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- Daffy Duck and Egghead. Daffy's first solo(ish) cartoon, which created the Screwy Squirrel genre. The whole thing is one crowning moment, but, a couple that are particularly funny are Egghead shooting an audience member (in the vein of a theatre short) who keeps interrupting the show, Daffy sticking a "Blind" sign on Egghead, and the entire ending.
- "My name is Daffy Duck, I worked on the merry-go-round, The job was swell I ate my fill 'till the merry-go-round broke down!"
- Here, Porky Pig somehow rolls three tropes into one, and adds a subversion at the end.
- "Porky in Wackyland" (and by extension, the remake "Dough for the Dodo") has an example listed on its page.
- "He says his Mother was frightened by a pawn broker's sign!"
- "Yes I really the last of the Dodos! O dodo o dodidodo o dodio a dodio dodo o dodido Dodido DODIO DO DO DODIO!"
- Porky the Wrestler: Porky is hitchhiking. A car stops.
Man in car: Where are you headed, son?Porky: W-w-why I'm g-g-goin' to the wr-wr-wrestling match.Man in car: So am I! (drives off without him)
- In "The Daffy Doc", Daffy is an assistant to one "Dr. Quack". After kicking Daffy out of the operating room for acting too crazy, Dr. Quack is seen with a needle and thread, stitching and muttering, "That crazy duck! He does not realize the seriousness of this situation." It's then revealed that he's been stitching up a football, and he kicks it around, laughing maniacally. The rest of the animals gathered to watch the operation look at each other, then pull out pennants and start cheering.
- "Daffy Duck in Hollywood" is one of his best early shorts, climaxing with a frankly amazing film he puts together by adding a new soundtrack to goofily-edited live-action Warner Bros. stock footage. For example, not only is there a new lion at the Central Park Zoo, it informs us in clumsily-dubbed speech that "Motion pictures...are...your best...entertainment!"
- "Amazing! Marvelous! Stupendous! Colossal! Tremendous! Gigantic! Astounding! Unbelievable! Spectacular! Phenomenal! And it's good, too."
- "Porky the Gob": The ship captain in general.
Captain: Last one in the mess hall's a softy!
- When the soldiers are running for the mess hall, the captain is trampled and he retaliates by saying, "Companyyyyyyyyyyyy....HALT!" and everyone immediately freezes in place. He casually walks to the front of the line before letting them continue.
- "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter": In one scene, the movie theater audience sings along to the titular song, with the words appearing on the screen. At one point, the wrong card appears on-screen, but the audience mindlessly sings it anyway:
Audience: Please do not spit on the floor!
- "Porky's Baseball Broadcast": The guy who got stuck behind the steel beam, and misses the entire baseball game. He sits there until it's dark out, and finally snaps, pulling out the steel beam.
- Crimson O'Hairoil from Confederate Honey is an amusing character all on her own. When expecting an answer from her suitor she leans RIGHT INTO HIS FACE.
- "Racketeer Rabbit".
- Hugo having to be propped up by a 2x4 to fire his tommy gun.
- Bugs casually walking and ducking under Hugo's gunfire (Low bridge!).
- Rocky accidentally gives Bugs money so he pretends to be a whole bunch of people Rocky has to give money to, including a Native American.
- Rocky demands Bugs "talk!", Bugs coyly refuses, several times. Then Rocky puts his gun in Bugs' face, whereupon Bugs starts babbling like an Auctioneer.
- "It's curtains for you, Rocky. Curtains. Curtains, you understand? Curtains! Here." [hangs curtains on Rocky's head] "Aw, they're adorable."
- "They make me laugh."
- Rocky tells Hugo to take Bugs "for a ride". Bugs, apparently misunderstanding the common mobster-slang for being killed and dumped somewhere instead enthusiastically jumps in the car (wearing an old-fashioned driver's suit and goggles no less) and asks if they can stop somewhere and get a hamburger. The car drives ominously off into the horizon, only for BUGS to drive back later with no sign of Hugo. In fact, he isn't mentioned or seen for the rest of the short.
Rocky: Did you get rid of him?
Bugs: Yeah, he won't bother us anymore.
Rocky: Good work, Hugo! Good night.
- Rocky sleeps with a cigar in his mouth and a gun on his shoulder holster.
- Rocky repeatedly threatens Bugs, while asking him for his clothes. Bugs even orders him to hold still while he properly fixes his bow tie.
Bugs: There! You're pretty as a picture.
Rocky: You can't do that to Rocky and get away with it! (pulls out his gun)
- Rocky demands Bugs give him "The dough!" Rocky, of course, means money. Bugs has, other ideas.
- From Haredevil Hare where Bugs is shot to the moon aboard a rocket.
- First, Bugs has a massive fit when the stress of spaceflight proves to be a bit much... "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!"
- A "Fasten Seatbelts" sign illuminates briefly, right before the rocket crash-lands in a heap
- Bugs tries to call for help on his ship's radio, but only manages to tune in to a random station playing an ad jingle for cereal: "Crumbly Crunchies are the best! Look delicious on your vest! Serve them to unwanted guests! Stuff the mattress with the rest!"
- And finally, after meeting Marvin Martian, and blowing most of the satellite to bits, he gets a call from mission control informing him that the press back on Earth would like a statement. Bugs' reaction: "Well, yes, I have prepared a statement, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!"
- Would you believe Daffy was the first one to do the Rabbit Season Duck Season gag? "Duck Soup To Nuts" comes a couple years before the "Daffy, Bugs and Elmer" trilogy and "Baseball Bugs," and it's still just as hilarious when Daffy does it to Porky.
- Porky: I'm an eagle, and I'll prove it!
[After trying to fly from a tree branch and falls]
Porky: I... I told you I was a pig.
- Also this dialogue in "Duck Soup To Nuts":
Daffy: I can tell the future by feeling the bumps on your head.
Porky: (rubbing his head) But-but I have no bumps on my head.
[Daffy hits his head with a stick, giving him bumps, then shows him the mirror]
Daffy: You have now, chubby!
- The hilariously fixed Daffy-Elmer boxing match in "To Duck... or not to Duck."
(Duck) Referee: "Onethreeninetenyou'reout! Thewinnerandnewchampion Daffy Duck!"
Duck Referee: In this corner. The challenger. Elmer [spits on the ground] Fudd.Entirely Duck Filled Audience: BOO!Elmer's Dog Laramore: "HOORAY!" [gets pelted with garbage]Duck Referee: And in this corner, a person who needs no introduction. That paragon of fine sportsmanship, that champion of champions, our own, our beloved, [cradles up to Daffy] Daffy "good to his mother" Duck.Duck Audience: HOORAY!Elmer's Dog Laramore: BOO! [gets pelted with garbage]
Duck Referee: "None of this... or this... or like so..."
- The rules
- Daffy Dilly: Daffy scares the butler away by playing detective and accusing him of trying to off his master. "And stay on the straight and narrow!"
- "Don't crowd, folks. [beat] Well, isn't anybody gonna crowd?"
- There were a lot of great moment in the The Stupor Salesman particularly the part where Daffy sells the bad guy a tommy gun. When the crook discovers there's no bullets, Daffy gladly gives him some free of charge. At first it looks like Daffy's just stupidly screwed himself over, until the bandit starts shooting and Daffy reveals he's wearing a limited time offer bulletproof vest. "Guaranteed to get your money back if it fails to work!" Also, the ending.
(Giant Explosion) (to the audience) "I got him now! I got him now!" (yelling up at the sky) HEY, BUB! YOU NEED A HOUSE TO GO WITH THIS DOORKNOB!"
- Similar to the tommy gun, Daffy sells the crook some brass knuckles, cheerfully saying "Boy, I'd sure hate to get socked with these babies!" just before getting grabbed by the neck.
- Rabbit Hood:
Bugs Bunny: '[disguised as king]'' Sheriff of Nottingham, in gratitude for your faithful service, I shall knight thee.Sheriff of Nottingham: You're most gracious, Majesty.Bugs Bunny: In the name of My Most Royal Majesty, I knight thee. [clobbers the sheriff on the head with the scepter] Arise, Sir Loin of Beef. [clobber] Arise, Earl of Cloves. [clobber] Arise, Duke of Brittingham. [clobber] Arise, Baron of Münchhausen. [clobber] Arise, Essence of Myrrh, [clobber] Milk of Magnesia, [clobber] Quarter of Ten.Sheriff of Nottingham: You are too kind, Your Majesty.Bugs Bunny: Got lots of stamina.Sheriff of Nottingham: London Bridge is falling down...[Bugs runs off to get a stove and baking materials, makes a cake]Sheriff of Nottingham: ...falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down... falling down, falling down... London Bridge is falling down... [falls forward onto the cake that Bugs moved into place at the last moment]
- It's a guarantee for videos of the scene in question to have a Hurricane of Puns in the comments section.
Arise, Sir Pent of Snakes!Arise, Sir Ten of Probability!Arise, Sir Ramic of Pottery!Arise, Sir Rup of Maple!Arise, Sir Rebellum of Neuroscience!Arise, Sir Kull of Life!
- "Don't you worry, never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here."
- Bugs tricks the Sheriff into buying the King's royal garden. Later he starts building his dream house, he's nearly half done when he realizes what happened. He gets angry, crushing the nails between his teeth. He starts banging his head with a hammer.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Oooohhhhh, I hate myself! I do! [bang] I do! [bang] I do! [bang] I do...
- At the very end, Bugs is fed up with the Running Gag...
Little John: Don't you worry, never fear-Bugs: Yeah, yeah I know, "Robin Hood will soon be here. He robs from the rich and gives to the poor, with a hey nonnony and a hachacha!" Yeah, you've been sayin' that all through the picture! So where is he?!Little John: Duh, you should not talk mean to me, 'cause there he is!Live-action Robin Hood: Welcome to Sherwood Forest!
- It's a guarantee for videos of the scene in question to have a Hurricane of Puns in the comments section.
- this scene from 1949's "For Scent-imental Reasons," the only Pepe cartoon to win an Oscar. Unfortunately, that scene has been edited on TV (on ABC, some British channel called ITV, and Cartoon Network [which aired that cartoon uncut until 2003] due to the part where Pepe fakes his suicide).
- Two wartime cartoons — the entirety of "Falling Hare" and the climax of "Draftee Daffy":
So long, Dracula! If I never see you again, it'll be too soon!
- In "Draftee Daffy", he locks the "little man from the draft board" inside a safe and laughs evilly, turning into a devil.
- And in "Falling Hare", the gremlin is attempting to trigger the bomb that Bugs is sitting on by whacking it with a large mallet. Bugs then offers to hit it, and he prepares himself to deliver a huge blow - when he stops himself at the very last second. "WHAT AM I DOING?!"
- Plane Daffy''. "I'll do the job! I'm a woman-hater! She won't get to first base, this Hatta Mari tomater!" (Delivered by Daffy, with his chest puffed out, his head in the air and his eyebrows going up and down repeatedly.)
- Long-Haired Hare, right after the three times Giovanni Jones beats Bugs up for ruining his opera practice.
- Bugs Bunny Rides Again has many of the quintessential Bugs/Sam gags.
Sam: This town ain't big enough for the two of us.
Bugs: It ain't? Pardon me, Mac. [Runs offscreen and builds a city] Now is it big enough?
- The "number-shooter" guns.
- "Pea shooter"
- Sam making Bugs dance and then vice-versa.
Bugs: Poor little moroon. So trusting. So naive.
- "I dare you to step over this line."
- "I'm a-steppin'!"
- Sam chases after Bugs on horseback - Bugs races through a tunnel, Sam heads through, Bugs bricks up the tunnel's end...WHAP.
- "High-Diving Hare" involves Bugs repeatedly tricking Yosemite Sam into falling off an incredibly tall high-diving board. Eventually the film shows Sam climbing back up out of frame, then falling back down a couple of times without bothering to show us what Bugs did.
- Also when Sam falls down but instead of landing in the tub rises back up, says "Ah hate you," and then falls all the way.
- "I'm not upside down, Doc. You are. Look."
- "Easter Yeggs", where Bugs takes over for the Easter Bunny and tries to deliver Easter Eggs to the world's brattiest kid. After the first visit to the kid's house results in Bugs being beaten up by the kid, and then fleeing under a hail of gunfire the following ensues:
Easter Bunny: But you can't quit now, you'll give the Easter Bunny a bad name!Bugs: I already have a bad name for the Easter Bunny!
- The way Bugs sings "I'm the Easter Rabbit, horray!" in a grumpy tone, hopping along with his arm holding the basket in a death-grip that just oozes sarcasm before fading to the next scene.
- Said bratty kid also is a bit of a Brick Joke. Later in the cartoon, Bugs is on the run from Elmer and looking for refuge. He opens the door to a random house only to find the bratty kid inside, demanding an Easter Egg, to which Bugs can only shove the door shut in his face while yelling "Oh Nooooooo!". However, Bugs is able to rid himself of both of them by painting Elmer's head like an easter egg, attracting the attention (and hammer) of the kid.
- The kid's only line of dialogue, repeated ad nauseum at a hundred miles an hour for the whole cartoon? "I WANNA EASTAEGG!" "I WANNA EASTAEGG!" "I WANNA EASTAEGG!" It's strangely funny on it's own. His only other line was "THE BAD WABBIT BROOK MY WITTLE ARM!!" when Bugs grabs his arm and tries to give him a piece of his mind.
- The Wartime Cartoon classic Russian Rhapsody from Bob Clampett has one early on, specifically, Hitler's opening speech. It has another one at the climax, where Hitler has the crap scared out of him by the mere sight of a mask of Stalin.
Hitler: Stoupnegel Hamburger mit der Frankfurter und der Sauerkrauten (Deeply inhales) Mit der Zoot Suit, mit der Reet Pleat, Zoot! (Salutes, crowd cheers, then inhales again) Schtunk Friz Freleng, mit der Heinrich Binder, und der What's Cookin' Doc! (Inhales) Pumpernickel mit Sauerkrauten from der Delicatessen, mit Liverwurst, Hassenpfeffer, und der Chattanoga Choo-Choo! Gesundheit!
Hitler: Ve vill bomben der Moscow! Bomben Stalin! Bomb dat Irish General Timoshenko! (Weeps) That Okshenko! (Confidently) To bomb Moscow, I vill send ze best pilot in the Reich! Ze greatest superman of all time!German Citizen: Who's dat? You, Fuhrer?Hitler: (Without the accent) Myeeeeeeh, who else?
- After his speech...
Hitler: Ach du lieber, mein leir, mein poopkin, mein vilt, mein heinechi-(Slam) SCHUUUUUUUULTZ!
- Any time Mel Blanc voices Hitler, you know you're in for a laugh. Another example is from Daffy the Commando where he has Hitler spouting hilarious stuff before Daffy hits him with a mallet.
- The overly long fall from the Bugs Bunny short "The Heckling Hare".
- Hair-Raising Hare is chock full of them, the Mad Scientist lab has a flashing neon sign for starters.
- Bugs packing several suitcases of towels before making his escape, all to the tune of “California Here I Come”
- Bugs disguising himself as a lamp and then breaking into a soft shoe routine when the monster actually falls for it
- Probably the best Is There a Doctor in the House? gag you’ll ever see. You just know the writers had been itching for an excuse to use that gag.
Bugs: Is there a doctor in the house?Audience Silhouette: I’m a Doctor!Bugs: Eh, what’s up Doc?
- Along the same lines, once or twice Bugs greeted Daffy with "Ehh, what's up, Duck?"
- Also, Bugs playing manicurist to escape the monster (he pulled a similar gag as a hair-dresser in Water Water Every Hare): "My stars, I bet you monsters lead interesting lives. I was just saying to my girlfriend the other day, Gee, I'll bet monsters are interesting, the places you go and the things you must see, my stars..."
- Gossamer (the monster) is chasing Bugs, he inexplicably stops mid-chase to look at himself in a mirror. Apparently, Gossamer is so terrifying, that it causes his own reflection to scream and run away. What really sells the bit is that he looks directly at the audience and shrugs, as if to say, "I don't get what just happened either."
- Bugs is actually having so much fun running from Gossamer that when he does manage to lose him, he actually doubles-back and taunts the monster with "Hey, Frankenstein!" to resume the chase.
- "Don't go up there! It's dark!"
- Towards the end, when Gossamer finally catches Bugs, Bugs suddenly tells him, "Hey, wait a minute, Dracula! Did you ever have the feeling you're being watched?" Gossamer begins to grow uneasy. "That the eyes of strange eerie things are upon you? Look. Out there in the audience." Gossamer then screams, "People!" before he freaks out and runs through several walls.
- From Hare Do: Elmer walks up to these theater doors when suddenly the sign above flashes "Intermission" and the audience comes out and tramples him. Just as Elmer gets up, the sign flashes "Curtain" and the audience runs back inside, trampling him again. This repeats a few more times as we see Bugs is pulling the switch that's triggering the sign.
Bugs: You've got to get up pretty early in the morning to outsmart this rabbit.Elmer: (who, as it turns out, is the driver) I got up at a quarter 'til five.
- When Bugs gets in a car, thinking he had escaped Elmer.
- Bugs' reaction to the above is quite funny as well.
- Anytime the Mynah bird makes an appearance (you know, the hopping, teleporting bird always accompanied by his leitmotif), much to the confusion of the others.
- Hot Cross Bunny - Bugs mistakes a surgical amphitheater full of doctors for a vaudeville stage and tries out a number of acts. When nobody laughs, Bugs remarks "tough crowd", unaware that said doctors are only there to see Bugs get his brain implanted into a chicken. Once he figures it out, Hilarity Ensues.
"Go away, Doc! You're bothering me!"
- "I don't wanna be noooo chicken!" "Yes you do!"
- Later, when Bugs tries his hand at chemistry:
Bugs: HALT! One more step and I'll blow ya up! This contains manganese, nitrate, phosphorous, lactic acid and dextrose!
Scientist: Ha, ha, ha, ha, that is the formula for a chocolate malted!
Bugs (looks at the beaker, takes a sip): Yum yum! I'm a better scientist than I thought!
- Made even funnier by the ingredients being actual components of a chocolate malted.
- Bugs is doused with laughing gas and becomes incapacitated with laughter. As he's walked past a table containing some nasty-looking surgical instruments, he briefly snaps out of it, but then goes right back to maniacal laughter again as if nothing happened.
- Bugs keeps pushing the scientist away while trying to impress the audience.
- "Porky Pig's Feat" when Daffy shoves his head straight into the hotel manager's face.
- Daffy: Hey look, a Dick Tracy character. Prune Face.
- Especially the scene where Daffy yanks the rug out from the hotel manager's feet, sending him falling down the stairs all the way to the bottom floor. Even better, after the long tumble, Daffy declares, "I guess I showed that overstuffed turnip-", only for the hotel manager to instantly appear and shout, "WHAT?!"
- At the end, Porky and Daffy get placed in the hotel prison chamber and call Bugs Bunny for help. Turns out he's in the next cell.
- Anything featuring Charlie Dog.
Charlie: *in Russian accent* How do YA DO? Oh, da places I've been and da things I've seen, such singin', such dancin' *performs That Russian Squat Dance while kicking Porky in his rear*
- From "Often An Orphan":
Charlie: But mostly I'm all Labrador Retriever!Porky Pig: Oh, you are not a Labrador Retriever.Charlie: I'm not?Porky Pig: No!Charlie: Look, if you doubt my word, get me a Labrador, and I'll retrieve it for you. That's fair, isn't it?Porky Uh, a Labrador? Why, sure, I uh...Charlie Have you got a Labrador?Porky: No.Charlie: (starts picking his teeth with a toothpick) Know where you can get a Labrador?Porky: No.Charlie: Then shaddup!
- The end of that episode has Porky finally cave in and accept Charlie, and decides to go on a picnic and play fetch. Charlie, savvy enough to realize it was the same tactic his old master used on him earlier in the short, takes the car the moment the stick is thrown, leaving Porky alone in the desert. It causes the poor pig to snap and act like a dog himself, and then get caught by the county dog catcher.
- "Awful Orphan". Porky Pig finally gives in and lets Charlie stay, but Charlie changes his mind and decides to leave because of Porky always fighting with his neighbors, but then Porky begins laughing evilly and tells Charlie, "You're gonna stay alright! I'm gettin' to like you!" and walks towards Charlie with a Slasher Smile, kind of counting as Nightmare Fuel. Moments later, Porky begins barking and snarling like a dog when Charlie tries to leave while Porky is sleeping at his feet at the end of the cartoon.
- From the same cartoon, Porky shipping Charlie over to Siberia. Moments later, Charlie returns in a Russian outfit:
- After being tormented by Charlie Dog the whole short, there's a knock on his door. Porky answers and shouts, "Ge-ge-ge-get out! OUT! OUT! OUT!!!", only to realize it's his room service instead.
- From "Often An Orphan":
- The rambling, completely nonsensical anecdote Daffy tries to tell in "Nasty Quacks". (Punctuated by manic laughter.) We never do find out what the whole thing was all about.
"We was in the house and everything was flying! The furniture was goin' in the door and out the window! What a time! One guy was swingin' from the chandelier! You'd 'a thought he was a monkey! Come to think of it, he WAS a monkey!"
- During that scene, Daffy is scooping spoonful after spoonful of sugar into his coffee. When he finally takes a swig, he grimaces...and then adds a few MORE spoonfuls of sugar.
- Buccaneer Bunny
Sam: Say your prayers, varmint. Dead rabbits tell no tales.Bugs: No, you got it all wrong. It's "Dead men tell no tales."Sam: Dead men tell no...Say, you're right. Well, I guess I got no alternative. (puts revolver to his head)Bugs: (walks away) So long, Captain Kidney.(Sam realizes he's been tricked and clenches his teeth so hard that they break)
- When Sam tries to shoot Bugs for knowing about his treasure.
Bugs: Eh...Didn't make it?
- The scene where Bugs pretends to be Captain Bligh to boss Sam around.
- The climax where Bugs keeps throwing a lit match into the gun powder room, with Sam shouting a Big "NO!" when he does. Soon, Sam says that the next time he does it, he won't go after it. Bugs does, and Sam nervously tries to keep himself occupied by playing with a yo-yo and jacks, until he gives in and goes in...only for the ship to get blown to bits and the platform the two were on lands in the island, with Sam still in running position.
Parrot: He's in there! He's in there!Bugs: Eh… Polly want a cracker?Parrot: Polly wanna cracker, polly wanna cracker…Bugs: Here ya are, sweetheart! (gives the parrot a firecracker)BOOM!Parrot: Me and my big mouth…
- The bit with the parrot.
Bugs: What? Sword again? [Sam swings his sword at Bugs, only to get it stuck on the mast. He tries to get it out.] What a nasty disposition! [Sam finally gets the sword out and swings it at Bugs again]
- Sam takes his sword out:
- "Daffy Duck Slept Here": Daffy, to Porky: "Good night, fat boy!"
- "Wouldn't you know it? If I gotta get up I gotta get up". Daffy turns the lever under the bed, causing it to shake. Porky wakes up with a worried look. It then stops "Hmm, out of gas." Daffy turns off the lights.
- Followed by, Daffy suddenly got the hiccups. He turns the light back on and drinks a glass of water, which stops the hiccups. Then he went back to sleep, spilling the remaining water on Porky, who wakes up and shoves the cup on his bill and turns off the lights.
- Then Daffy hogs the blanket. Porky turns the lights back on, pulls his side of the blanket back on him. Turns off the light. Daffy pulls the blanket. Lights on. Porky pulls it back, and uses his teeth to hold it this time. Lights off. Daffy pulls the blanket, followed by a ripping sound. Lights on. Porky spits the piece and this time pulls the whole blanket from Daffy. Lights off. Daffy turns the light on, freezing, and finds his feet encased in giant ice cubes. Seeing Porky hogging the blankets, he puts his feet in, waking Porky with a scream. And that was the last straw.
- "You unsanitary old snake-in-the-grass!" "Unsanitary?!"
- "The Unruly Hare": Elmer corners Bugs with his rifle, and Bugs declares that only a rat would shoot a guy in the back, and turns around.
Bugs: I reiterate: Only a big, fat rat would shoot a guy in the back.
Elmer: (shoots) So I'm a big, fat rat.
(Bugs appears from behind the smoke cloud)
Bugs: Ahhh, have some cheese, rat! (shoves a giant piece of cheese in Elmer's mouth)
- "Who's Who in the Zoo":
Narrator: The most hated of all birds is the vulture: A sneaky bird of prey, an unspeakable ghoul, a loathsome scavenger, a snake in the grass... with wings. A despicable excuse for a bird.
Vulture: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me! (sticks out tongue) Nyaaaaaaahhhh!
- "Wabbit Twouble":
- Elmer nailing boards over Bugs's rabbit hole, and proclaiming, "That oughta hold him for a while. Hehehehehe." Bugs easily escapes, then morphs into the shape of Elmer Fudd and mocks his line, "That oughta hold him for a while. Hehehehehe. Phooey."
- Bugs pretending to be a bear. When Elmer plays dead, Bugs knocks Elmer's bulbous nose back and forth with his fingers.
- "The Hare-Brained Hypnotist": Elmer hides behind Bugs, who is unaware of him being there. As Bugs starts to chew his carrot like usual while addressing the audience, Elmer gives Bugs another carrot to chew on, then a third one, to the point where Bugs quickly has his mouth full. The timing when Bugs finally realizes something's amiss and spits out the carrots is just perfect.
- In "Little Red Riding Rabbit", the Big Bad Wolf thinks he's trapped Bugs in a corner of the room until Bugs starts copying everything he says before tricking him into singing a portion of 'Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet'.
- "Slick Hare": The pie sequence.
- "Curtain Razor": In this short, Porky is a talent scout and he's approached by various acts seeking fame. At one point, a two-headed man enters the office:
Porky: Boy! T-t-two headed! This'll be a sensational act!
Two-headed man: Act-shmact. I'm the janitor.
- "Hare Tonic": Bugs, posing as a doctor, taps Elmer Fudd's knees to test for reflexes. He says "Dis one, dat one! Dis one, dat one! Dis, das, dis, das, disdatdisdatdisdat...", eventually devolving into Elmer doing a Russian dance.
- "The Windblown Hare":
Bugs: My, Grandma. How big eyes you have?
- Every time the Big Bad Wolf says "I'm gonna huff, and I'll puff, and I'll b-b-b-blow your house down!
- Bugs pretending to be Little Red Riding Hood.
Wolf: All the better to - (Bugs pokes Wolf's eyes hard) EEEOOOOWWWW!
Bugs: (pulls on Wolf's ears) And what big ears you have? (pulls out his teeth and puts them back into his mouth) And what big old teeth you've got too, kiddo.
Wolf: OH YEAH? (pulls on Bugs' ears) And what big ears YOU have?
Bugs: (steps on the Wolf's foot) And what big feet you have!
Wolf: (removes Bugs' disguise) And what a big red coat you've got on!
Bugs: (takes off Wolf's disguise) Why, Granny. You're just a wolf with cheap clothing.
Wolf: AND YOU'RE NOT RED RIDING HOOD!
Bugs: Oh right, smarty-pants. Since I'm not Red Riding Hood, you don't get the present I brought over.
Wolf: Oh, come on! Be a good guy. Give me what ya got. Please? Huh huh? Please huh please? Gimme gimme gimme!
Bugs: Well, okay. But remember... (splats cake onto Wolf's face) You asked for it!
- "Henhouse Henery": Foghorn painting Barnyard Dawg's tongue green.
- The scene where Foghorn tricks Barnyard Dawg into running into a fence by painting it the same color as the sky/grass. Then Dawg gets his leash loose and chases Foghorn. During the chase, Foghorn cuts down a tree, rushes it into a shed, and processes it into a baseball bat. But before he can use it, Dawg grabs the bat and swings at him.
- "What's Cookin', Doc?", Bugs morphing his face into caricatures of famous celebrities.
- Bugs assumes an Oscar is for him:
Award presenter: To the man that has made all this possible, your favorite and mine, our own... James Cagney! (Bugs does a wild take)note
- When Bugs screens his nominated film, "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", the clip abruptly ends with Bugs burning his butt in the boiling pot Note . Then a still shot of Bugs sticking his butt at the camera (with his head peeking through his legs) is tacked onto the end of the clip, all while a really fast version of "Merrily We Roll Along" plays. Then Bugs plays marching drums to "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" and passes out cigars to the rowdy front-rowers.
- Bugs assumes an Oscar is for him:
- Baby Bottleneck:
Dog: I've got an invention that'll speed up deliveries one million percent! It's a loo-loo! (lights rocket pack and explodes) Well, back to the drawing board!
- In Rabbit Transit, the third of the three "Bugs Bunny vs. Cecil Turtle" shorts, Bugs falls victim to his own Painted Tunnel, Real Train gag when he paints a tunnel on the side of a tree, only for Cecil to shoot straight through it... and when Bugs tries to follow him, he knocks himself unconscious. We are then treated to a hilarious scene of a spectral Bugs rising out of the unconscious bunny and frantically trying to rouse him:
Spectral Bugs: [shaking the real Bugs by the shoulders] Come on, wake up, wake up, get up, get up, [kicks Bugs' feet] that's the way the hare in the other story lost the race, you don't want that to happen to you! [grabs Bugs and hits his whole body against the ground] Come on, WAKE UP! [slap Bugs across the face, then produces a party horn out of nowhere and blows it several times, followed by producing cymbals out of nowhere and crashing them several times, and then putting a metal lid over his head and vibrating while making the sound of a bell ringing, and ends by hurling a bucket of water in Bugs' face; Bugs finally revives]
- Robin Hood Daffy. "Yoiks, and away!" Like "High-Diving Hare" above, they couldn't even show the whole thing to us, because it would have been TOO funny.
- From the same episode: "HO! HA HA! GUARD! TURN! PARRY! DODGE! SPIN! HA! THRUST!"
- And Friar Porky beats the spin with a twig.
- When Daffy got out of the river, he pulled his pants up and all the water went into his shoes.
- "Actually, it's a Buck-and-a-Quarter quarterstaff, but I'm not tellin' HIM that!"
- "I don't know how I could have ever doubted you. Shall we spend the gold all in one place?"
- Robot Rabbit. Bugs, singing and dancing with Elmer after Elmer thought he did away with him via robot exterminator: "The wab-bit kicked the buuu-cket! The wab-bit kicked the buuu-cket! The buuu-cket kicked the buuu-cket! The wab-bit kicked the wab-bit! The buc-ket kicked the buuuucket!"
Mule: What'd I do? What'd I do?
- The look on Elmer's face halfway through the song, and he stopped dancing.
- The robot somehow mistakes Elmer's mule for a rabbit, and blasts him. Even funnier is the Mule's confused reaction:
Elmer: (bringing the oil) Ooooohh, that doggone wabbit!
- Bugs tricks the robot to chase him around the sprinklers, and ends up getting rusted.
- From The Ducksters, where Daffy is a villainous game show host.
Daffy: Don't be a sucker chum, the next question's a snap!"Audience Member: "You'll be soooooorrrry!!!!!(Daffy shoots the audience member with a shotgun and gets on with the show.)
Porky (having just answered a question right, winning the Jackpot): Pardon me, but can I have my jackpot?Daffy: ...Oh well, fair is fair. Here's your pot, Jack.Porky: But, my name's not Jack.Daffy: It's not? Ohhh I'm sorry, this pot was made for Jack. Jack. Pot. Get it? Your name isn't Jack, so, you must pay the penalty.
- "AND THE GENTLEMAN WINS THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR!"
- And when Porky finally gets some prize money, he promptly uses it to buy the radio station and get even with Daffy. "Hello... boss!"
- Duck Amuck. That entire episode is one big hilarity after another.
- Do you think they'll ever find all the pieces of that poor Fourth Wall?
Daffy: Alright, let's get this picture started!
[Black iris closes. "The End"]
Daffy: NOOOOO!! NOOOOO!!! [pushes the "The End" card away]
- "Now how about some color, stupid?!" [the artist paints Daffy in clashing colors and patterns] "HEY!... Nnnngh-NOT ME, YOU SLOP ARTIST!"
- "This is a closeup? A CLOSEUP YA JERK! A CLOSEUP!"
- Daffy's expression the first time he tries to speak when the sound is being messed with (when he opens his mouth but we hear a rooster crow). And then Daffy getting angry with his eyes turning red before he screams and jumps around, before yelling, "AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HUMILIATED IN ALL MY LIFE!"
- And when the animator turns out to be Bugs Bunny. This revelation is the absolute cherry on the cake.
Bugs Bunny: (snickers) Ain't I a stinker?
- Do you think they'll ever find all the pieces of that poor Fourth Wall?
- "Bugs' Bonnets" is full of these. The sheer premise (that hats can alter a person's personality) is bizarre enough as is.
- "Double or Mutton": There's a great extended scene where Ralph Wolf obscures Sam Sheepdog's vision with hair-growth tonic. Spending a very long time checking if the dog can see him, going from super cautious to super confident, he heads down to the meadow, slowly reaches out for a sheep while hiding behind a shrub, and the dog streaks down from the bluff and pummels him like a speed bag! Then the 5:00 whistle blows, and they peaceably clock out and go home.
- Hillbilly Hare. The goddamned square dance. Bugs is vacationing in the Ozarks but runs afoul of two mountain man brothers, Curt and Punkinhead Martin. After evading their attempts to fill him full of buckshot, he tries his stock Incredibly Conspicuous Drag gambit to lure them into the local general store to rehearse for the next day's square dance. After borrowing a nickel to put in the jukebox, Bugs starts dancing with the brothers, then sneaks away, changes his disguise to a straw hat and fiddle, then unplugs the jukebox and takes over calling the square dance. Then, the laughs really begin:
- After an innocuous first verse as caller, Bugs' directions become more malicious:
Bugs Bunny: Promenade across the floor / Sashay right on out the door,
Out the door and into the glade / And everybody promenade!
Step right up you're doin' fine / I'll pull your beard you pull mine, [the brothers start yanking each other's beards]
Yank it again like you did before / Break it up with a tug of war. [Bugs plays a fiddle solo as the brothers pull each other's beards in rhythm]
- But he's just getting going, as he then directs them to get first soaking wet, then muddy:
[Bugs snips the brother's beards to end their tug of war]
Bugs Bunny: Now into the brook and fish for the trout / Dive right in and splash about, [the brothers do just that]
Trout, trout, pretty little trout / One more splash then come right out. [the brothers promenade out of the water]
Shake like a hound dog, shake again / Wallow around in the old pig pen, [the brothers do both of those things, ending up covered in mud]
Wallow some more, y'all know how / Wallow around like an ol' fat sow.
Allemande left with your left hand / Follow through with a right left grand, [the brothers discover their new dance partners are pigs]
Leave your partner the dirty old thing / Follow through with an elbow swing.
- And then he turns up the sociopathy again when he damn near has the hillbillies beat each other to death.
Bugs Bunny: Grab a fence post, hold it tight / Whomp your partner with all your might, [the brothers do exactly that, almost knocking each other unconscious]
Hit him in the shin, hit him in the head / Hit him again the critter ain't dead.
Whomp him low and whomp him high / Stick your finger in his eye
Pretty little rhythm, pretty little sound / Bang your heads against the ground!
- One more fiddle solo later, Bugs tricks the brothers into walking into a hay baler:
Bugs Bunny: Promenade all around the room / Promenade like a bride and groom, [he opens the door to the hay baler as the brothers promenade towards it]
Open the door and step right in / Close the door and into a spin! [he closes the door behind them and switches on the baler]
Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl / Jumpin' around like a flyin' squirrel
Now don't you cuss and don't you swear / Just come right out and form a square. [the end of the hay baler, which looks like a giant toaster, ejects the two brothers, packed into the sides of hay bales]
- And finally, Bugs finishes off the brothers by tricking them into promenading right over a cliff, by which time they're too tired to carry on.
Bugs Bunny: Now right hand over, left hand under / Both join hands and run like thunder,
Over the hill and over the dale / Duck your head and lift your tail! [the brothers duck under a tree branch and hop over a fence]
Don't you stray and don't you roam / Turn around and promenade home, [the brothers stop short of a cliff edge and promenade away from it]
Corn in the crib and wheat in the sack / Turn around and promenade back! [the brothers turn around again and promenade over the cliff, only falling after they notice they're walking on thin air]
And now you're home. Bow to your partner. Bow to the gent across the hall. [the brothers bow to each other, then pass out] And that is all! [plays a final flourish on his fiddle]
- After an innocuous first verse as caller, Bugs' directions become more malicious:
- "What's Opera, Doc?" is one of the most enduringly popular Warner Brothers cartoons for many reasons, but one of them is that it's hysterical.
- We've heard Elmer Fudd shush the audience and say "Be vewy quiet, I'm huntin' wabbits!" in dozens of cartoons... but never as an operatic recitative! And when he follows Bugs' footprints to his rabbit hole, we get the endlessly quotable "Kill the Wabbit! Kill the WABBIT! KILL THE WABBIT!"
- Bugs emerges from another hole, muttering, "Kill da wabbit?" And once again, while he has greeted Elmer with "Eh, what's up, doc?" in dozens of cartoons, it's never been to the tune of Siegfried's horn call from Wagner's Ring cycle.
Bugs Bunny: Oh mighty warrior of great fighting stock,
Might I inquire to ask: eh, [munches on a carrot] what's up, doc?...
- After Bugs flees a demonstration of Elmer's magic helmet, Elmer pursues him... only to find him in another of his drag disguises, as the valkyrie Brünnhilde, accompanied by the pilgrims' theme from the overture to Tannhauser. And since Bugs himself does not have the stereotypically ample proportions of an operatic soprano, his horse is given those proportions instead.
- One love duet and ballet later, Bugs' disguise falls off, and the irate Elmer taps into his magic helmet's powers - which include a few surprises.
Elmer Fudd: Awise, storm! North winds bwow! South winds bwow! Typhoons! Hurricanes! Earthquakes! SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG!note
- To both Elmer and the audience's shock, the storm he calls forth seems to succeed in "kill[ing] da wabbit", and, one My God, What Have I Done? moment later, a sobbing Elmer carries Bugs' lifeless body away... only for the rabbit to revive for just long enough to sneer, "Well, what didja expect in an opera? A happy ending?" before going limp again.
- "The Rabbit of Seville":
Yes...you're nice and clean,
Although your face looks like it may have gone through a machine.
- "Wild Over You" (1953; Jones) is one of those cartoons that becomes funnier when you're older and learn what sadomasochism is.
- "I'm not dead? No?"
- In "Beanstalk Bunny", Bugs and Daffy end up in the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Daffy is Jack, and Elmer is the Giant. Daffy tries to deny being Jack. "It's a lie! It's a lie! My name is, uh... Aloysius! His name is Jack! JACK RABBIT!" But Bugs just keeps denying it ("You are Jack, and you know it because it is a fact.") until the Giant decides "I guess I'll just open with a pair of Jacks."
Bugs: (waking up) Eh, what's up, Doc?
- The scene where Daffy tries to get Bugs' attention as they face potential death, while Bugs is just standing still nonchalantly. Visual acting at it's finest.
- This dialogue (also the look Bugs makes while Daffy was talking):
Daffy: Ha! You very well know what's up! It's gold and jewels, that's what's up! And there ain't enough for the two of us. So... (kicks Bugs's bed off) Off you go!
Daffy: (pointing at Bugs, whispering) He's Jack.
- When Elmer tries to smoke, but Bugs and Daffy keep blowing out his lighter from inside his cigarette. Finally Elmer pinches Bugs and Daffy out of the cigarette, and the two smile widely.
Daffy: You could've stood up for your rights, you know. You milksop.
- Daffy pulls Bugs from a hiding place and takes it for himself, only to get caught in a mousetrap. He comes back with a bent midsection and delivers this line.
- "Tweety and the Beanstalk": Near the end of it, the giant catches Sylvester in the act of trying to steal Tweety and bellows "FEE, FI, FO, FAT! I TAWT I TAW A PUDDY TAT!" Sylvester pales and flees the giant's castle for his life.
- "Rabbit Every Monday", which climaxes with Bugs convincing Sam there's a party going on in a pot-bellied stove, only for there to actually be a party going on.
Bugs: I don't ask questions, I just have fun!
- "Hare Trimmed": Sam, before he goes to Granny's mansion: "When I get my hands on that money I'll buy the Old Ladies Home and kick the old ladies out. I'll have the Orphans home tore down and I'll get rid of the Police Department!"
Bugs: Ehhhh, what is up, M'sieur le physician?
- Granny keeping herself warm by burning money in the fireplace.
- Sam trying to woo Granny: "I want you, baby. Your eyes, your lips. Come with me to the cas-baaaaahhhhh. We'll make beautiful music together!" (instantly pulls out a trumpet and plays "Sweet Georgia Brown")
- When a delighted Granny is being chased by Bugs: "Twenty years, nothing. And then it all piles up in one day!"
- Also of note: "I haven't seen this much action since the boys got back from Gettysburg!"
- Bugs, posing as a wealthy man:
Sam: You darn dude! I'll give you a taste of leather! (slaps Bugs with a glove)
Bugs: Ha! You have insult the great lover, the Marquess of Queensbury Rules! Take this! (slaps Sam with his own glove, which is much harder. It turns out he had bricks in there, which he dumps out)
- Bugs and Sam's duel, with Bugs counting fractions before ten so that Sam walks into the street and is run over by a bus.
Bugs: Yep, she's right on time.
- The solo violin music when Sam's hat floats back onto his head after Sam is squashed by a piano falling down the stairs.
- Granny shooting Bugs from her bedroom when he peeks above the door.
- It ends with Bugs and Sam almost getting married and leaving Granny locked in her room.
Bugs: Boo hoo hoo. Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride! Boo hoo hoo!
- "One Froggy Evening," by critical and fan consensus one of the greatest Looney Tunes ever, if not one of the greatest cartoon shorts, period. The best part is where the frog's hapless manager experiments with different signs to draw patrons to the act, without success. The clincher? "FREE BEER," which produces an instant stampede of patrons, trampling the manager. Oh, and it looks like the whole audience that comes in is made up entirely of men! And you can guess the reaction of said audience lured in by that sign when, besides the frog not performing, there's no free beer...
- The "ditch the hitchhiker" joke makes a return in Thumb Fun, where Daffy tries to hitchhike south for the winter. He sticks out his thumb and an old man in a jalopy promptly stops:
Old Man in car: Hey, lemme tell ya' sometin' Sonny, I NEVER PICK UP HITCHHIKERS! NOPE! NOPE! I NEVER DOOOO! Whelp, Goodbye! (drives off)
- The (now-banned) 1959 short "China Jones" has Daffy as the title character looking for a case. He runs afoul of a Dragon Lady.
- "8-Ball Bunny" (the name has nothing to do with the toon, besides the title card):
- Bugs agrees to take a penguin back to his natural habitat. When he sees that this natural habitat is the South Pole, he looks at the screen, shocked, and says in a funny pose and black preacher voice:
Bugs Bunny: Oooooh, I'm dyyyyyyyyyyyin'!
- Then, upon reaching the South Pole, the penguin reveals he was raised in captivity, and his "home" is really Hoboken, New Jersey.
Bugs Bunny: Oooooh, I'm dyyyyyyyyyyyin' again!
- The Running Gag of Humphrey Bogart as Fred C. Dobbs from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre walking up to Bugs in the most unlikely places (on a desert island, in the Amazon jungle, and in the Antarctic) and asking, "Say, pardon me, but could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"
- Bugs agrees to take a penguin back to his natural habitat. When he sees that this natural habitat is the South Pole, he looks at the screen, shocked, and says in a funny pose and black preacher voice:
- "Bugs and Thugs": all of it, but specifically this scene.
- "Shut up shuttin' up!"
- "You might, Rabbit, you might..."
- From "Big-House Bunny," Sam has just locked Bugs in a jail cell:
- Bugs: Gee, I don't get it, Doc. Why'd you lock me outside?Sam: Outside? Why, you're inside!Bugs (laughing): Oh no I'm not, I'm outside. YOU'RE inside.Bugs (shrugs and walks out with the key as Sam gets in and closes the door): Boo-hoo. Now I'll never see my wife and kiddies again. Boo-hoo-hoo.
Boss: I've had all the tomfoolery I'm taking from you! Quiet! One more slip, you strudel-brained bonehead, and you'll be looking for a new job! Now get out! OUT!!!
- The Running Gag of Sam's boss shouting through the loudspeaker: "SCHULTZ!!! OFFICE!!!" Even better, one time we hear a glimpse of Sam being chewed out from outside the office.
Sam: (after leaving) I hate him.
- Bugsy and Mugsy, in where Bugs Bunny plays psychological warfare on Rocky and Mugsy, leading the former to believe the latter is plotting to kill him. Even after Rocky has beaten Mugsy near-unconscious and left him hog-tied outside of the room, Bugs still manages to make him think Mugsy is to blame, leading to the memorable line:
Rocky: I don't know how ya's done it, BUT I KNOW YA'S DONE IT!!!
Bugs: (imitating Rocky) Hey, Mugsy! Come 'ere! Gimme a light!
- Before that, Bugs tricks Mugsy into blowing up Rocky with a stick of dynamite by having him light it up like a cigar.
Mugsy: Okay, boss! Gee, I'm glad yer not mad at me no more! (BOOM!) Awwww, now you're mad at me again!!
- Rabbit's Kin with Pete Puma is a laugh riot. Pete's probably the least threatening and densest antagonist Bugs ever met, and boy does it show.
Bugs Bunny: There's nothing as sociable as a nice cup of tea, I always say. How many lumps do you want?Pete Puma: Oh, threenote or four.Bugs Bunny: [whacks Pete on the head with a mallet 5 times and 5 lumps appear on his head] Oh dear, I gave you one too many. Well we can fix that. [whacks the 5th lump back in his head]
Bugs Bunny: Here we are. Tea's on.Pete Puma: But I don't want no tea. It gives me a headache.Bugs Bunny: Okay, well, what shall we have, then?Pete Puma: [Takes out a coffee pot] Coffee! Eeeeee!
- Then later:
Bugs Bunny: Uh, by the way, how many lumps do you want?Pete Puma: Oh, better get me a lot of lumps. A whole lotta lumps![Realizes it's Bugs; grabs the mallet]Pete Puma: Oh, no, you don't! I'll help myself! [Starts hitting himself on head with mallet]Bugs Bunny: We better go, he's much too smart for us! Eeeeeeeee!
- Then at the end:
- "What's Up, Doc?":
- Bugs, as a baby, playing the "Hungarian Rhapsody" on his toy piano.
- Older Bugs. He ultimately took up ballet.
- Bugs as a chorus boy:
Bugs Bunny + Three Other Men: "Oh, we're the boys of the chorus, we hope you like our show, we know you're rootin' for us, but now we have to gooooooooo!"
- In "The Hypo-chondri-cat", the mice trick Claude into thinking he's very sick.
Hubie: (in a serious tone) Look, he's toining green!
Bertie: What do you mean Hubie? He ain't toining green!
Hubie: (slaps Bertie) Quiet, stupid! I said he's toining green!
Bertie: I get it! I get it! Yeah, he is toining green!
[Claude turns green]
Hubie: Look at him now! He's toining poiple!
[Claude turns purple]
Bertie: Ooh, let me pick a color!
Hubie: Okay, okay.
Bertie: Now let's see here. He's toining... he's toining... he-he-he's toining plaid!
[Claude turns plaid]
Hubie: (whispers) Don't overdo it.
- The Hunter Trilogy is full of classic hysterical moments, but Daffy finally snapping and having a massive Freak Out at the end of the third short reaches Duck Amuck levels of hilarity.
Daffy: Shoot me again! I ENJOY IT!! I love the smell of burnt feathers! And gunpowder!! And cardite!! I'M AN ELK!! SHOOT ME!! GO ON! IT'S ELK SEASON!! I'M A FIDDLER CRAB!! WHY DON'T YOU SHOOT ME?! IT'S FIDDLER CRAB SEASON!!
Elmer: More briefing?
- After Daffy is shot in one instance:
Daffy: More briefing.
- "Hare Brush": "What terrible-tasting medicine spoons."
- The ending, where Bugs is hauled away to jail, and Elmer says to the camera, "I may be a "screwy wabbit", but I'm not going to Alcatwaz..."
- "Bonanza Bunny": Bugs plays Blackjack with Blacque Jacque Shellacque. Blacque gets twenty, and dares Bugs to beat that. Bugs holds up one card, a twenty-one card, and says "Har har, hardy har har."
Blacque: Ohhh... that Fifi... she's a blast. Eggggghhhh....
- Later in the short, Bugs is cornered by Blacque but distracts him by saying he has a phone call. He hands Blacque the phone, saying it's "Fifi from Montreal", but the phone, made of dynamite, explodes.
- "Hare-Less Wolf": Bugs takes Charles M. Wolf's shotgun:
Bugs: There must be something wrong with this gun. You're too good a shot to miss at such close range. Some firearms are faulty, ya know. We better test it. (throws a can in the air, which falls in front of Wolf's face; Bugs fires, shooting Wolf in the face) Nothing wrong with this gun. Eh, must be you.
- Bugs's encounter with the aborigine hunter in "Bushy Hare".
Bugs: Eh, what's up, doc?
Bugs: Unga-Bunga-Bunga and a Binga-Binga- Buuuuuunga.
[The hunter screams in anger and jumps around the tree.]
Bugs: (breaks the fourth wall) What'd I say? What'd I say?!
- "Wild and Woolly Hare": After Sam's "don't mess with me" speech to the saloon, Bugs says, "Ehhhhhh SHADDAP."
Sam: Did I hear someone say shut up?
Bugs: (slowly reveals his face from behind his hat) Yyyyyyyep.
Sam: Stranger, you just yepped yourself into a hole in your head!
Bugs: (pushes him away) You've been eatin' onions.
- Sam fills a tin can with bullet holes; Bugs tries his hand and, when the can falls in front of Sam's face, Bugs shoots him. Yes, it's a repeat gag from "Hare-less Wolf", but it's still funny.
- Bugs says the rules of the duel (ten paces, turn and fire), which he wants Sam to accept ("All right?" "All right."), and proceeds to break his own rule by following Sam when he starts pacing so that when Sam turns around and fires, Bugs is too close to be hit, and kisses him on the nose.
- "I'll deal with you later! I've gotta catch a train!..... aaaaaaand rob it!"
- "Ya stupid horse!" Just the look on the horse's face as Sam says it is funny.
- "Ballot Box Bunny" - the whole cartoon, really!
- "Knighty Knight Bugs".
- The punny names of the knights, such as the alcoholic "Sir Osis of Liver" and the butcher "Sir Loin of Beef".
- After Bugs steals the sword, Yosemite Sam (as the Black Knight) chases him out of the castle, then Bugs runs back into the castle and raises the drawbridge. Sam reacts thusly:
Sam: OPEN THAT BRIDGE, VARMINT! OPEN IT, I SAY! I -
[The bridge is lowered right on to Sam's head, flattening him]
Sam: [muffled] CLOSE IT!! CLOSE IT!! CLOSE IT UP AGAIN!!
- "Dragons is SO STUPID!"
- "Bewitched Bunny": Bugs being baffled over the pronunciation of the name "Hansel" (HAHN-sel instead of HAN-sel). And when a prince shows up for a Sleeping Beauty parody, Bugs points out that he's in the wrong story, and this is a Hansel and Gretel parody... and the prince walks off equally confused by hearing "Hansel" pronounced the German way.
- "Quack Shot": Daffy removes the bullets from Elmer Fudd's gun. When Fudd wakes up, Daffy eggs Fudd on to shoot him. Instead of taking the gun without the bullets, Fudd pulls out a different gun and shoots Daffy in the face. An annoyed Daffy says, "No, not that gun! The other gun! The OTHER gun, stupid!" Per request, Elmer takes the gun which supposedly had its bullets removed and shoots Daffy again. A confused Daffy remarks, "Uh.... yeah."
- "A Mouse Divided": When Sylvester's wife notes that they don't have any children:
Sylvester: Sufferin' succotash! Don't start that "pitter patter of little feet around the house" stuff again! I'm busy. (keep in mind, he's just LAYING there)
- When Sylvester isn't allowed to eat the mouse that was accidentally delivered to their house by the stork: "A fine thing. I've become the father of a breakfast."
- The shot of the large amount of cats looking inside.
- "Lovelorn Leghorn": Miss Prissy teasing Barnyard Dawg with the casaba melon (on the advice of Foghorn, who taught her to play "hard to get" with guys), quickly culminating with:
Dawg: Gimme that casaba, ya peabrain!
Foghorn: Nice girl, but about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.
- This line:
- "Tweet and Sour": The ending, where Sylvester puts Tweety back in the cage but Granny thinks he's taking Tweety out of the cage to eat. The timing on her "SO! After all that warning!" is just perfect.
- "Stupor Duck": While Cluck Trent is listening in on his boss's office, he holds the water cooler knob so long that he floods the office.
- "Early to Bet": All the punishments the cat has to undergo when he loses to the dog at Gin Rummy.
Cat: No! Not Roll Out the Barrel!
- "A Fractured Leghorn": Foghorn, a blabbermouth the whole cartoon, is finally told "AAAAAHHHHHH SHADDAP!" by a previously mute cat. This leads into the ending monologue:
Foghorn: Okay, I'll shut up. I'm not one that has to keep talkin'. Some fellas just have to keep their mouths flappin', but not me! I was brought up right, my pa used to tell me "shut up" and I'd shut up! I wouldn't say nothin'! One time, darn-near starved to death - (Iris Out; Foghorn pulls it back open) WOULDN'T TELL 'EM I WAS HUNGRY!
- "Yankee Doodle Bugs" is Artistic License – History played for Rule of Funny... and is absolutely hysterical every time.
- King George and the colonists' tea.
- Rocket Squad: While chasing the criminal:
Daffy: (narrating) 1:07: He left the Blast-Inn. 1:08: We arrived at the Blast-Inn. Our deductions later proved that we had missed him by one minute.
- "Sahara Hare": The gag where Sam tries to barge open the fort doors by riding an elephant. Bugs retaliates by winding a toy mouse and letting it loose under the doors. The elephant freaks out, grabs Sam with his trunk and swats the mouse repeatedly before running off into the distance.
- "Weasel While You Work": Foghorn pulls Barnyard Dawg from his doghouse and rolls him into a snowman shape:
Foghorn: The snow, I say, the snow's so deep, the farmers have to jack up the cows to milk 'em! But I like winter. (walks away)
Dawg: (emerges from the snow) There is but one cause for me to follow: IIIIIII'LL MOIDER DA BUM!
- "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse": When Sylvester's describing what he thinks is a giant mouse, Sylvester Jr. gives him an "yeah, right" look.
Sylvester Jr.: Oh, father.
- The gun-loading scene.
- "This is a Life?": Elmer Fudd is the emcee, and says they're here to pay tribute to a great star. Daffy assumes he's talking about himself, so he tells Fudd, "Read the name. Good and loud, mister!" Fudd obliges: "BUGS BUNNY!!!"
Daffy: (to Bugs) You're... (huffing and puffing) you're... YOU'RE DESPICABLE!!!
- At the end, Fudd and Yosemite Sam give Bugs a present that contains a bomb. Bugs catches on when he hears the present ticking and plays hot potato with Fudd and Sam. Daffy has no idea the present contains a bomb and runs on-stage to grab the present for himself: "This should've been mine, anyway. I really deserve it." (walks off-stage and the package blows up)
- The end of "Mexicali Shmoes", which gives us Slow Poke Rodriguez, the slowest mouse in all Mexico. Why hasn't he gotten caught yet?
Manuel: That's what I was trying to tell you. Slow Poke Rodriguez, he pack a gun.
- The blackout gag cartoon "There Auto Be a Law" has a few funny moments:
- The guy in the "horseless carriage" whipping his car while yelling "Yah, mule! Yah!" He becomes a Running Gag throughout the cartoon.
- A traffic jam which stretches back for miles is due to a woman putting on lipstick in her parked car. Annoyed by the incessant honking, she yells, "Awwwwww shaddap!" and continues applying lipstick.
- A toll booth for a bridge is shown. The narrator observes: "This toll booth is only half price. I wonder why? Oh, I see: It's only half-finished!" Pan right to cars mindlessly driving off the bridge.
- A mousy guy with glasses is a recurring character in the short. In one gag, he looks both ways before crossing a busy highway, and nobody is seen in either direction. But as soon as he heads into the intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into him.
- The same guy gives the keys to a valet, who parks his car. When he gets the car back, the man says, "My goodness, I don't know how you ever fit these cars into such narrow spaces." As he turns, it's revealed his car is now flat as a pancake.
- The Running Gag of the guy unable to find his way off a pretzel of a highway, repeatedly asking a man with a hamburger stand how to exit. Despite his directions, he can never seem to find his way off, and the hamburger stand man reveals that he has the same problem years ago and had to open the stand to keep from starving to death. After the fade out/in, the glasses man has opened a condiment stand next to the hamburger stand.
- "Pests For Guests": The Running Gag of Elmer Fudd slipping on acorns and falling down the stairs.
- Rabbit Rampage may not be as masterfully executed as the cartoon that inspired it, Duck Amuck, but it still packs plenty of fourth wall-shattering laughs into seven minutes.
- Unlike Daffy in Duck Amuck, Bugs sees who the animator is straight away and refuses to work with him. The animator retaliates by painting picket signs in Bugs' hands reading "I won't work" and "I refuse to live up to my contract", contradicting Bugs' remarks about the goodwill he has built up with Warner Bros.
- Bugs reluctantly agrees to work the animator... who then decides to have fun with how the unfortunate lagomorph is drawn.
- He starts by drawing a hat on Bugs' head. Bugs removes it angrily and the animator immediately draws another, and another, and another... some of the funniest hats include a diving helmet, a baby bonnet, a judge's wig (that comes down almost to Bugs' feet), and a stovepipe hat (that covers Bugs down to the knees).
- After Bugs almost makes a successful attempt to get out of the suddenly upside-down cartoon, only to be foiled at the last minute by the animator painting an anvil tied to his tail, he embarks on an Angrish rant. The animator responds by erasing Bugs' head. It takes a few seconds for Bugs to notice, and the sight of him tapping his foot impatiently and pointing to where his head should be as if to say "All right, put it back!" is priceless.
- But the animator's hijinks are just getting going. He draws a jack-o'-lantern on Bugs' neck, and when Bugs demands a rabbit's head, the animator paints rabbit ears on top of the pumpkin. When Bugs protests again, the animator erases his head and draws it in its usual style... less than half size. Bugs doesn't notice until he takes out a carrot larger than his head, and then notices his voice is nearly an octave higher than it usually is.
- The animator erases Bugs' tiny head and draws it back at its normal size... without ears. When Bugs demands ears, the animator draws human ears on his head, and when Bugs insists on "rabbit ears, long ones!", the animator draws lop-style ears five times as long as Bugs is tall.
Bugs Bunny: Don't be so danged literal!
- His ears restored to their normal shape and size, Bugs walks off, wondering how to get out of the cartoon... only for the animator to erase his tail. Bugs demands that he be given his tail back, and the animator draws a horse tail instead. When Bugs points out that it belongs on a horse, the animator erases the rest of his body and draws him as a horse instead. We are then treated to the hilarious sight of a horse standing on its hind legs, munching a carrot, and speaking in Bugs' voice insisting that, per his contract, he is always to be drawn as a rabbit... and the animator obliges by drawing a ridiculously proportioned rabbit with huge feet and cheeks.
- A few more acts of animator sociopathy later, Bugs finally takes the only way out he has left: by bringing down a "The End" card. The animator is then revealed to be Elmer Fudd, who chuckles and muses that he "finawwy got even with that scwewy wabbit!" Cue the Iris Out.
- Practically all of "From Hare to Heir", where Bugs is a guest awarding 1 million pounds to Yosemite Sam...and able to take away money whenever he loses his temper. Sam being Sam, this results in him constantly erupting into cursing gibberish. One of the most famous moments is when Bugs and Sam are having dinner at opposite ends of an extremely long table.
Bugs: Oh, uh, Sam, pass the salt please?
Sam: Salt?! Get it yourself!
Bugs: Uh-oh, that'll cost you, about uh...
Sam: Salt? Why didn't you say so? Here's your salt, bunny, I hope you like it. (mutters angrily as he returns to his seat)
Bugs: Oh, uh, the pepper, please?
Sam: PEPPER?! WE... Uh, yeah the pepper. Coming right up. (mutters again as he walks away)
Bugs: Oh Saaaaam?
Sam: Oh. No.
Bugs: ...How about the olives?
(Sam runs into a nearby closet and starts cursing up a storm; he exits and walks up to Bugs)
Sam: Now, what is it you were saying? I like you, rabbit. (kisses his nose)
Bugs: I heard you in there. That'll cost you 300 pounds.
Sam: (angrily) 300 pounds?!
Sam: Stop that singin', ya crazy rackin' frackin' varmint rabbit!!!
- Bugs (loudly) sings "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair", making sure to sound extra annoying when singing "La di di daaaaahhhh".
Bugs: (mock offended) Well. That should be worth, eh, 400 pounds.
Sam: (fake congeniality) I was only kidding. How about singing me to sleep with that "Brahms' Lullaby"? What do you say, Frankie boy?
Bugs: Well, uh, maybe.
(Smash Cut to Bugs playing "Brahms' Lullaby" uncharacteristically loudly, on marching drums)
- Also the scene where Sam, in a suit of armor, falls down a long flight of stairs, cussing loudly the entire way...
- The two times that Sam fell down into the moat, screaming and cussing all the way.
- And the ending where Sam finally cures himself of his anger and lets his servants beat him up to prove it. As this happens, Bugs tells the audience that he doesn't have the heart to tell him he lost all the money.
- "Person to Bunny": What kick-starts the plot: Bugs trashing Elmer on TV.
Bugs: Elmer Fudd, "clever"?! Ha ha ha! Don't make me laugh. The fact is, Elmer Fudd is the dumbest hunter I've ever had the pleasure to encounter. In short, his I.Q. is "P.U."!
- "Daffy's Inn Trouble": To attract attention to his hotel, Daffy crossdresses, dances, and lip-syncs to "The Latin Quarter". But the record playing the song starts skipping on "water", causing the audience to pelt him with tomatoes.
Daffy: What a bunch of sore-heads. (pelted in the face with one more)
Daffy: You know, if he put his mind to it, he could be positively obnoxious! Sheesh!
- Daffy tries to crush Porky's hotel with a giant boulder, but upon dropping it, the boulder misses Porky's hotel, bounces upon landing, and crushes Daffy's hotel instead.
- Porky strikes oil, and opens a massive hotel to replace the old one. He gives Daffy a "raise", which includes his own office... a broom closet.
- "Lighter Than Hare": Bugs replacing alien Sam's rocket pack with a dynamite stick.
Yosemite Sam: "YOSEMITE SAAAAAAAMMM FROM OUTEEEERRRRR...*KABOOM*....space...?
- "The Mouse on 57th Street": Any time Muldoon says "Oh BOY! Da DIAMOND!"
- "The Pied Piper of Guadalupe"
Sylvester: That's all you can do is run, run run. You cowardly little cheese thieves! [the mice hit him with a wooden plank] And besides, you're nothing but a bunch of rats! [A longer plank comes out and hits him. Sylvester runs to the end of the street] I STILL SAY YOU'RE A BUNCH OF RATS! [the mice nailed more planks until it reach him and hits him]
- The mice taunting Sylvester into chasing them. One mice runs pass him carrying a sign that says "Loco El Gato".
Speedy: Señor Gato, you forgot your flute. Don't you want heem?
- When the mice see him in the Pied Piper getup: "Amigos, look! The gringo pussycat! He's gone much loco in the cabeza!"
- This dialogue at the end:
Sylvester: No I don't want heem! You can have it!
- "The Abominable Snow Rabbit": "Gee, that's swell, Mr. Abdominimabubble."
- The famous scene where Daffy first meets the abominable snowman:
'Hugo: Oh! What a cute little pink bunny rabbit! (picks up Daffy) Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him.Daffy: (completely deadpan despite being crushed) I'm not a bunny rabbit.Hugo: And pat him and pet him...Daffy: You're hurting me. Put me down please.Hugo: ...and rub him and caress him and...Daffy: (screaming) I AIN'T NO BUNNY RABBIT!Hugo': Not a bunny rabbit, George? Then how come you have long ears, how come?Daffy: Long ears? Oh, heh heh heh heh. Those aren't ears. Those are sleeves. So, now, put me down please, huh?Hugo: Oh George. You were naughty to pretend you was a bunny rabbit. I will punish you good. (starts spanking Daffy) Bad ol' George!
- The famous scene where Daffy first meets the abominable snowman:
- "Bill of Hare": Bugs convinces Taz to walk into a train tunnel and bash a moose with a club. As expected, Taz is run over by a northbound train. Bugs revises his advice: "Maybe you have to face south when attacking a northbound moose." Taz is then hit by a southbound train. This leads to this great line:
Bugs: I could be wrong. Maybe it's face north for a southbound moose. Or is it the other way around in reverse?
- Gets funnier still when, just as Taz gets fed up with the charade, an actual moose comes out of the train tunnel and tramples him.
- "Crow's Feat": Jose badly impersonating Bugs Bunny.
- "Louvre Come Back to Me": Pepe narrating a hypothetical duel while his rival impatiently holds his breath.
Pepe: Uh-oh, I know. The jealous lover. Monsieur, I salute you. You wish to risk your life over this fair one. An affair of honor. I can see it now: Two grim figures, the cold light of dawn, a misty meadow. We select our weapons- pistols, perhaps. Back to back we stand, ramrod straight, we are very brave, monsieur. Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix. We turn, I fire. BANG!....... I miss. I await your shot like a soldier of France. Down comes the terrible weapon. BANG! Right through the heart. I am dying. My blood gushes forth... (picks at a hangnail with his teeth) I resume dying. I fall. I expire. Au revior, mon cheri. (the cat finally stops holding his breath and shoots down the hall) She runs to my side, she cannot believe me. She beseech me not to go, but it is too late. I am a gone goose. (sits up) Where is everybody?
- In the same short, Pepe painting the female cat's portrait, who's cowering in the corner.
Pepe: Don't move, darling. I want to remember you just as you are. (the cat runs away when he's not looking; Pepe accidentally draws the cat's "running away" cloud) Aw shucks, you moved.
- The ending, where Pepe is in the ventilation system and all the paintings react to his smell.
Mona Lisa: I'll tell you chaps one thing. It's not always easy to hold this smile.
- In the same short, Pepe painting the female cat's portrait, who's cowering in the corner.
- "Good Noose": As Daffy's preparing his magic act to the captain:
Mr. Tristan: (quietly, to captain) Why doncha hang him? Rawk!
- "The Unmentionables": The various mobsters at Rocky's birthday party: Jack "Legs" Rhinstone, "Baby Face Half" Nelson, "Pizza Puss" Lasagna, "Pistol Nose" Pringle, and "Teeth" Malloy.
Bugs: That's the trouble with carrots. They're only good once.
- Actually, going by the cake they got him, it's a "Boithday" Party!
- Bugs, dressed in flapper girl garb and dancing to "Sweet Georgia Brown", repeatedly kicks Rocky, who keeps shouting "Stop the music!"
- Rocky finally gets mad enough that he pulls out his guns and starts firing indiscriminately. When the gunsmoke clears, he's murdered everyone else in the room except Bugs.
- Bugs threatening Rocky with a carrot. Rocky laughs it off, until it fires. Unfortunately, it won't fire again.
- "Swing Ding Amigo": The grenade gag, where Daffy tries multiple locations to drop a grenade through a hole in the floor, only to have the grenade tossed back at him wherever he hides. Eventually it explodes on him, causing Daffy to say, "Starkle starkle, little twink, up above the skating rink." The goofy muted trumpet music by Walter Greene music only makes the scene funnier.
- "A Squeak in the Deep": Speedy repeatedly hits Daffy's butt with a baseball bat.
- "Snow Excuse": Daffy accidentally shooting the postman, thinking it's Speedy. The postman angrily curses at Daffy and rips up his letters right in front of his face.
Daffy: (holding a tiny stick of dynamite) What else is new besides "Ho, Ho (BOOM!!!) Ohhhhhhhhhhhh....."
- Anything involving Daffy and his robot Herman in "Daffy Rents." Also, the opening scene with the psychotic cat being admitted into the psych ward.
- "Suppressed Duck": Daffy sticks his shotgun on a retreating bear and says, "Going somewhere, pigeon?"
- "Feather Finger": Daffy catches Speedy and returns him to the mayor for his reward money. But since Daffy didn't work for the entire week (which would've been $15 worth), he only gets 56 and a quarter cents Note . Then the mayor adds: "Now get off my property!"
- "Injun Trouble": One of the last jokes in the original theatrical run involves Cool Cat meeting a tough cowboy named Gower Gulch. This exchange occurs after Gower punches Cool Cat in the face:
Cool Cat: Whenever I meet some cat I don't like, I tell them.
(Gower glares at Cool Cat)
Cool Cat: (nervously smiling wide) You, I like!
- "The Duxorcist":
Daffy: Gosh, and I thought French was the romantic language.
- "Mary had a little lamb... AND I ATE IT!!!"
- "A guy comes up to me on the street, says he hasn't had a bite in weeks. So, I bit him."
- The "Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon" promo where the theme was remixed to a hip hop beat. The best part was Foghorn saying, "What in the- (rewound footage) I say, what in the..."
- "Blooper Bunny" has some funny moments:
Bugs(sarcastically as record gets stuck during the filming of a dance scene): "What's UP, doc?(walks off stage, record's still stuck) Monotonous, isn't it?"
- Carrotblanca. The scene where Bugs and Daffy takes shots of carrot juice never fails to crack me up. Especially when Daffy takes three shots at once.
- Tweety, of all characters, suddenly breaking into a full on Peter Lorre impression.
- The ending for "Invasion Of The Bunny-Snatchers," where a pod person who looks like Porky breaks out of the drum to deliver the final "That's All, Folks!" closing, only for Bugs to toss him aside and toss the real Porky inside the drum to deliver the line.
- "Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas": A variant on a gag from "Bonanza Bunny", where Bugs plays Blackjack and wins by requesting 21 cards, all ones.
Sam: No good dirty, rotten, no-account, two-faced, long-eared, flea-bitten, double-dealin', goldbrickin', four-flushin', backstabbin', scene-stealin', fender-bendin', party-crashin', double-dippin', corner-cuttin'...!
- During the chase sequence through downtown Vegas, Sam shoots at the Eiffel Tower, which immediately raises a white surrender flag. The music that accompanies that gag is, appropriately, the national anthem of France.
- Sam's Long List of insults to Bugs as he chases him through the desert:
- "Cock-a-Doodle Duel": Foghorn inexplicably lays an egg while the new rooster dances, and is embarrassed.
Foghorn: Nobody, I say, nobody must hear of this!
- "Museum Scream": During the chase, Sylvester falls in a blown-up model of a digestive system, where he goes through the entire works. At the end of it:
Tweety: Are you okay, putty tat? You look pooped!
- "My Generation G-G-Gap": Porky spitting out coffee for a really long time after seeing his daughter on TV at the rock concert.
- Porky singing (and butchering, due to his stutter) many famous songs, like "Bad to the Bone", "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", and "Changes".