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23rd Feb '14 12:01:58 PM MissMokushiroku
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->''"How do! Welcome to my shop / Let me cut your crop / Let me shave your mop!''\\
''Dain-tily! Dain-tily!''\\
Hey, you! ''Don't look so perplexed / Why must you be vexed / Can't you see you're next?''\\
''Yes, you're next.'' You're so next!"''
-->--'''Bugs Bunny'''

'''Rabbit of Seville''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short subject, voted no. 12 on The50GreatestCartoons list, and a member of ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.

The plot features BugsBunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participating in a break-neck operatic production of their chase punctuated with gags, all to the tune of Rossini's overture to TheBarberOfSeville.

Not to be confused with WoodyWoodpecker's equally famous [[WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville take on the song.]]

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!!Tropes:

* BackwardsFiringGun: This happens after Bugs ties Elmer's shotgun into a knot.
* DangerouslyCloseShave: Bugs gives Elmer one.
* EscalatingWar: During the climax, Bugs and Elmer start chasing each other back and forth across the stage with ever-larger weapons, starting with a hatchet and ending with a cannon that wouldn't look out of place on a modern battleship.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Elmer wears these.
* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him into a giant cake bearing the words "Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro."
* MickeyMousing: Being done quite masterfully at that.
* MusicalEpisode: Every line except for one is sung to the tune of the overture.
** To the point that you can certainly ''try'' to listen to the original overture and not recall this cartoon's lyrics in your head. ''You can't do it.''
* NeverTrustAHairTonic: Bugs rubs and sprinkles a number of tonics on Elmer's scalp, only for flowers to sprout from his head instead of hair.
* SuddenAnatomy: At one point, Bugs' hands sprout five fingers, to have his hands match those of a piano player.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Bugs, as usual.
** Elmer, during the ending, dresses as the bride after Bugs gives him a number of gifts, including an engagement ring. Bugs then proceeds to drop him into the cake that (presumably) would have been used later in the actual opera, had the two not stolen the show.

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->''"How do! Welcome to my shop / Let me cut your crop / Let me shave your mop!''\\
''Dain-tily! Dain-tily!''\\
Hey, you! ''Don't look so perplexed / Why must you be vexed / Can't you see you're next?''\\
''Yes, you're next.'' You're so next!"''
-->--'''Bugs Bunny'''

'''Rabbit of Seville''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short subject, voted no. 12 on The50GreatestCartoons list, and a member of ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.

The plot features BugsBunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participating in a break-neck operatic production of their chase punctuated with gags, all to the tune of Rossini's overture to TheBarberOfSeville.

Not to be confused with WoodyWoodpecker's equally famous [[WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville take on the song.]]

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!!Tropes:

* BackwardsFiringGun: This happens after Bugs ties Elmer's shotgun into a knot.
* DangerouslyCloseShave: Bugs gives Elmer one.
* EscalatingWar: During the climax, Bugs and Elmer start chasing each other back and forth across the stage with ever-larger weapons, starting with a hatchet and ending with a cannon that wouldn't look out of place on a modern battleship.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Elmer wears these.
* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him into a giant cake bearing the words "Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro."
* MickeyMousing: Being done quite masterfully at that.
* MusicalEpisode: Every line except for one is sung to the tune of the overture.
** To the point that you can certainly ''try'' to listen to the original overture and not recall this cartoon's lyrics in your head. ''You can't do it.''
* NeverTrustAHairTonic: Bugs rubs and sprinkles a number of tonics on Elmer's scalp, only for flowers to sprout from his head instead of hair.
* SuddenAnatomy: At one point, Bugs' hands sprout five fingers, to have his hands match those of a piano player.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Bugs, as usual.
** Elmer, during the ending, dresses as the bride after Bugs gives him a number of gifts, including an engagement ring. Bugs then proceeds to drop him into the cake that (presumably) would have been used later in the actual opera, had the two not stolen the show.

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22nd Jan '14 2:02:46 AM foxley
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* DangerouslyCloseShave: Bugs gives Elmer one.
2nd Sep '13 2:43:57 PM freesefan
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* BackwardsFiringGun: This happens after Bugs ties Elmer's shotgun into a knot.
17th Dec '12 5:48:16 PM DynamicDragon
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** Elmer, during the ending, dresses as the bride after Bugs gives him a number of gifts, including an engagement ring. Bugs then proceeds to drop him into the cake that (presumably) would have been used later in the actual opera, had the two not stolen the show.

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** Elmer, during the ending, dresses as the bride after Bugs gives him a number of gifts, including an engagement ring. Bugs then proceeds to drop him into the cake that (presumably) would have been used later in the actual opera, had the two not stolen the show.show.

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10th Sep '12 9:49:18 PM blackmon
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* FoeYay: Bugs and Elmer ''get married'' towards the end of the short.
24th Jul '12 10:27:11 AM FELH2
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'''Rabbit of Seville''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] LooneyTunes short subject, voted no. 12 on The50GreatestCartoons list, and a member of ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.

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'''Rabbit of Seville''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1950]] LooneyTunes WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short subject, voted no. 12 on The50GreatestCartoons list, and a member of ''The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.
18th Jun '12 1:10:23 AM frozen
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The plot features BugsBunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participating in a break-neck operatic production of their chase punctuated with gags, all to the tune of Rossini's overture to The Barber of Seville.

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The plot features BugsBunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participating in a break-neck operatic production of their chase punctuated with gags, all to the tune of Rossini's overture to The Barber of Seville.
TheBarberOfSeville.
4th Apr '12 4:19:26 PM tracer
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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him off a high ledge bearing the words "Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro."

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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him off into a high ledge giant cake bearing the words "Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro."
4th Apr '12 4:17:49 PM tracer
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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him off a high ledge bearing the words "Theater/TheMarriageOfFigaro."

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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him off a high ledge bearing the words "Theater/TheMarriageOfFigaro."Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro."
4th Apr '12 4:17:32 PM tracer
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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him off a high ledge bearing the words "Theater/TheMarriageOfFigaro."
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