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Granny lets Bugs Bunny come in from the cold, but her dog Sylvester will have none of it.

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Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

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Tedd Pierce (story)
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Granny has just tucked Sylvester the dog in for the night when she hears a knock at the door. She opens it and sees a half-frozen Bugs Bunny, who is exaggerating his sorry plight for effect. Granny buys the act and lets Bugs sleep right next to Sylvester in front of the fireplace. But the jealous dog is having none of it. The first chance he gets, he throws Bugs back out in the cold. Bugs plays on the dog's pity to get back in but can't resist a dirty trick. When a snow sculpture of himself melts, Sylvester thinks it's the real rabbit and succumbs to paroxysms of guilt before he discovers the ruse. From then on, the two play a game of one-upmanship that ends when Granny gets in on the game. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

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Release Date:

22 July 1944 (USA) See more »

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Hasablanca See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The title is a parody of the United States' Air Force, though the air arm of the Army was not called the Air Force until the reorganization of the armed services in 1947. See more »

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The carrot incorrectly appears behind the flames of the fire in one scene. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: You're in for it now, Doc. It's the hot seat for you, sure.
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Sleep, Baby, Sleep
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Traditional
[Plays when Granny tucks in Sylvester. Also plays at the end of the short.]
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This Is Another Example Why Bugs Bunny Was So Popular
20 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Cartoonists must have liked the name "Sylvester" back in the classic here. In this Bugs Bunny animated short, the first animal we see is "Sylvester," but not the cat that we all know. This time, it's a dog, snuggled up and pampered by his owner, nice and warm "as a bug in the rug" next to the fireplace on a cold winter night.

That's quickly interrupted when there's a knock on the door and it's a frozen Bugs. The old lady immediately gives him the rug and blanket and plops him down at the fireplace. The dog is not happy.

From that point, it's Bugs verses Sylvester, battling it out on who's going to stay warm and enjoy the fireplace. Bugs, as usual, is far superior in the brains department and his opponent has more heart. Unfortunately, in most of these cartoons the wise guy (Bugs) beats out the dumb goodhearted opponent.

Some funny touches included Bugs roasting a carrot and later, the dog howling outside while Bugs glances at a sad painting of the dog over the fireplace and a note the supposedly-dumb dog leaves Bugs!

More good stuff out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. It's easy to see why he was the most popular Looney Tune character of them all.

P.S. The ending of this is guaranteed to make you smile.


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