In my youth, the days of local syndication, I returned home from school every day to two hours of classic cartoons: Woody Woodpecker, the sometimes inexplicable DePatie-Freleng Pink Panther, and my fave-rave, Tom & Jerry.  Of course, as any Poll Of The Week or MS-QOTD will tell you, the undisputed champeen of those original theatre shorts is Bugs Bunny, the wise-crackin’ Noo Yawk-accented lagomorph with the dry wit and understated delivery…  Pitted against mobsters, against aliens, against Elmer; he prevails.  Indeed, even when Cecil Turtle managed to put a couple over on him, we still loved seeing the best of the bunny, leading us to today’s carrot-munching query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has a particular love for ‘What’s Opera, Doc?’, but my fave-rave will always be ‘Rabbit Rampage,’ pitting Bugs against the one person who can outdo him: The animator of the cartoon, asking: What cartoon outing constitutes the BEST of Bugs Bunny?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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2 Comments

  1. Mike
    June 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    Hands down, “What’s Opera, Doc?”

    Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!

    • Rob
      June 13, 2016 at 5:29 am — Reply

      Damn it beat me to it.

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