Porky tries to relax on a hunting and fishing trip, but Daffy, smugly pointing out the "No Duck Hunting" signs, subjects him to constant irritation. Then the "Duck Hunting Season Open" signs start going up.
Forbidden to be broadcast by Warner Brothers (and later AOL Time-Warner) for many years because of the depictions of Hitler and Goering. It was finally broadcast in its entirety in July, 2001, on a special episode of the Cartoon Network's program "Toonheads" focusing on World War 2 cartoons. It is now in very limited circulation, as the episode is rebroadcast as part of the normal run of "Toonheads." "Herr Meets Hare" is not being broadcast at any other time on Cartoon Network. However, in 2007, "Herr Meets Hare" is being shown once again as part of Turner Classic Movies' "Cartoon Alley" classic animated shorts program. See more »
Goering's medals on his Lederhosen continually shift position. See more »
[Bugs has asked Goering directions to Las Vegas]
Las Vegas? But there is no Las Vegas in Germany.
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Herr Meets Hare depicts Bugs Bunny hilariously poking holes at German arrogance of Hitler and Goering
Just rewatched this Bugs Bunny cartoon on the Hollywood Canteen DVD after first seeing this on a local children's show called "Buckskin Bill's Storyland" back in the late '70s. Back then, I didn't know about Hermann Goering or Stalin but I did know about Adolf Hitler and about how evil Germany was under him so it was very hilarious whenever Bugs disguises himself as Der Fuehrer and deflates Goering's ego by taking medals off of him causing him to lose his pants! A couple of notable firsts in a Bugs Bunny cartoon happened here: He says his first "I knew I took the wrong turn at Albuquerque" when he finds himself at the Black Forest and does his initial Brunhilda disguise to the music of Wagner 12 years before the iconic What's Opera, Doc? This short is a bit politically incorrect by today's standards and dates a little badly but you might get a little pleasure out of seeing the American rabbit punch holes at German stereotypes, American vernacular, and Russian accents. So on that note, Herr Meets Hare is worth a look.
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