Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.
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A signboard lists the opera's featured cast as Eduardo Selzeri, Michele Maltese and Carlo Jonzi, references to Edward Selzer
, Michael Maltese
and Chuck Jones
, their names appear in Italian dialect, and are then transferred to English. See more
Elmer's shotgun changes from being a single-barrel to a double-barrel, then back again. See more
How about a nice, close shave? / Teach your whiskers to behave. / Lots of lather, lots of soap. / Please hold still, don't be a dope. / Now we're ready for the scraping / There's no use to try escaping. / Yell and scream and rant and rave. / It's no use, you need a shave!
[as Bugs slashes him with razor
Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ooh! Ouch!
There, you're nice and clean / Although your face looks like it might have gone through a ma-chine.
On ABC, some of Elmer's gunshots were deleted. Possible editing was also done to reduce the depicted violence in the scene of Bugs slashing Elmer's face with a razor. See more
Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy See more