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During the title sequence (after Bugs Bunny's credit) we hear a rather wacky version of "Largo al factotum" from "The Barber of Seville"; music by Gioachino Rossini; libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Later, Giovanni Jones (Nicolai Shutorov) sings it during rehearsal and onstage.

Bugs Bunny's first song is "A Rainy Night In Rio"; music by Arthur Schwartz ; lyrics by Leo Robin. He accompanies himself on a banjo.

Next he plays the harp while singing, with substitute lyrics, "My Gal Is a High Born Lady"; music and lyrics by Barney Fagan .

His third song, before he declares war on the pompous opera singer, is "When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba"; music by Herman Hupfeld. He accompanies himself on the tuba

The first piece Giovanni Jones sings onstage is "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" from "Lucia di Lammermoor" music by Gaetano Donizetti; libretto by Salvatore Cammarano .

During the autograph scene, we hear "Prelude, 2nd theme from Act III" from "Lohengrin"; music by Richard Wagner.

"Beautiful Galathea Overture," written by Franz von Suppé plays as background music during Bugs Bunny's entrance as "Leopold."

When Bugs disguises himself as a female groupie, he tells Giovanni Jones that Frank and Perry aren't "in it" for him. He's referring to the bobby-soxer faves of the era: Frank Sinatra and Perry Como.

Later he disguises himself as someone everyone immediately recognizes as "Leopold." This is the famed conducter, frequently at the Hollywood Bowl, Leopold Stokowski

Little Blabbermouse (1940)

A W.C. Fields-like mouse screws a jar of alum into the title character's face in order to shut him up.

Back Alley Oproar (1948 March 27)

Elmer puts alum into Sylvester's milk. When Sylvester drinks it, his head shrinks to a third its size and temporarily prevents him from singing.

I Taw a Putty Tat (1948 April 2)

Sylvester accidentally eats alum which makes it impossible for him to shove Tweety into his mouth. He sucks him up with a straw instead. (See also: Birds Anonymous below.)

Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Bugs Bunny sprays liquid alum into the mouth of the opera singer Giovanni Jones, whose head shrinks to nearly nothing.

Birds Anonymous (1957)

Sylvester's friend at Birds Anonymous puts alum in his pal's mouth before the back-sliding cat is able to eat Tweety. Sylvester tries to suck Tweety up with a straw, but the bird won't fit.

A Warner Brothers cartoon character quotes or paraphrases the line, first spoken by Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (1933), in the following films:

Porky's Hare Hunt (1938)

Bugs Bunny (or at least an embryonic version of him) says the line for his first time.

Case of the Missing Hare (1942)

Ala Bahma throws a blackberry pie in Bugs's face. "Of course you realize this means war!"

Easter Yeggs (1947)

After Bugs breaks Elmer Fudd's watch in a failed magic trick, Elmer puts a gun in Bugs's mouth. Bugs slaps it away and declares war.

Long-Haired Hare (1949)

The opera singer Giovanni Jones makes three violent attacks against poor Bugs before the rabbit finally declares war.

The Windblown Hare (1949)

The Big Bad Wolf blows down two of Bugs Bunny's houses; Bugs declares war.

Bully for Bugs (1953)

A bullying bull butts Bugs Bunny out of a bullring. "Of course you realize this means war!"

The following scenes have been cut from various TV prints:

When this cartoon aired on CBS, Jones smashing the banjo over Bugs's head, Jones slamming a harp "shut" over Bugs's neck and Jones tying Bugs's ears to a tree branch, pulls him, then "snapping" him so that his head repeatedly strikes against the tree, were all deleted, as was the scene with Bugs (as a bobby-soxer) giving Jones a lit stick of dynamite with which to sign an autograph.

ABC airings of this short also dropped the aforementioned scene of the dynamite stick used to sign the autograph.

Source: The Censored Cartoons Page

Yes, it's included in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume One (2003) (V) Disc 1.


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