"Due to an unfortunate delay," announces the barker, Bugs Bunny, "Fearless Freep will be unable to perform his high-diving act today." But Yosemite Sam had bought out the house just to see Freep. If Freep isn't going to dive, someone else will just have to. And that someone is going to be Bugs Bunny. Bugs is no high diver; but at gunpoint, he'll have to take his first-ever 500-ft. jump into a tank of water. Or will he? Yosemite Sam will find himself tricked into doing the dive himself - many times - before realizing that no matter what he does, Bugs's blissful ignorance of physics will always save him.Written by
The scene where Yosemite Sam is yelling "Open the door! Open the door!" then, he says to the audience "You'll notice I didn't say Richard?" is a reference to the song "Open the Door, Richard" written by Dusty Fletcher and first performed by Louis Jordan. See more »
In one scene the diving board is level with the platform before Bugs spins the diving board 180 degrees. After spinning 180 degrees, the diving board is then above the platform with Bugs hiding underneath the diving board. See more »
[Bouncing on the diving board on the asterisked words]
*One* for the money, *two* for the show, *three* to get ready, and *four* to *GO*!
[the final bounce was hard enough to bounce Sam up and over him down to the tank]
[as he goes]
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Version shown on TV is missing a couple of extra gags that Bugs pulls on Sam while on the diving board, including Sam thinking Bugs is under the board while he really is, Bugs setting up a trick door at the edge of the board, and Bugs pretending to be an Indian telling Sam which way he went (which was probably the main cause for the overall gags to be cut). The full uncut version is in the new Looney Tunes "Golden Collection" DVD set. See more »
A hilarious Friz Freleng directed Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam short finds Yosemite Sam trying to get Bugs Bunny to perform in his high diving show after his star atraction can't make the show. What follows with Bugs tricking Sam to dive again and again is vintage Looney Tune style antics that will make you cry with laughter. Quite possibly my favorite Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam paring and that's no mean feat! This cartoon is uncut (so you get quite a few more jokes that you would have missed if you caught it playing in syndication) on the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collection' on disk 1. It has commentary & featurette.
My Grade: A+
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