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Western Animation: Long Haired Hare
Leopold! Leopold!

"Long-Haired Hare" is a 1949 Looney Tunes cartoon starring Bugs Bunny and directed by Chuck Jones.

Bugs is hanging out one day playing the banjo and singing, when his singing bothers Giovanni Jones, a pompous opera singer who is rehearsing his part in The Barber of Seville. Jones angrily destroys Bugs's banjo, and gets even angrier when Bugs graduates to a harp and then a Sousaphone. When Jones finally destroys Bugs's Sousaphone and ties him to a tree, Bugs decides to get his revenge.

Listed in The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes.


Tropes:

  • Bowdlerization: CBS hated this cartoon due to its violence in the beginning. The three times Giovanni Jones beats up Bugs (who keeps interrupting his opera practice by playing his own instruments) were cut when aired on CBS in the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, Bugs ruins Giovanni's opera for no good reason, making him a JerkAss.
    • ABC was a bit more lenient with this cartoon. While it did cut out the part where Bugs dresses as a teenybopper looking for Giovanni's autograph and uses a dynamite pen to blow him up, the beginning was actually left intact.
  • Cartoon Conductor: As "Leopold!", Bugs has amazing control over the orchestra and Jones — and even the audience! The picture above is also the picture for the trope page.
  • Death Glare: Leopold!Bugs glares daggers through Jones before his performance, making clear this won't be pretty.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Jones responds with increasing violence every time Bugs obliviously interrupts his rehearsal. After these get particularly vindictive, Bugs himself takes very elaborate measures to ruin Jones' performance.
  • Funny Background Event: A poster outside the theatre promotes Carlo Jones, Eduardo Selzer (Eddie Selzer), a couple others- all of which were fancy versions of names of Termite Terrace animators/producers/directors.
  • Helium Speech: Bugs gives Jones alum to get this effect.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In-Universe. "Leopold!"
  • Incessant Music Madness / Ear Worm: Bugs drives Jones nuts.
  • Incredibly Long Note: The climax comes when Leopold!Bugs forces Jones to hold an absurdly long note, even while Jones thrashes around on the stage with his face changing colors, until the Hollywood Bowl collapses on top of him.
  • Recitation Handclasp: Jones assumes this posture.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: "Giovanni Jones"
  • This Means War!
  • Vocal Range Exceeded: Leopold!Bugs makes Jones sing a note far below his range.
  • The Voiceless: We never actually hear Jones talk, only sing. But we hear him scream through the tuba that he got stuck in.
Little Red Riding RabbitLiterature/The 100 Greatest Looney TunesOld Glory
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