The camera pans across the now empty casino to where Bugs is leaning beside the door, rolling a gold coin between his knuckles, Bugs is sitting at the table across from Colonel Shuffle. Bugs slowly counts coins out of his pocket, Bugs: Lets see now, a dollar ten, a dollar twenty, a dollar twenty one, Colonel Shuffle: Thank you sir, you keep the change, The Colonel goes over to the cup dispenser, puts in the coin for the cup, put water in the cup and then puts the ordinary sized cup on the ground and sits in to put his backside out. The steamer Southern Star now sailing for Memphis, Pittsburgh, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Cucamonga’. The bag is emptied into a sorting box – along with Bugs and he is sucked up by a vacuum that puts him him onto a conveyer belt. Its Bugs! When Bugs starts singing "I Wish I Was In Dixie" Elmer, the firing squad and Bugs all morph into minstrel singers. Plot. He immediately turns and fires 2 pistols at Bugs, who runs away, There is a bugs bunny shaped bullet hole pattern on the wall. ♪ Way down south in the land of cotton Old times there are not forgotten. Of course. Next we seen Bugs bound, crucifix style, to a bale of cotton and pushed up the gang plank of a ship. He kicks the colonel towards the edge of the boat and Bugs moves the siding of the boat aside so the colonel sails right out into the water, Bugs closes the gate, but as he turns away, the back of his dress catches in the gate and tears. 43 Comments. Ugh. Bugs rushes through a door and slams it behind him. The Colonel comes around to his side of the table. As the explosion ends, the smokes clears and the fires go out, the Colonel looks .. not himself…, Bugs rushes back into the scene, shoves a banjo into the Colonel’s arms and start singing and tap-dancing, Bugs♪ Camptown ladies sing this song, dooda, dooda. We’ll have no stowaways on this boat, sah! Bugs comes out of the room, dressed as a southern belle with long dress, blond wig and large hat – and carrying an umbrella with which she is beating the Colonel. ♪, One hand reaches down and pulls a boll from the bush – but instead has the fluffy bunny tail of a rabbit, which he pulls from the bush. Music: Carl W. Stalling. Behind him is a poster with the words ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ on it. I’d prefer a profusion of pennies. Other Gentleman: Whats this, whats this? Ship’s Officer: Your ticket, sir. Bugs-Bunny-Club. While hitting him, Bugs’ wig and hat fall off onto the Colonel’s head. They run down the corridor, Bugs stops to open the door, the Colonel runs through and then Bugs follows and runs along behind the Colonel. Bugs puts the hat full of chips on his head and some chips rain out. The bunny replied, “I wish, I wish, I wish I was in Dixie…,” and then suddenly Bugs, Fudd, and the entire five-man firing squad were singing and dancing. Directed By Isadore Freleng. The Colonel and Bugs are standing back to back, each holding a pistol which points at the sky. The Colonel looks flummoxed, then he grabs the box back. Bowdlerization: Most modern TV airings of this short have edited the blackface minstrel ending, mostly by cutting off after Bugs sings the first part of "I Wish I Was in Dixie" (which is the common edit seen on Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT in its proto-Turner Classic Movies era, and even some gray-market public domain videos). See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Colonel Shuffle: Ifn I had 4 feet and went heehaw, what would I be? Colonel Shuffle: Why did you dunk my poor old hide in old man river, when I bought a low seat? Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Its Bugs! He only has notes. Back in the boiler room, the Colonel opens the boiler door from inside, tears through the boiler room and back along the route they came and runs to a water cooler. Dixie Lyrics: I wish I was in the land of cotton / Old times there are not forgotten / Look away, look away, look away to Dixie Land / In Dixie Land where i was born / Early on one frosty morn Bugs is very tired, but still walking and signing. … What?!? ♪. Bug’s expensive appearance leads the Ship’s Officer to be very obsequious. ♪, A fieldhand stands in the field, picking cotton and putting it in a bag under his arm, ♪ I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! The Colonel’s pants are on fire. An adjudicator stands beyond them. The Camptown racetrack 5 mile long, oh the dooda day ♪, Bugs♪ I come down with my hat caved in dooda, dooda I go back home with a pocket full of tin Oh, de dooda day ♪, Bugs starts dancing off scene, exeunt left, and the Colonel dances along with him, Bugs♪ Goin’ to run all night Goin’ to run all day I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag ♪, Bugs gets ahead of the colonel and opens the sidebar of the boat …, The Colonel dances right off the boat into the river, Bugs lets the gate swing shut and looks down into the river,. In the end, he turns himself in after Elmer cries because he couldn't catch him and he's a disgrace to the regiment. Bugs: Phew… I wonder why they put the South so far south? Of course…, The Colonel falls into the river with a splash, Again, the Colonel rides the blades of the paddle steamer up, back to the boat, Bugs is walking along, laughing and holding his stomach he has been laughing so much, The colonel, still dripping, walks up to him. We do not sell or trade your information with anyone. Colonel Shuffle issues one chip, breaks it in half and passes it to Bugs. Save me, save me, from that horrible thief. Colonel Shuffle: I’m Colonel Shuffle, the rip roaringest gold diggingest sharp shootingest poker playingest riverboat gambler on the Mississippi, Yahoo! In the end, when he is about to get shot and has to make one last wish, he takes off his blindfold and sings, "I Wish I Was In Dixie! The Colonel was looking for an excuse to challenge Bugs to a duel. It was released to theatres on August 22, 1942. Be the first one to, Bugs Bunny - Fresh Hare - I Wish I Was in Dixie - Theme Song, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, https://www.televisiontunes.com/uploads/audio/Bugs%20Bunny%20-%20Fresh%20Hare%20-%20I%20Wish%20I%20Was%20in%20Dixie.mp3, https://www.televisiontunes.com/song/download/13288, https://www.televisiontunes.com/Bugs_Bunny_-_Fresh_Hare_-_I_Wish_I_Was_in_Dixie.html, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Bugs responds by breaking out into song: "I wish I was in Dixie; hurray, hurray..." A crossfade finds Bugs, Elmer, and the other mounties in blackface performing a … Bugs even [ [HangingALampshade Lampshades]] it by saying "Incredible, ain't it?" You’re just in time for the big show! Bugs, snapping the note and looking through it to the light: Are you sure its a good one? ehhh, now missie, I’ll save you! Other Gentleman: Did he hurt you honey chile? Bugs doesnt notice as he walks over to the Other Gentleman. The gang plank is raised and a voice calls out, with a distinct Southern accent. There's only one day left to give in 2020. PurpleSym From archive.org. I had no idea of its more overtly racist ending until a few years ago. They run on, and Bugs comes to the Boiler itself (it being a ‘Steam’ Paddle, after all), opens the door for the Colonel who dives in. Bugs (girls voice): You thief! ♪ Away, away, away down south in Dixie! Colonel Shuffle: Why fore did you splash me in the Mississippi mud? The end of this cartoon where Bugs proclaims his last wish in a chorus of "I Wish I Were in Dixie", which is followed by Bugs, Elmer Fudd and the Mounties all in blackface singing " Camptown Races " against a cotton field backdrop has been targeted for censorship because of … They both turn around, and are nose to nose. Bugs answers, dressed in a coat, cravat, stiff collar and top hat, with a stick pretending to be a cigarillo. Hooray! The paddles turn through the water, and the Colonel rides up on a paddle blade to the boat, looking spotless. I wonder why they put the south So far south. Like with a lot of Bugs Bunny cartoons, the writers take advantage of having Bugs being featured at different scenic locations for each short..here, Bugs is based at the north, with Elmer Fudd playing a mountie. 1 day left Bugs, throwing away his carrot stub: Eeeer, whats cooking, Doc? Well, I'm Alabama bound! The Colonel backs out of the room, defending his head. He darts away and comes back instantly with a box holding 2 pistols. (Bugs throws off the blindfold and starts singing) I wish I was in Dixie, Hurray, hurray! The countryside is still barren. The song presented the point of view, common to minstrelsy at the time, that slavery was overall a positive institution. Fresh Hare is a Warner Bros. theatrical Merrie Melodies cartoon. Animated By Manuel Perez, Richard Bickenbach, Gerry Chiniquy, Phil Monroe. ♪ A fieldhand stands in the field, picking cotton and putting it in a bag under his arm ♪ I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Oh that wascawy wabbit!! We can see Colonel Shuffle running towards Bugs, The colonel hands Bugs some coins and receives a ticket back, Bugs whips to the next post and changes costume to that of a ticket collector, Bugs opens the curtain for the Colonel, who walks through the doorway into what proves to be empty air over the river Mississippi. (guessing the title) on the latest box set which freely showed old school black stereotypes (among other minorities). Countless lyrical variants of "Dixie" exist, but the version attributed to Dan Emmett and its variations are the most popular. On TBS and TNT the scene is edited out differently: a fake "iris-out" after Bugs sings "I Wish I Were in Dixie"; or the footage of Bugs dancing was replayed as the sound from the end of the cartoon proceeded as normal. The Colonel pulls a pistol on Bugs and pulls the trigger, but only water comes out. Dixie - Full Color. After capturing the rabbit and sentencing him to execution, Elmer asks Bugs if he has one final request or wish. Look away! What’ve y’all got, sah? Bugs waves the Ship’s Officer away then gives him a orange card. On the Cartoon Explosion DVD (and Cartoon Network), Bugs starts to sing "I Wish I Were in Dixie", and the picture quickly cuts (or dissolves on CN) to the end card. ♪ Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land! Bugs modestly turns away as he bows, which puts the gentleman’s eye level exactly where Bugs’ cottontail is sticking out of the dress. Ship’s Officer: Alll aboard! In this short, the rotund early-1940s version of Elmer Fudd is portrayed as a Mountie, earnestly attempting to arrest Bugs Bunny, who is, according to several posters attached to forest trees, wanted dead or alive (preferably dead). Its getting so a girl can’t travel alone with you riverboat ravishers. Bugs, cheerfully: ♪ I wish I was in Dixie, hurray, hurray, In Dixie land I’ll take my stand to live and die in Dixie ♪ Bugs walks up the dry dirt road. The Colonel is dancing with the pain of the burning and the difficulty of finding coins in his pocket. The camera cuts to a box with a glass front and a pistol inside and the words ‘For Dry Pistol Break glass’ sign on the glass, The Colonel breaks the glass and takes the pistol. Originally Released on August 22, 1942. Colonel Shuffle: Bwahaha! Standing before a prosecutor, a court clerk, and a judge (and even an execution squad), Elmer asks Bugs that he can make one last wish before he dies, which prompts Bugs to break out into " I … The Colonel points a pistol at Bug’s temple. It was released to theatres on August 22, 1942, and is a play on the term "fresh air". The Colonel’s anger threatens to make him explode again. The camera pans from a paddle steamer on a river, across a big plantation house, to a cotton field, where field hands are picking cotton. A surreal (and often censored) ending turns a firing squad into a minstrel show troupe, fulfilling Bugs last wish – “I Wish I Were in Dixie”. Hooray! Bugs, to the camera: Chivalry ain’t dead! Bugs gives the Colonel a big kiss. I thought it was incredibly clever to have Bugs face a firing squad as Elmer Fudd granted him a final wish, and to have Bugs reply “I wish I was in Dixie!” Young me was like, what a loophole!! Hooray!
The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Bugs pops his head up from the cargo hold – covered in cotton (he has evidently fought his way free of the cotton bale) – the cotton is stuck to him resembling a beard, tall hat and moustache, but he shakes that off. We are now in a cotton field, the firing squad has transformed to 5 people very oddly attired in white trousers and red coat, Elmer is now black and Bugs is playing a banjo. What carrots. By Aisudi Watch. and you’re so big and so strong. Several bales are pushed into the cargo hold of a ship. The both start walking, but bugs walks backwards, so he stays with the Colonel. Thousands of YouTube videos with English-Chinese subtitles! Bugs, having put the wig and hat back on, runs up to another gentleman, Bugs, in a girl’s voice: Oh kind sir! Bugs … Fresh Hare (8/22/42) – Bugs is pursued by little fat mountie Elmer Fudd for such charges as “running through a boulevard stop” and “conduct unbecoming a wabbit”. Bugs Bunny - practise sketches. Your privacy is important to us. Bugs looks over the end of the conveeyer belt and tries to stop himself rolling off the end of it – becoming covered in a big wad of cotton in the putpose, and going over the edge anyway. The Colonel blows his own head off. Bugs (still looking down into the river): Heeheehee, what a goom! Temperature in Afghanistan decreased to 2.88 celsius in December from 7.73 celsius in … I wouldn't doubt that this ending will come back after seeing "Does Anyone Have Any Castles?" Lots of counterfeits around, you know. The picker doesnt notice and puts the bunny in the bag with the rest of the cotton, ♪ In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie. https://looneytunes.fandom.com/wiki/Mississippi_Hare_(Transcript)?oldid=138559. Look at this tired specimen. Bugs visibly watches him go over and flinches at the splash, Ship’s Officer: have your tickets ready gentleman’, He comes to a rope barrier, and takes a hard turn right through a doorway. The title is a typical WB pun (as in "fresh air") that has little or nothing to do with the plot, other than being set in the crisp, frigid air of a Canadian winter. ♪ One hand reaches down and pulls a boll from the bush – but instead has the fluffy bunny tail of a rabbit, which he pulls from the bush. ". After following the rabbit tracks to a burrow, Elmer tries to lure Bugs out with a carrot; this works, at least with Bugs' hand, and Elmer initially succeeds in getting a handcuff … He sticks a big cigar in the Colonels mouth, lights it and runs away. I haven't seen a decent carrot for months around these parts. ♪ Bugs wipes the sweat from his brow, tiredly. Be thair? The camera pans to a view of feet – an ship’s officer and a man fallen on hard times, ragged clothes. 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