Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is a clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead.
Did You Know?
The title is a play on "wild hair", the first of many puns between "hare" and "hair" that would appear in Bugs Bunny titles. The pun is carried further by a bar of "I'm Just Wild About Harry" playing in the underscore of the opening credits. See more
[first occurence of this line
Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
In the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue of this cartoon, when the WB shield zooms in the copyright notice briefly says MCMXLIV(1944) for a fraction of a second before changing to MCMXL(1940)! See more
When the cartoon was re-released as a Blue Ribbon re-issue, it was inadvertently retitled "The Wild Hare." Also, one of the names Elmer Fudd guesses was changed from Carole Lombard
, who had recently died in a plane crash, to Barbara Stanwyck
. See more
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