Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy.

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Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Cab Driver / Theatre Manager (voice)
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Daffy Duck arrives at his vaudeville theatre to learn that Bugs Bunny has been given top billing over him. A competition ensues with Daffy out to get the top billing he deserves to prove that he is the star of the show. However, Bugs seems to be the crowd favorite as Daffy can't seem to best him in dancing, a magic act, juggling or playing musical instruments. This pushes Daffy to extreme measures as he performs a deadly stunt in his final attempt to impress the audience. He drinks some gasoline, some nitroglycerin, some gunpowder, some Uranium-238, lights up and swallows a match, causing him to explode. The audience gives him the acclaim he deserves for his performance, but Daffy (now an angel rising to heaven) "can only do it once". Written by garykmcd

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According to the DVD audio commentary, the song "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" was intended to be used during the sequence where Daffy showcases some trained birds. A pre-score recording was produced, but not was not used in the final cartoon. Other pre-score music included slightly longer versions of "Tea for Two" and "Jeepers Creepers". See more »

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[first lines]
Daffy Duck: [a taxi pulls up to a theatre and Daffy steps out] How much, my good man?
Taxi Driver: Uh, one block, 25 cents.
Daffy Duck: 25 cents? It's robbery, but I'll pay it.
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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Music by Thomas Moore
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There's no business like rabbit business!
28 November 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Another instance of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck getting on each other's nerves, this time as they perform on stage and Bugs gets all the applause while Daffy gets none. As always, Daffy tries to undermine Bugs's integrity, but always gets his just desserts, most notably with the xylophone gag (these cartoons sure had a way with dynamite).

I noticed that some of the tricks in "Show Biz Bugs" were yanked out of the Porky Pig vehicle "Curtain Razor", namely the end. But even so, it's always a treat to see what happens to Daffy when he tries to harm Bugs, sort of like what happens to Wile E. Coyote when he tries to get Road Runner. Another classic.


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