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Buckaroo Bugs (1944)

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Bugs is the Masked Marauder, a carrot thief whom Brooklyn's Red Hot Ryder must try to bring to justice.

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Bugs is the Masked Marauder, a carrot thief whom Brooklyn's Red Hot Ryder must try to bring to justice.

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Trivia

This is also the first Bugs Bunny cartoon to feature the Warner Bros. shield transforming into his head during the intro. (Unlike the Porky head in the earlier "Brother Brat" and the Daffy head in the later "Plane Daffy", the Bugs head doesn't stay on screen for the Looney Tunes card in this cartoon.)

Starting with "Hare Trigger", intros would later revert to the version of "reclining Bugs" seen in "The Heckling Hare" before permanently adopting the Bugs head in 1948. See more »

Goofs

It was quite correct to point out that the makers of this film didn't know that victory gardens hadn't been around for 60 years or more. Also, rabbits don't have vocal chords or opposable thumbs, and aren't very intelligent. Yet this cartoon clearly shows one talking, and using his hands to outsmart a man. See more »

Quotes

Red Hot Ryder: [Jumps onto a horse hitcher by mistake] Get along horsey!, Giddy up horsey!, Hi ho horsey!, Get along little pony!, Giddy up!,Giddy up horsey!, Come on horsey!, Come on horsey!, Look at me go!, Look at me go!, Look at me I'm a riding sidesaddle!, I'm a riding sidesaddle!
[the horse gives him an angry look]
Red Hot Ryder: Well I am!
[the horse pokes him in the eyes, punches him and sticks him to his saddle with glue]
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Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) See more »

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I Can't Get Along, Little Dogie
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Played when Bugs rides off after delivering the telegram
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Bugs Bunny's first Looney Tunes appearance comes with a Western
31 December 2009 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Looney Tunes has made a big hit featuring Bugs Bunny in groundbreaking Buckaroo Bugs. After Bosko and Buddy(the classics from 1930s') Looney Tunes gains acceleration with Bugs; within more vivacious, more musical, more compositional series.

Bugs has innovations for himself: For the first time, he plays a cowboy, a thief,i.e. a villain character; though he plays more Bugs Bunnily than before, eats more carrots and makes more jokes than usual. He's well known as a carrot thief in an old west town. Hence a cowboy named Red Hot Ryder goes after him. Bugs feigns ignorance to different characters such as a newsboy and a postman, but never reveals his true identity till Red's horse realizes him. It's both funny and dully that the horse is more brainy than the cowboy who rides it.

Impersonating a horse is surely a good idea, but mainly there is more bleakness than the appealing facts. In the first place, Lou Lilly's story and script is very plain and tasteless. William Tell overture has used nicely to introduce the larger-than-life cowboy character at the beginning; yet in a matter of minutes this mood becomes very placid. Some more action sequences could have been used to boost it, like in the episodes with Yosemite Sam.

Bugs Bunny's first Western fails to find(or create) the right cartoon character to accompany him. Our eyes were looking for Yosemite Sam; for Bugs needs better challenges. This episode is more addressed to preschool children.


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