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Elmer threatens to give his dog a bath if he doesn't stop scratching, but the poor pooch is the victim of a hungry flea whose tools of the trade include pickaxes and dynamite.

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Sara Berner ...
A. Flea (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Dog / Cat / A. Flea - screaming (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer threatens to give his dog a bath if he doesn't stop scratching, but the poor pooch is the victim of a hungry flea whose tools of the trade include pickaxes and dynamite.

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Some prints have the final scene, when the cat shoots himself, deleted. This occurred during a period of time time when there were a rash of teen suicides. Broadcasters removed any scenes of suicides from all programming, including cartoons. See more »

Quotes

[the flea has detonated some explosive on the dog's rump; he is frantically dragging his butt on the floor]
Dog: [Stops suddenly] Hey, I better cut this out. I may get to like it.
[resumes dragging]
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Featured in Troldspejlet: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1993) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played when Elmer emerges as Santa Claus
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Painfully Funny
19 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd is laughing while lounging in his easy chair and reading his comic book, his dog comfortably nearby sleeping in front of the fireplace. All is peaceful until a flea comes bouncing by. (The flea is dressed in a farmer's-type outfit with a big sombrero and is carrying a satchel with the name "A. Flea" on it.) He gets out his telescope and spots the dog. (We see a big shot of the dog's butt and the flea whistles in excitement, screaming "T- Bone!" He then sings, "There's food around the corner; there's food around the corner!")

That sets up the storyline of this cute-but-obnoxious flea tormenting the poor dog. The mutt is hilarious as he reacts to the flea.

The drawings of his huge teeth chomping right next to the fleeing flea are clever and the dog's dialog made me laugh out loud a few times. This might be the funniest canine I have ever seen in a cartoon! The poor pooch, under a threat of having to take a bath, as to NOT react when the stupid flea causes him pain. It's almost painful to watch as the flea uses pickaxes, jackhammers and the like on the dog. He puts firecrackers in the dog's behind. It's brutal!


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