Bedlam Manor, 17th-century England. Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, learns that the King has cut off his allowance and takes his frustrations out on his servant by slamming his large nose in the book. Just as he's complaining about where to get more funds, Bugs Bunny comes to the door. The bunny offers 1 million pounds to a mild-tempered person - he picks Sam - then provides an anger-management catch: If Sam loses his temper for any reason, Bugs gets to subtract from the balance. Sam, anxious for the cash, quickly becomes mild-tempered and welcomes Bugs into his palace. The rest of the cartoon depicts Bugs playing the role of annoying house guest, seemingly to test Sam's temper and patience. Sam loses every time, as he blows his cool when he's asked repeatedly to pass the salt, pepper and ketchup; Bugs hears Sam grumble under his breath and deducts from his cash account; Sam can't even go outside to vent his anger without Bugs knowing about it. That night, Bugs keeps Sam awake with an ...
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This cartoon debuts a number of changes to the opening and closing titles of Warner Bros. cartoons:
- The copyright byline now says "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc." instead of "The Vitaphone Corp."
- The cross-fade from the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies card to the cartoon title is, on most cartoons, replaced with a fade to black.
- The credits on most cartoons are now done in Dom Casual.
- On the end card, underneath "A Warner Bros. Cartoon", "A Vitagraph Release" (Looney Tunes) or "A Vitaphone Release" (Merrie Melodies) appears.
When Bugs deducted 35 schillings for Sam's quick "ooo", it can be assumed he was trying to deduct a fraction of a pound. In this case, Bugs would be wrong as during this era, England was still on the "Lsd" monetary system, where the division of a pound was 20 schillings and 240 pence. He more appropriately should've deducted 7 schillings. See more
B-but sire, there is no more money. Your uncle the king has cut off your allowance.
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren See more