Mar
31
2012

So, we’ve got the eldest watching Bugs Bunny.

There’s a lot of topical references and contemporary cultural references in this stuff, huh?  I figure that I’m missing about half the in-jokes and taglines there, and I’ve watched a decent amount of popular culture from that time period.

No, this is not an original notion.  I’m just finding it a fascinating one, particularly since some of the stuff that Bugs is doing in these cartoons would be fairly taboo today.

3 Comments

  • techsan says:

    No kidding on the taboo part. Check out unedited Tom and Jerry cartoons sometime. Makes Bugs look tame

  • wolfwalker says:

    “There’s a lot of topical references and contemporary cultural references in this stuff, huh?”

    No more so than in similar things from today … not that there are a lot of similar things being made today.

    In fact, one of the things I’ve enjoyed most about Warner Bros ‘toons since I realized there was all this cultural stuff lurking in them is looking for the cultural references and in-jokes that are lurking in them. Everything from the universal Irish accent for cops to Carl Stalling’s magnificently barmy choices of background music.

  • JeffV says:

    “OH..so he hidin’ in the stove is he?”……darn…off to youtube…

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