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Show Biz Bugs (1957)

Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy.


Friz Freleng


Warren Foster (story)


Mel Blanc




Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Cab Driver / Theatre Manager (voice)


Daffy Duck arrives at his vaudeville theatre to learn that Bugs Bunny has been given top billing over him. A competition ensues with Daffy out to get the top billing he deserves to prove that he is the star of the show. However, Bugs seems to be the crowd favorite as Daffy can't seem to best him in dancing, a magic act, juggling or playing musical instruments. This pushes Daffy to extreme measures as he performs a deadly stunt in his final attempt to impress the audience. He drinks some gasoline, some nitroglycerin, some gunpowder, some Uranium-238, lights up and swallows a match, causing him to explode. The audience gives him the acclaim he deserves for his performance, but Daffy (now an angel rising to heaven) "can only do it once". Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


The segment when Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were dancing to "Tea for Two" was used for the opening scene, (as other Warner Brothers' popular animation stars walked across from right to left behind Bugs and Daffy, during their dance) of the television series "Bugs Bunny and Friends" on WNEW-TV (Channel 5, was retitled WNYW) in New York for much of the 1970s and into the early 1980s decades. See more »


[first lines]
Daffy Duck: [a taxi pulls up to a theatre and Daffy steps out] How much, my good man?
Taxi Driver: Uh, one block, 25 cents.
Daffy Duck: 25 cents? It's robbery, but I'll pay it.
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Alternate Versions

On Nickelodeon, the climax involving Daffy's fatal stunt mixture was edited thus: Daffy swallows all of the explosives and then "shakes well", but blows up before he can light and swallow the match (which is what ultimately blows him up in the short's unedited form). See more »


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Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Music by Thomas Moore
[The melody used for the "exploding piano" gag.]
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26 May 2000 | by Tina-45See all my reviews

Although Bugs plays the title role, Daffy is the real star of this show and gets the most screen time. Bugs fans, of course are happy because once again Bugs outsmarts Daffy. But Daffy fans will enjoy the true genius of the Duck. Bugs may have more charisma but Daffy has more heart. Daffy is more like a human being, flawed yet lovable while Bugs seems to be too much of an ideal character.

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Release Date:

2 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die prominente Ente See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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