The Wacky Wabbit
is a Warner Bros.
cartoon in the Merrie Melodies
series. It was released on May 2, 1942. It was directed by Robert Clampett
. It stars Bugs Bunny
and Elmer Fudd
(both are voiced by Mel Blanc
and Arthur Q. Bryan
The cartoon begins with the fattened version of Elmer Fudd prospecting for gold
, singing "Oh! Susanna
", except that instead of 1849
, the cartoon is set during World War II
, with the implication that Elmer hopes to donate the gold to the war effort: "Oh, Susanna, don't you cwy for me, I'm gonna get me wots of gold, "V for Victowy!
", not to mention a "Buy US Savings Bonds and Stamps" sign shown early into the short.
Bugs Bunny appears during the second verse while wearing a cow skull and says "Uh, hi neighbor!" and Elmer replies by saying "Oh, hello." and Bugs joins in and finishes it with Elmer, singing in harmony, until singing "Good evening, friends!" and goes underground without the cow skull and Elmer checks the skull to find Bugs but he's gone, and Elmer becomes suspIcious and tells the audience "Hey, there's something awfully scwewy going on awound here." and continues investigating the hole until Bugs appears from behind, munching on his carrot, and asking "Eh, what's up Doc?" then Elmer, after telling bugs "Well, one of the stwangest things I-", runs from Bugs after being scared by a "Boo!
" and Bugs tells the audience that... Read More