Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 11 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, which was to show the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. This is in addition to the "Censored 11" that have been withheld from distribution since 1968. The reason given was its purportedly offensive depiction of Native Americans. See more »
Who does dis character think he is anyway?
Me? Me last Mohican.
Oh, da "last of da Mohicans", eh? Well, cast your eyes skywards, Geronimo.
[many storks carry baby Indians and the Indian faints]
[Bugs laughs, then he looks up and sees many baby rabbits carried by storks]
Ehh, what's up, Pop?
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Y'know how some jokes are racist but still funny? It applies here.
Watching "A Feather in His Hare", I got the feeling that it was probably out of circulation due to its racist portrayal of Native Americans. In this case, a goofy Indian hunt-um rabbit-um (that stilted version of American Indian grammar should be offensive enough); guess which one he finds! From there, the cartoon consists of scene after scene of Bugs Bunny making mincemeat out of the Indian (who, incidentally, talks more like a Jewish comedian).
I guess that as long as we understand that, yes, this cartoon is racist, we can enjoy the gags that it portrays. As for the end...well, that's what we associate rabbits with.
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