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Rabbit's Kin (1952)

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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15 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Liebe Verwandte  »

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Pete Puma: Well, I think I'll have to be goin' now.
Bugs Bunny: Oh, no, you can't leave yet. You got to have a nice cup of tea with me.
[Drags Pete to a table]
Bugs Bunny: Here we are.
[Serves tea]
Bugs Bunny: There's nothing as sociable as a nice cup of tea, I always say. How many lumps do you want?
Pete Puma: Oh, three or four
Bugs Bunny: [Bugs bunny whacks Pete on the head with a mallet 5 times and 5 lumps appear on his head] Oh dear, I gave you one too many. Well we can fix that.
[whacks the 5th lump back in his head]
Bugs Bunny: There, and here's a cigar for you.
[...]
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A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You
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Music by Joseph Meyer
Played when Bugs pours Pete a cup of coffee
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"How many lumps do you want" never gets old
7 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny rescues an adorable little rabbit named Shorty from the clutches of Pete Puma. Bugs shows Shorty how to deal with the dimwitted feline. The bad: Shorty's super speed chipmunk voice is very annoying and he seems to have no purpose other than looking cute. The story is also pretty thin and relies heavily on a repeated joke (but a funny one). The good: Pete Puma is comedy gold. Stan Freberg provides the voice and does a great job. I was in stitches every time Pete opened his mouth. The gags are pretty funny, too, with Bugs putting the poor puma through the wringer so bad you actually start to root for him to win in the end. The recurring gag of "how many lumps do you want" never got old to me but others may disagree. Not one of the best Bugs shorts but a fun one.


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