Big Top Bunny
Big Top Bunny is a Warner Bros. Pictures Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released in 1951 and rereleased in 1961 as a Blue Ribbon and directed by Robert McKimson and written by Tedd Pierce. In the short, an acrobatic bear at Colonel Korny's World Famous Circus finds an unwanted partner in Bugs Bunny.
- Innocent as a newborn baby - baby rat, that is.
- Don't you believe it! [starts swinging] Ready or not. Here I come!
- [last lines] That's one way to wind this up with a bang! [laughs]
- Bruno the Bear: What you think you gonna do?
- Bugs Bunny: Who, me? Oh, I think I'm gonna jump 200 feet off of this platform into a tank of water.
- [Bugs kisses Bruno]
- Bugs Bunny: Goodbye!
- [Raises platform 200 feet; Bruno raises his platform also]
- Bruno the Bear: Nobody could outdo Bruno the Magnificent. I dive 300 feet into bucket of water.
- [Raises platform 300 feet, Bugs does same]
- Bugs Bunny: Oh, yeah? Well, I'll dive 500 feet into a damp sponge!
- [They raise the platforms to 500 feet, breaking over the tent]
- Bruno the Bear: And I, Bruno, will dive 1,000 feet into a block of cement! On my head, yet.
- [They raise their platforms to 1,000 feet]
- Bugs Bunny: Say, that's a good stunt. I'll buy that. But the star goes first. Here I go.
- Bruno the Bear: Oh, no! Bruno is the star. I go first.
- Bugs Bunny: Ah-ah! I go first.
- Bruno the Bear: [grabbing Bugs by the neck] I go first!
- Bugs Bunny: Okay, pal. You win. You go first.
- [Bruno dives the 1,000 feet and lands head first into block of cement, squashing himself in the process]