Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is a clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead.
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This cartoon is considered the first to feature both Bugs' and Elmer's catchphrases - "What's Up, Doc?" and "Be vewy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits" respectively. See more
[first occurence of this line
Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
In the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue of this cartoon, when the WB shield zooms in the copyright notice briefly says MCMXLIV(1944) for a fraction of a second before changing to MCMXL(1940)! See more
When the cartoon was re-released as a Blue Ribbon re-issue, it was inadvertently retitled "The Wild Hare." Also, one of the names Elmer Fudd guesses was changed from Carole Lombard
, who had recently died in a plane crash, to Barbara Stanwyck
. See more
Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Girl I Left Behind Me
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