Emcee Elmer Fudd puts Bugs on "America's most talked-about program"; Daffy believes he is supposed to be the guest.

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Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Yosemite Sam / Announcer (voice)
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Parody of "This is Your Life," with Elmer Fudd as the host and Bugs Bunny as the guest of honor, much to the disgust of Daffy Duck. On several occassions, Granny has to whack Daffy over the head to get him to be quiet. Meanwhile, Bugs reminisces with Elmer and Yosemite Sam about their previous encounters (reviewed via footage from past Bugs Bunny cartoons). Elmer and Sam plan to present Bugs with a special gift (a time bomb) in appreciation of their "friendship," but Daffy (still believing he was meant to be the guest) grabs the gift and takes the resulting explosion. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The music that plays when Bugs laughs about the time he blew up Sam in the powder magazine and when he puts eels in his bed is an original composition by Milt Franklyn. It was later re-used at the end of Mixed Master (1956). See more »

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Daffy Duck: [Daffy pats his stomach] Easy, stomach. Don't turn over, now. Easy does it.
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Features Hare Do (1949) See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
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life as we know it, doc
29 March 2016 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In their heyday, the Warner Bros. animation department poked fun at the era's TV shows. One example was Friz Freleng's "This Is a Life?". As always, Bugs is the clever character, with Daffy envying him and plotting to harm him. An unusual twist is that we get both Elmer Fudd AND Yosemite Sam, both showing clips of times that Bugs got the better of them (Sam's misfortune was the especially funny one). And then of course there's the final gag involving a time bomb.* We could be cynical and note that they used footage from previous cartoons, and say that we in the 21st century won't get the cartoon's overall reference. Even so, the cartoon's aim is to be funny and it fully succeeds in that respect.

*I get the feeling that nowadays a movie studio might be less sanguine about making explosives look funny.


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