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Bugs and Thugs (1954)

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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 / Rocky / Mugsy / Two Policemen (voice)
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Storyline

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs y los rufianes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alex Lifeson's (Rush) side project "Victor" (1996) contains a track called "Shut Up Shuttin' Up". This references a line from the cartoon. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen door in Rocky's hideout swings outward for most of the cartoon; it swings inward when the police break in. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: Mugsy take this rabbit into the other room and let him have it.
Mugsy: Duh, okay boss
[laughs]
Bugs Bunny: Alright Mugsy let me have it!, come, come you hoid what the boss said let me have it!
Mugsy: Oh uh, okay but duh
[Gives him his gun]
Bugs Bunny: That's better
[shoots Mugsy in the face]
Mugsy: Duh, I let him have it boss just like you said
[Passes out and lands on top of Rocky]
[...]
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Connections

Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Be Kind
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Played during the opening shot of the skyline
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Classic Bugs
19 April 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bugs and Thugs (1954)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Bugs Bunny jumps into what he thinks is a cab but it turns out to be the car of gangsters Rocky and Mugsy. The two think Bugs knows too much so they drive him to a cabin where they plan on shooting him but we all know the rabbit is a lot smarter. This is yet another winning short for Bugs who manages to get involved in some really nice action as well as some great gags. The gag involving him checking to see if a train is coming is certainly predictable but the laugh is still there. Another great gag has to do with a gas stove. Rocky and Mugsy are great characters as well and you can't help but laugh at them.


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