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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There actually was a real Steve Brodie who claimed that he jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived. Even though the newspapers enthusiastically reported his story, there's no evidence that it actually happened. The fact that his name was used in this cartoon means that he is the only celebrity caricatured in a Merrie Melodies short who was already dead at the time. 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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Music by Gus Edwards (1903)
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bridge over hilariously troubled water vs. a potential "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers"
29 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I think that I'd heard of Steve Brody before I'd seen Arthur Davis's "Bowery Bugs", but I wish to call this cartoon the coolest way to know him. The plot has Brody suffering a bout of bad luck, so he decides to find himself a rabbit's foot. While we should immediately be able to guess which rabbit he tries to get it from, we still haven't seen what Bugs Bunny makes the poor sucker do! It goes to show that Bugs was a New Yorker all the way.

Truth be told, what Bugs does to the guy towards the end reminds me of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", how Kevin McCarthy's character starts finding that everyone has been taken over by the aliens and doesn't know whether or not he can trust anyone. But that's just me.

While I have to admit that Arthur Davis is not the Warner animation director who first comes to my mind, he did helm some fairly interesting cartoons during his few years as a director: "Mexican Joyride", "The Stupor Salesman" and "Porky Chops" are the ones that I know aside from this one. All in all, this is one that you're sure to like.


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