Bugs is working as part of an outdoor display in a department store window when the store manager decides to have him stuffed as part of the Taxidermy department.

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Bugs is working as part of an outdoor display in a department store window when the store manager decides to have him stuffed as part of the Taxidermy department.

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11 August 1945 (USA)  »

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Im Kaufhaus ist der Hase los  »

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The department store manager is a parody of The Great Gildersleeve, a character played by Harold Peary in the radio program "Fibber McGee and Molly". Gildersleeve was so popular he was spun off into his own radio show, "The Great Gildersleeve", as well as a series of feature films. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [the manager has him cornered on the roof] You read any good books lately, Doc? I-I just finished a dandy. Yeah, all about a big guy like you, chasing after a little guy like me, see? Well, what the big guy didn't know was that right behind him, ready to strangulate him with his hairy hands, was a horrible Frankensence monster, breathing fire on the back of his neck.
[the manager turns around; there is Bugs making a scary face; the manager screams and jumps out the side of the building]
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Ain't We Got Fun
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when the manager chases Bugs out of the Sports Department
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One of the great chase cartoons
1 October 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Hare Conditioned' is a fast paced, often hilarious cartoon. Pitting Bugs Bunny against a strange, yellow-skinned apartment store manager who wants to have him stuffed, 'Hare Conditioned' takes full advantage of its multi-purpose setting. The chase takes Bugs and his pursuer through a variety of departments, leading to an inspired gag in which they quickly emerge from various departments wearing whatever clothes are associated with that part of the store. This great gag is trumped, however, by a truly inspired sequence involving elevators in which Bugs, disguised as an elevator boy, tricks the store manager into relentlessly getting on or off elevators at the wrong time. It's a brilliant climactic set piece which unfortunately gives way to a not very funny final gag. By that time, however, 'Hare Conditioned' has made its mark as one of the great chase films, bursting with wild energy. As Bugs was becoming more refined in some of the other cartoons from this period, 'Hare Conditioned' showed that he could still be just as appealing as a more anarchic character.


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