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Hillbilly Hare (1950)

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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Punkinhead Martin: Where's he at? Where's the critter at?
Curt Martin: Sakes a mighty, it's so dark in here I can't see nothing.
Bugs Bunny: Here! Try my cigarette lighter.
[Bugs then quickly escaped the powder room]
Curt Martin: [sound of a lighter clicking] The derned thing don't work!
Bugs Bunny: Keep trying!
[Dynamite room then explodes a very loud BOOM!]
Curt Martin: [Curt and Punkinhead emerge from the exploded shack, holding the lighter] I think y'all are usin' too strong a fluid...
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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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