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Bunny Hugged (1951)

This adventure takes Bugs into the world of professional wrestling.

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Bugs Bunny / Announcer (voice)
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The big wrestling match: The Crusher vs. Ravishing Ronald. Ronald's mascot is Bugs Bunny ("it's a living"). But Ronald is massively outmatched by The Crusher, and Bugs, seeing his meal ticket threatened, quickly substitutes as "The Masked Terror." But Bugs is no match for him either, at least on a pure physical level. So it's time for Bugs to apply "strategy." He rips his mask, making Crusher think it was his pants fortunately, Stychen Tyme, the tailor, is handy - complete with needle to stick in a sensitive spot. Enraged, Crusher charges, right through the giant safe, into the ropes; Bugs closes the door, Crusher crashes into the safe and is dazed. Bugs suggests he rest up on this nice soft mat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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10 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Hau drauf, Hase!  »

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Trivia

"Ravishing Ronald" is modeled after wrestler Gorgeous George Wagner, who used many of the gimmicks Ronald does in this cartoon: a valet, perfume, dyed blonde hair and bobby pins. Unlike Ronald, however, Gorgeous George was actually a competent wrestler, and theatrical "cheating" was his trademark, not his opponents'. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the match when "The Crusher' offers Bugs to shake hands, he (and Bugs) shake with the left hand when it should be the right (not left) hand. See more »

Quotes

[after the Crusher crashes against a steel door]
Bugs Bunny: Why, Crusher! It's good to see you.
The Crusher: Yeah, well, I was just passing by... Dyuh... just passing by...
Bugs Bunny: Well, come in, come in, come in, come in. Don't stand out there in the cold.
The Crusher: Thought I'd just drop in to say hello... D'oy... Just passing by, you understand...
Bugs Bunny: [puts a coat on Crusher] Sorry you think you gotta go, Crusher. Been nice seeing you.
The Crusher: D'oy...
Bugs Bunny: Aw, you look tired, Crusher. Why don't you rest up on this nice, soft floor for a few minutes ...
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Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
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Music by Karl Hoschna
Played when Bugs first squeezes the Crusher's head
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Bugs Bunny becomes a champion wrestler. Read more...
10 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

It is a wrestling championships and it is the fearsome, muscle packed Crusher versus the dainty, light and silly Ravishing Ronald. An assemble of people come to announce the arrival of Ravishing Ronald, including Bugs Bunny, who, not that surprisingly, is scoffing carrots in a large carrot dish. Ravishing Ronald is having a huge amount of trouble a minute later in the contest and Bugs Bunny decides to take his place, having quite a lot of heart. Madcap intelligence and slapstick follow...

I like this episode because, it has good animation of the audience and the slapstick, the episode has a clever plot outline, there are clever twists of the plot, the slapstick is good (animation- wise of course - and entertainment wise) and the "Masked Terror" is a good character and believable.

I recommend this episode to people who like slapsticky Bugs Bunny episodes + wrestling. Enjoy "Bunny Hugged"! :-)


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