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Hurdy-Gurdy Hare (1950)

Hurdy gurdy operator Bugs must get rid of his Chimp when the ape steals the take from him. The replacement ape is is a Gorrilla.

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Hurdy gurdy operator Bugs must get rid of his Chimp when the ape steals the take from him. The replacement ape is is a Gorrilla.

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When Bugs says, "They say music calms the savage beast" he is misquoting. The line is from the play "The Mourning Bride", Act i. Sc. 1., written by William Congreve in 1697. The correct form of the quote is: "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." As originally written, it is "Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living Souls, have been form'd by Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound." The same play is the source for another often-misquoted line, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." (Act iii. Sc. 8.). See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [after the gorilla falls through the floor and comes out covered in debris from the subway he fell into] Okay, push in! Plenty of room in the center of the car! Push in, plenty of room ! Push in! I used to work on the shuttle fro Times Square to Grand Central. Atta boy, step in. Come on, push through.
[Pushes gorilla back down the same hole]
Bugs Bunny: Ain't I a devil?
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Forty-Second Street
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Music by Harry Warren
Played at the beginning when Bugs is reading the newspaper
Also played when Bugs mimics a monkey
Also played when the Gorilla emerges from underneath the sidewalk
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"Shove off, King Kong, I'm workin' this side of the street!"
13 July 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Entertaining Bugs Bunny short directed by Robert McKimson. This one has Bugs taking a job as a hurdy gurdy man. Basically that means Bugs drags a cart around that plays music while his monkey assistant goes to apartment windows and collects whatever change people want to give them. The monkey is a clever little thing and decides to keep the money to himself, leading to Bugs chasing him off. The monkey then goes to the zoo and tells his gorilla friend what happened, which leads to the angry gorilla escaping the zoo and confronting Bugs. The animation is really beautiful with rich colors, well-drawn characters, and especially nicely done backgrounds. Great voice work from the incomparable Mel Blanc. Energetic music from Carl Stalling, as usual. It's a funny short with several great lines and gags. I can't imagine any Bugs fan not liking it.


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