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Hare Trimmed
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Series: Merrie Melodies
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Production No.: 1266
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Starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, featuring Granny
Excerpted In: The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (film)
Bugs Bunny's Valentine (special)
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Animation Reuse: Part of this cartoon would be reused in Honey's Money
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Directed by Friz Freleng (Credited as I. Freleng)
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Animation Manuel Perez
Ken Champin
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Layouts Hawley Pratt
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Backgrounds Irv Wyner
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MPAA No.: 15465
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Preceded by "There Auto Be A Law"
Followed by "Tom Tom Tomcat"
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Hare Trimmed is a 1953 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


In a town called Doughnut Center, "What A Hole", Sam reads a newspaper indicating that a local widow has just inherited $50 million. Sam plots to marry the widow, take the money, kick the widow out, close the orphanage and get rid of the police department. Bugs overhears his evil plan and plots to foil the plan by posing as a rival French suitor.

The widow, who bears a striking resemblance to Granny, is very excited to have two suitors, but Sam is not. Challenging Bugs by throwing down a gauntlet, he slaps him with a glove; Bugs slaps him with a brick-filled glove. Bugs then challenges Sam to a shooting round at ten paces. Timing the steps, Bugs waits until a train arrives for Sam to fire, causing him to be run over by it. Bugs then poses as the widow, teasing him and pushing a piano down the stairs on him. The real widow arrives and offers a cup of black coffee.

While Sam waits for his coffee, Bugs returns disguised again, and asks whether Sam wants one lump or two (of sugar). Sam replies two, and receives two blows from a mallet. The real widow returns, and Sam slaps her away, causing her to gasp, "He's flipped his lid!" Hiding in an upstairs room, she shoots at Sam whenever he tries to enter. Bugs whistles at him, and (disguised again) suggests they elope after Sam says he wants the lumps. Bugs then begins throwing down things he wants to take along. So many things are thrown down that Sam says, "That dame's takin' everything but the kitchen sink!" which is then promptly thrown down as well.

The last to go is the safe, and they go to get married. At the Church, Bugs' gown bottom comes off, and Sam, still dazed, refuses to marry him, running off. Bugs mock cries, "Boo-hoo-hoo! Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo!"



  • Despite being the most frequently aired Warner Bros. cartoon on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, this cartoon (much like "Hare-Less Wolf", "Hillbilly Hare", "A Sheep in the Deep", "No Parking Hare", "Apes of Wrath", and "A Mouse Divided"), was drastically edited. Everything after the part where Bugs (dressed as Granny) pushes a piano down the stairs and Yosemite Sam gets flattened by it -- Granny thinking Sam is “looped,” “Granny” Bugs reprising his “one lump or two” gag from 1952’s “Rabbit’s Kin” twice (once with coffee and again when Sam begs for it upstairs), Sam’s playful “I can see you through the keyhol-l-le!” – and getting by the real Granny, and Sam getting shot again after climbing a ladder to the top window of Granny’s bedroom door and begging, “Aw, come on, Emmie!” -- was cut on ABC.[1]



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