Daffy Duck is back, and he brought along his rival and best pal Buggs Bunny this time! The duck last visited our Sun City Peachtree bench on May 30th,
Now that you know quite a bit about Daffy, here’s the 4-1-1 on Buggs:
The carrot-chomping, white glove-wearing, gray and white rabbit is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. His debut dates back to 1940 in director Tex Avery’s Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare. Mel Blanc was the rabbit’s voice until 1989.
The buck-toothed trickster has quite the flippant personality, and he really doesn’t much care about anything or anybody. Buggs is best known for his catch phrase, “Eh…What’s up, doc?” It is, of course, asked in his typically aloof manner.
Buggs is the master of disguise and can wear any get-up to confuse his enemies. He fooled Taz, Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam with his sexy female bunny disguise; however, Daffy wasn’t fooled at all by his pal.
Once in a while Buggs will upstage Porky Pig who typically brings Warner Bros. cartoons to a close by bursting through a drum and stuttering, “Th-Th-Th-That’s all, folks!” Buggs, instead, will burst through the drum, munch on his carrot, and say in his Bronx-Brooklyn accent, “And dat’s de end!”
Buggs Bunny has become so popular that he has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character. He even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! In addition, the flippant rabbit has appeared in comics, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials. Warner Bros. made the bunny their mascot as a result of all that fame.
This is one of my favorite Buggs Bunny quotes: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive!”