Wednesday, May 9, 2007
"Rabbit Seasoning", together with "Rabbit Fire" and "Duck, Rabbit, Duck!" make up Chuck Jones' "hunting trilogy". In this second outing, it is duck season and Daffy plans on making Elmer believe it is Rabbit season simply because he's "gotta have some fun too."
Clueless Elmer Fudd doesn't know a rabbit when he sees one, leading Daffy into a battle of wits with Bugs. Hmm...I wonder who will win...
Daffy is bested by "pronoun trouble" and is so determined to get Bugs killed that he falls for the clever word play every time.
The result, as always, is that Daffy is de-beaked multiple times. "No more for me, thanks. I'm driving."
Bugs,in drag, is able to persuade love-struck Elmer into delivering a duck dinner. Even when his disguise is stripped, Bugs can still get Daffy to fall for another round of "would you like to shoot me now or wait 'till you get home?"
Clearly not an obscure film, the banter between the characters is engrained in our minds. I think that all of us in our daily lives would respond to the phrase "Duck season!" with "Wabbit season!" every time.