Western Animation: The Old Grey Hare
The Old Grey Hare is a Bob Clampett Merry Melodies short released in 1944.Elmer Fudd, frustrated with his inability to catch Bugs, sits under a tree and is transported into the far off year 2000 (which, back then, was considered futuristic and far-off). Now an old man armed with a laser gun, he goes after an equally aged Bugs Bunny and upon managing to succeed, Bugs sets up a flashback to when they were young children and how it all began. As Bugs feigns his death and digs his own grave, he manages to trick Elmer inside and bury him alive.
This short features:
- Crack! Oh My Back!: While running away, Old Bugs complains about his lumbago.
- Credits Gag: After the film irises out when Bugs hands Elmer the bomb, the ending title card violently shakes when the bomb goes off. Most TV versions replace the shaking card with one that doesn't shake (though the sound is still there). Cartoon Network was one of the channels that aired this cartoon with the non-shaking end card, but The Bob Clampett Show actually aired it the way it was meant to be.
- Everyone Went to School Together: According to this cartoon, Bugs and Elmer first met as babies.
- History Marches On: At one point, it's mentioned that Bing Crosby is still alive in the year 2000 (while he died in 1977 in Real Life) and still waiting for his horse to cross the finish line.
- Mid-Battle Tea Break: Baby Bugs and Baby Elmer stop in the middle of a chase for nap time.
- Pinball Gag: When Bugs is hit, score points flash around him, ending with a big "TILT".
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Bugs Bunny as a baby.
- Twenty Minutes into the Future