me the Academy Award.
[resumes acting]
Bugs Bunny: Say goodbye to Uncle Louie for me... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
[fakes death. Elmer then opens the door]
Elmer Fudd: Uncle Wouie?
[see Bugs on the floor]
Elmer Fudd: What have I done? Thwee miwwion dowwars all shot to pieces.
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Connections

Spoofs The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Elmer reads the first telegram
Also played when Elmer reads the second telegram
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One of the All Time Greats
29 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942)

**** (out of 4)

Hunter Elmer Fudd is hot on the trail of Bugs Bunny when he receives a telegram from his rich uncle. The uncle is leaving him three million dollars but in order to collect he can't harm anything and especially rabbits. Bugs decides to use this to his advantage and goes back to Fudd's home.

This here is without question one of the greatest Bugs-Fudd shorts. Off the top of my head I can't really think of any others that are better and that is saying quite a bit when you consider how many great ones they made together. This film pretty much has everything you'd want including the non-stop action and of course there are plenty of great laughs.

There are many highlights here but the abuse poor Fudd takes makes him the "good" guy here and the one you want to cheer for. Bugs throws plenty of insults his way and just check out the sequence where Elmer is forced to rock the rabbit. The ending is classic as well.


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