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Bugs' Bonnets (1956)

A psychological study of the behavioral effects of headgear as Bugs and Elmer continually switch personas depending on which hats they wear.

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... Bugs Bunny / Pirate (voice)
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A documentary-styled cartoon in which a behavioral study of the effects of different headgear ensues by constantly changing the hats on Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and inducing them to enact the personalities suggested by the hats that land on their heads. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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14 January 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hatussa sen salaisuus  »

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Trivia

Bugs smokes in this cartoon. As the gangster, he blows cigar smoke into Elmer Fudd's face. See more »

Goofs

When Elmer is wearing the General MacArthur hat, the corncob pipe is several inches in front of his mouth, not clenched between his teeth.

Although, when Elmer's lips reach forward to smoke from the pipe, it is clear that the decision to have the pipe there is an artistic one. The reasoning is unclear. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: It is a well-known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress. For instance, if we alter this gentleman's attire to something more romantic, certain changes in attitude may perhaps be detected.
[the man's business suit is changed to a pirate outfit]
Man: Batten down the keelhaul! Yahoo! Kill the women and children first! Blood! Gore! Spit 'em on the tatters!
Narrator: Even a change of hats will usually bring certain changes.
[Elmer Fudd appears on screen]
Narrator: ...
[...]
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Turkey in the Straw
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hats off to them for this one
9 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's "Bugs' Bonnets" mostly looks like a place holder, but they have some really neat tricks up their sleeve! Even beyond Bugs's and Elmer's changing personalities as they wear new hats, one has to wonder whether or not one's attire - or just head-wear - could alter the person in question, as happens to the stars here.

But let's not dwell on philosophical analysis. The point is that this is another funny one, with a real surprise ending. Definitely one that you'll want to watch. It only just became available on DVD a few weeks ago, on Disc 1 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5.

Yeah, corrupt cops do some real damage to our society. After all, they let the mafia get strong.


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