Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget. Written by
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A signboard lists the opera's featured cast as Eduardo Selzeri, Michele Maltese and Carlo Jonzi, references to Edward Selzer
, Michael Maltese
and Chuck Jones
, their names appear in Italian dialect, and are then transferred to English. See more
When Bugs Bunny carries Elmer into the shaving room, Elmer's hat, and Bugs' black comb drop to the floor together. After Elmer's shave, Elmer runs outside and picks up his shotgun from beside his hat, which was not there previously, and has replaced the black comb, which has vanished. See more
How about a nice, close shave? / Teach your whiskers to behave. / Lots of lather, lots of soap. / Please hold still, don't be a dope. / Now we're ready for the scraping / There's no use to try escaping. / Yell and scream and rant and rave. / It's no use, you need a shave!
[as Bugs slashes him with razor
Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ooh! Ouch!
There, you're nice and clean / Although your face looks like it might have gone through a ma-chine.
Music by Georges Van Parys
and Louis De Francesco
Played during the opening credits See more