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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

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

Goofs

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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Yosemite Sam: [on the diving board, Sam notices that Bugs has disappeared] What... Where is he? Where's the critter at?
[he looks over the edge to see Bugs standing upside-down on the underside of the board]
Bugs: Eh... What's up, doc?
Yosemite Sam: [flabbergasted] *Great horny toads!* What're you doin' down there upside-downy?
Bugs: I'm not upside down, doc; *you* are! Look!
[He points, revealing that Sam is actually the one upside-down. Sam falls into the water tank below]
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Referenced in The Rocketeer (1991) See more »

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Der Erlkönig
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Music by Franz Schubert
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One-Joke Story...And It Works Every Time!
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs is in front of the Opry House in an Old West town, barking out all the acts trying to sell tickets for the show. Fifteen cents will get you in to see 15 acts. One of them is "Fearless Freep," the high diver. "That's my boy!," yells Yosemite Sam, firing his pistols in the air. He buys a lot of tickets and comes into the theater with his guns blazing.

At the last second, Bugs gets a telegram from "Fearless" saying a storm has delayed him. He relays that to the crowd but Yosemite demands to see the diving act, so he forces Bugs to do it! He follows the rabbit all the way up the steps to the platform, threatening to shot him.

The rest of the animated short is what happens afterward as things backfire on Sam. How many times can they play this one joke (Sam, not Bugs, taking the plunge) and still make it funny? The answer: EVERY time!

A very clever and funny cartoon.


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