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Rabbit's Kin (1952)

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Bugs rescues a young rabbit from Pete Puma and gives lessons on how to heckle.

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Shorty, a school-age rabbit with a high-pitched voice, jumps into Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole to escape the clutches of the villainous, but extremely stupid, Pete Puma, whose distinctive speech climaxes in an ear-splitting screech. Pete tries to trick Bugs and Shorty with an exploding cigar. Doesn't work. The cigar says "El Explodo" right on the wrapper. He tries to trick them by disguising himself as Shorty's mother. Doesn't work either. His rabbit ears are leaves that are inelegantly affixed to his hat. How can this poor, pathetic puma win the day? Smarter opponents than he have failed to outwit the wily Bugs Bunny. Written by J. Spurlin

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Bugs Bunny: [Disguised as puma] Howdy, cousin!
Pete Puma: I know you.
Bugs Bunny: Sure you do. I'm your second cousin, Paul Puma. I just dropped by for a little social call, cos. Say, mighty tender-looking little rabbit squab you got there.
Pete Puma: Uh... yeah!
Bugs Bunny: Well, what are we waiting for? Let's start the fire and fricassee him. You start the kindling and I'll get the coal. Uh, by the way, how many lumps do you want?
Pete Puma: Oh, better get me a lot of lumps. A whole lotta lumps.
[Realizes it's Bugs; grabs the mallet]
Pete Puma: Oh, no, you don't! I'll help...
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That Wonderful Mother of Mine
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Music by Walter Goodwin
Played when Pete is dressed up as Mrs. Rabbit
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not up to Looney Tunes standards
20 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another merely so-so Robert McKimson short that can't hold it's own when held against other Looney Tunes shorts. This time Bugs Bunny foils Pete Puma after he tries to catch Bug's nephew, Shorty. I don't care for Pete Puma and I don't like whenever one of Bug's nephews show up. Really only one somewhat funny joke stretched out for too long. This cartoon is uncut on Disk 1 of the 'Loony Tunes Golden Collection' and also has a commentary track (with the voice of Pete Puma) as well as a music-only track. On a side note, Pete Puma in drag is more then a little bit disturbing to see. Also Pete Puma showed up again in that dreadful "Tiny Toons" show.

My Grade: c


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