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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Did You Know?
The title refers to the opera performed in the cartoon, The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution, an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The première took place on Wednesday 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome. 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.
The Barber of Seville Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
("Il Barbiere di Siviglia")
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini
Substitute lyrics by Michael Maltese
Sung by Bugs Bunny and played throughout the picture See more