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Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

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Bugs heads toward the record carrot crop in Alabama but runs into Colonel (Yosemite) Sam who is under orders to let no Yankee cross the Mason-Dixon line.

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Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
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This cartoon has not appeared unedited on American television for decades. The edited sequence shows Bugs Bunny trying to cross the Mason-Dixon line in black-face (brownface?). He sings two songs (the second of which, "Yankee Doodle", enrages Confederate Sam) then, placing a whip in the bewildered Sam's hand, Bugs acts as if Sam is going to beat him. Bugs then exits and re-enters as an indignant Abe Lincoln. Written by sndsfnny

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2 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Conejo frito a la sureña  »

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Trivia

The title refers the southern theme of the cartoon and the typical southern cuisine Southern Fried Chicken. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: What carrots. Look at this tired specimen. I haven't see a decent carrot for months around these parts.
[Reads a newspaper headline]
Bugs Bunny: "Record carrot crop in Alabama." Alabama? Well, I'm Alabamy bound!
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Connections

Featured in Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (1981) See more »

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The Old Folks at Home
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Music by Stephen Foster
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Banned Bunny?!
11 October 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this cartoon many times growing up and I thought it was pretty funny. However, at the time, I didn't think much about the short segment where Bugs pretends to be a slave begging Yosimite Sam not to beat him!!! Talk about offensive--very offensive! But, at the time, many of us just didn't think about this. Apart from this one horrid scene, though, the rest of the cartoon is very, very funny and it's a darn shame that Time-Warner has chosen to shelve this cartoon due to the racially offensive theme. Instead, it might make a lot more sense to show it and include a prologue talking about the offensiveness of this and understanding the context for when it was made. Or (and I shudder to suggest it), just excise the tiny segment. Banning a cartoon just seems draconian and silly. If you can find it, give it a look--you can find it on Google if you type in "Bugs Bunny banned" and then clicking the video tab.


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