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The Bugs Bunny Show
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Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in opening
Also known as
  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
  • The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour
  • The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show
GenreAnimated
Anthology
Comedy
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer
Opening theme
  • "This Is It" (1960–1984, 1988–2000)
  • "It's Cartoon Gold" (1984–1985)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons27
No. of episodes684
Production
Executive producers
ProducersFriz Freleng
Chuck Jones
Running timeVarious; 22 to 66 minutes
Production companiesWarner Bros. Cartoons
Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkABC (1960–1968, 1973–1975, 1985–2000)
CBS (1968–1973, 1975–1985)
Original releaseOctober 11, 1960 (1960-10-11) –
September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02)
Chronology
Related showsThe Porky Pig Show
The Road Runner Show

The Bugs Bunny Show is a long-running American animated anthology television series hosted by Bugs Bunny that was mainly composed of theatrical Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between 1948 and 1969. The show originally debuted as a primetime half-hour program on ABC in 1960, featuring three theatrical Looney Tunes cartoons with new linking sequences produced by the Warner Bros. Cartoons staff.[1]

After two seasons, The Bugs Bunny Show moved to Saturday mornings, where it remained in one format or another for nearly four decades. The show's title and length changed regularly over the years, as did the network: both ABC and CBS broadcast versions of The Bugs Bunny Show.[2] In 2000, the series, by then known as The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, was canceled after the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies libraries became the exclusive property of the Cartoon Network family of cable TV networks in the United States. Reruns of The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show were aired on the Canadian channels Teletoon and Teletoon's sister channel, Teletoon Retro (until 2015 when Teletoon Retro signed off). Prior to Teletoon and Teletoon Retro, CBC Television (1960–1975) and Global Television Network (1978–1982, 1990–2000) aired the show. In Australia, episodes of the show were divided between three networks, with most episodes aired on Nine Network, and some episodes divided between Network Ten, and Seven Network since its debut. In Asia, the program was aired in Japan and South Korea in the early 1960's and also aired on ABS-CBN and RPN in the Philippines.

Broadcast and format history

The Bugs Bunny Show in prime time, 1960-1962

The original Bugs Bunny Show debuted on ABC prime time in the United States on October 11, 1960, airing on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM ET, under the sponsorship of General Foods (Post cereals, Tang, etc.). Newly produced linking segments were done for each episode by the Warner Bros. animation staff. Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng produced, directed, and created the storyboards for the earliest of these, with Robert McKimson later taking over the direction while Jones and Freleng continued producing and writing.[3] The wraparounds were produced in color, although the original broadcasts of the show were in black-and-white. A total of 52 episodes were made.

Rather than display the full Warner Brothers logo and opening title/credits sequence of each cartoon shown in each episode (as shown in the original theatrical versions and could take up to 20 seconds), new title cards were created to begin each cartoon, and displayed for only about five seconds over a newly composed musical cue; the card omitted the Warner Brothers logo and any detailed credits of the animators, and simply featured the title of the cartoon in bold letters on a plain background, the main character of the cartoon standing off to one side, and the copyright notice of the cartoon rendered in a smaller font at the bottom, before cutting directly to the opening scene of the cartoon, these cuts were sometimes awkward depending on how the original opening sequence was animated. A general credits line was shown at the end of each full episode: "Stories, Animation, layouts, and backgrounds: Members of Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839." (The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons syndicated to local stations as a package, beginning in the 1950s, generally retained the original opening title sequences as shown in theaters.)

The show's theme song was "This Is It", written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston ("Overture/curtain, lights/this is it/the night of nights..."). The opening title sequence, animated by Freleng unit animator Gerry Chiniquy,[4] features Bugs and Daffy Duck performing the song in unison. For the final chorus, a lineup of Looney Tunes characters joins Bugs and Daffy onstage (Porky Pig, however, is absent from the procession, although Porky had a spin-off show based on the original Bugs Bunny Show 4 years later titled The Porky Pig Show which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1967).

The Bugs Bunny Show proved beneficial to the Warner Bros. cartoon staff, as it allowed the studio to remain open despite the shrinking market for theatrical animated shorts.[5] The final first-run episode of the original Bugs Bunny Show aired on August 7, 1962,[6] and the Warner Bros. animation studio closed the following spring.[5]

The move to Saturday mornings, 1962–1985

ABC began re-running The Bugs Bunny Show on Saturday mornings in mid-August 1962 until September 1967 when it was moved to Sunday mornings for the remainder of its run. The series was rerun in color beginning in 1965, and remained on ABC until September 1968. At this point, the series switched to CBS, where it was combined with The Road Runner Show (which had aired on CBS since 1966) to create The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour.[7] The standard Bugs Bunny Show opening and the announcer's introduction of Bugs Bunny ("that Oscar-winning rabbit!") were directly followed by the rabbit's saying, "...and also starring my fast feathered friend, the Road Runner", after which The Road Runner Show's theme was played. The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour combined re-edited bridging sequences from both shows to link the seven cartoons featured in each episode. The bridging sequences would be edited further in later versions of the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour.[8]

In 1971, The Road Runner Show moved to ABC, and a reconstituted half-hour Bugs Bunny Show aired on CBS, featuring re-edited versions of the bridging sequences and a different grouping of cartoons.[7] In 1973, The Bugs Bunny Show returned to ABC for two seasons, only for CBS to re-acquire both shows and bring back The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour in 1975.[7] In 1976, Sylvester and Tweety were featured in their own Sylvester and Tweety Show for one year, necessitating the removal of most of the Tweety and/or Sylvester cartoons on Bugs Bunny/Road Runner that season. Also that year, a weekly half-hour prime-time edition of The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show briefly aired on CBS' Tuesday night schedule from April through June.

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour became The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show in November 1977 after CBS added another half-hour to the runtime. In 1981, a companion Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy, and Speedy Show was added to the CBS schedule, which included a number of later cartoons produced by a reestablished Warner Bros. Cartoons studio from 1967 to 1969. The following year, this new companion series was canceled, and its cartoons were incorporated into The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show, which was broadcast as two separate hour-long programs on Saturday mornings (for the second program, the show's opening titles were re-animated).[7] In 1983, CBS returned the show to 90 minutes and the bridging sequences were dropped. The following year, the "This Is It" opening was jettisoned altogether; a new title sequence (created from clips of the cartoons) and new theme song ("It's Cartoon Gold"), composed by Steve Zuckerman with lyrics by John Klawitter, introduced the show.

Final Saturday morning years, 1985–2000

CBS gave up the rights to broadcast the Warner Bros. cartoons following the 1984–1985 season, and as a result, the show moved back to ABC, where it became The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour. Cartoons featuring Tweety or Speedy Gonzales were not broadcast on ABC during the 1985–86 season, the latter presumably due to Mexican stereotypes. The following year, however, Tweety cartoons were added to the program, which was reduced to a half-hour and renamed The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show.[9] Beginning with its third season, The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show was expanded to a full hour, and the original "This Is It" theme was reintroduced with similar animation as the original, accompanied by the introductory sequence introduced in 1982.[9] Another version of the "This Is It" opening sequence was done in 1992 with different character animations.

Though the program did not qualify for the educational/informational designation, it nonetheless remained on Saturday mornings after the new designation debuted in 1996, one of the few non-E/I programs to survive the rules changes. The previous year, ABC was bought by The Walt Disney Company, and The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show was the only non-Disney cartoon to remain on the lineup, due to their contract not being up yet, and was in the first few years of the Disney's One Saturday Morning block starting in 1997 (with the Disney logo omitted from the blocks bumpers during the show). The program was often paired with ABC's in-house Schoolhouse Rock! shorts during this time.

The hour-long Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show remained on the air until 1999, when it was again reduced to a half-hour. In 2000, Warner Bros. made the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies film library exclusive to Cartoon Network,[10] which Time Warner owned as part of the purchase of Turner Broadcasting in 1996. As a result, The Bugs Bunny Show ended its four-decade-long network run, one of the longest runs in the history of United States network television.[9]

Legacy

This show is credited for keeping the Warner Bros. cartoons made during the Golden Age of American animation a part of the American consciousness. Indeed, the show ran for more than four decades, and helped inspire animators, comedians, historians, and others who watched Saturday morning television.[11]

The "This Is It" song's fame is such that it has been used elsewhere, such as in the Canadian province of Ontario where it was used in a TV commercial promoting the various performing arts tourist attractions where artists of various disciplines sing separate lines of the song.[citation needed] In "The Opera," an episode from the fourth season of the US sitcom Seinfeld, Jerry sings "This Is It" to Elaine while both characters are waiting outside the theater, causing Elaine to exclaim, "You know it is so sad, all your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons."

When Warner Bros. released its video series "Golden Jubilee", featuring the classic cartoons, the opening sequence shows the Tasmanian Devil maniacally riding a motorcycle down a city street, chased by a police car. He makes a sharp turn into a theater, where the rest of the Looney Tunes are performing to the Bugs Bunny Show tune.

In 2021, the original "This is It" opening sequence was re-edited into the intro to Bugs Bunny and Friends as part of the Saturday Morning Cartoons block on MeTV.

Animated sequences produced for the show

A series of short animated scenes were produced for the show, featured "linking" moments during the fictional theater setting of the show. These scenes included:

The show's title sequences and some of these linking material scenes from the original Bugs Bunny Show are included as bonus features on each volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD collection (with the exception of Volume 6). As the original color negatives were cut up by CBS and ABC to create later versions of the show, the linking sequences are presented on DVD using a combination of footage from both what's left of the color negatives (some of which were used in later incarnations, thus helping to preserve them) and the black-and-white ABC broadcast prints prepared in the early 1960s.[12]

On the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, the opening to the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (with the announcer calling it the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour) and two openings to the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (the 1988 opening and the 1992 opening) were released as special features.

In 2009, an episode of the Bugs Bunny Show was released on the Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 set. Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Volume 2 includes an episode of the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.

List of Original Prime Time Episodes

Season One (1960-1961)

# 1st cartoon 2nd cartoon 3rd cartoon Original air date Directed by Prod. No.
1 Rabbit Every Monday A Mouse Divided Tree for Two October 11, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1595[13]
2 Putty Tat Trouble Wise Quackers Speedy Gonzales October 18, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1589[13]
3 Wild Over You Go Fly a Kit Mouse Warming October 25, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1587[13]
4 To Itch His Own Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z Whoa, Be Gone! November 1, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1591[13]
5 Canary Row Knights Must Fall For Scent-imental Reasons November 8, 1960 Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Maurice Noble

#1575[13]
  • Daffy Duck is so desperate to appear on the show he dresses up as a Hawaiian, a musketeer, and in knight's armor.
6 Long-Haired Hare Sandy Claws Mouse Wreckers November 15, 1960 Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Gerry Chiniquy

#1576[13]
  • Daffy plays the drums and Bugs imitates "Frankie doing an imitation of Rickie imitating Elvis." Yosemite Sam trying to sleep, appears and destroys Bugs and Daffy's instruments.
7 Bully for Bugs Tweety's SOS One Froggy Evening November 22, 1960 Chuck Jones

Co-Directed by: Maurice Noble

#1580[13]
  • Daffy, disguised as Bugs, attempts to host the show- but is chased by the sheepdog who thinks he's a rabbit. Daffy finds he cannot remove the bunny suit.
8 My Bunny Lies Over the Sea Scaredy Cat Scent-imental Romeo November 29, 1960 Maurice Noble #1579[13]
  • Daffy wants to host the show and expels all others including Pepe, Elmer, and Bugs.
9 Bunker Hill Bunny Each Dawn I Crow Golden Yeggs December 6, 1960 Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Hawley Pratt

#1581[13]
10 Which Is Witch Mouse Mazurka Kit for Cat December 13, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Hawley Pratt

#1584[13]
  • Yosemite Sam is again after Bugs, so he comes to see the "screwy rabbit's" show.
11 Two's a Crowd All a Bir-r-r-rd The Hasty Hare December 20, 1960 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Abe Levitow and Maurice Noble

#1585[13]
12 What's Up, Doc? Early to Bet Pop 'Im Pop December 27, 1960 Robert McKimson #1586[13]
13 A-Lad-In His Lamp Dog Gone South A Fractured Leghorn January 3, 1961 Robert McKimson #1588[13]
14 Ant Pasted The Fair-Haired Hare I Gopher You January 10, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1590[13]
15 Rocket Squad Daffy Dilly Drip-Along Daffy January 17, 1961 Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Robert Transon and Maurice Noble

#1592[13]
  • Bugs presents an all-Daffy Duck tribute, in which Mamma Bear performs "I'm Just Wild About Daffy."
16 The Leghorn Blows at Midnight Hot Cross Bunny His Bitter Half January 24, 1961 Robert McKimson

Co-Directed by: Maurice Noble

#1593[13]
  • Foghorn Leghorn presents Miss Prissy, old-time actress, who re-enacts her favorite stage roles.
17 Lovelorn Leghorn Who's Kitten Who The Windblown Hare January 31, 1961 Robert McKimson #1594[13]
  • A twist on Duck Amuck- an unseen animator draws Foghorn Leghorn with Rock Hudson's body. Foghorn gets even lassos the animator- Daffy Duck and beats him up.
18 High Diving Hare Don't Give Up the Sheep Stooge for a Mouse February 7, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Hawley Pratt

#1596[13]
19 Mutiny on the Bunny Punch Trunk Fast and Furry-ous February 14, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Abe Levitow and Maurice Noble

#1597[13]
  • Bugs Bunny demonstrates how to draw a cartoon- and how to draw Daffy Duck from a dumbbell.
20 Rabbit of Seville The Scarlet Pumpernickel Stop! Look! And Hasten! February 21, 1961 Friz Freleng #1598[13]
  • A program on music with interruptions by hunter Elmer Fudd.
21 Hillbilly Hare Hippety Hopper You Were Never Duckier February 28, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1599[13]
22 The Turn-Tale Wolf Paying the Piper Beanstalk Bunny March 7, 1961 Robert McKimson #1600[13]
  • Sylvester hosts and tells his son- Junior- some fairy tales.
23 Big House Bunny Canned Feud Home Tweet Home March 14, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1601[13]
  • More fun with Mac and Tosh, who spend their time arguing while Bugs introduces the cartoons.
24 Mississippi Hare Terrier Stricken Cheese Chasers March 21, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Abe Levitow

#1602[13]
  • Pepe Lew Pew hosts the show. Yosemite Sam tries to use the Tasmanian Devil to get rid of him- but his scent defeats them.
25 Henhouse Henery Curtain Razor Devil May Hare March 28, 1961 Robert McKimson #1603[13]
  • Bugs Bunny introduces host Daffy Duck- but Daffy is backstage being chased by the Tasmanian Devil.
26 Hare We Go The Foghorn Leghorn Little Red Rodent Hood April 4, 1961 Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones #1604[13]
  • Rocky and Mugsy take over the show at gunpoint.

Season Two (1961-1962)

# Title Cartoons Included Original air date Directed by Prod. No.
1 Bad Time Story Bewitched Bunny/Robin Hood Daffy/Tweety and the Beanstalk October 10, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1624[13]
  • Bugs Bunny reads and reenacts fairy-tales.

NOTE: The bridging sequences for this episode were included as a bonus feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 5 DVD set.

2 Satain's Waitin' Hare Trimmed/Roman Legion Hare/Sahara Hare October 17, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1625[13]
  • An elaboration on the short Devil's Feud Cake, Sam dies and goes to hell- but the devil will spare him if he brings back the bunny.
3 Daffy Doodling Hoppy Go Lucky/Lumber Jerks/Weasel While You Work October 24, 1961 Robert McKimson #1626[13]
  • Daffy outwits Bugs for the master of ceremonies job.
4 Omni-Puss Mouse-Taken Identity/Kiss Me Cat/Heaven Scent October 31, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by: Maurice Noble

#1627[13]
  • Bugs Bunny lectures about cats.
5 Tired and Feathered Ready, Set, Zoom!/Two Crows from Tacos/Snow Business November 7, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1628[13]
  • Bugs Bunny speaks about birds.
6 Man's Best Friend Sheep Ahoy/Chow Hound/Pappy's Puppy November 14, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1642[13]
  • A look at dogs.
7 Ball Point Puns Duck! Rabbit! Duck!/Claws for Alarm/Cracked Quack November 21, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1629[13]
  • Penelope and Penbrooke (the red and black pens) perform for us.

NOTE: the bridging sequences for this episode were included as a bonus feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4 DVD set.

8 The Unfinished Sympathy Pizzicato Pussycat/Baton Bunny/Three Little Bops November 28, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by Maurice Noble and Robert Tronson

#1630[13]
  • A program on music.
9 Prison to Prison Deduce, You Say/The Hole Idea/Bugsy and Mugsy December 5, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by Hawley Pratt

#1631[13]
10 Go Man Go There Auto Be a Law/Wild Wife/No Parking Hare December 12, 1961 Robert McKimson #1632[13]
  • Bugs lectures about men, women and life in general.
11 I'm Just Wild About Hare Stork Naked/Going! Going! Gosh!/Touche and Go December 19, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-directed by: Maurice Noble and Tom Ray

#1633[13]
  • Bugs has overslept, so he hosts the show from his home.
12 Stage Couch Gift Wrapped/Tweet Dreams/Tweety's Circus/A Street Cat Named Sylvester December 26, 1961 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-directed by Hawley Pratt

#1634[13]
  • Sylvester tells psychiatrist Dr. Bugs of his obsession with Tweety.
13 Do or Diet Bedevilled Rabbit/Stupor Duck/Little Boy Boo January 16, 1962 Robert McKimson #1635[13]
  • Bugs talks about a carrot diet while heckling the Tasmanian Devil.

NOTE: Bridging sequences for this episode were included as a bonus feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 DVD set.

14 Hare Brush Feline Frame-Up/Much Ado About Nutting/Duck Amuck January 23, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-directed by Maurice Noble and Ken Harris

#1636[13]
  • Bugs introduces Harry the Brush (from Duck Amuck) who explains his role in animation.
15 Is This a Life? 14 Carrot Rabbit/Robot Rabbit/High Diving Hare February 13, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1637[13]
  • Bugs Bunny's life is reviewed with visits from his friends and foes.
16 De-Duck-Tive Story Boston Quackie/The Super Snooper/Dime to Retire February 20, 1962 Robert McKimson #1638[13]
  • Features Daffy Duck in his greatest detective roles.
17 The Arto-Nuts Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century/Jumpin' Jupiter/Hare-Way to the Stars March 13, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-Directed by Maurice Noble and Ken Harris

#1639[13]
  • Porky Pig in a space suit introduces sci-fi cartoons.
18 Vera's Cruise Dr. Jerkyl's Hide/Tweety's SOS/A Pizza Tweety Pie/All a Bir-r-r-rd March 30, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1640[13]
  • Sylvester tells of his recent travels through Europe in pursuit of Tweety.
19 Foreign Legion Leghorn The Egg-Cited Rooster/Of Rice and Hen/Feather Dusted June 19, 1962 Robert McKimson #1641[13]
  • Foghorn is an inept soldier in the Foreign Legion. He explains to his sergeant what made him that way.
20 Watch My Line A Waggily Tale/Scrambled Aches/Rabbit Rampage June 26, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-directed by Hawley Pratt

#1643[13]
  • An elaboration on Rabbit Rampage, in which Bugs suffers various indignities from a mysterious animator, who turns out to be Elmer Fudd.
21 What's Up Dog? Awful Orphan/Don't Axe Me/Mixed Master July 3, 1962 Robert McKimson #1644[13]
  • More dog tales.
22 The Cat's Bah The Cat's Bah/Frigid Hare/Little Beau Pepe July 10, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1645[13]
  • Pepe Le Pew recalls the results of a broken romance.
23 No Business Like Slow Business Red Riding Hoodwinked/Barbary Coast Bunny/Double or Mutton July 17, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng #1648[13]
24 The Honey-Mousers Cheese It, the Cat!/Lighthouse Mouse/The Honey-Mousers July 24, 1962 Robert McKimson #1822[13]
  • Bugs invites us backstage, offers us drinks, and invites us to watch a high-rated TV show- The Honey-Mousers

NOTE: The bridging sequences for this episode were included as a bonus feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 DVD set.

25 A Star is Bored Catty Cornered/There They Go-Go-Go!/A Star is Bored July 31, 1962 Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng

Co-directed by Maurice Noble and Tom Ray

#1648[13]
  • Bugs Bunny shows us how cartoons are made, telling us "Confidentially, I do Mel Blanc's voice."

NOTE: The bridging sequences for this episode were included as a bonus feature on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 DVD set.

26 A Tale of Two Kitties The Slap-Hoppy Mouse/Gonzales' Tamales/Cats A-Weigh! August 7, 1962 Robert McKimson #1649[13]
  • Sylvester and Junior discuss mice, especially the "giant size" kind.

Formats

Prime Time:

Saturday Mornings:

Credits

See also

References

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