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.
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Did You Know?
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
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
[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.
Edited into Bugs Bunny Superstar
Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2
Written by Franz Liszt See more