When Steve Brodie jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 he needed a rabbit's foot for good luck. He wanted one of Bugs'.

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Bugs Bunny tells an old man the story of Steve Brodie, who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived. Brodie was a down-on-his luck gambler, who decided to get himself a rabbit's foot for good luck. Happening upon Bugs, Brodie is instead convinced by the cagey rabbit that he needs a different type of good luck charm. Unfortunately for Brodie, each suggestion by Bugs results in more bad lack for the Irishman. Finally driven crazy by the site of Bugs in so many disguises, the goofy gambler takes his plunge off the bridge. At the end the old man, satisfied by the story, agrees to buy the Brooklyn Bridge from Bugs! Written by Mike Konczewski

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When asked when he was born Brody says he doesn't remember. Brodie in real life was born on July 23. This makes his correct zodiac sign Cancer, which is located just to the right of "Lobo" [sic], the selected incorrect sign on Bugs' spin wheel. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: This is the famous Brooklyn Bridge. 133 feet high, 1,500 feet long. Contains hundreds of miles of cable. From it, Steve Brody made his sensational leap into the East River.
Old Man: [chuckling] What in tarnation did he do that for?
Bugs Bunny: I'm glad you asked that, friend. It happened in 1886, when Steve Brody had a terrific run of luck...
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Bugs Bunny: ... all bad! Then one day, an idea - he needed a good luck charm. But what? Right, a rabbit's foot! But where to find a rabbit in the big city? Nope, ...
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All That Glitters Is Not Gold
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Music by James W. Casey
Lyrics by George A. Norton
Sung by Bugs Bunny while in his hole
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Bugs Bunny and a hapless man

Bugs Bunny tells a story to an old man.It is a story about a man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge back in 1886 and survived.This man, called Steve Brody, was a down-on-his-luck gambler and needed a rabbit's foot.For good luck, you know.And Bugs, being a rabbit and all...But Bug's foot ain't for sale.And Bugs assures the man rabbits' feet aren't lucky.He tells him to go see Swami Rabbitima.He can help him become luckier.But he looks awfully much like Bugs...Bowery Bugs (1949) is directed by Arthur Davis.Mel Blanc provides the voices for Bugs, Old Man and Little Pool Hall Man.Billy Bletcher is the voice of Steve Brody.This is pretty funny Bugs Bunny short, where we can see Bugs wearing a few disguises (including Bugs in drag).But Bugs may have been too rough on that poor fellow.In one scene he hits Brody- six times- so that he can read the bumps on his head.That's a funny scene, but was it necessary to hit him six times? Wouldn't five have been enough?


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