A psychological study of the behavioral effects of headgear as Bugs and Elmer continually switch personas depending on which hats they wear.

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A documentary-styled cartoon in which a behavioral study of the effects of different headgear ensues by constantly changing the hats on Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and inducing them to enact the personalities suggested by the hats that land on their heads. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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14 January 1956 (USA)  »

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Hatussa sen salaisuus  »

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Trivia

Bugs smokes in this cartoon. As the gangster, he blows cigar smoke into Elmer Fudd's face. See more »

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When Elmer is wearing the General MacArthur hat, the corncob pipe is several inches in front of his mouth, not clenched between his teeth. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: It is a well-known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress. For instance, if we alter this gentleman's attire to something more romantic, certain changes in attitude may perhaps be detected.
[the man's business suit is changed to a pirate outfit]
Man: Batten down the keelhaul! Yahoo! Kill the women and children first! Blood! Gore! Spit 'em on the tatters!
Narrator: Even a change of hats will usually bring certain changes.
[Elmer Fudd appears on screen]
Narrator: ...
[...]
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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones
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Nothing To Hang Your Hat On
3 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"It is a well-known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress," claims the narrator. That sets up the premise of the cartoon which shows Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd both changing personalities as different hats fly on them. (A truck carrying lots of hats spills its merchandise in the forest where are two stars are, hence the different hats/helmets keep falling on their heads.)

Bugs goes from army sergeant to game warden to native American to gangster to judge to groom. Elmer goes from hunter to, General MacArthur, to pilgrim, to a little lady with a bonnet to policeman to bride. Why bride-and-groom? "Because it always helps a picture to have a romantic ending," Bugs tells us at the end.

I hate to spoil the party here but I did not find this cartoon funny, just stupid. I like Bugs Bunny cartoons but this one was just plain dumb despite an interesting premise.


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