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Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 2 May 1953 (USA)
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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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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Conejo frito a la sureña  »

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

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Bugs Bunny: What's the hassle, Schmasel?
Yosemite Sam: My orders from General Lee is to hold the Mason-Dixie line, and no Yankees are crossing it.
Bugs Bunny: General Lee? Why, the War between the States ended almost 90 years ago.
Yosemite Sam: I'm no clock watcher.
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Referenced in The Rebel Without Claws (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Folks at Home
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Music by Stephen Foster
[Plays when the Mason Dixon Line is shown.]
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Who said the Civil War was over? Not Yosemite Sam!

This short is absolutely delightful! Yosemite Sam is a Confederate officer (looking remarkably youthful for someone who would be well over 100 years old) assigned to keep Yankees from coming South. Enter our intrepid hero, Bugs, stage left and much hi-jinks ensue. The close is great and probably is every Red Sox fan's secret wish. Well worth watching. Recommended.


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