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Easter Yeggs (1947)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 28 June 1947 (USA)
Bugs Bunny delivers eggs for the lazy Easter Bunny; he encounters a sadistic brat and a rabbit stew-hungry Elmer Fudd.

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Bugs Bunny / Easter Rabbit / Bratty Kid (voice)
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The lazy Easter Bunny tricks our redoubtable Bugs into delivering his eggs for him. Bugs Bunny is happy to do it until he encounters a nasty little toddler who sucks a pistol for a pacifier. After nearly getting killed by the boy's hillbilly family, Bugs tries to give the eggs back to the Easter Bunny, who whines some more and gets Bugs to continue with the job. Elmer Fudd is eagerly awaiting the Easter Bunny: he wants "Easter Wabbit stew." Bugs will thwart Elmer by cuddling him in the Tunnel of Love, performing a magic act on his watch, and sending the sadistic brat to beat him on the head. Then Bugs will realize it's time to take revenge on the Easter Bunny. Written by J. Spurlin

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Bugs Bunny's mouth doesn't move when he says to the kid, "Take it easy! Somebody could get hurt, probably me." See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [as Bugs and Elmer emerge from the Tunnel of Love] I'll bet you say that to all the wabbits!
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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of course rabbits want to know how to multiply; that's why they're associated with Easter
1 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This time, Bugs Bunny substitutes for the infirm Easter Bunny, only to deliver eggs to a malevolent infant - named the Dead End Kid - and then to Elmer Fudd (who plans to make Easter Bunny stew). I noticed that at the beginning of "Easter Yeggs", Bugs is reading a book called "How to Multiply". No doubt that refers to one of the traits most associated with leporids*: having lots of offspring very quickly. In fact, rabbits' extreme fertility is precisely why they're associated with Easter: Easter is one of the major holidays in spring, which of course is associated with rebirth.

But I digress. I didn't think that this was the greatest Bugs Bunny cartoon, but it's still a pretty funny one. I kinda predicted what was going to happen with the log, but that didn't really weaken the cartoon.

*Leporids are rabbits and hares. The family is called Leporidae.


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