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: Hey! I bet that was a...Say, do you think that...Hey! Could that have been a Gremlin?
- Gremlin: It ain't Vendell Villkie!
- [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!
- [last lines, as the plane hurtles to a certain doom, the plane suddenly sputters and stops a few feet in midair]
- The Gremlin: Sorry, folks. We ran out of gas.
- Bugs Bunny: Yeah, you know how it is with these "A" cards.