Hey, you! Don't look so perplexed / Why must you be vexed / Can't you see you're next?
Yes, you're next! You're so next!"
The plot features Bugs Bunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participating in a break-neck operatic production of their chase punctuated with gags, all to the tune of Rossini's overture to The Barber of Seville.
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- Backwards-Firing Gun: This happens after Bugs ties Elmer's shotgun into a knot.
- Dangerously Close Shave: Bugs gives Elmer one:There, you're nice and clean!
Although your face
Looks like it might have gone through a machine...
- Escalating War: During the climax, Bugs and Elmer start chasing each other back and forth across the stage with ever larger weapons, starting with a hatchet, and ending with a cannon that wouldn't look out of place on a modern battleship.
- Funny Background Event: A poster outside the theatre promotes Eduardo Selzeri, Michele Maltese, and Carlo Jonzi.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Elmer wears these.
- Lohengrin and Mendelssohn: Very briefly right before the end. Whereupon Bugs carries Elmer across the threshold and drops him into a giant cake bearing the words "The Marriage of Figaro."
- Mickey Mousing: Being done quite masterfully at that.
- Musical Episode: Every line except for the absolute last ("N-ext!") is sung to the tune of the overture.
- Never Trust a Hair Tonic: Bugs rubs and sprinkles a number of tonics on Elmer's scalp, only for flowers to sprout from his head instead of hair (the last one was actually plant food).
- Snake Charmer: Bugs dresses as one and uses a flute to control an electric shaver that attacks Elmer.
- Sudden Anatomy: At one point, Bugs' hands sprout five fingers, to have his hands match those of a piano player.
- Wholesome Crossdresser:
- Bugs distracts Elmer while dressed as an elegant lady in a green dress. Elmer does not notice until he his bamboozled, as usual.
- Elmer, during the ending, dresses as the bride after Bugs gives him a number of gifts, including an engagement ring. Bugs then proceeds to drop him into the cake that (presumably) would have been used later in the actual opera, had the two not stolen the show.
- With Lyrics: A large section of the cartoon has Bugs (and Elmer) singing their dialogue to the tune of the overture from The Barber of Seville.