History WesternAnimation / DuckAmuck

11th Nov '16 8:08:22 PM JoeG
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* ExploitingTheFourthWall: Bugs uses this trope to torment Daffy throughout the episode.
29th Oct '16 1:51:50 PM JakesBrain
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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* BerserkButton: Having Daffy make random animal noises instead of actually speaking probably wasn't a good idea...[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments humorous as it was...]]

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* BehindTheBlack: Somehow, Daffy fails to notice that the scenery to his left is missing until he actually ''reaches'' the white background.
* BerserkButton: Having Daffy make random animal noises instead of actually speaking probably wasn't a good idea... [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments as humorous as it was...]]
29th Oct '16 8:13:21 AM jamespolk
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->'''Bugs:''' ''(after the animator removes his tail)'' All right, you vandal, put that tail back! ''(the animator paints a horse's tail on Bugs)'' That is a horse's tail, my friend. ''(seething)'' It belongs on a ''horse''. ''(the animator erases Bugs save for the tail, and paints him as a horse. Bugs is not amused, munching on a carrot)'' Look (eats a carrot), my contract clearly states that I am always to be drawn as a '''''rabbit!'''''

''Duck Amuck'' was the basis of a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game of the same name, while the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] game ''Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage'' is based off of Bugs' cartoon.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Both shorts, for reasons [[CaptainObvious that should be clear]].
** In fact, ''Rabbit Rampage'' goes one step further by having Bugs notice that [[spoiler:Elmer]] is the animator, as opposed to ''Duck Amuck'' where Daffy never noticed that ''Bugs'' was the animator.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Both shorts, for reasons [[CaptainObvious that should be clear]].
** In fact, ''Rabbit Rampage'' goes one step further by having Bugs notice that [[spoiler:Elmer]] is the animator, as opposed to ''Duck Amuck'' where Daffy never noticed that ''Bugs'' was the animator.
Demolished.



* CloningBlues
** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is outraged when two other Bugs are drawn in. "Alright, OUT, YOU IMPOSTOR!"
** And see CameraScrew above for an example in ''Duck Amuck''.

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* CloningBlues
** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is outraged when two other Bugs are drawn in. "Alright, OUT, YOU IMPOSTOR!"
** And see
CloningBlues: See CameraScrew above for an example in ''Duck Amuck''.above.



* TheEnd: In ''Duck Amuck'', it shows up in the middle of the cartoon when Daffy tells the artist to [[TemptingFate get things started]]. At the end of ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs tells the artist, "Well, okay. But there's still one way out, and you can't stop me!" He proceeds to pull down a "The End" card from the top of the screen.

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* TheEnd: In ''Duck Amuck'', it It shows up in the middle of the cartoon when Daffy tells the artist to [[TemptingFate get things started]]. At the end of ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs tells the artist, "Well, okay. But there's still one way out, and you can't stop me!" He proceeds to pull down a "The End" card from the top of the screen.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is shown to have an animosity with the cartoonist for unspecified reasons. This is before the audience finds out that the animator is [[spoiler:Elmer Fudd]].

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Goes one step further by having Bugs notice that Elmer is the animator, as opposed to ''Duck Amuck'' where Daffy never noticed that ''Bugs'' was the animator.
* CloningBlues: Bugs is outraged when two other Bugs are drawn in. "Alright, OUT, YOU IMPOSTOR!"
* TheEnd: Bugs tells the artist, "Well, okay. But there's still one way out, and you can't stop me!" He proceeds to pull down a "The End" card from the top of the screen.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is shown to have an animosity with the cartoonist for unspecified reasons. This is before the audience finds out that the animator is [[spoiler:Elmer Fudd]].Elmer Fudd.
28th Oct '16 8:27:56 PM jamespolk
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** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', after the animator removes Bugs' ears.
--->'''Bugs:''' ''(pointing at his head)'' ...Ears.\\
''(The animator draws large human ears on Bugs.)''\\
'''Bugs:''' Not ''human'' ears, my friend. ''Rabbit'' ears, '''''long ones'''''.\\
''(The animator naturally draws Bugs with ears so long he could use them to rappel down the side of a building with.)''\\
'''Bugs:''' Don't be so danged {{literal|Genie}}!



** Naturally Bugs becomes one under near identical circumstances in ''Rabbit Rampage'', being one of the most notable of his rare "loser" roles.



* TheDogBitesBack: In the ''Rabbit Rampage'' SNES game, it is revealed that the animator is [[spoiler: Daffy, who Bugs tormented in Duck Amuck.]] In the short itself the animator is [[spoiler: Elmer Fudd.]]


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* OhCrap: Daffy's expression when the animator changes his parachute into an anvil.


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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After the animator removes Bugs' ears.
--->'''Bugs:''' ''(pointing at his head)'' ...Ears.\\
''(The animator draws large human ears on Bugs.)''\\
'''Bugs:''' Not ''human'' ears, my friend. ''Rabbit'' ears, '''''long ones'''''.\\
''(The animator naturally draws Bugs with ears so long he could use them to rappel down the side of a building with.)''\\
'''Bugs:''' Don't be so danged {{literal|Genie}}!
28th Oct '16 8:19:45 PM jamespolk
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is shown to have an animosity with the cartoonist for unspecified reasons. This is before the audience finds out that the animator is [[spoiler:Elmer Fudd]].



* GenreSavvy: Bugs in ''Rabbit Rampage''. In stark contrast to Daffy, Bugs knows from the start that a cartoon animated by [[spoiler: WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd]] will only mean torture for him, and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempts in vain to escape]].
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Bugs Bunny, the original animator for ''Duck Amuck'' is paid out with his own coin by [[spoiler:Elmer]] throughout ''Rabbit Rampage''.
* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe / TeethClenchedTeamwork: Invoked by Bugs when he sees who the animator is.



* OffModel: Invoked after the animator redraws Bugs as a ... bizarre rabbit.
-->'''Bugs:''' Keep this up, and we'll ''both'' be out of work!
* OhCrap: Daffy's expression when the animator changes his parachute into an anvil.
* PostModernism
* RaceLift: In-Universe. Bugs was redrawn as a horse in ''Rabbit Rampage''.
-->'''Bugs:''' Look doc, my contract clearly states that I am ''always'' to be drawn as a rabbit!



* RedemptionRejection: Happens in ''Rabbit Rampage'':
-->'''Bugs:''' Look, uh, why don't we be friends? Maybe we could ''both'' benefit -- eh, do something revolutionary.\\
''(the artist paints two copies of Bugs, putting himself back on Bugs's bad side)''



* ShowWithinAShow: An unusual example in which Daffy is aware he's in a cartoon but not aware that the cartoon is being drawn by Bugs Bunny.
** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs knows that he's in a cartoon [[spoiler:and he also knows that ''Elmer Fudd'' is the animator -- but the audience doesn't find that out until the end]].



* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: ''Rabbit Rampage'' has Bugs now the victim to the sadistic animator's pen.



* ATasteOfDefeat: While Daffy was used to playing ButtMonkey by the point of ''Duck Amuck'', ''Rabbit Rampage'' is among only a small number of shorts Bugs plays the "loser" of the cartoon.
* TeamRocketWins: [[spoiler:''Rabbit Rampage'', which is one of only three shorts Elmer gets the last laugh on Bugs.]]



* TranquilFury: In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs attempts to remain composed and snarks and passive aggressively sneers at the animator in contrast to Daffy's hissy fits in ''Duck Amuck''. There are times however, even he struggles to keep a level head.
* {{Troll}}: The animators go out of their way to antagonize Daffy and Bugs.
* UnusualEuphemism: Bugs exclaims "Holy codfish!" when he notices how big the artist made his feet.

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* TranquilFury: In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs attempts to remain composed and snarks and passive aggressively sneers at the animator in contrast to Daffy's hissy fits in ''Duck Amuck''. There are times however, even he struggles to keep a level head.
* {{Troll}}: The animators go animator goes out of their his way to antagonize Daffy and Bugs.
* UnusualEuphemism: Bugs exclaims "Holy codfish!" when he notices how big the artist made his feet.
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* WhamShot: Both in-universe and (at the time) out of it, the background disappearing at the start (in "Duck Amuck").

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* WhamShot: Both in-universe and (at the time) out of it, the background disappearing at the start (in "Duck Amuck").start.



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!!Tropes found in ''Rabbit Rampage'':

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is shown to have an animosity with the cartoonist for unspecified reasons. This is before the audience finds out that the animator is [[spoiler:Elmer Fudd]].
* GenreSavvy: In stark contrast to Daffy, Bugs knows from the start that a cartoon animated by WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd will only mean torture for him, and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempts in vain to escape]].
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Bugs Bunny, the original animator for ''Duck Amuck'' is paid out with his own coin by Elmer.
* IDontLikeYouAndYouDontLikeMe / TeethClenchedTeamwork: Invoked by Bugs when he sees who the animator is.
* OffModel: Invoked after the animator redraws Bugs as a ... bizarre rabbit.
-->'''Bugs:''' Keep this up, and we'll ''both'' be out of work!
* RaceLift: In-Universe. Bugs was redrawn as a horse in ''Rabbit Rampage''.
-->'''Bugs:''' Look doc, my contract clearly states that I am ''always'' to be drawn as a rabbit!
* RedemptionRejection: Happens in ''Rabbit Rampage'':
-->'''Bugs:''' Look, uh, why don't we be friends? Maybe we could ''both'' benefit -- eh, do something revolutionary.\\
''(the artist paints two copies of Bugs, putting himself back on Bugs's bad side)''
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: Bugs is now the victim to the sadistic animator's pen.
* ATasteOfDefeat: While Daffy was used to playing ButtMonkey by the point of ''Duck Amuck'', ''Rabbit Rampage'' is among only a small number of shorts Bugs plays the "loser" of the cartoon.
* TeamRocketWins: This is one of only three shorts Elmer gets the last laugh on Bugs.
* TranquilFury: Bugs attempts to remain composed and snarks and passive aggressively sneers at the animator in contrast to Daffy's hissy fits in ''Duck Amuck''. There are times however, even he struggles to keep a level head.
* UnusualEuphemism: Bugs exclaims "Holy codfish!" when he notices how big the artist made his feet.
20th Oct '16 1:50:19 AM JakesBrain
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-->'''''[[{{Angrish}} YEARRGHBBBLBLBLBLBBLB]] -- AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HUMILIATED IN ALL MY LIFE!!!''''''
* BigNo: Daffy pushes away a premature 'The End' card, screaming 'NO! NO!' at the top of his lungs.

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-->'''''[[{{Angrish}} YEARRGHBBBLBLBLBLBBLB]] -- AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HUMILIATED IN ALL MY LIFE!!!''''''
LIFE!!!'''''
* BigNo: Daffy pushes away a premature 'The End' card, screaming 'NO! NO!' at "''No!! No!!!''"at the top of his lungs.



-->'''Daffy''': Ladies and gentlemen, there will be no further delays, so I shall attempt to entertain you in my own inimitable fashion.\\

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-->'''Daffy''': Ladies and gentlemen, there will be no further delays, so I shall attempt to entertain you in my own inimitable iniminnimitable fashion.\\



** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is outraged when two other Bugs are drawn in. "Alright, OUT YOU IMPOSTOR!"

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** In ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is outraged when two other Bugs are drawn in. "Alright, OUT OUT, YOU IMPOSTOR!"


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* IJustWriteTheThing: What Jones and writer Michael Maltese were aiming for -- the writing was one extended process of repeatedly yanking the rug out from under Daffy and "letting" him react.
5th Oct '16 1:45:19 AM jamespolk
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/{{Manipulation}}'', an award-winning 1991 animated short that uses a similar premise of an animator screwing with a cartoon character.
29th Sep '16 4:27:54 PM 3DDowner
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''(The screen goes black except for the volcanic island in the ''far'' distance, which Daffy is on.)''\\

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''(The screen goes black except for irises in (without zooming) to the volcanic island in the ''far'' distance, which Daffy is on.)''\\
20th Aug '16 8:54:05 AM ading
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in ''Rabbit Rampage'', Bugs is shown to have an animosity with the cartoonist for unspecified reasons. This is before the audience finds out that the animator is [[spoiler:Elmer Fudd]].
12th Aug '16 10:23:50 AM AnotherGuy
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* OffModel: Invoked after the animator redraws Bugs as a ... bizarre rabbit.
-->'''Bugs:''' Keep this up, and we'll ''both'' be out of work!
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