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Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

Bugs heads toward the record carrot crop in Alabama but runs into Colonel (Yosemite) Sam who is under orders to let no Yankee cross the Mason-Dixon line.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam (voice)
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Storyline

This cartoon has not appeared unedited on American television for decades. The edited sequence shows Bugs Bunny trying to cross the Mason-Dixon line in black-face (brownface?). He sings two songs (the second of which, "Yankee Doodle", enrages Confederate Sam) then, placing a whip in the bewildered Sam's hand, Bugs acts as if Sam is going to beat him. Bugs then exits and re-enters as an indignant Abe Lincoln. Written by sndsfnny

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo frito a la sureña See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers the southern theme of the cartoon and the typical southern cuisine Southern Fried Chicken. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: I wonder why they... put the south so far south.
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Connections

References Dog Gone South (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Sung by Bugs Bunny. Also plays when Bugs is disguised as Abraham Lincoln.]
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Critters and Yankees
10 June 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

Amusing little banned Bugs Bunny episode in which he goes to the south, as all the big carrots are to be found there. On the 'border' of north and south he has an encounter with Yosemite Sam who has to defend the border, as he thinks the two sides are still at war at each other.

Bugs dresses up a couple of times (as Lincoln and Scarlet O'Hara, among others) to subdue Sam.

There are a couple of hilarious scenes, in particular one including a bomb and the end scene, when Sam takes on 'The Yankees', unaware that a base-ball team is carrying this name nowadays.

In short: very funny and not as offensive as other banned cartoons. 7/10.


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