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Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

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

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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

Exploding musical instrument scheme is in three Warner Brothers cartoons. The musical score is "Those Endearing Young Charms". In order, they are, first is 1951's Ballot Box Bunny (1951), as Yosemite Sam tried to get rid of Bugs Bunny, with an explosive piano. Second is 1957's Show Biz Bugs (1957), as Daffy Duck tried to get rid of Bugs Bunny, with an exploding xylophone. Then in 1965, the rivals are Wile E. Coyote and "Anonymous" Roadrunner, (not named), in Rushing Roulette (1965). Wile E. Coyote set up an exploding piano, and the roadrunner played one 'sour note'. Additional fact: The very same musical note, approximately the seventh note to the tenth note is the note, that is not played correctly, every time and when correctly played, by the schemer, gets the explosion, happening to it. See more »

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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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[first lines]
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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References Booby Traps (1944) See more »

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Baby Face
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Music by Harry Akst
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A wonderful satire of American politics
3 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Even fifty years later this short holds up as a terrific commentary on life in America. Here's Yosimite Sam, running for mayor on a platform that promises to exterminate rabbits. "Two rabbits in every pot." Bugs hears this and needs to run against him to save his own skin.

Sound familiar?


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