"Bugs and Thugs" is a 1953 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short starring WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. In this cartoon, Bugs goes to the bank to withdraw some carrots from his safe deposit box, only to blunder into the getaway car of bank robber Rocky and his {{Mook}} Mugsy. (He thinks it's a taxi.) After getting away, Rocky decides Bugs needs to be eliminated. HilarityEnsues as Bugs outwits the criminals.

Directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.

* AshFace: Mugsy after Bugs shoots him.
* BackupBluff: Bugs fakes the sound of a squad of cops coming to get them, complete with sirens.
* BankRobbery: They don't get the carrots.
* DiminishingVillainThreat: Rocky and his goons were a sinister menace against Daffy and Sylvester in previous shorts (and [[TheBadGuyWins even won]] in ''Golden Yeggs''). Naturally against Bugs, he quickly meets his match, especially paired with his far stupider mook, Mugsy.
* HammerspaceHideaway: Bugs crams both of the crooks into a tiny oven.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Rocky's stated motivation for getting rid of Bugs.
* HereWeGoAgain: After Bugs pretends to talk to a policeman while Rocky and Mugsy hide in the stove (and Bugs lights it to "prove" he's not there), the real police come and the entire exchange happens again... except this time Rocky and Mugsy break out and beg to be arrested.
* LiteralMetaphor: Rocky tells Mugsy to "button your lip", and Mugsy... does.
* LiteralMinded: Mugsy lets Bugs have it.
* LookBothWays: At a railroad crossing, Rocky asks Bugs to see if the train is approaching. Bugs looks both ways and gives the all clear. Rocky crosses... and is hit by the express train.
* OfficerOHara: The real cops are Irish, as is Bugs' impression of a cop.
* PityTheKidnapper: When the cops finally arrive, Rocky and Mugsy beg to be taken away from Bugs (using the exact same voice too).
* ReachingBetweenTheLines: As Bugs calls the cops on a phone booth, Rocky drags him back in the car and drives off while he's still holding the receiver. The cop on the other line is pulled through the booth and dragged down the road before the line snaps.
* RhymesOnADime: The final lines.
-->'''Bugs:''' Hello, Bugs Bunny Detective Agency. Thugs thwarted, arsonists arrested, bandits booked, forgers found, counterfeiters caught and chiselers chiseled.
* ShuttingUpNow:
-->'''Rocky:''' Shut up!
-->'''Bugs:''' Shut u-up? Why certainly! You don't think I'm the type that would keep on blabbin'? Some people never know when to stop. When I'm told to shut up, I shut up...
-->'''Rocky:''' [sticks gun in Bugs's face] Shut up ''shut-in' up!''
* VerbalIrony: "Boy am I glad I live in the city where it's safe", says Bugs, as he blissfully crosses the street reading his paper, unaware of all the traffic that keeps just missing him, or the bank robbery in-progress.
* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: "I said button yer lip." So Mugsy literally does.