One of the greatest cartoons of all time, if not THE greatest.
This is the short that introduced me to the concept of Breaking the Fourth Wall
, and damn
is it a good gateway for that. The concept is genius; take your most irritable character and try to piss him off the best you can, and make it funny. And it works
. I had the good fortune of seeing this short for the first time when I was fairly young, I think seven or eight, so I wasn't familiar with Loony Toons, or with the fact that Bugs is the animator, so when it was revealed to me, it was a genuine surprise. If you have kids, show them this short when they're younger, like my parents did. That way, they can enjoy the twist ending when they're young, and catch all the brilliant details and jokes when they're older and rewatching it.