Bugs mistakenly gets his neighbor's draft notice and causes a stir when he shows up as ordered.

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Bugs mistakenly gets his neighbor's draft notice and causes a stir when he shows up as ordered.

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Trivia

1947's Academy Award winner, Tweetie Pie (1947) is verbally spoken by the Sergeant's General, or another higher ranking official, than him, as he first saw Bugs Bunny in a U. S. Army boot camp uniform. See more »

Goofs

The doctor at the radiography station says he's overworked and checks his pulse, but he pressed his thumb to his wrist. Anyone with medical training knows that because there's also a pulse point in the thumb that it cannot be done this way. Feeling for a pulse is always done with the forefinger. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: What's this? A letter. "B. Bunny." For me! Now where'd that come from? Oh, well.
[Reads letter]
Bugs Bunny: "Greetings... The President of the United States..." Hmm, that's nice. "Hereby notified... been selected... training therein... report local board..." Holy cats, I've been drafted!
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Remade as G.I. Pink (1968) See more »

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Singin' in the Bathtub
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Music by Michael Cleary
Lyrics by Herb Magidson and Ned Washington
Sung by Bugs Bunny
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Bugs is an idiot???
27 January 2007 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Throughout my childhood I sat transfixed through many hundreds of Warner cartoons and as an adult my appreciation and love for them has grown. Chuck Jones's 'Forward March Hare' is one of the many cartoons I distinctly remember watching and enjoying as a youngster. However, I watched it last night on the excellent Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 4 and something didn't quite ring true about it. Slowly, it dawned on me what it was. Bugs is an idiot! When I was young, of course, such a blatant disregard for character didn't register. It's also worth mentioning that Bugs' character has often been experimented with very successfully. I love the cartoons that cast Bugs as the loser for a change, such as 'Falling Hare' or 'Tortoise Beats Hare'. However, even when playing the loser, Bugs generally remains a strong, smart-alecky personality. In 'Forward March Hare' he is an oblivious buffoon with nary a wisecrack to offer.

Throughout the cartoon, only one gag (incidentally, the funniest in the whole film) fits in with the Bugs character we know and love: It involves an eye chart and a jaw-dropping display of superior eyesight, presumably due to enormous carrot intake. Apart from this one display of superior abilities, however, there is no sign whatsoever that Bugs is aware of his disruptive behavior. From the mix up which kick-starts the action through numerous military disasters (including an unintentional misunderstanding of an order to dress some chickens), Bugs is wide-eyed and willing to serve his country but can't stop messing up. The moment when he attempts to hammer in a nail with live ammunition confirms that Bugs isn't heckling, as he usually would in this situation; he's just plain getting it wrong.

Character experiments in the Warner Brothers cartoons were often very rewarding (notably, the expanding of Daffy's character from nutty maniac to greedy, manipulative but ultimately sympathetic loser), and putting a new slant on Bugs' character frequently worked a treat. However, while 'Forward March Hare' proves entertaining enough, the concept of Bugs the well-meaning buffoon is impossible to accept for any long-standing cartoon fan.


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