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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10 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Ring Announcer: Bugs is down. He's out. He's flat. He's kissing the canvas.
[Bugs is shown literally kissing the canvas]
Ring Announcer: And here comes the count. One! Two! Three! It looks like it's all over. Four! Five! The champ is still champ.
Bugs Bunny: [Grabs the mike] Six! Seven! But wait just a minute, folks. Bugs is coming out of it. He's on his feet. He's moving in like a tornado. The champ is confused. He doesn't know which way to look.
[At this point the champ starts to react to what Bugs is saying as if it's really happening]
Bugs Bunny: ...
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Connections

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

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when Bugs is sitting in a chair reading a book
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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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