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Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

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Bugs Bunny / Coughing Audience Member (voice)
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Storyline

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

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9 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The first cartoon shown on Cartoon Network, it's first day of broadcast in 1992. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [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.
[Hangs up]
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Referenced in Wideo Wabbit (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
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Music by Euphemia Allen
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Hungarian/Bohemian/American Rhapsody, and probably a precursor to a scene in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
7 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of many Looney Tunes cartoons involving classical music, Bugs Bunny is in concert playing Franz Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" (despite claiming to have never heard of Liszt) but gets interrupted by audience members and then by a mouse. When I heard the tune, I remembered the scene in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" where Daffy Duck and Donald Duck are playing that song and keep undermining each other's performances. Hopefully, I'm not the only one who thinks that cartoons and Franz Liszt's music are a cool mix.

Anyway, "Rhapsody Rabbit" is truly part of the pantheon of classic cartoons. You may just feel like playing the piano yourself after watching this.


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