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High Diving Hare (1949)

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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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Telegram Boy (voice)
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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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Im Falle eines Falles  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bugs: I know this defies the Law of Gravity, but, you see, I never studied law!
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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My all time favorite cartoon.
29 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

In a series of gags that can basically be boiled down to "Sam falls down" Friz Freleng proves just how important tempo and pacing are. Friz actually "scripted" his cartoons using blank sheet music pages. He understood that WHEN a gag happened was just as important as WHAT the gag was. A perfect example is the sequence where we've seen Sam fall enough times that the screen locks to a shot of the a mid-point on the ladder. We see Sam climb up, and a few seconds later we see him fall past us. Repeat several times. We don't even get to SEE the joke, we just know when it happened, and we know it's funny. Add the alway perfect Carl Stalling music, and you get an idea of exactly what a Loony Tune is supposed to be.


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