Compressed Hare

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Compressed Hare is a Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and featuring Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote (in their fourth pairing), released on July 29, 1961. This is the final first-run Golden Age short in which Wile E. Coyote speaks, although he speaks again in the Adventures of the Road Runner featurette from a year later.


Bugs Bunny: [as Wile E. Coyote is tying him to a spit] I'm your new neighbor from down the street. I brung you those carrots you asked for. Personally, I don't think a stew is a stew without carrots. [sniffs] Mmm, smells good. What kind of stew is it?
[Dips his ear in the pot and tastes it]
Bugs Bunny: Mmm-mmm. Rabbit ear stew. Very good too. Er, I'd love to stay for lunch, but it appears I'm all tied up this morning.
Wile E. Coyote: Oh, you're going to stay for lunch. You are lunch. Now, what kind of wine goes best with wild game? You are game, aren't you?
Bugs Bunny: Oh, er, I'm game, all right.
[Hops on floor, dislodging a cork from one of the wine bottles into Wile E.'s eye]
Wile E. Coyote: Now look here, me bucko!
[Bugs hops again and another cork pops; Wile E. ducks to avoid the cork, but it ricochets accross the room and opens an ironing board, which hits Wile E. on the head; Bugs hops back home]

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