The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
is a 1942 American Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies
cartoon featuring early appearances by Bugs Bunny
and Elmer Fudd
. The Elmer character is in a transitional state from his earliest appearances in Bob Clampett
's shorts and the appearance which he adopted around 1943.
This short is one of several pre-August 1948The latest released WB cartoon sold to a.a.p. was Haredevil Hare
, released on July 24, 1948. WB cartoon shorts that lapsed into the public domain
due to United Artists
failing to renew the copyright in time.
The title of the short is a reference to the 1942 Warner Brothers film
version of the 1939 George S. Kaufman
Broadway comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner
, in which an overbearing house-guest threatens to take over the lives of a small-town family.
While out on the hunt for rabbits, Elmer receives a telegram from "Eastern Union
" saying his Uncle Louie will leave him $3 million in his will, as long as he doesn't harm any animals—especially rabbits. "We're in the Money
" plays in the underscore. Elmer, with his rounded-L's-and-R's speech impediment
, of course cannot pronounce "Uncle Louie" correctly; which sounds more like "Uncoh Wooie".
Bugs, with characteristic élan, takes full advantage of the situation by moving in with Elmer.
As he showers and shaves, Bugs sings "Angel in Disguise
", from the 1940 Warner Brothers film It All Came True
(which, like The Man......