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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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30 April 1949 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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A scene often cut from broadcasts include Bugs dressed as an Indian scout, pointing Sam off the diving board. This was seen as offensive to Native Americans and cut. See more »


At the opening, Bugs as a barker is selling tickets for "fifteen cents", yet a short time later, when he learns that Fearless Freep is a no-show, Sam claims that he "...paid four bits to see a dive..." (four bits is fifty cents). In fact, Sam gave Bugs a wad of bills of unknown quantity and denomination, and so paid much more than either amount mentioned. See more »


Yosemite Sam: Now, you dog-blasted, ornery, no-account, long-eared varmint!
Bugs: Hey,just a minute, you! Dem's fightin' woids!
Yosemite Sam: Yeah, dem's fightin' words!
Bugs: I dash ya to step across dis line.
[traces line along edge of diving board]
Yosemite Sam: I'm a-stepping.
[Sam steps across line and falls off board; rises up]
Yosemite Sam: I hate you.
[falls back down]
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References Open the Door Richard (1945) See more »


William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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One of the funniest Bugs Bunny/Sam shows ever!

I love it how it starts out with Bugs at that old opry house annoucing the events of the evening. Then when Sam hears about Fearless Freep he goes crazy wanting tickets. Then it is wild that just right after Bugs gets done annoucing that the Freep's act is the first one to come up he gets a telegram saying that the Freep is not able to make it due to a train or something running late. Then it all gets so funny when Sam forces Bugs to climb that ladder and do the dive then Sam keeps on falling off instead. Also a while back when they did a Looney Tunes Sportsman of the year contest and it got to the high diving it showed that Sam was the top high diver because of what he did when he went to see the Fearless Freep's act!

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