Rabbit Hood - 1949
Bugs Bunny, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Little John; Cameo by Errol Flynn
Directed by Chuck Jones - Story by Michael Maltese - Animation by Ken Harris, Phil Monroe, Ben Washam, and Lloyd Vaughan - Layouts by Robert Gribbroek - Backgrounds by Peter Alvarado - Voice Characterization by Mel Blanc - Musical Direction by Carl Stalling
Sherwood Forest is studded with "No Poaching" signs, "Not even an egg!" Bugs tries to swipe a carrot from the King's carrot patch, but is caught crimson-fisted by the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Bugs manages to get the Sheriff to forget that he is protecting the King's garden and instead makes him think that he is buying real estate. The Sheriff gets halfway through building himself a home in the middle of the roses when he realizes what he has done. He hits himself on the head with his hammer, clenched teeth bending the nails in his mouth, saying, "I hateth myself! I do! I do!"
Courtesy "Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare" by Joe Adamson, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990
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