While vacationing in the Ozark Mountains, Bugs Bunny encounters Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin, two dimwitted hillbillies who are duped by Bugs into a violent square dance.

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Bugs Bunny / Curt Martin (voice)
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While vacationing in the Ozark Mountains, Bugs Bunny encounters Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin, two dimwitted hillbillies who are duped by Bugs into a violent square dance.

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President number 26, Theodore Roosevelt, is referenced in two Bugs Bunny cartoons - this one and Ballot Box Bunny (1951). See more »

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Bugs cuts the ends off both the Martin brothers' beards to end the tug of war, but when the two come out of the creek (and for the rest of the cartoon) their beards are intact. See more »

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[Bugs slowly takes off his disguise, while jukebox plays "Skip to my Lou, my Darling" and then starts fiddling a violin & unplugs jukebox, while singing, leading Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin outside with a musical voice]
Bugs Bunny: Promenade across the floor, sashay right on out the door, out the door and into the glade, and everybody promenade. Step right up, you're doin' fine; I'll pull your beard, you pull mine; yank it again like you did before, break it up with a tug of war. Now into the creek and fish...
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Arkansas Traveler
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Music by Sanford Faulkner
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The square dance alone is one of the greatest animated comedy routines of all time
3 November 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Robert McKimson's 'Hillbilly Hare' is probably the director's best loved short and I'd have to concur with the majority. 'Hillbilly Hare' is an absolutely fantastic piece of work and one of the few Robert McKimson cartoons which really stands up alongside the best work of his contemporaries. Pitting Bugs against a couple of stereotype hillbillies, 'Hillbilly Hare's' first half features some decent heckling but the halfway mark is the turning point as Bugs drags up and uses his sex appeal to tempt the two hillbillies into a square-dancing rehearsal. This leads to an extended climactic square-dance sequence which is one of my favourite routines in cartoon history. The success of this sequence is down to several contributors. Writer Tedd Pierce has written a fantastically funny set of lyrics which are delivered with astonishing comedic brilliance by Mel Blanc in one of the highlights of his long and distinguished voice-over career. McKimson creates the perfect visual accompaniment for this astonishing sequence. While 'Hillbilly Hare' might take a few minutes to really get going, its extended musical climax is one of the greatest moments in cartoon history. It never fails to have me roaring with laughter and it elevates the cartoon to the status of a true classic.


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