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The "boulder to the face" gag from Bully for Bugs was reused from the short Rabbit Punch (1948), which was also directed by Chuck Jones.
Tugboat Granny is the only cartoon in the Warner Bros. series to bear Granny's name.
Toro the bull from Bully For Bugs can be seen in the beginning of the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), auditioning with other bulls at the Maroon Cartoon Studios for a part for in a cartoon. He also appears in the films Space Jam (1996) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).
Drip-Along Daffy marks the first appearance of the villain character Nasty Canasta, a Mexican rogue who would later appear in several other cartoons, as well as an episode of The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries TV series, the movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and occasionally on the Duck Dodgers TV series.
Bugs Bunny (About the bull; laughing): What a gulli-bull, what a nin-cow-poop!
Daffy Duck (To Nasty Canasta): Listen, hombre; If'n you're not out of town by sundown, you'd better come a-shootin' with your six-guns blazin' and a-firin'...I plumb reckon!
Daffy Duck: I told you I'd clean up this one-horse town! (reveals he is a street cleaner)
Porky Pig: Lucky for him, it is a one horse town!
Daffy Duck (Walks into the bar, pulls his gun, and accidentally pulls off his chaps and pants as well): Let justice be done! Tear up that mortgage! Unhand that rancher's daughter! Cease that... that... hmm... seems awfully breezy in here! (notices his pants are off) ... uh cease that, uh, rusting!
Tugboat Granny is 7 minutes long.
Tugboat Granny was originally released June 23, 1956.
The CBS airing of Bully for Bugs in the 1980s edited the famous glue-and-sandpaper-and-lit-match-and-dynamite end sequence, but just edited the lit match and dynamite part so now the edited cartoon shows the bull getting slathered with glue and stuck with sandpaper on his underside before hitting the wall.
When Bully for Bugs aired on ABC, the part where the bull swallows a box of elephant gun bullets and explodes was cut. Also cut was the end gag where the famous glue-and-sandpaper-and-lit-match-and-dynamite end sequence. The edited version just has the bull go up the ramp and hit the wall.
During Bully For Bugs, the sounds of the crowd are recorded from a genuine bull-fighting crowd in Barcelona, Spain.
Chuck Jones, the director of Bully For Bugs, claims that he made this cartoon after producer Eddie Selzer burst into Jones' workspace one day and announced, for no readily apparent reason, that bullfights were not funny, and they were not to make a cartoon about them.
Bully For Bugs was produced in 1952 but was not released until August 1953.
When Drip-Along Daffy aired on Cartoon Network, the final scene of Porky as the new sheriff saying of Daffy's new job as street-sweeper, "Lucky for him it is a one-horse town", was dropped, mostly likely for the not-so-veiled reference to horse manure. It instead ends with Daffy just beginning to push the street sweeper cart.
On ABC, some of the gun gags in the introduction scene from Drip-Along Daffy were cut. Also the scene of the bartender mixing the noxious drink for Nasty Canasta and Daffy was shortened.
Drip-Along Daffy is 7 minutes long.
Drip-Along Daffy first aired on November 17, 1951.
Tugboat Granny - Title
The title of this cartoon is a reference to the movie Tugboat Annie (1933), starring Marie Dressler.