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The cartoon, in fact, partially recycles the plot from a 1947 WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon, ''Mexican Joyride'', directed by Creator/ArthurDavis.


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* RecycledPlot: As described above, this cartoon actually partly recycles a bullfight situation from a 1947 Daffy Duck cartoon.


* ADogNamedDog: "Toro" is Spanish for "bull".



* ShapedLikeItself: "Toro" is Spanish for "Bull".


* ShutUpScaryThing: As seen in the page-image above. Of course, the Scary Thing uses this moment to prepare for payback.

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* ShutUpScaryThing: As seen in the page-image above. Of course, the Scary Thing uses this moment to prepare for payback. [[UseYourHead Which he scores.]]


* DeadlyDodging / OneDimensionalThinking: Bugs does this with an anvil.

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* DeadlyDodging / OneDimensionalThinking: DeadlyDodging: Bugs does this with an anvil.


* BrutishBulls: Toro the huge black bull takes downright sadistic pleasure in fighting and charging opponents. While doing this with the toreador he charges down at the beginning of the short is potentially understandable, his unprovoked attack on Bugs seems motivated entirely by petty malice. Throughout the short, Toro relies on straightforward attacks and powerful charges (and a shotgun after he accidentally swallows it), and is at the end easily outwitted by the clever Bugs.

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* BrutishBulls: Toro the huge black bull takes downright sadistic pleasure in fighting and charging opponents. While doing this and headbutting his opponents, even using a grindstone to make sure his horns are particularly sharp, and setting off his conflict with the toreador he charges down at the beginning of the short is potentially understandable, his unprovoked attack on Bugs seems motivated entirely by petty malice. Throughout the short, Toro relies on straightforward attacks and powerful charges (and a shotgun after thanks to DisproportionateRetribution. Although as noted elsewhere he accidentally swallows it), and is also manages to subvert expectations at the end easily outwitted by the clever Bugs.a couple of points, at least in regards to his intellect.



* GeniusBruiser: Toro. OK, maybe "genius" is an overstatement, but compared to most of the opponents Bugs faces, he's practically [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]].

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* GeniusBruiser: Toro. OK, again, maybe "genius" is an overstatement, but compared to most of the opponents Bugs faces, he's practically [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The original bullfighter hightails it for the hills as soon as Toro appears.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The original bullfighter hightails it for the hills as soon as [[OhCrap the instant]] Toro appears.



* ShownTheirWork: The crew wanted to make this portrayal of bullfighting as close to accurate as possible. Film editor Treg Brown travelled to Barcelona to record the sounds of a bullfighting crowd and the mooing of an actual bull, which is what ended up in the film.

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* ShownTheirWork: The crew wanted to make this portrayal of bullfighting as close to accurate as possible. Film editor Treg Brown travelled traveled to Barcelona to record the sounds of a bullfighting crowd and the mooing of an actual bull, which is what ended up in the film.


* {{Bowdlerization}}: Both CBS and ABC censored the climactic scene of Toro sliding up a greased ramp and, as he flies through the air, having a run-in with an explosive, the detonation of which is caused by Toro getting hit first by a bit of glue and then some sandpaper, which strikes a strategically-placed match, which lights the explosive's fuse. ABC would only show Toro sliding up the ramp and crashing into the fence, but CBS was slightly more careless: it would also show Toro being hit with the glue and sandpaper, as well as his dazed look caused by the unseen explosion.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Both {{Bowdlerization}}:
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CBS and ABC censored the climactic scene of Toro sliding up a greased ramp and, as he flies through the air, having a run-in with an explosive, the detonation of which is caused by Toro getting hit first by a bit of glue and then some sandpaper, which strikes a strategically-placed match, which lights the explosive's fuse. ABC would only show Toro sliding up the ramp and crashing into the fence, but CBS was slightly more careless: it would also show Toro being hit with the glue and sandpaper, as well as his dazed look caused by the unseen explosion.



* BrutishBulls: Toro the huge black bull takes downright sadistic pleasure in fighting and charging opponents. While doing this with the toreador he charges down at the beginning of the short is potentially understandable, his unprovoked attack on Bugs seems motivated entirely by petty malice. Throughout the short, Toro relies on straightforward attacks and powerful charges (and a shotgun after he accidentally swallows it), and is at the end easily outwitted by the clever Bugs.



* HornAttack: Toro's whole shtick.

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* HornAttack: Toro's whole shtick.shtick is charging headfirst to try and impale Bugs.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Toro has red, blood-shot eyes.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Toro has red, blood-shot eyes.eyes, indicative of his aggressive nature.

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* ShownTheirWork: The crew wanted to make this portrayal of bullfighting as close to accurate as possible. Film editor Treg Brown travelled to Barcelona to record the sounds of a bullfighting crowd and the mooing of an actual bull, which is what ended up in the film.


This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators [[AntiAdvice worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything]], their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.[[note]]In his autobiography, Jones joked that his one regret was not animating the bull with a pair of gigantic, pendulous (but [[TruthInTelevision anatomically correct]]) testicles.[[/note]]

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This cartoon is also notable for a bit of history behind its making, at least according to Chuck Jones: Jones' supervisor, Eddie Selzer, barged into Jones' office one day and announced, completely out of the blue, that "bullfights aren't funny!" Since Jones and his fellow animators [[AntiAdvice worked from the assumption that Eddie was always wrong about everything]], their only choice was to make a cartoon about bullfighting.[[note]]In his autobiography, Jones joked that his one regret was not animating the bull with a pair of gigantic, pendulous (but [[TruthInTelevision anatomically correct]]) testicles.[[/note]]
[[/note]] Jones' suspicions about Selzer's comedic sensibilities were, of course, correct - the short turned out to be, even today, one of Bugs' most successful and popular outings, hitting number 12 on Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.


* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire premise of this cartoon. Bugs slaps Toro in the nose for "steaming up his tail", Toro rebuts but headbutting Bugs into the sky and Bugs declares that ThisMeansWar.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire premise of this cartoon. Bugs slaps Toro in the nose for "steaming up his tail", Toro rebuts but by headbutting Bugs into the sky and Bugs declares that ThisMeansWar.


''Bully for Bugs'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by Creator/ChuckJones.

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''Bully for Bugs'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1953]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, short directed by Creator/ChuckJones.
Creator/ChuckJones, starring WesternAnimation/BugsBunny.


The short begins with Bugs on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therein." but takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up inside a [[BeastlyBloodsports bullfight arena]], and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon. One of the few Bugs shorts where his opponent gains the upper hand at several points along the way.

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The short begins with Bugs on his way to the Coachella Valley for the "Big carrot festival, therein." but takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque and winds up inside a [[BeastlyBloodsports bullfight arena]], and becomes an unwitting victim of Toro the Bull and his horns. Bugs, indignant at this attack, immediately decides to turn the tables, taking up the role of matador and giving the bull his just desserts for the rest of the cartoon. One of the few Bugs shorts where his opponent gains the upper hand at several points along the way.


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!!This Looney Tune Tunes short provides examples of:


* BeastlyBloodsports

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* BeastlyBloodsportsBeastlyBloodsports: "Bullfights aren't funny!"



* HornAttack

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* HornAttackHornAttack: Toro's whole shtick.



* ShapedLikeItself: "Toro" is spanish for "Bull".

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* ShapedLikeItself: "Toro" is spanish Spanish for "Bull".



* StandardSnippet: The staple South of the Border tunes "La Cucaracha" and "Las Chiapanecas" are played when Bugs is fighting with Toro.

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* StandardSnippet: The staple South of the Border SouthOfTheBorder tunes "La Cucaracha" and "Las Chiapanecas" are played when Bugs is fighting with Toro.Toro.
* TapOnTheHead: See below under Unsportsmanlike Gloating.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Both CBS and ABC censored the climactic scene of Toro sliding up a greased ramp and, as he flies through the air, having a run-in with an explosive, the detonation of which is caused by Toro getting hit first by a bit of glue and then some sandpaper, which strikes a strategically-placed match, which lights the explosive's fuse. ABC would only show Toro sliding up the ramp and crashing into the fence, but CBS was slightly more careless: it would also show Toro being hit with the glue and sandpaper, as well as his dazed look caused by the unseen explosion.
** ABC also censored the scene of Toro accidentally blowing himself up with a round of explosive bullets.

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