As a child, I cared more for Tom and Jerry and used to laugh my brains out at that, which I can’t do anymore while viewing it. Anyway, I’m more into Looney Tunes than Tom and Jerry now. That being said, I did watch some Looney Tunes when I was a kid.
Some of the specials I recall from my childhood include “Toonheads Trivia” (my 4th grade teacher used to give me a bit of a hard time about that since it had kept me from doing my homework), Wild-E Coyote and the roadrunner, and even Speedy Gonzalez (which I did NOT find offensive—but I was a little kid then).
Anyway, here are my top favorite Bugs Bunny moments:
3: When Bugs is forced into an oven, but doesn’t suffer
Yosemite Sam forces Bugs into an oven to roast him, but he comes out to gather more items such as water. Then he tries to fool Yosemite Sam into thinking there’s a party to get him into the oven. Little does Bugs know that the party was real and he joins in with it.
2: The “Southern Bugs Bunny” scene
Yosemite Sam calls Bugs a Yankee and lives like it’s still the mid-1800’s, when the civil war was happening. Bugs comes up in blackface (which I don’t like in general) and sings “Old Kentucky Home.” Shortly after, he sings “Yankee Doodle.” Despite the blackface moment, this clip was still great.
1: The “Hillbilly Hare” music video
It starts with a country singing scene on the TV in the cartoon. Bugs is even dressed in female attire while two bearded men are also dancing. Then Bugs unplugs the TV and plays his own song, where he tells the other guys to do silly, ridiculous things.
- Beard pulling (ouch!)
- Rolling in the mud with pigs
- Walking off a cliff into mid-air… until they look down and fall – this occurred a lot in cartoons from the mid-20th century,
And the men listen, no matter how dumb or uncivil the instructions are. It was absolutely funny, but wouldn’t be humorous in real life. Nevertheless, this one is my favorite moment.
The list of Bugs Bunny moments that please me will likely continue to grow throughout my life. Do you have any favorite Bugs Bunny or Looney Tunes moments? Please let me know in the comments if you wish,