The 5: Great Bugs Bunny Cartoons


This Week on the Five:  Great Bugs Bunny Classics

This may have been one of the hardest of all the five topics to choose just five. Although the world of animated television and film has grown tremendously since the 40’s and new technologies have changed the face of animation, its hard to think of any cartoon that has been as consistently sharp as Bugs Bunny. Funny to kids and even funnier to adults, we know you’ll have many to add that aren’t on this list.

1.  Little Red Riding Rabbit.

We’re starting off with one of the lesser known greats.   Bugs meets up with a very annoying, very loud mouthed Red Riding Hood.  Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, what big eyes ya got!!!!!!!!!

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2. Baseball Bugs

It’s a banned bugs, but it’s one of the all time greats.  The Gas House Gorillas vs the Tea Totallers, and the Gorillas are de-stroying.  That is…until Bugs Bunny gets involved.

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3. Hillbilly Hare

Not many could outsmart the hillbilly brothers Curt and Punkin’head Martin.   But don’t worry. Bugs has got this.  Tons of hardcore violence earned this episode some edits. Here it is in its original form.

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4. Long Haired Hare

Everyone loves a banjo, especially when our buddy Bugs is strumming along without a care.  Except of course for opera singer extraodinaire Giovanni.  He’s determined to put the boots to Bugs. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but you don’t need to worry.  Bugs, posing as conductor Leopold, wins.

 

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5. Bugs and Thugs

Bugs Bunny in a dual role as himself and the police.  Add in Rocky and Mugsy for possibly the most quotable Bugs of all time.  Shaddap Shattin Up.


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We know, we know, we missed a lot.  But remember, it’s a 5.  Send us your favorites.   And for the love of god make sure one of you sends in Peter Puma.  

126 Comments

  1. EdFromjersey

    March 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    One lump or 2 Buddies?! Also THE CRUSHER!!!

    • KathleenBx

      March 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

       @EdFromjersey
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjoCqi8_Ww&feature=related
      🙂

    • KathleenBx

      March 23, 2012 at 3:28 am

       @EdFromjersey
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjoCqi8_Ww&feature=related
       
      Good ole Pete Puma 🙂

  2. bodyslam911

    March 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    What? No What’s Opera Doc?

  3. punchy

    March 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    HOLY SHIT!  Best list ever. You can shut the site down now because you will never beat this list.

  4. Caleb

    March 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I agree with bodyslam911 What’s opera doc is the best of all time!

  5. EMC

    March 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    No Rabbit of Seville?
     
    And I third that What’s Opera Doc nomination.  

  6. TBVickroy

    March 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    To is day I’ll do the “pardon me pardon me excuse me pardon me” whenever I have to climb past people to get to my seat. Bugs ruled

    • HappyTypingGirl

      March 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

       @TBVickroy Which episode is that from?

      • STLBlake

        March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

         @HappyTypingGirl
         It was when Elmer chased Bugs into the movie theater. Also classic in that episode was everyone filing out for cigs at intermission.

  7. TyWanon

    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Suffering Suckotash…….no List would be complete without …..Shhh be vewy quiet..i am hunting Wabbits

  8. TyWanon

    March 23, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Suffering Suckotash…….no List would be complete without …..Duck Season, Wabbit season, a trifecta of Bugs, Daffy and Elmer

  9. Main Line Chaz

    March 23, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Looks like you missed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7KPpfTr6PE
     
    “I’ll bet monsters are interesting”

    • KathleenBx

      March 23, 2012 at 3:18 am

      I love this one so much…and I relate to Gossamer as a redheaded monster.

  10. jerkstoresean

    March 23, 2012 at 2:00 am

    The video of the fat guy biting the skinny guys ear off reminded me of Wackiki Wabbit. When they’re stuck on the desert island and Bugs escapes and they end up visualizing each other as hamburger/hot dog

  11. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Shish-ka-Bugs is kinda random… When I was a kid I just really enjoyed yelling, “COOK! COOK! Where’s my HASENPFEFFER?!”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDe8fTgVUZw&w=420&h=315%5D
    I <3 Looney Tunes

  12. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Shish-ka-Bugs is kinda random… When I was a kid I just really enjoyed yellin, “COOK! COOK! Where’s my HASENPFEFFER?!”
     

     
    i LOVE Looney Toons

  13. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 3:44 am

    “My Mama done told meee…”

    • bmqq316

      March 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

       @KathleenBx Love the Buzzard!

  14. Conundrum

    March 23, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Obligatory “Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips” mention.

  15. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Racketerr Rabbit 1946 w/ Edward G. Robinson & Peter Lorre, seeee…

    “Don’t look at me like that Mugsy,  I’m your pal Mugsy, your buddy pal…Nyeaah…”

  16. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Racketeer Rabbit 1946 w/ Edward G. Robinson & Peter Lorre, seeee…

    “Don’t look at me like that Mugsy,  I’m your pal Mugsy, your buddy pal…Nyeaah…”

  17. KathleenBx

    March 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Rabbit Hood (1949)
    “Doooy…Don’t you worry, never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here…”

     

    • Cletus from Brooklyn

      March 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

       @KathleenBx The only thing more annoying than hearing that phrase is this stupid song made famous on the Price is Right…
       

  18. Force76

    March 23, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Bugs Bunny golfs with the Scottish guy…after taking a million swings bugs puts his score down as 2 Scottish guy cones back with FIFTY-FIVE!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On-wKgaVhbY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  19. 1lintpit

    March 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

    kill the wabbit KILL THE WABBIT
     

  20. Cletus from Brooklyn

    March 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

    It’s not a list without the Rabbit of Seville…
     

  21. bmqq316

    March 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

    There is a “Duck Season, Rabbit Season” cartoon where Daffy keeps getting shot in the face that I laugh my ass off every time I see it!

  22. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I say take the Hillbilly Hare short and replace it with Rabbitson Crusoe
    “Ya darn galoot!  Now I have to get another match!”
    http://youtu.be/qbWgc9OHEaM

  23. Kendall in Texas

    March 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Can’t wait to hear Blowhard weigh in on this…

    • BadIdeaSociety

      March 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

       @Kendall in Texas That is going to be difficult because there were no Warner Bros productions during the 1970s. I think you will get him talking about how wonderful the cartoons on Boomerang are. “Top Cat,” “Jabberjaw,” “The Chan Clan,” “The Bozo Show…”

  24. HappyTypingGirl

    March 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Hansel?  HANSEL?  Hansel?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWXEqHUx-6o

  25. STLBlake

    March 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Bully for Bugs. The timing involved in pulling off that contraption at the end is simply amazing.
     

     

    • toasterpoodle

      March 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Here here! 
      It wasn’t until I bought a Warner Brothers Video when I was in college that I discovered the uncut version of this cartoon.  There were several things in Bugs’ Rube Goldberg machine were excluded from the TV edit.
       

  26. Broxstar

    March 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

    The best cartoons EVER, but you gotta include Yosimite Sam trying to catch him…”when I say whoa,I mean whoa!”

  27. blumanta

    March 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

    My favorite is the one with the red monster .when Bugs huffs the ether…Come baaaack  heeeeere little raaaabbiittttt..drifting along

  28. Nicholad

    March 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

    One of my favorites (not my absolute favorite) was Baton Bunny. Don’t know why but I very much enjoyed that one. 

  29. maxxcorbin

    March 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Wabbit season mother fuckaaa

  30. Beer

    March 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    more grey hare than fezes back

  31. Pigford Stuyvesant

    March 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Hillbilly Hare? Jeez – I’m surprised Futurama didn’t make this list.

  32. bryanlyle

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Baseball Bugs is the best. 1-2-3 strikes your out. 1-2-3 strikes your out. 1-2-3 strikes your out.

  33. TomTheMechanic

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    where is rabbit sason duck season?   where is bugs nad the monster? where is barber of seville bugs?  where is baby finster?

  34. TeamGrippo

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Monstas are such INTERESTING people

  35. ElectricDave

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I thought Fez’s favorite would’ve been Rubs and Tugs not Bugs and Thugs

  36. Boogie_in_VA

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Bugs meets Marvin the Martian should be on there

  37. JasonFromCT

    March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    No Bugs vs the Gremlin = List Fail.

  38. c_ocobean

    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    kill da wabbit kill da wabbit…..

  39. maxxcorbin

    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Did fez also like it when bug would dress as a female and hit on straight guys.

  40. NYgirly

    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    You forgot the opera one, vital omission.

  41. AaronInDunedin

    March 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips…nothing like some good old fashioned racism

  42. FanBoy1

    March 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Pete Puma, Tokio Jokio, and Operation Rabbit when Bugs steps in For the RoadRunner.

    • FanBoy1

      March 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Wile E Coyote Super Genius……

  43. Solo_Gangbang

    March 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Baseball Bugs is the best, but I feel like the other team had very little respect for the game.  Running up score, showing up the pitcher and obvious steroid use.

  44. TheDenRadio

    March 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Rabbit of Seville is an iconic Bugs cartoon. Love it.

    • TheDenRadio

      March 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  45. DrunkEpiphany

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Zito and Fred will be crushed that “Space Jam” isn’t on the list

  46. grllagrl

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    the ether madness episode- “Come…back…here…you..rab-bit” with the mad scientist.

  47. cellardoorseven

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    One of the absolute greatest ones to me personally is ‘Bully for Bugs’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvy_s-GfDxA). He’s a bullfighter and it’s hysterically funny. The only time I saw my father, generally a serious man, completely drawn to tears from laughter at a cartoon.

  48. ablackasian

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    yeah “what’s opera, doc?” has NO reason not being on this list. Re-do!

  49. toasterpoodle

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Two that MUST be on any Bugs Bunny list aren’t here.
    The Rabbit of Seville:
    http://youtu.be/55G7T8VdWEs
    Bunny Hugged (Where he wrestles ‘Thaaaa Crusha’)
    http://youtu.be/J1RHMZRb-B8
     

  50. teeprez

    March 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    You gotta love the “Spear and Magic Helmet” bit with Bugs and Elmer… epic!

  51. newarktony86

    March 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm


     
     

  52. maxxcorbin

    March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    what about the one where bugs got cought with a hooker…..wait that was hugh grant….childhood stories got mixed up there.

  53. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Wait… I forgot about “Rabbit Punch” featuring “The Crusher!”
    http://youtu.be/msp7rGJ5l7c

  54. newarktony86

    March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm


     
    “whats the opera doc?” hands down is my fav

  55. Beer

    March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    what about the big fat elmer fudd…jelly stone park west and welaxation

  56. OptichrisPrime

    March 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    The Gremlin Episode…when the plane runs out of gas a second before crashing!

  57. queenelisabeth

    March 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    #5 they are all doing pills and smoking like Pepper #chimneys

  58. teeprez

    March 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    We can’t forget about all the banned Bugs cartoons. I had a VHS as a kid of one where he was being persued by a very steretypical blackface dragging a shotgun. It was only missing the N word.

  59. gashausgorilla

    March 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I loved that Baseball Bugs cartoon so much that the my internet name is a version of the team he played against. The Gashouse Gorillas.  My bier league softball team has been the Gashaus Gorillas since 1994.

  60. Kim

    March 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Bugs with Gossamer the Monster!

    • teeprez

      March 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Monsters are such “Iiiinteresting people”

  61. OP4

    March 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I want them to make some new Bugs movies with Anthony Cumia doing the voices.

  62. Dan

    March 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    anything with Gossamar… the one with Baby Finster… and the one where Bugs gets dosed by a scientists and turns into a huge, green, hulk-looking thing.

  63. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Just remembered the awesomeness of Bob Clampett
    “Bugs Gets the Boid” featuring Beakey Bird http://youtu.be/LtY8yFGOrEM
    “Tortoise Wins by a Hare” featuring Cecil Turtle http://youtu.be/qlqzR0aN7Kg
    “Falling Hare” featuring the Gremlin http://youtu.be/msp7rGJ5l7c

  64. TheDenRadio

    March 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Ballot Box Bunny is another one. In the unedited version they play russian roulette at the end and sam shoots his brains out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44hIoezEpgM

  65. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Mel Blanc being allergic to carrots is an urban myth.

  66. Uberhack

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Rabbit of Seville is brilliant.
     

  67. Wesley Shears

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Has Blowtard called in yet to enlighten us?

  68. Midnight Rider Daddy

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Hyde and Hare…. intro to horror films, freaked out soo bad when I was a kid, had to psych myself into watching it, now a massive horror film fanatic..

  69. alboulder

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    So many great ones:Rebel Rabbithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdKYDPMdg14&feature=relatedSuper Rabbithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrS3Q9D98F0&feature=relatedEaster Yeggshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9RHlD4sq2U

  70. MCSRNKA

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You might rabbit…You might.   Thank you for honoring the best cartoon EVER!!!   and Mr Blanc   Well deserved and so cool to watch again.  Thanks!

  71. teeprez

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Racism is funny Bugs
    “All this and Rabbit Stew”
    http://youtu.be/3P5jyyxCgIo

  72. Recyclerz

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love the one where Bugs gets insulted that the Gov’t thinks rabbits are harmless then goes around fucking with everybody, up to where he saws off Florida.

    “Let’s see what other deviltry I can commit.”

    • starnason

      March 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

       @Recyclerz Rebel Rabbit, the best Bugs Bunny of all time.

  73. Uberhack

    March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  74. StephenStack

    March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    How is this not in it??? Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam in Captain Hareblower  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3274382137005127076 

  75. kevin__k

    March 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    How do you leave out “The Rabbit of Seville”?!?!

    • Cletus from Brooklyn

      March 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

       @kevin__k  Mentioned like 5 thousand times…. I agree. 🙂

  76. Cletus from Brooklyn

    March 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    The shit they got away with back in the day…
     

  77. teeprez

    March 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I think Stalker Patty’s voice was used on a few characters

  78. Xacjed

    March 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    One coconut custard pie with whipped cream…one coconut custard pie with whipped cream coming up…

    • snapple_lid

      March 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

      @Xacjed Pick up pie. . . Your pie sir!

  79. damage215

    March 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    My favorite

  80. MurphLovin

    March 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    What about the one where Bugs lured Elmer into his van with the promise of candy and then ass raped him???

    • HabibHaddad

      March 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

       @MurphLovin Wasn’t that reprised by Hicks as Bugs and Fezzy as Elmer?

  81. Cletus from Brooklyn

    March 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Tokio Jokio
     

  82. DaveBottari

    March 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    BEST CARTOON EVER = SUPER RABIT…. BRICKA BRACKA FIRECRAKCA SIS BOOM BA… BUGS BUNNY BUGS BUNNY RA RA RA

    • Uberhack

      March 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

       @DaveBottari couldn’t help but do the cheers out loud as I read it…
       

  83. Solo_Gangbang

    March 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    elmer was correct, the customers were “always white”

  84. cellardoorseven

    March 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Haredevil Hare (http://youtu.be/3yTJcYQY6Vw)
     
    Marvin the Martian’s first cartoon. This helped spark an interest for science fiction in me in a way. Plus it’s fucking hilarious.

  85. Alex Miami

    March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Nothing funnier than the Three Bears specially this episode for father’s day

    Go forward to min 2:40 when the baby bear tries to shave the dad… LOL…

  86. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Mickey Mouse cartoons were rarely shown on TV by design. The cartoons just aren’t that good. Neither are Woody Woodpecker or Mighty Mouse.

  87. Christopher Brooklyn

    March 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Name shropshire slasher
     
    Occupation Shropshire slasher

  88. teeprez

    March 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    And as many times as I remember watching Looney Tunes, I didnt see HALF as many re-runs as I do of something like the Simpsons.

  89. OP4

    March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I love it when Elmer is a Producer and he’s walking past bums in the park and they are Bing Crosby and James Cagney. 

  90. sagansghost

    March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Did Elmer Fudd just say “the customer is always white” to Humprey Bogart
     

  91. BadIdeaSociety

    March 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    The reason Beaky Bird never got traction was that a lot of the Warner studio guys despised Bob Clampett. They only used the character in four shorts and only one is used in regular rotation.

  92. Cletus from Brooklyn

    March 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Bugs & Hitler?
     

  93. Klaus_Flauten

    March 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Duck Dodgers of the 25th and a half century!

    • JohnMuir

      March 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      @Klaus_Flauten dumbbell that’s a Daffy Duck and Porky Pig cartoon. You long eared polecat. What a maroon

  94. artsandmorrison

    March 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Bugsy and Mugsy, 1957http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5nO5M1OTA&feature=related”Turn-it off the radio.” 

  95. artsandmorrison

    March 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Bugsy and Mugsy, 1957

     
    “Turn-it off the radio.”

  96. SpaceAnimal

    March 24, 2012 at 3:33 am

    looney tunes was the fucking best.
     
    Marvin the Martian ftw

  97. JamieHarvester

    March 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    What about musical Bugs like “It’s Opera, Doc” or “Rabbit of Seville”?  Awesome not a strong enough word to describe their awesomeness.

  98. ShowerBench

    March 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Frigid Hare with the penguin who cries ice cube tears
     

  99. TyWanon

    March 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Do you wanna kiss a Rabbit between the ears?

  100. KevinFromConn

    March 25, 2012 at 3:00 am

    THE best Bugs Bunny cartoon is Wackiki Wabbit. Not only is it hilarious, but it features Anthony Cumia & Bobby Kelly as the castaways. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS6ksEyO_l8

  101. DavidBolander

    March 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    When I say’s whoas, I mean whoas!  “Dragons is so stupid”.  Any Bugs and Yosemite Sam is my favorite!

  102. VJA

    March 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

    What a maroon!

  103. Margarette Griffiths

    April 7, 2012 at 6:30 am

    What about musical Bugs like “It’s Opera, Doc” or “Rabbit of Seville”?  Awesome not a strong enough word to describe their awesomeness.

  104. jtpappas

    April 18, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Any Bugs with the witch.  Heeeheeeheee.

  105. QualiaFreak

    May 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Um, the opera one? Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!

  106. SteveAsher

    July 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Where’s the upside down hairy nutsack?

  107. SarahSepanek

    July 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Gossamer! “Hair-Raising Hare” has our favorite monster in sneakers. http://youtu.be/acfx4orazEk