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22nd Nov '12 9:31:46 PM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:266:"Stop steaming up my tail!"]]

'''''Bully For Bugs''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by ChuckJones.

The short begins with Bugs on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon.

This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators [[AntiAdvice worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything]], their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.

This short is one of The100GreatestLooneyTunes. It can be found on ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1]]''.


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!!Tropes:

* BulletSeed: After accidentally swallowing a rifle, Toro is briefly able to shoot from his horns. His attempt to reload leads him to [[NonFatalExplosion disaster]].
* BullSeeingRed: Subverted, in that Bugs flapping his cape leads a dazed Toro into following him around the arena in a sort of dance.
* DoorJudo: Sets up Bug's FinishingMove.
* DeadlyDodging - OneDimensionalThinking: Bugs does this with an anvil.
* ImpactSilhouette: Toro leaves a bull-shaped hole through the matador's cape; Bugs leaves a rabbit-shaped one when Toro knocks him through a wall.
* MickeyMousing: Most notably used when Bugs is mockingly slapping Toro.
* SecondPersonAttack: Bugs uses Toro's horns to create a slingshot.
* ShutUpScaryThing: As seen in the page-image above.
* SlipperySkid: Used as part of Bug's finishing gambit.
* ThisMeansWar: Quoted by Bugs when he is first attacked by Toro.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: ''Both'' combatants have a bad habit of indulging in this a little too soon.
* VisualPun: The end curtain, which covers up Toro's behind.
* WheelOFeet: Toro, basically, during any of his charges.
* WriterRevolt: The reason the cartoon was made. Though it was [[JustifiedTrope justified]], because, as writer Michael Maltese said, "Eddie's never been right before..."
* WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque

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[[quoteright:266:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bully_for_bugs_2202.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:266:"Stop steaming up my tail!"]]

'''''Bully For Bugs''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by ChuckJones.

The short begins with Bugs on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon.

This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators [[AntiAdvice worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything]], their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.

This short is one of The100GreatestLooneyTunes. It can be found on ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1]]''.


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!!Tropes:

* BulletSeed: After accidentally swallowing a rifle, Toro is briefly able to shoot from his horns. His attempt to reload leads him to [[NonFatalExplosion disaster]].
* BullSeeingRed: Subverted, in that Bugs flapping his cape leads a dazed Toro into following him around the arena in a sort of dance.
* DoorJudo: Sets up Bug's FinishingMove.
* DeadlyDodging - OneDimensionalThinking: Bugs does this with an anvil.
* ImpactSilhouette: Toro leaves a bull-shaped hole through the matador's cape; Bugs leaves a rabbit-shaped one when Toro knocks him through a wall.
* MickeyMousing: Most notably used when Bugs is mockingly slapping Toro.
* SecondPersonAttack: Bugs uses Toro's horns to create a slingshot.
* ShutUpScaryThing: As seen in the page-image above.
* SlipperySkid: Used as part of Bug's finishing gambit.
* ThisMeansWar: Quoted by Bugs when he is first attacked by Toro.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: ''Both'' combatants have a bad habit of indulging in this a little too soon.
* VisualPun: The end curtain, which covers up Toro's behind.
* WheelOFeet: Toro, basically, during any of his charges.
* WriterRevolt: The reason the cartoon was made. Though it was [[JustifiedTrope justified]], because, as writer Michael Maltese said, "Eddie's never been right before..."
* WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque
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29th Jul '12 1:59:42 PM LTR
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The short begins with Bugs traveling on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon.

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The short begins with Bugs traveling on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon.
20th Jul '12 12:03:31 PM FELH2
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'''''Bully For Bugs''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] LooneyTunes short, directed by ChuckJones.

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'''''Bully For Bugs''''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] LooneyTunes WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by ChuckJones.



This short is one of The100GreatestLooneyTunes. It can be found on ''[[LooneyTunes Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1]]''.


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This short is one of The100GreatestLooneyTunes. It can be found on ''[[LooneyTunes ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1]]''.

11th Jun '12 8:59:43 PM DarkConfidant
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* EfficientDisplacement: Toro leaves a bull-shaped hole through the matador's cape; Bugs leaves a rabbit-shaped one when Toro knocks him through a wall.

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* EfficientDisplacement: ImpactSilhouette: Toro leaves a bull-shaped hole through the matador's cape; Bugs leaves a rabbit-shaped one when Toro knocks him through a wall.
25th Apr '12 2:00:19 PM DuckTwacy
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* WriterRevolt: The reason the cartoon was made. Though it was [[Justified justified]], because, as writer Michael Maltese said, "Eddie's never been right before..."

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* WriterRevolt: The reason the cartoon was made. Though it was [[Justified [[JustifiedTrope justified]], because, as writer Michael Maltese said, "Eddie's never been right before..."
25th Apr '12 1:59:28 PM DuckTwacy
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* WriterRevolt: The reason the cartoon was made. Though it was [[Justified justified]], because, as writer Michael Maltese said, "Eddie's never been right before..."
25th Feb '12 9:46:33 PM MetaFour
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This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything, their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.

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This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators [[AntiAdvice worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything, everything]], their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.
17th Jan '12 3:53:29 AM Geoduck
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* DoorJudo: Sets up Bug's FinishingMove.


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* SecondPersonAttack: Bugs uses Toro's horns to create a slingshot.
17th Jan '12 3:46:56 AM Geoduck
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The short begins with Bugs traveling on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tides, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just deserts for the rest of the cartoon.

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The short begins with Bugs traveling on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therin." but takes a wrong turn and winds up inside a bullfight arena, and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tides, tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just deserts desserts for the rest of the cartoon.
9th Jan '12 8:37:11 PM LouieW
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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: ''Both'' combatants have a bad habit of indulging in this a little too soon.
* VisualPun: The end curtain, which covers up Toro's behind.



* VisualPun: The end curtain, which covers up Toro's behind.
* VictoryGloating: ''Both'' combatants have a bad habit of indulging in this a little too soon.
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