"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
* 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, or the bank robbery in-progress.