When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Man with Cigar / Ant / Horse / the Women (voice)
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Yosemite Sam is running for mayor, and one of his campaign promises is to get rid of all the rabbits. When Bugs runs against him as the "pro-bunny" candidate, Yosemite uses a number of elaborate stunts to eliminate his opponent (which all backfire). In the end, they're defeated by a dark horse candidate (an actual dark horse!). Written by Mike Konczewski

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6 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual  »

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Trivia

President number 26, Theodore Roosevelt, is referenced in two Bugs Bunny cartoons - this one and Hillbilly Hare (1950). See more »

Goofs

When Sam asks Bugs to play the piano, Bugs plays 2 distinctly different sour notes each time, but he is striking the exact same key. See more »

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Yosemite Sam: As I stand on this platform, I stand for union - Union suits and Union stations! For the little people. There's enough fresh air and sunshine in this great country of ours for everybody, and I'll see to it that you'll get your share!
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Referenced in Show Biz Bugs (1957) See more »

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Music by Harry Akst
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anybody up for Russian roulette??
23 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny chooses to run against Yosemite Sam for mayor, after Sam runs on a platform of exterminating all the rabbits and two rabbits in every pot. Of course Bugs doesn't wan't to share his pot with anyone. So he sets off to win the election. Like real politics dirty tricks abound. Most of them quite humorous. The funniest being the classic piano gag. But at the end it's all for naught as a dark horse candidate wins. This funny cartoon is on Disk 1 of the "Loony Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1" I'm happy that the Russian roulette gag is here at the end, as whenever the short is on Cartoon Network it's omitted.

My Grade: A


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