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Rabbit Punch (1948)

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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

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Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Boo! Boo! Boo! The champ's a bum! The champ's a dirty fake! Throw him out! Boo! P.U.! Hey, you big palooka! Why don't you pick on somebody your own size?
[the Champ appears next to Bugs, grabs him by the ears and stretches him to eye level]
The Champ: Like you?
Bugs Bunny: Eh - gulp - What's up, Doc?
[the Champ throws Bugs into the ring]
Bugs Bunny: Me and my big mouth.
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Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
Played when Bugs is "skating" around the ring
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I never knew that "Bunny Hugged" was a remake
4 October 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Watching Chuck Jones's "Rabbit Punch", I quickly saw that it had pretty much the same plot as "Bunny Hugged" - seeing that a wrestling champ easily clobbers his pitifully weak opponents, Bugs takes him on, and...you can probably guess what he does - although this one came first. But even knowing what sorts of things were going to happen, it was still a pleasure to watch Bugs Bunny make mincemeat out of a big bully of a wrestler (anonymous here, the big brute became The Crusher in the remake).

I once read that one of the rules about Bugs Bunny getting confronted with unpleasant situations is that he never initiates the predicaments. One might say that by heckling the bellicose champions in "Baseball Bugs" and "Rabbit Punch", he initiates the predicaments. But whether or not he does, we always know that he's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve, so we need only sit back and wait for him to do his stuff. Worth seeing.


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