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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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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 »

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Bugs: I know this defies the Law of Gravity, but, you see, I never studied law!
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Featured in The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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This cartoon isn't a "dive" at all.
18 February 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"High Diving Hare" epitomizes the phrase "They don't make 'em like they used to." It features Bugs Bunny hosting a high-diving act when he learns that the performer can't arrive. Incensed, Yosemite Sam - who'd earlier bought about 100 tickets - orders Bugs to dive at gunpoint. But Bugs tricks Sam into diving. When Bugs tries to continue the show, Sam once again orders Bugs up the ladder. But no matter how many times he tries, Sam always ends up diving; Bugs Bunny has some great tricks up his sleeve. And that end scene was a real hoot.

I said it before and I'll say it again: the people who created the classic Looney Tunes cartoons were real geniuses.


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