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
[singing to Elmer outside the barbershop
How do?/Welcome to my shop/Let me cut your mop/Let me shave your crop/Daintily, daintily... Hey, you!/Don't look so perplexed/Why must you be vexed?/Can't you see you're next?/Yes, you're next, you're so next!
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