"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. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.


* 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.
* HammerspaceHideaway: Bugs crams both of the crooks into a tiny oven.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Rocky's stated motivation for getting rid of Bugs.
* HereWeGoAgain
* LiteralMetaphor: Rocky tells Mugsy to "button your lip", and Mugsy... does.
* LiteralMinded: Mugsy lets Bugs have it.
* 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).
* RhymesOnADime
* 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.