Hello Everyone. Autumn the Puppy here!
Guess who's 70 years old this week?
That wascally wabbit Bugs Bunny!
He first started out his career as an then unknown bunny in Porky's Hare Hunt in 1938 and worked his way up until he got his first star billing (and could formally use his own name) in 1940's A Wild Hare, which also paired him for the first time against Elmer Fudd.
Bugs has gone on to entertain audiences as part of the Looney Tunes gang ever since. The whole group is due back in a NEW Looney Tunes program on the Cartoon Network this fall!
But just think, over seven decades now of mirth and mayhem and only one grey hare. That rabbit's influence can be traced all across the entertainment industry. He is still an inspiration for performers today, as can be seen by watching this LIVE staging of 1957's What's Opera, Doc?
I could gush on for hours and hours on end singing Bugs Bunny's praises, but I don't have the column space to do so. But I can tell a couple of jokes before I go!
What do you call a tanned rabbit?
A sunny bunny!
What do you call a group of rabbits marching backwards?
A receding hare line!
What do you get when you cross a flea with a rabbit?
A Bug's Bunny!
So here's to my favorite bunny! Hope you'll be entertaining us for many more decades to come Bugs!-AtP
(Video clip courtesy of YouTube)