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Bowery Bugs (1949)

When Steve Brodie jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 he needed a rabbit's foot for good luck. He wanted one of Bugs'.

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Bugs Bunny tells an old man the story of Steve Brodie, who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived. Brodie was a down-on-his luck gambler, who decided to get himself a rabbit's foot for good luck. Happening upon Bugs, Brodie is instead convinced by the cagey rabbit that he needs a different type of good luck charm. Unfortunately for Brodie, each suggestion by Bugs results in more bad lack for the Irishman. Finally driven crazy by the site of Bugs in so many disguises, the goofy gambler takes his plunge off the bridge. At the end the old man, satisfied by the story, agrees to buy the Brooklyn Bridge from Bugs! Written by Mike Konczewski

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When asked when he was born Brody says he doesn't remember. Brodie in real life was born on July 23. This makes his correct zodiac sign Cancer, which is located just to the right of "Lobo" [sic], the selected incorrect sign on Bugs' spin wheel. See more »

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[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: This is the famous Brooklyn Bridge. 133 feet high, 1,500 feet long. Contains hundreds of miles of cable. From it, Steve Brody made his sensational leap into the East River.
Old Man: [chuckling] What in tarnation did he do that for?
Bugs Bunny: I'm glad you asked that, friend. It happened in 1886, when Steve Brody had a terrific run of luck...
[laughs]
Bugs Bunny: ... all bad! Then one day, an idea - he needed a good luck charm. But what? Right, a rabbit's foot! But where to find a rabbit in the big city? Nope, ...
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References Duck Soup (1933) See more »

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Music by Gus Edwards (1903)
Played when Brodie is looking for the man with the carnation
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Pretty excellent
3 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Bowery Bugs is a thoroughly enjoyable Looney Tunes cartoon, without it being the best. The music is as usual energetic and quirky, the sight gags are clever, the pacing is brisk and the dialogue a vast majority of the time is hilarious("that's you fathead"). The best part of Bowery Bugs though is the animation, it is brilliant with the colours especially impressive. Bugs is still rascally, arrogant yet likable, while Brodie is a good adversary who takes Bug's wisecracks well. And then there is the voice work from Mel Blanc and Billy Bletcher, which is nothing short of superb, then again that didn't surprise me as such as the voice work is always good in the Looney Tunes cartoons. Overall, hugely enjoyable and excellent cartoon, making the most of a slightly unexceptional story. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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