Bugs lectures his nephew Clyde about early America, inserting himself into events wherever possible.


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Bugs Bunny / Clyde / Indian / Ben Franklin / Man / King / George Washington (voice)


Bugs lectures his nephew Clyde about early America, inserting himself into events wherever possible.

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28 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Bugs refait l'histoire  »

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Included as a bonus on the 2003 Warner 2 disc DVD set of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more »


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some of what they describe wasn't very accurate
8 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Taken at face value as a silly story of Bugs Bunny recounting American history to his nephew, "Yankee Doodle Bugs" is quite a laugh. Unfortunately, some of the events described don't reflect what really happened. In reality, when the Dutch bought Manhattan, they paid the wrong Indians, and the Indians who lived in Manhattan didn't even know that the transaction happened. Also, Betsy Ross didn't really create the American flag; her descendants made up that story to get people's attention. For more info, read Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" and James Loewen's "Lies My Teacher Told Me".

But otherwise, Bugs's twisted versions of our country's history are a real hoot. Had those been the events, I wouldn't have minded experiencing them.

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