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Bugs Bunny tricks Elmer Fudd into believing his house has been quarantined for something called "rabbititus."

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Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

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Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Elmer Fudd buys Bugs Bunny from a meat market as he anticipates a nice rabbit stew. Bugs climbs out of his basket to tell him he's been robbed: the rabbit's gone! Incredibly, Elmer believes him. The dope eventually catches on when Bugs shoves him into the basket and then carries it himself. Somehow Elmer manages to get Bugs home, but the wily rabbit easily escapes. But wait! Why waste a great opportunity? Bugs returns to "heckle that character." He fools Elmer, through a faked radio program, into believing that there's an epidemic of something called "rabbititus" going about. Through Bugs's trickery he sees spots, a coat on Bugs's tongue and his own rabbity image reflected at him in a "mirror" that's really just Bugs after the glass has been removed. Dr. Killpatient arrives to help, but he has a suspiciously fuzzy tail. Still, it's we in the audience who may prove Bugs's ultimate dupes. Written by J. Spurlin

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hasinitis See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [as Dr. Killpatient] Tell me, Mr. Fudd. Do you have any rabbit inclinations?
Elmer Fudd: Well, no.
Bugs Bunny: What's two times two?
Elmer Fudd: Four.
Bugs Bunny: Three times three?
Elmer Fudd: Six.
Bugs Bunny: Ah-ha! Multiplying! Yep, you're even beginning to look like a rabbit.
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Crazy Credits

The end title featured the rare occasion where the Looney Tunes drum would appear, but instead of Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny would appear inside the drum (which happens immediately rather than with a delay). Bugs is munching his carrot, says to the audience, "And that's the end!", then goes back to munching the carrot. This closing bumper was used only in this cartoon and "Baseball Bugs" (1946), another cartoon starring Bugs Bunny. See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Shortenin' Bread
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Traditional
Sung with revised lyrics by Elmer, and then by Bugs
Also sung by Bugs while cutting carrots
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Strong start but not as strong delivery
22 November 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Elmer Fudd is merrily on his way home with a rabbit in hi basket for stewing. When he gets home, Bugs easily escapes but decides to stay and have some fun with Fudd. Pretending that he has a contagious rabbit disease, he makes Elmer scared to be in the same room as him.

This film starts out very well with some classic banter between Elmer and Bugs about what is in the basket (`there's no rabbit in here doc' says Bugs `you've been robbed') but once Bugs decides just to wind him up with the disease, it does go downhill a little.

The material over the rest of the short isn't as strong as the start and isn't as funny. Only occasionally does Bugs really come across as strong in his japes and tricks, the rest of the time it is pretty basic. The end of the film resorts to that old chestnut of involving the audience – it's OK, but it doesn't work as well on TV.

Overall this is still worth seeing because Bugs is Bugs and is still fun to watch, however the promise of the material in the opening scene isn't met by the rest of the film.


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