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Big House Bunny (1950)

Sing Song guard (Yosemite) Sam Shultz mistakes Bugs for a prisoner when he tunnels up inside the jail.

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Bugs Bunny escapes hunters by leaping into his rabbit hole and tunneling to safety. Unhappily he tunnels into the Sing Song prison where a sadistic prison guard named Sam Schultz refuses to accept that he's anything but one of the prisoners. Soon Bugs is in stripes, but it's the guard who will find prison life to be hell when Bugs Bunny is around to trick him into a cell, the hangman's noose, an electric chair and even into the warden's office, where Bugs will put a severe strain on the relationship between boss and underling. Finally, Sam decides that enough is enough. Written by J. Spurlin

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Trivia

An original scene had Bugs running up a gallows to escape Sam; he uses the trap door like an elevator, and when Sam tries, he gets hung in the noose (he kicks and curses in the rope). This was edited from most broadcasts. However, the fully uncut version appears on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [after being beaten up by Sam] Eh, what's up, Doc?
Yosemite Sam Schultz: Trying to pull a escape, 777174, eh?
Bugs Bunny: Oh, you're mistaken, Mac. You see, I'm not 777174. I'm only three and a half.
Yosemite Sam Schultz: Three and a half? Okay, so you're three and a half.
[Cut to Bugs, cracking rocks and wearing a prisoner uniform with the number 3½]
Bugs Bunny: Eh, my mother told me there'd be days like this.
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Connections

References Daffy - The Commando (1943) See more »

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Aloha Oe
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Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Great fun
13 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Big House Bunny is not among the best but I enjoyed it a lot. Bugs is still witty and likable, but he is somewhat predictable at the same time. Yosemite Sam works really well with him and utters some of the best lines, and the warden is a great surprise with an even bigger temper than Sam! The animation once again is crisp, colourful and lively. All the characters are drawn more than adequately, the jail is a suitably foreboding setting and the use of colours and backgrounds make Big House Bunny a pleasure for the senses. The music is energetic and rousing, the dialogue is fresh with a lot of wit, the sight gags all work with some hilarious and some surprisingly morbid(not a bad thing) and the story while simple doesn't fall into the predictability area too much. Mel Blanc does a wonderful job once again with the voices.

Overall, a great cartoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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