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Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (also known as The Bugs Bunny Easter Special and Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies) is a 1977 Easter television special based on the Looney Tunes cartoon shorts. It was compiled from clips from existing Looney Tunes shorts, bridged together with new animation by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. It originally aired on CBS on April 7, 1977.

Plot[]

The Easter bunny is ill, Granny needs to find a replacement for him and suggests Bugs Bunny. When she reaches the Warner Bros. lot, she finds to her disappointment that Bugs is tied up in filming Knighty Knight Bugs but offers to work out a solution after filming wraps up. Meanwhile, Daffy Duck, partially overhearing the conversation, eagerly offers Granny his services, but always dresses up in the wrong Easter-related outfit (such as an Easter egg or an Easter basket). Still tied up after filming two more shorts, Bugs decides to suggest other Looney Tunes stars, who are likewise unable or unsuited. In the end, Bugs offers to serve as the bunny's replacement if the work can be delayed until a week after Easter; Granny considers this unacceptable, but the Easter Bunny, apparently well, arrives, and thus Bugs' services are no longer needed. In the end, the supposed Easter Bunny reveals himself to be Daffy in an Easter bunny suit (finally getting it right), which neither surprises nor disappoints Bugs or Granny, having known all along it was Daffy.

Cartoons[]

  • Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)
  • Hillbilly Hare (1950)
  • Bully For Bugs (1953)
  • Tweety's Circus (1955)
  • Birds Anonymous (1957)
  • For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)
  • Rabbit of Seville (1950)
  • Little Boy Boo (1954)
  • Robin Hood Daffy (1958)
  • Sahara Hare (1955)
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