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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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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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The scene where Yosemite Sam is yelling "Open the door! Open the door!" then, he says to the audience "You'll notice I didn't say Richard?" is a reference to the song "Open the Door, Richard" written by Dusty Fletcher and first performed by Louis Jordan. See more »

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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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Yosemite Sam: [Sam realizes Bugs has placed a door on the diving board] Open this door!
[starts banging on the door]
Yosemite Sam: Ya notice I didn't say, "Richard"?
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

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Der Erlkönig
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Music by Franz Schubert
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A masterwork of trickery and deception.
23 May 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Set back in the old west, during the days of the old traveling circuses, Bugs Bunny plays a stage presenter who oversells a high-diving act only for the diver to call in sick. Frustrated and mad at the disappointment, Yosemite Sam demands satisfaction and threatens Bugs to perform the stunts himself.

You honestly think you can pull one over the Bunny? Again and again Sam leads Bugs up the huge ladder to the diving board and every single time Bugs tricks him into going off himself. Basically, the entire cartoon is a list of increasingly creative ways you can trick someone, blinded with rage, into doing the same, stupid thing. Yosemite Sam is an idiot, and anyone with sense would just stop trying. But because he's so dumb it makes every fall more and more funny.

A great short indeed.


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