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 voice of Elmer Fudd - performed by Arthur Q. Bryan
- is heard only twice in the film: his painful reactions when Bugs Bunny "shaves" him, and when he sings "Oh, wait 'til I get that wabbit!" afterwards. Bryan was a fine singer but rarely got to display this talent playing Fudd in the Warner Bros. cartoons. "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957) was a memorable exception. See more
Elmer's shotgun changes from being a single-barrel to a double-barrel, then back again. 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