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?
Long-standing controversy exists between this film and the Tom & Jerry short, The Cat Concerto
(1947). Both sides (WB & MGM) claim that theirs was the original, and the other was a rip-off. Nobody knows for sure who is correct and it is, of course, entirely conceivable that the similarities are so coincidental. An additional fact: The music was used & played earlier, in Rhapsody in Rivets
(1941). 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.
Referenced in Wideo Wabbit
Music by Euphemia Allen See more