Saturday, October 31, 2015

Looney TV: Hyde & Hare (1955)

Happy Halloween, everyone.

We'll start the final day of Spooktober with a Bugs Bunny classic, "Hyde & Hare", in which the "wascally wabbit" (Mel Blanc) meets a modern day Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, as only Friz Freleng could imagine it.

Unfortunately, the complete short is not available on YouTube, just some excerpts, like this one, in which Bugs takes to the piano, and, with a little Liberace mimic, tries out Chopin's "Minute Waltz".

Note that Bugs is also cribbing from Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason), referring to Hyde as a mental case. Well, it only proves he's up on pop culture.

Rating: A.


Goldstar said...

You may or may not already know this, hobbyfan, but the full short of "Hyde & Hare" can be found on Dailymotion.

hobbyfan said...

Hmmm, cool. Last I checked, someone had hacked into DailyMotion a few months back. If they've resolved their issues, I may go there and plug in the full short. Thanks, Goldstar.