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Operation: Rabbit (1952)

Wile E. Coyote set up an elaborate scientific contraption to trap Bugs.

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Wile E. Coyote, nemesis of the Road Runner, makes the first of several attempts to use Bugs Bunny to satisfy both his craving for food and his mental craving for the thrill of capturing some helpless desert animal with an elaborate scientific contraption. Written by Anonymous

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Wile E. Coyote speaks for the first time (he describes himself as a "genius"). See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [Wile E. is setting up a pressure cooker on the entrance to Bugs' burrow] Eh, what's cooking, Doc?
Wile E. Coyote: Rabbit stew. Gad, I'm such a genius!
Bugs Bunny: Mmm, smells mighty good. But there's only one little thing wrong with it.
Wile E. Coyote: There is? What?
Bugs Bunny: No rabbit.
[Wile E. opens the pressure cooker and looks inside; Bugs kicks him inside, closes the cooker, grabs a club, and heads for the back door]
Bugs Bunny: [singing] I'm looking over, a three-leaf clover, that I overlooked bethree...
[Inside, he hits Wile E. over the head]
Wile E. Coyote: Well, back...
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Music by Raymond Scott
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Very nice
18 May 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Operation: Rabbit' is a Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, both voiced by Mel Blanc. It is the first cartoon where the coyote tells us his real name. He thinks he is a genius and in the first scene he puts a door in front of a rabbit hole, knocks the door and waits for Bugs to open. He then explains how smart and fast he is and that it is better for Bugs to surrender himself to the coyote. It is a great start for a great cartoon.

Of course Bugs will not surrender and so the coyote has to come up with a couple of plans to catch the rabbit. And although we know he will fail with every attempt the gags are not really predictable. Directed by Chuck Jones, who makes almost everything work, this cartoon is definitely worth watching.


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