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Baseball Bugs (1946)

Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.


Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)


Michael Maltese (story)




Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Teetotaller / Umpire / Gas-House Gorillas Catcher - Catcalling / Gas-House Gorillas Left Fielder / Announcer - Final scene (voice)


At a baseball game between the Gashouse Gorillas and the Tea-Totallers, a heckling Bugs Bunny is forced to play all positions against the brutish Gorillas. Naturally, their muscle is no match for Bugs' wit and pitching skill. Written by <mike.konczewski@itb.mckhboc.com>

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The final lines in the cartoon, with both the Statue of Liberty and Bugs saying "That's what the man said! You heard what he said, he said that!" is a recurring line from Rochester on The Jack Benny Program. See more »


Concerning the final at-bat in the cartoon, the ball would've been a home run once it crosses the outfield fence in fair territory, nullifying any attempts for Bugs to catch it for an out. Secondly, even if the ball was still legally in play, Bugs throwing his mitt up to catch the ball is illegal. According to rule 5.06(b)(4)(C) (formerly 7.05(c)), if a fielder throws a glove at a fair ball and the glove makes contact, all runners (including the batter) may advance three bases, and "the ball is in play and the batter may advance to home base at his peril." See more »


[first lines]
Radio Announcer: And here we are, folks, at the famous Polo Grounds.
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Featured in What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.1 (1992) See more »


The Umbrella Man
Music by Vincent Rose and Larry Stock
Played when the Gashouse Gorilla sees angels
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One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out!
24 February 2004 | by RikichiSee all my reviews

In most Bugs Bunny cartoons, he is pitted against a foe, usually human, while formidable in their own way, are obviously not in his league when it comes to brains. In this particular one, directed by Friz Freleng, he is up against a whole team of them. Bugs calls the Gas House Gorillas "a bunch of dirty cheaters". They then challenge him to a game of baseball where Bugs has to play every position, plus having to catch up where the Tea Totalers left off, behind 96-0 or something close to this score. Many of the jokes aren't up to writer Michael Maltese's usual standards, but anyone who has ever watched this cartoon will never forget the ending sequence where Bugs has to catch the last out of the game to win it.

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Release Date:

2 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Béisbol Bugs See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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