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Bunny Hugged (1951)

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This adventure takes Bugs into the world of professional wrestling.

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Bugs Bunny / Announcer (voice)
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The big wrestling match: The Crusher vs. Ravishing Ronald. Ronald's mascot is Bugs Bunny ("it's a living"). But Ronald is massively outmatched by The Crusher, and Bugs, seeing his meal ticket threatened, quickly substitutes as "The Masked Terror." But Bugs is no match for him either, at least on a pure physical level. So it's time for Bugs to apply "strategy." He rips his mask, making Crusher think it was his pants fortunately, Stychen Tyme, the tailor, is handy - complete with needle to stick in a sensitive spot. Enraged, Crusher charges, right through the giant safe, into the ropes; Bugs closes the door, Crusher crashes into the safe and is dazed. Bugs suggests he rest up on this nice soft mat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The character of the ring announcer is modeled after real life actor Dan Tobey, whose entire career was portraying boxing and wrestling announcers on film. See more »

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At the end of the match when "The Crusher' offers Bugs to shake hands, he (and Bugs) shake with the left hand when it should be the right (not left) hand. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: It's a living.
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Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) See more »

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Every Little Movement
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Music by Karl Hoschna
Played when Bugs again squeezes the Crusher's head
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With Bugs Bunny wrestling, who needs The Rock?
22 May 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Almost half a century before everyone got really obsessed with wrestling, that carrot-chomping rascal engaged in it...with a vengeance. After belligerent wrestler The Crusher clobbers a challenger, Bugs Bunny quickly enters the fray. At first, The Crusher has the upper hand, but of course Bugs has some tricks up his sleeve. Some of Bugs' antics seem a little risqué, especially for 1951, but there's nothing offensive here. These sorts of cartoons are the REAL definition of "family fun". As Chuck Jones once noted: "Bugs Bunny does what most of us would like to do, but don't have the nerve to do." Splendid.


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