Bugs helps a little penguin get home after the Ice Frolics show he was in is closed. They head south to New Orleans where the penguin gets on the Admiral Byrd, which it turns out is bound for Brooklyn. Their second attempt gets them to the Panama canal but they soon find themselves as the main course for a native dinner. They finally make it to the South Pole but Bugs too late just where home is.
Did You Know?
"8 Ball Bunny" has a double connection to Humphrey Bogart: 1) Bogart's character from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre shows up several times in caricature, begging money from Bugs. 2) Bugs, around 4:30, sings a song in calypso style summarizing the plot of the story so far. This is a parody of what the character King Moses regularly did in the radio series Bold Venture, which starred Bogart and Lauren Bacall. See more
As the cruise ship leaves New Orleans, mountains are shown ahead. There are no mountains in New Orleans. See more
[singing while playing guitar
Bugs Bunny came to Martinique / When he arrived he was pretty weak / His knees look like they would buckle in / His tribulations caused by a penguin / Now he's built a boat on which they both could leave / He hoped that fickle fate have nothing up her sleeve.
Say, pardon me but, could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?
[tossing him a coin
Hit da road!
If he should accomplish this daring thing / A miracle to Martinique Bugs did bring.
Referenced in Space Jam
The Flower Song
Music by Gustav Lange
[Plays towards the end when Bugs tries to leave and the penguin cries.] See more