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Rabbit's Kin (1952)

Bugs rescues a young rabbit from Pete Puma and gives lessons on how to heckle.

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Shorty, a school-age rabbit with a high-pitched voice, jumps into Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole to escape the clutches of the villainous, but extremely stupid, Pete Puma, whose distinctive speech climaxes in an ear-splitting screech. Pete tries to trick Bugs and Shorty with an exploding cigar. Doesn't work. The cigar says "El Explodo" right on the wrapper. He tries to trick them by disguising himself as Shorty's mother. Doesn't work either. His rabbit ears are leaves that are inelegantly affixed to his hat. How can this poor, pathetic puma win the day? Smarter opponents than he have failed to outwit the wily Bugs Bunny. Written by J. Spurlin

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15 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Liebe Verwandte  »

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Debut of Pete Puma character. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [Disguised as puma] Howdy, cousin!
Pete Puma: I know you.
Bugs Bunny: Sure you do. I'm your second cousin, Paul Puma. I just dropped by for a little social call, cos. Say, mighty tender-looking little rabbit squab you got there.
Pete Puma: Uh... yeah!
Bugs Bunny: Well, what are we waiting for? Let's start the fire and fricassee him. You start the kindling and I'll get the coal. Uh, by the way, how many lumps do you want?
Pete Puma: Oh, better get me a lot of lumps. A whole lotta lumps.
[Realizes it's Bugs; grabs the mallet]
Pete Puma: Oh, no, you don't! I'll help...
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A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You
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Music by Joseph Meyer
Played when Bugs pours Pete a cup of coffee
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Bugs Bunny
12 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Rabbit's Kin (1952)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

The dimwitted Pete Puma (a lion) chases a baby rabbit into a hole not knowing that Bugs Bunny lives there. Of course Bugs has a few tricks up his sleeve to teach the dumb lion. This is yet another classic entry in the series that manages to be very funny even though I can't stand one of the characters. The film's biggest weakness to me is the young rabbit who I just find too annoying to really be entertained by him. Outside of that this short offers up many laughs and a lot of the credit has to go to the Puma character. The dumbness of this character is top notch and the running joke involving lumps are priceless. The ending with Puma giving himself lumps is hysterical as are many of the teaching methods of Bugs.


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