Elmer Fudd is taken far into the future (past 1990) and Bugs thinks back to when they first met as little babies.

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Elmer is in tears over his inability to catch a rabbit. A heavenly voice intervenes however and gives him a glimpse into the future, the year 2000 to be precise. Now old, he's armed with a ray gun, the Buck Rogers Lightning quick rabbit killer. Bugs has also moved on in years but he's still a few steps ahead of his old nemesis. He evokes old memories and once again Elmer let's his prey get the upper hand. Written by garykmcd

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28 October 1944 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although angels and devils are common sights, this is one of the few, if not only, times God has made an appearance (albeit off-screen) in a Warner Bros. cartoon. See more »

Goofs

As Old Bugs runs away from Elmer, a futuristic building in the background keeps disappearing repeatedly just as it reaches the edge of the frame. See more »

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Elmer J. Fudd: [crying] I twied and I twied, but I just simpwy can't seem to catch that old wabbit!
God: If at first you don't succeed, Elmer, try, try again.
Elmer J. Fudd: Twy, twy again? Yeah, but how wong will it take?
God: Come, Elmer. Let us look far into the future.
Elmer J. Fudd: Will I eventually catch the wabbit?
God: Come, Elmer. Come past the years 1950, 1960, past 1970, '80, '90... When you hear the sound of the gong, it will be exactly 2000 A.D.
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Crazy Credits

After Bugs hands Elmer the lit stick of dynamite, the cartoon ends, but you can still hear the fuse burning. As the dynamite explodes, the "That's All Folks!" card shakes wildly. See more »

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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Hereafter (2010) See more »

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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Smellevision sounds like a neat idea.
30 May 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

On this, what would have been Mel Blanc's 99th birthday, I wanted to talk about one of his many accomplishments as a voice artist. In the Termite Terrace crowd's first look into the future - preceding "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century" - the unseen God takes Elmer Fudd into the 21st century to see whether or not he can ever catch Bugs Bunny. I just found it neat to see what they expected the 21st century to look like. For example, Smellevision makes television obsolete (but Carl Stalling denies that it'll work). Surely we can forgive these various predictions for not envisioning the Internet or anything like that.

So, while the most important part may be the memory of the first time that Elmer chased Bugs when they were infants, my favorite part was seeing their joke prediction. So I consider "The Old Grey Hare" worth seeing. Available in the documentary "Bugs Bunny Superstar".

Smellevision. It sounds kind of like John Waters's use of Odorama in "Polyester".


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