Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Looney TV: Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

With all the controversy about the Confederate flag these days, don't expect to see "Southern Fried Rabbit" airing on Boomerang/Cartoon Network any time soon, if Time Warner/Turner is as quick to cave in to pressure from the PC police as Viacom's TV Land was in dropping reruns of Dukes of Hazzard last week.

Anyway, Bugs Bunny walks all the way to Alabama, hoping for some fresh carrots when a drought destroys the carrots in the northeast, where Bugs makes his home. Problem is, Yosemite Sam, dressed as a Colonel in the Confederate Army, thinks the Civil War is still going on, even as Bugs correctly points out that the War Between The States ended nearly 90 years earlier. We've seen variations on characters like Sam's in other stories.

Courtesy of Internet Archive, complete & uncut.




That does put the looney in Looney Tunes, doesn't it?

Rating: B+.

2 comments:

KARTOON-KOMPANY said...

"Problem is, Yosemite Sam, dressed as a Colonel in the Confederate Army, thinks the Civil War is still going on, even as Bugs correctly points out that the War Between The States ended nearly 90 years earlier. We've seen variations on characters like Sam's in other stories."


...and that's the whole mentality of some whites in the South -- in a nut-shell.

hobbyfan said...

Depending on the subject matter, I'd say it makes sense.