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High Diving Hare (1949)

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Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels; but the bullying pipsqueak is no match for our redoubtable rabbit.

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"Due to an unfortunate delay," announces the barker, Bugs Bunny, "Fearless Freep will be unable to perform his high-diving act today." But Yosemite Sam had bought out the house just to see Freep. If Freep isn't going to dive, someone else will just have to. And that someone is going to be Bugs Bunny. Bugs is no high diver; but at gunpoint, he'll have to take his first-ever 500-ft. jump into a tank of water. Or will he? Yosemite Sam will find himself tricked into doing the dive himself - many times - before realizing that no matter what he does, Bugs's blissful ignorance of physics will always save him. Written by J. Spurlin

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When Bugs is selling tickets, you can see a poster for "Frizby the Magician", a reference to director Friz Freleng. See more »

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In one scene the diving board is level with the platform before Bugs spins the diving board 180 degrees. After spinning 180 degrees, the diving board is then above the platform with Bugs hiding underneath the diving board. See more »

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Bugs: I know this defies the Law of Gravity, but, you see, I never studied law!
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Should be called: "High Diving Sam"
18 February 2004 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Of all the Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam cartoons, this has remained one of my personal favorites. The story starts by Sam buying a whole bunch of tickets to see Fearless Freep, the high diving act being promoted by Bugs Bunny at a circus (Sam was splurging). But the fun begins when we find out that the main attraction can't make the show, so Yosemite makes Bugs be the act, or tries to anyway.

What follows is a wonderful series of gags centering around the high diving platform, and Friz Freleng and his crew did an amazing job of building each climb up the platform, followed by someone (guess who) falling down. There is one point in the cartoon where we have one of those brief Looney Tunes moments of pure genius when Sam keeps falling down and we don't even know what the cause is.

Freleng wanted to create a foil for the ultra popular Bugs Bunny that would rival the rabbit's teamings with Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam fits the bill very nicely, thank you very much.


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