'''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 original ending has Sam and Bugs play RussianRoulette; Sam gets an empty chamber, but the short [[IrisOut Irises Out]] as Bugs pulls the trigger and we hear a bang - then we Iris In to reveal that he "missed" and shot Sam. This is inevitably edited out of televised airings.
* 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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