Rabbit Hood

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Rabbit Hood is a 1949 Merrie Melodies cartoon released on December 24, 1949. The entry was directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese, and features Bugs Bunny. In the short, when Bugs tries to take a carrot from the King's field in Sherwood Forest, he's caught in the act by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Bugs Bunny

  • Look. Look. It's the king! His most royal majesty cometh! Sound the welcomes and blow the crumpets!
  • [last lines] Nah. That's silly! It couldn't be him!

Sheriff of Nottingham

  • [Bugs has knocked him silly over the head] Odd's fish? The very air abounds in kings!


[Bugs Bunny pulls a carrot, that has an alarm bell. He then tries to stop the bells' ringing and the Sheriff of Nottingam arrives to guard the King's garden]
Sheriff of Nottingham: O-ho, varmint! Caught crimson-fisted!
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc?
Sheriff of Nottingham: What's up, forsooth! It's the rack for you, my long-eared knave. These are the King's carrots.

Little John: Don't you worry, never fear. Robin Hood will soon be here.
[Little John blew a fanfare on bugle and stood at attention]
Bugs Bunny: Yeah, Mr. Wise Guy. Now you're gonna get it. Robin Hood'll fix you, brother. [after a long pause, Little John looks to the distance, shrugs his shoulders in dis-belief and then leaves] Eh, where was we?

Bugs Bunny: [nervously] Heh heh, well I must be toddling along. Spot of tiffin and all that. Give my regards to the King, and the Queen, and the Jack, and the Ten of Diamonds.
Sheriff of Nottingham: [grabs Bugs by the neck as he makes a break for it] Not so fast! We have an appointment with the rack!

Sheriff of Nottingham: [Bugs runs into the King's Royal Rose Gardens] Stop! Stop! You can't go in there! You're not allowed in there! This is the King's private garden! You're standing on royal ground!
Bugs Bunny: Royal ground? You mean to say that this ground is better than that ground over there?
Sheriff of Nottingham: Yes, it is!
Bugs Bunny: Oh, I don't know. Now, you take this piece of ground over here. Now here's a nice piece of property. Level, fruit trees, choice view, improvements already in. Eh, what type of house was you planning?
Sheriff of Nottingham: Well, I... I sort of had a six-room Tudor in mind.
Bugs Bunny: Then this is the just the place for you, and it's priced just right. But, uh, first, uh... Are you a veteran?
Sheriff of Nottingham: No, I'm a...
Bugs Bunny: Good, then it'll be easy. Here, just sign on the dotted line.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Well, uh... couldn't I call you later? You see, I...
Bugs Bunny: Well, I don't know. You see, there was a couple here from Kansas City looking at this place this morning, and they...
Sheriff of Nottingham: All right! I'll sign! I'll sign! Here!
Bugs Bunny: You'll never regret it, my friend. This place will double in value inside six months.
[Cut to the Sheriff working on a half-finished house in the Garden when he suddenly realizes what he was deceived]'
Sheriff of Nottingham: Ooh! I hate myself! I do! I do! I do! [proceeds to hit himself in the head with his hammer repeatedly, almost contemplating suicide]

Bugs Bunny: Sheriff of Nottingham, in gratitude for your faithful service, I shall knight thee.
Sheriff of Nottingham: You're most gracious, Majesty.
Bugs Bunny: In the name of my most royal Majesty, I knight thee. [Conks the Sheriff on the head with his scepter] Arise, Sir Loin of Beef. [Conks him again] Arise, Earl of Cloves. [Conk] Arise, Duke of Brittingham. [Conk] Arise, Baron of Munchausen. [Conk] Arise, Essence of Myrrh... [Conk] Milk of Magnesia... [Conk] Water of Tyne.
Sheriff of Nottingham: [extremely dazed] You are too kind, Your Majesty.
Bugs Bunny: [Disguised Bugs turns his head aside and speaks to audience] Got lots of stamina!

Little John: Don't you worry, never fear, Ro...
Bugs Bunny: Yeah, I know, Robin Hood will soon be here. He robs from the rich and he gives to the poor. Yo-ho-ho, he goes skipping, tra-la-la, through Sherwood Forest, helping the needy and the oppressed. Ah, you've been saying that through the whole picture! Well, where is he?
Little John: Oh, you should not talk mean like that, because there he is!
Robin Hood: [Appears in live-action footage three to five second cameo] Welcome to Sherwood!
Bugs Bunny: [Stares in astonishment for a moment] Nah, that's silly. It couldn't be him.


  • Mel Blanc - Bugs Bunny / Sheriff of Nottingham / Little John
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