The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

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The Bugs 'n' Daffy Show

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When the 'Kids' WB!' began broadcasting in 1995 it had a assortment of animated programs It seemed logical that the WB should feature the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for which Warner Brothers' Animation division is famous. Thus, a new package of the classic cartoon shorts was assembled under the title of That's Warner Bros.!. 65 episodes were compiled and aired weekday mornings or afternoons, depending on the wish of individual affiliates. The majority of shorts on That's Warner Bros.! Each half-hour show consisted of three shorts and one "Hip Clip". "Hip Clips" were excerpts of varying length pulled from certain cartoons to fill time. But after one season, the show was updated. Its title was changed to The Bugs N' Daffy Show and given a new, catchy theme song, as Daffy and Bugs sing about the stars of the show. The new song went like this: "My name is Daffy Duck. And boy are you in luck. 'Cause I'm the greatest; I'm the best. You can't help but be impressed. Along with Bugs and all the rest... On the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Curtain up and lights aglow. Places, folks, 'cause here we go. It's the Bugs N' Daffy Show. Starring Daffy Duck! Marvin the Martian, Tweety, and Sylvester... Porky the Pig and Elmer Fudd here too... Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dog... Yosemite Sam and Michigan Frog... Speedy Gonzales runs amok. I'm the star, I'm Daffy Duck! Someone hit the lights. We just love opening nights. Costumes, make-up, props, and sets... Song and dance, and hot duets. No Romeos or Juliets. It's comedy all the way. Time to laugh. So, let's begin. Notify your next of kin. Daffy Duck is starring in the Bugs and Daf... Make 'em laugh! The Bugs N' Daffy Show! Prepare to be blown away!" The format remained the same, except that the cartoons were no longer broadcast with their opening credits. They instead aired with a shot of each short's title card and an instrumental of the Bugs N' Daffy theme playing over it. The order of episodes and shorts remained the same, with one notable exception: the Three Bears cartoon, The Bee-Deviled Bruin, was pulled from shows 24 and 54, presumably for violent content, and replaced by Beanstalk Bunny in show 24 and by What's Up, Doc? in show 54. Like all of the other networks, the WB was no stranger to the practice of cartoon-editing-for-content. Gun gags were gone from cartoons like Rabbit's Feat, Barbary Coast Bunny, and Ballot Box Bunny. Scenes that were considered too violent in other ways were also chopped, like Sylvester being electrified in Lighthouse Mouse and Muzzle Tough. Single lines of dialogue were missing, such as Bugs' reference to Amos and Andy at the end of Lighter Than Hare and Daffy's line, "So round, so firm, so fully packed, so easy on the draw," in Book Review. The show was also known to redirect cartoon shorts by changing the order of scenes. Its version of A Star is Bored was horribly mangled. A second season of The Bugs N' Daffy Show began in September, 1997. The WB Network retained the rights to the same post-1948 titles that it had been telecasting for the previous two years, and added first-run pre-1948 cartoons to compose new episodes. At least one pre-1948 cartoon aired per show. Due to the slightly longer length of the pre-1948 cartoons, the "Hip Clips" no longer appeared in every show. Also, scenes in many of these pre-1948 cartoons were edited for content by the WB censors. The WB dropped The Bugs N' Daffy Show from its regular schedule for the 1998-1999 season. The show did remain on a few WB affilates as a replacement for Tiny Toon Adventures, although The Bugs N' Daffy Show was no longer a regular network series.

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Arthur Q. Bryan

Arthur Q. Bryan

Elmer Fudd

Dick Beals

Dick Beals

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Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

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June Foray

June Foray

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Joan Gerber

Joan Gerber

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Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Here comes a new package of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons featuring Bugs and his pals.

    10
    Bugs was by far my favorite and i would get really excioted if I saw his face pop up on the title screen. This one was about as good as any of their shows and of course was followed by controversy over the violence. I guess seeing the Road Runner drop a boulder on Wile E. Coyote in a cartoon was suppose to make me do the same my brother and sister or something. To me, it was a lot of fun and I never ever thought about the violence. The Road Runner almost always won out against the Coyote and Buggs almost always won against whomever he was up against. I wish Bugs and daffy would have been allies because I liked them both very much. Porky and Elmer were good to have around so they could battle with somebody. Some characters were better than others, but there was something for everyone here.moreless
  • It's rabbit season!

    9.0
    Hands down the most creative and entertaining animation ever. I grew up watching looney tunes on saturday mornings. These timeless gags never cease to be funny. The artwork was spectacular. It's a shame cartoons have never been the same since. I wish they would bring back these cartoons on the cartoon network.
  • I like this show

    9.0
    I loved watching this show so much. I loved the fact that it was all the old Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, but it was a little weird that they changed the name form 'That's Warner Bros.!'. I am sad that it only lasted 2 seasons, but then again, there are about 500 different shows that had the classic Looney Tunes in their lineup. I do remember watching this show every weekday after school on the WB. It was one of the first shows they had when the channel came out. Anything with Bugs or any of the other Looney Tunes is one my top list of shows

    A very decent show. Better than the stuff they have now.







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  • I remember this show very well...

    10
    I loved watching this show so much. I loved the fact that it was all the old Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, but it was a little weird that they changed the name form 'That's Warner Bros.!'. I am sad that it only lasted 2 seasons, but then again, there are about 500 different shows that had the classic Looney Tunes in their lineup. I do remember watching this show every weekday after school on the WB. It was one of the first shows they had when the channel came out. Anything with Bugs or any of the other Looney Tunes is one my top list of showsmoreless

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