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Granny lets Bugs Bunny come in from the cold, but her dog Sylvester will have none of it.

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Granny has just tucked Sylvester the dog in for the night when she hears a knock at the door. She opens it and sees a half-frozen Bugs Bunny, who is exaggerating his sorry plight for effect. Granny buys the act and lets Bugs sleep right next to Sylvester in front of the fireplace. But the jealous dog is having none of it. The first chance he gets, he throws Bugs back out in the cold. Bugs plays on the dog's pity to get back in but can't resist a dirty trick. When a snow sculpture of himself melts, Sylvester thinks it's the real rabbit and succumbs to paroxysms of guilt before he discovers the ruse. From then on, the two play a game of one-upmanship that ends when Granny gets in on the game. Written by J. Spurlin

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This dog, named Sylvester, is the same figure of Tex Avery's last completed Warner Brothers cartoon, The Heckling Hare (1941), this dog's name was Willoughby. There were three cartoon started by Avery, but after Tex Avery's heavy spat, about Tex's idea of air breaks was no humor to Warner Brothers' animation producer, Leon Schlesinger, led him to immediately resign and leave Warner Brothers then go to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, (MGM). All three cartoons started by Tex Avery were completed by Warner Brothers' animation director, 'Robert Clampett (I)'. They were The Cagey Canary (1941), Crazy Cruise (1942) and Aloha Hooey (1942). See more »

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The carrot incorrectly appears behind the flames of the fire in one scene. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: You're in for it now, Doc. It's the hot seat for you, sure.
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As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
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Poor Granny! The early Bugs is a real stinker in this entertaining short
11 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Granny has just tucked Sylvester the dog in for the night when she hears a knock at the door. She opens it and sees a half-frozen Bugs Bunny, who is exaggerating his sorry plight for effect. Granny buys the act and lets Bugs sleep right next to Sylvester in front of the fireplace. But the jealous dog is having none of it. The first chance he gets, he throws Bugs back out in the cold. Bugs plays on the dog's pity to get back in but can't resist a dirty trick. When a snow sculpture of himself melts, Sylvester thinks it's the real rabbit and succumbs to paroxysms of guilt before he discovers the ruse. From then on, the two play a game of one-upmanship that ends when Granny gets in on the game.

Bugs Bunny made a smart career move when he began playing a more sympathetic character—still violent but only when sorely provoked. Still, you gotta love the jerk he often was in his early films. He gets Sylvester to feel sorry for his unkind actions; he could have left it at that. But no, he has to go and torment the dog and generally cause trouble. And what Bugs does at the end?

"Ain't I a stinker?" Yeah, Bugs, you really are!

This cartoon is included in the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume Three," Disc 1.


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