Ballot Box Bunny - 1951
Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam
Directed by Friz Freleng - Story by Warren Foster - Animation by Ken Champin, Virgil Ross, Arthur Davis, and Manuel Perez - Layouts by Hawley Pratt - Backgrounds by Paul Julian - Voice Characterization by Mel Blanc - Musical Direction by Carl Stalling
Bugs hears candidate Sam campaigning on a platform that includes a promise "to rid this country of every last rabbit." Bugs fights fire with fire by running against Sam himself.
"Anything you can do, I can do better!" boasts Bugs. Sam's response: "Can you play a pie-anna?" Bugs' expression shows that this was absurdly unexpected.
Second Best Moment:
Bugs' Teddy Roosevelt impression: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick!" And Sam's response: "Oh, yeah? Well, I speak LOUD! And I carry a BIGGER stick! And I use it, too." (Hits Bugs with stick.)
Courtesy "Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare" by Joe Adamson, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990
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