'''Ballot Box Bunny''' is a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1951]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon directed by Creator/FrizFreleng and starring WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. In the short, Bugs throws himself into the race for small-town mayor after hearing that candidate Yosemite Sam's campaign platform includes a promise to wipe out every last rabbit. An escalating dirty-trick campaign ensues, along with [[HilarityEnsues hilarity.]]

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!!Tropes:

* AshFace: Exaggerated. After the ExplosiveCigar goes off, a man's ''whole head'' turns to ash, which then blows away. Fortunately, his real head was hidden under his coat.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The ending scene where Bugs and Sam play Russian Roulette after both losing the mayoral race to an actual "dark horse mare" was deleted for many years on American TV airings regardless of channel (it has been edited on ABC, CBS, WB, FOX, syndicated networks, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang) with a fake iris-out after Bugs says: "Dark horse?" and Sam says: "Mare?"(Mayor). Since 2011, Cartoon Network has aired the cartoon uncut and uncensored. One local station left the first part of the ending scene intact, but edited the short by ending it just as Bugs puts the gun to his head and the cartoon irises out, deleting the scene of Bugs missing and shooting Yosemite Sam instead. Because of the darker implications of this edit (that Bugs committed suicide, rather than having blasted Yosemite Sam), this edited version has only aired once.
** On Nickelodeon, in addition to the above main edit, the part in which Bugs plays his "juteybox" (read: Bugs' marching one-man band) and Sam shoots him is altered so that way, Bugs' marching is played in a loop and Sam is merely heard saying, "Shut off that juteybox! I can't hear myself a-speechin'," followed by a cut to Sam saying: "Now, where was I?", making it seem that Bugs merely stopped because Sam told him to rather than be forced to do it by use of firearms.
* CarryABigStick: During a campaign speech, Bugs does an impression of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, quoting his saying about speaking softly and carrying a big stick. Sam retorts that he speaks ''loudly'' and carries a ''bigger'' stick -- which he then hits Bugs with.
* DarkHorseVictory: In the end, Sam and Bugs both lose to a previously-unseen third candidate, [[spoiler:who is literally a dark horse, and is declared the town's "new Mare"]].
* ElectionDayEpisode: One of the central tropes of this feature.
* ExplosiveCigar: When Sam decides to hand out cigars to prospective voters, Bugs swaps them for the exploding variety.
* HandbagOfHurt / ParasolOfPain: Sam gets a dose of this from some angry mothers.
* ItsLikeIAlwaysSay
-->'''Sam:''' No one will vote for a flattened-out rabbit skin, I always say.
* LargeHam / NoIndoorVoice: Sam, as per usual.
-->'''Sam''': WELL I SPEAK '''LOUD'''! AND I CARRY A '''BIIIGER''' STICK! AND I USE IT TOO!! (Hits Bugs on the noggin.)
* PoliticiansKissBabies: Sam attempts this as a campaign tactic, with little apparent success even before Bugs disguises himself as a baby and accuses Sam of biting him on the nose. BugsBunny disguises himself as a baby and kisses ''him'', then cries that "the bad man bit my widdle nose!", and all the women start to hit Sam over the head with their [[HandbagOfHurt handbags]] and [[ParasolOfPain umbrellas]].
* SausageStringSilliness: When Bugs throws a picnic for the voters, Sam releases ants than run off with the food. One group carry off a string of sausages, treating it like a mule train.
* SpitTake: Bugs' reaction to Sam's initial campaign speech.
* StrongAnts: The ants carrying off whole items of picnic food -- especially the one ant who carries an entire watermelon by itself.
* VisualPun: [[spoiler:The actual winner of the election is literally a dark horse.]]
* XylophoneGag: Sam tries it on Bugs with a rigged piano, and gets the usual outcome.
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