Well, how about the fact that this is the FIRST modern animated short to be placed in the National Film Registry (in 1992). Think about it. Only the prototypical Gertie the Dinosaur was listed before it (1991). It ended up beating Steamboat Willie. (1998)
One for Elmer Fudd, who despite being the ultimate Butt Monkey for the Looney Tunes, finally wins. Or so he thinks.