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Hare Remover (1946)

Elmer Fudd is a mad scientist who wants to turn Bugs Bunny into a fiend. Bugs tricks this ersatz Dr. Jekyll into drinking his own mixture; later, each thinks the other has changed into a bear.

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Elmer is a mad scientist working on a serum that will turn victims into monsters. He tries out the potion on Bugs, but it's unsuccessful. Elmer, however, gets Bugs mixed up with a bear, and assumes his potion works--with wacky results! Written by Mike Konczewski

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[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [Elmer is seen dripping chemicals into a test tube] I'm trying to make the formula that will change a normal character into a deviwish fiend.
[makes pointy-eared face and green eyes for emphasis]
Elmer Fudd: [laughs]
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A-Hunting We Will Go
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Elmer should stick with his day job
1 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

No doubt we're totally used to Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits and ducks, but I never envisioned him as a demented scientist. But that's just what he is in "Hare Remover". I wouldn't quite say that he gets creepy, though you gotta admit that he looks just a little bit scary as a devil. Anyway, he creates a multi-color potion, presumably along the lines of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. When his experiment animals all run away, he finds a rabbit hole and sets a trap...and Bugs Bunny figures that someone went to all the trouble to set it up, so why not get trapped? But what happens after Elmer forces Bugs to drink the potion is one of the craziest instances of mistaken identity that I've ever seen.

OK, so this one wasn't the greatest cartoon that they ever made (to be certain, 1946 also saw the releases of "Hair-Raising Hare" and "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"). I mostly just like the sight of what befalls Elmer whenever he goes after Bugs; and in this case, neither character could have predicted what was going to happen! It's one that you're sure to like. As for the issue of whether or not Spencer Tracy did it better, let's just say that both guys put their own spin on it.


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