Bugs accidentally stows away on a riverboat. After evading the ticket taker, he takes on gambler Colonel Shuffle. Bugs easily takes all his money, by out-cheating him at poker (he beats Shuffles 5 aces with 6). Shuffle challenges him to a duel, which of course Bugs thwarts. He treats Shuffle to a cigar, and after the inevitable explosion and blackface, does a quick dance to Camptown Races and escorts Shuffle into the Mississippi. Bugs sends Shuffle into the river again with a fake staging of Uncle Tom's Cabinet. Shuffle is dispatched once more up the ship's smokestack. Finally, Bugs in drag enlists the help of another Southern gentleman. Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Includes a rare scene where Bugs has 5 fingers: When he is rolling the coin across his hand at the first meeting of Colonel Shuffle. See more
After Bugs is accidentally loaded onto the Souther Star, it is announced that the ship is sailing for Memphis, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Cucamonga. All but Cucamonga are located along the Mississippi River. Cucamonga is land locked town in Southern California. See more
[firing guns wildly
I'm Colonel Shuffle - the rip-roarin'-est, gold-diggin'-est, sharp-shootin'-est, poker-playin'-est riverboat gambler on the Mississippi! Yahoo! Be thar anyone man enough to sit in a poker game with Colonel Shuffle? Well, be thar?
[appearing in the hallway
Spoofs Uncle Tom's Cabin
aka "The Year of Jubilo"
Music by Henry Clay Work
Played when Bugs is touting Uncle Tom's Cabinet See more