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Lighter Than Hare (1960)

Outer space invader Yosemite Sam wants to capture typical earth creature Bugs.

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Yosemite Sam from Outer Space comes to Earth to bring back an Earth creature (Bugs Bunny that is). However, all of Yosemite Sam's robots fail to do the work. Bugs mistakes one for a garbage can and puts garbage in it, and three others are unable to nab Bugs. Not even a personal one that meets a robot that Bugs Bunny made to dispose of it! Written by Russell Christiansen <russ@megsinet.net>

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Mel Blanc spoke with his "Marvin, the Martian" voice, as Yosemite Sam of Outer Space's robot & mechanical ferret, just before Bugs disguised a mechanical robot, with a rabbit disguise then claiming to surrender. As the cartoon concludes, the mechanical robot, disguised as a rabbit in a cloth suit, exploded on Yosemite Sam from Outer Space's home planet & to his president, commander or leader. See more »

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[last lines & Closing Credits Music starts, after robot disguised as a rabbit explodes]
Yosemite Sam From Outer Space's Commander: Eww, those Earth creatures are always shooting off their mouths.
[Bugs chuckles, after hearing the explosion, on the radio]
Bugs Bunny: Gee, I wonder if Amos n' Andy is on yet?
[Bugs chuckles, after hearing explosion then Closing Credits' music begins]
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Featured in Hearts in Atlantis (2001) See more »

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Music by Raymond Scott
Played during the indestructible tank bit
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Yosemite Sam phone home
22 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Marvin the Martian is the famous space alien among the Looney Tunes, but Friz Freleng gave Yosemite Sam the chance to be one in "Lighter Than Hare". The cartoon casts Sam as a spaceman looking for an earthling. Sure enough, he comes across Bugs Bunny, the one truly untrappable earthling! I really liked watching as Sam sends his robots after Bugs and Bugs casually trashes each of them. Is Sam always doomed or something? Then again, he spends most of his time shouting, just like he does as a cowboy, so he has no way of defeating Bugs. Friz Freleng created Yosemite Sam because he wanted Bugs Bunny to have a more challenging enemy than the gullible Elmer Fudd, so he took the smallest man and gave him the loudest voice possible, and thus was born the roughest, toughest, he-man stuffest hombre as ever crossed the Rio Grande. Of course, Sam was no better at beating Bugs than Elmer ever was. Bugs had only to use Sam's anger against him.

All in all, "Lighter Than Hare" is definitely a really funny one.


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