Falling Hare is a 1943 Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Robert Clampett, and starring Bugs Bunny in the Merrie Melodies series. As with many Bugs Bunny cartoons, the title is a play on words; "falling hair" refers to impending baldness, while in this cartoon’s climax the title turns out to be descriptive of Bugs’s situation (a hare falling / crashing to earth).
- Bugs Bunny: [Laughs] Hey! Get a load of this, Folks. It says here, "A constant menace to pilots are the Gremlims who wreck planes with dia-bo-lick-al sabo-tay-gee.
- [Bugs has just been hit on the head with a wrench]
- Bugs Bunny: Which way did he go, George, which way did he go?
- The Gremlin: Hmmm... [points in both directions] That way.
- Bugs Bunny: Well, gee, thanks a lot George, thanks a lot.
- [Bugs upon taking his first step, he immediately falls to the floor. The Gremlin runs over to him and pulls his eyelids open]
- The Gremlin: What's the matter, bunny rabbit? Speak to me. Why don't you say something?
- Bugs Bunny: I'm only three-and-a-half years old. B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b.
- The Gremlin: I like him, he's silly!