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Baseball Bugs (1946)

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Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

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Bugs Bunny / Teetotaller / Umpire / Gas-House Gorillas Catcher - Catcalling / Gas-House Gorillas Left Fielder / Announcer - Final scene (voice)
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At a baseball game between the Gashouse Gorillas and the Tea-Totallers, a heckling Bugs Bunny is forced to play all positions against the brutish Gorillas. Naturally, their muscle is no match for Bugs' wit and pitching skill. Written by <mike.konczewski@itb.mckhboc.com>

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Trivia

Among the ads on the fence is one for "Mike Maltese, Ace Detective" featuring a picture of Michael Maltese (the writer of "Baseball Bugs") with a fedora and a pistol. See more »

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The home team is shown batting at the top of the inning. See more »

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[first lines]
Radio Announcer: And here we are, folks, at the famous Polo Grounds.
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Sabre and Spurs
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the opening credits
Also played when Bugs prepares to pitch to the last Gashouse Gorilla
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An entertaining cartoon that is not wholly undeserving of its reputation as a classic
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's 'Baseball Bugs' has become one of the most well known Bugs Bunny cartoons of all, so much so that it was referenced in hugely popular the sitcom 'Friends' in such a way that took for granted that the audience would recognise it. Commonly known as "that one where Bugs takes on a whole baseball team and plays all the positions", 'Baseball Bugs' brings back many a fond memory from my childhood. Watching it today, it's a fairly standard cartoon largely made up of visual gags of varying quality, the best involving a highly unconventional batboy. The main reason it has become semi-legendary would seem to be entirely down to its ingenious premise of pitting the rabbit against a whole team of thuggish ball players. Freleng does some interesting things with the premise but you can't help but feel a wackier director like Bob Clampett could have made so much more of it. Another problem with 'Baseball Bugs' is the more than usually abundant use of old references that inescapably date the cartoon. For cartoon aficionados like myself, these reference points always prove interesting (and 'Baseball Bugs' includes my favourite regularly used saying, "Was this trip really necessary?", which always cracks me up) but to most people they will prove perplexing and the fact that the cartoon ends with one of these forgotten catchphrases makes for a somewhat anticlimactic finale. Nevertheless, 'Baseball Bugs' is a fun short which I always enjoy seeing and which is not wholly undeserving of its reputation as a classic, even if it does pale in comparison to the truly great Warner cartoons


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