A sudden rainstorm floods Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole and puts him in the path of an Evil Scientist and of Rudolph, a beast that is covered in orange fur and shod in sneakers.

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Bugs Bunny / Rudolph - Gossamer / Mouse (voice)
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Bugs Bunny is too sound a sleeper to notice that a sudden rainstorm has flooded his rabbit hole and sent his mattress, with him on it, floating downstream toward a castle with helpful neon signs that say "Evil Scientist" and "Boo." Said Evil Scientist needs a brain for his mechanical monster, and when he sees Bugs Bunny floating by, decides a rabbit's brain is as good as any other. Bugs Bunny awakens to the horror of reposing mummies, an Evil Scientist with a huge, green head and an enormous robot waiting for its brain. Bugs tries to escape, but the scientist sends Rudolph after him. Rudolph is an unlikely beast covered with orange fur; it wears sneakers, but why not? Who says monsters don't have sensitive feet? Bugs poses as a chatty hairdresser, uses vanishing fluid on himself, and pours reducing fluid on the beast to thwart him. But Bugs's only weapon against the Evil Scientist will be a broken bottle of ether. Will it be enough? Written by J. Spurlin

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19 April 1952 (USA)  »

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The orange monster is very similar (if not identical) to Gossamer, but named Rudolph in this cartoon. The mad scientist in this short is patterned after Boris Karloff right down to the heavy eyebrow, and Dr. Frankenstein riffs that made Karloff a household name to most folks in the 40's and 50's. See more »

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Evil Scientist: Now, be a cooperative little bunny, and let me have your brain.
Bugs Bunny: Sorry, Doc, but I need what little I've got.
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What's Up Doc?
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Written by Carl W. Stalling
Played during the opening credits
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One of my favorites!
20 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny is whisked away via his bed to a mad scientist's castle when his rabbit hole is flooded in the great Chuck Jones directed and Michael Maltese penned Looney Tunes short. As a kid, i loved watching 'that VERY hairy monster' and still get a kick out of him as an adult. This is one of my favorites.

On a side note: I'm writing these reviews as I rewatch each tune as they're ordered on the 'Golden Collection' set. So after "What's up Doc?" and "Rabbit's Kin" I was VERY glad that I didn't have to sit through another Robert McKimson directed short. Don't get me wrong I'll ALWAYS be grateful that he created Taz and Foghorn, I just dont care for alot of his Bugs cartoons.This cartoon is the eighth Looney Tune short on Disk 1 of the 'Loony Tunes Golden Collection'

My Grade: A+


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