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Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

Tedd Pierce (story), Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Coughing Audience Member (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny is a concert pianist. On his big night he sits to deliver Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody but must overcome a cougher in the audience, distractions in his sheet music, hunger pangs and a troublesome musical mouse living somewhere within in his grand piano. Written by bob the moo

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto Sem Dó See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the cartoon, you can see Bugs mouthing something, (apparently extreme profanity), but no actual words are heard. This is similar to other Looney Toons/Merrie Melodies shorts, where characters mouth the words of phrases that won't pass the censors (e.g. Yosemite Sam saying (underwater) "F***ing a**hole" in Buccaneer Bunny (1948), or an Indian mouthing "G**d***ed son of a b****", voiced by the orchestra, in The Hardship of Miles Standish (1940)). See more »

Goofs

The foot pedals of Bugs Bunny's concert grand piano appear in different configurations throughout the short - a visual gaffe that, in a narrative sense, doesn't really matter because Bugs never uses the pedals. Director Friz Freleng took plenty of liberties with real piano playing just to get the gags over. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [the phone rings in the middle of the piece, Bugs picks it up] Eh, what's up, Doc? Who...? Franz Liszt? Never heard of him... Wrong number.
[Hangs up]
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Liszt
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Very funny
17 August 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Bugs Bunny is a musician playing Franz Liszt's 'Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2' for apparently a large audience. First Bugs has some problems with a coughing guy in the audience, he knows how to solve that, then with a mouse who plays parts of the rhapsody.

The way this cartoon makes fun of the preparation of a musician, the way Bugs solves the problem with the noisy audience, the way the mouse is used are hilarious. When the piano slowly changes into other things (typewriters) and the keys begin to move it gets even funnier. The music put together with the animation is a good reason to see this cartoon, the great gags make sure you will like it even more!


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