Two goofy island castaways are dreaming about food (and imagining each other to BE food!) when Bugs Bunny washes up on the island. The castaways are intent on eating the rabbit, but Bugs manages to outsmart them time and again.Written by
When Bugs welcomes the castaways, he says, "Welcome to Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Island." "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a" is the Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish, the state fish of Hawaii. See more »
[in subtitled "Hawaiian"]
What's up, Doc? Now is the time for every good man to come to the aid of his party.
[subtitle: "Ofa Eno Maua Te Ofe Popaa"]
[points at said subtitle]
Gee, did you say that?
[other castaway shrugs]
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If you're a stranded castaway on a desert island and you find your nearest neighbor is Bugs Bunny...maybe it's time to build a getaway boat.
The two seagoing saps in "Wackiki Wabbit" don't take the hint, though, and make the mistake of trying to make Bugs part of their regularly balanced diet after days of starvation and considering each other as main courses ("...and hold the onions", one mutters).
Bugs holds his own well as if there were a doubt, and the big and little castaways make like a disheveled version of Abbott and Costello (even looking the part) and are voiced by Bugs' regular writers Maltese and Pierce (hey, at least they didn't have to hire out for new voices!) with a penchant for sing-songy tunes of joy ("We're gonna have roast rabbit!" and "We're going on a boo-ooat!" are their favorites).
Chuck Jones again proves why he is such a pro at this kind of thing with the breath-taking island vistas and Mel Blanc makes smart-aleck repartee a work of art. And creating a marionette out of a roast chicken never looked so easy before.
Ten stars and an authentic hula dance from Bugs for "Wackiki Wabbit". You can't get more "Wackiki" than this.
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