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Bunny Hugged

Bunny Hugged
Merrie Melodies (Bugs Bunny) series
Bugs decides to say that it is time to use a little "stragety" to gain the upper hand on the Crusher.
Directed by Charles M. Jones
Produced by Eddie Selzer
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
John T. Smith
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Phil Monroe
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Ben Washam
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Pete Alvarado
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) March 10, 1951
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes 17 seconds
Language English
Preceded by Rabbit Every Monday
Followed by The Fair-Haired Hare

Bunny Hugged is a 1950 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies (a Blue Ribbon re-issue) short, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. Released in 1951, the short is essentially a re-working of Jones' 1948 short Rabbit Punch, substituting wrestling for boxing.


A wrestling match pits Buddy Rogers) against current champion The Crusher. Bugs, the mascot of Ravishing Ronald ("it's a living"), watches from a corner as The Crusher uses Ronald, tied up in his own hairnet, as a punching bag. Worried that he's losing his "bread and butter," Bugs enters the match as "The Masked Terror", wearing a mask over his face. The Crusher sees the new opponent as "fresh meat", disposes of Ronald (whose signs "HELP!," "SOS!," and "FOUL!" go unanswered) and goes after Bugs.

Bugs tries to wrestle Crusher, but Crusher isn't even fazed and literally sends Bugs flying into the audience. When he's quickly caught in Crusher's leg-scissors hold, Bugs declares "It's about time for me to employ a little stra-gedy." He then tears his mask apart, which Crusher thinks is a rip in his trunks. Bugs comes back from off-screen wearing a sandwich board advertising his services as "Stychen Tyme," a tailor. While humming the tune to "Stitch In Time," Bugs jabs a needle in Crusher's backside, causing him to fly screaming through the audience.

Crusher then comes charging back, but Bugs opens a safe door, letting Crusher run through it and bounce off the ring ropes before being slung back into the now closed door. A now disoriented Crusher is able to be pinned (literally, as Bugs put a coat on Crusher, gets him to lie down and pins the coat's shoulders to the mat). When the match ends and Bugs is declared the new champion, Crusher snaps out of it. He offers his hand to shake Bugs', despite the crowd's objections (Crusher merely growls them into silence). Bugs relents, but when Crusher tries to bite Bugs' arm he's instead biting through a stick of dynamite, which blows up in his face. Now finally done with Crusher,

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