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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The title of the cartoon is a play on words for "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
The bottles and other accessories on the worktop beside the barber's chair constantly change through the cartoon. 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!
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy See more