Saturday, January 19, 2019

BULLY FOR BUGS - "Orejas Y Rabo Para Bugs" (1953)

Tonight's Saturday Night Special is a request from Paul from down under, so how could I possibly not do this? It's a good one, and it's not like he's from Portland!

So here you go Paul, from 1953. the Chuck Jones classic, "Bully For Bugs!"

I will never get over how economic these cartoon productions were. Eight names plus Chuck Jones as Producer and that's it. The studios today could never conceive of such a possibility!

This poser is about to get what he deserves!

I love the smoke rings coming out of the bull's nose!

I told you!

Bugs Bunny gets lost on his way to the Coachella Carrot Festival, now known as The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and ends up in a bullfighting ring! I'm suspecting that he's in the happiest place in the world, Tijuana!

Personally, I can't believe in a time when we are worried about the comfort of chickens that bullfighting is still allowed in modern society, but I have to admit, it makes for one Helluva funny story!

Bugs says "Stop steamin' up my tail! What are you trying to do, wrinkle it?"

Time for all the gags to really get started, like the anvil behind the red cape!

This is probably as suave as you'll ever see Bugs!

The slingshot attached to the bull's horns is very effective!!

It's not a totally one-sided battle, the bull does get in a few good licks too!

The bull is tricked into running outside of the arena, and since he's all muscle and no brains, he just keeps on going, until he gets lured back!

Believe it or not, TNT was a common every day household object in all facets of society in the 1950's, at least in Chuck Jones' world!

The 1953 Prototype Atlas Bull Rocket!

They had to hide the bull's ass, because after all that wanton violence, it just wouldn't be right to show that! So there you go, there wasn't time for all the gags, but you can watch and/or download the whole thing at the Internet Archive, and while you're there, tell 'em Paul sent you, and donate five or ten bucks just for the heck of it, just because they deserve it!


Secret Squirrel said...

Many thanks for that Eegah, cartoons really don't any better than this! I always really enjoy your comments (they crack me up)... here was I thinking I was the only person who believed TNT was standard issue in American households of the 1950's.

Regarding the Internet Archive, I couldn't agree more, Brewster and his staff do a fantastic job and deserve a few bucks every now and then to keep a great resource alive.


Paul from Oz

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Paul! That was fun! Great suggestion. I never know what's next, so that took a lot of the guess work out of it, and always glad somebody's cracking up besides me!

TABONGA! said...

Written by my favorite cartoon writer, my hero, Michael Maltese. Seriously, he wrote the best and funniest shit!

Secret Squirrel said...

Hey Tabonga! Michael Maltese is also my favourite cartoon writer. Just like Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso are my favourite comedy writing duo for Get Smart and The Monkees.

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