Rabbit's Kin is a 1952 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Robert McKimson and written by Tedd Pierce. The cartoon was released on November 15, 1952, and stars Bugs Bunny and Bugs' new enemy Pete Puma. The title is a play on "rabbit skin", but is also a literal term in that Bugs is caring for a "kin", here, another rabbit.
- I thought I'd better see you home, Shorty, on account of I don't trust that sneaking puma any more than I can throw the Big Mo.
- Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc?
- Pete Puma: I got a little rabbit in this hole. And I gonna catch the little rabbit and eat him up. Eeeeee!
- Bugs Bunny: A little rabbit? wouldn't you rather have a big rabbit?
- Pete Puma: Er... Yeah!
- Bugs Bunny: Well here I am. Take me.
- Pete Puma: Mmmm, num, num, slurp.
- Bugs Bunny: [slaps Pete's hands] Take your dirty mitts off of me! What do you think you're doing?
- Pete Puma: But you told me to, you told me to, you told me to! [hands Bugs a cigar] How 'bout having a cee-gar?
- Bugs Bunny: Gee, thanks. [sniffs cigar] Mmmm, nice.
- [Bugs sees it's an El Explodo cigar; Pete presents Bugs with a light, but Bugs puts the cigar in his pocket]
- Pete Puma: Well, I think I'll have to be goin' now.
- Bugs Bunny: Oh, no, you can't leave yet. You got to have a nice cup of tea with me. [Drags Pete to a table] Here we are. [Serves tea] There's nothing as sociable as a nice cup of tea, I always say. How many lumps do you want?
- Pete Puma: Oh, three or four.
- Bugs Bunny: [Whacks Pete on the head with a mallet 5 times and 5 lumps appear on his head] Oh dear, I gave you one too many. Well, we can fix that. [whacks the 5th lump back in his head] There, and here's a cigar for you.
- [Bugs shoves the cigar in Pete's mouth and lights it; Bugs runs away, the cigar explodes]