Bugs Bunny is a concert pianist. On his big night he sits to deliver Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody but must overcome a cougher in the audience, distractions in his sheet music, hunger pangs and a troublesome musical mouse living somewhere within in his grand piano. Written by
bob the moo
Did You Know?
Long-standing controversy exists between this film and the Tom & Jerry short, The Cat Concerto
(1947). Both sides (WB & MGM) claim that theirs was the original, and the other was a rip-off. Nobody knows for sure who is correct and it is, of course, entirely conceivable that the similarities are so coincidental. An additional fact: The music was used & played earlier, in Rhapsody in Rivets
(1941). See more
The foot pedals of Bugs Bunny's concert grand piano appear in different configurations throughout the short - a visual gaffe that, in a narrative sense, doesn't really matter because Bugs never uses the pedals. Director Friz Freleng
took plenty of liberties with real piano playing just to get the gags over. See more
[the phone rings in the middle of the piece, Bugs picks it up
Eh, what's up, Doc? Who...? Franz Liszt? Never heard of him... Wrong number.
Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2
Written by Franz Liszt See more