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Rabbit of Seville (1950)

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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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16 December 1950 (USA)  »

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El conejo de Sevilla  »

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Trivia

For a quick sequence where we see a close up of Bugs's hands massaging Elmer's scalp to the notes of a short piano solo in the opera, they are deliberately drawn with five fingers for the sequence so they can believably follow the tune. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: Ooh, wait 'till I get that wabbit!
Bugs Bunny: [Disguised as a Spanish senorita] What would you want with a wabbit? / Can't you see that I'm much sweeter. / I'm your little señoriter. / You are my type of guy. / Let me straighten your tie. / and I shall dance for you.
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Madrid
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Music by Georges Van Parys and Louis De Francesco
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User Reviews

 
WHY IS THIS NOT ON VIDEO????
28 December 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is, without a doubt, the all-time FUNNIEST, most CLASSICALLY LOONEY Bugs Bunny cartoon EVER! IMHO, it even eclipses "What's Opera, Doc?" for sheer, unadulterated comic genius! I first saw this short when I was a kid, and now every time I hear the real "Barber of Seville" suite, I can't help but think of Bugs and Elmer instead of anything else -- that's how ingrained it is. The film's peak comes when Bugs is massaging Elmer's head, using even his big floppy ears to smack that bald noggin into respectable shape, and then adds Figaro Fertilizer to his pate. The look on Fudd's face when he peers into the mirror Bugs holds up for him is simply priceless. His eyes widen little by little, an overjoyed smile creeps up below his nose. You can sense his excitement; it's as if years and years of abuse by the wascally wabbit are about to be absolved, as Elmer appears to grow a head of hair -- only to have his dream dashed in a millisecond when, with a crescendo, flowers pop up at the ends of the "hairs"!!! The rabbit wins again!

It is unconscionable that Warner Bros. has not seen fit to provide this incredible classic toon on home video yet! This toon deserves to be kept in the Library of Congress as the funniest short toon ever made!


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