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Big House Bunny (1950)

Sing Song guard (Yosemite) Sam Shultz mistakes Bugs for a prisoner when he tunnels up inside the jail.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam Schultz / Warden (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny escapes hunters by leaping into his rabbit hole and tunneling to safety. Unhappily he tunnels into the Sing Song prison where a sadistic prison guard named Sam Schultz refuses to accept that he's anything but one of the prisoners. Soon Bugs is in stripes, but it's the guard who will find prison life to be hell when Bugs Bunny is around to trick him into a cell, the hangman's noose, an electric chair and even into the warden's office, where Bugs will put a severe strain on the relationship between boss and underling. Finally, Sam decides that enough is enough. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs im Bau See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An original scene had Bugs running up a gallows to escape Sam; he uses the trap door like an elevator, and when Sam tries, he gets hung in the noose (he kicks and curses in the rope). This was edited from most broadcasts. However, the fully uncut version appears on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD. See more »

Quotes

Warden: [he's just found out that Sam tried to escape from his cell by digging his way out; screaming shrillingly] SCHUUUUUUUULTZ! Just what is the meaning of this? I won't stand for any more of your nonsense! Now get out! Out!
[Sam emerges from the warden's office, wearing a new prison guard outfit]
Yosemite Sam Schultz: [muttering] I hate him.
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I've Been Working on the Railroad
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Traditional
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Some rather shockingly morbid gags highlight this very funny confrontation between Bugs and (Yosemite) Sam Schultz
8 March 2007 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

Bugs Bunny escapes hunters by leaping into his rabbit hole and tunneling to safety. Unhappily he tunnels into Sing Song prison where a sadistic prison guard named Sam Schultz refuses to accept that he's anything but one of the prisoners. Soon Bugs is in stripes, but it's the guard who will find prison life to be hell when Bugs Bunny is around to trick him into a cell, the hangman's noose, an electric chair and even into the warden's office, where Bugs will put a severe strain on the relationship between boss and underling. Finally, Sam decides that enough is enough.

Some rather shockingly morbid gags highlight this very funny confrontation between Bugs and Yosemite Sam, who has dropped the "Yosemite" from his name in order to vary his roles beyond that of the Western outlaw.

This cartoon is available on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume One," Disc 1.


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