Show Biz Bugs

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Show Biz Bugs
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Production company Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date November 2, 1957
Run time 7:02
Starring Mel Blanc
Producer(s) Edward Selzer
Music composed by Milt Franklyn
Story by Warren Foster
Animation Art Davis
Virgil Ross
Gerry Chiniquy
Director(s) Friz Freleng
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Show Biz Bugs is the three hundred and eighty-second Looney Tunes theatrical short. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation on November 2, 1957. It was written by Warren Foster, produced by Edward Selzer, and directed by Friz Freleng.

It's a showbiz showdown between Bugs and Daffy, when the latter attempts to prove himself that he would be a better star than Bugs.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Bugs: Dat was terrific, Daffy! They loved it! They want more!
Daffy: I know, I know, but I can only do it once.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Bugs Bunny Mel Blanc
Daffy Duck Mel Blanc
Theater manager Mel Blanc
Taxi Cab driver Mel Blanc



  • "Men's bathroom" sign
  • Trained pigeon act kit
  • Magic sawing box
  • Saw
  • Explosives-rigged xylophone table
  • Juggle balls
  • Gasoline
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Gunpowder
  • Uranium-238
  • Light match


  • Taxi cab


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The music was composed by Milt Franklyn.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: November 2, 1957 in theatres

Behind the scenes

  • Two of the acts from this cartoon have been used in the short Curtain Razor; when Porky sees a man named Crawford Coo do a pigeon act, but the birds flew out of the window. It was later used in the 1959 Merrie Melodies cartoon, Unnatural History, which saw a fox do the same act Daffy does attempting to show Porky he is a star.
  • Much like Show Biz Bugs, the final act in Curtain Razor has been censored on Cartoon Network to remove him ingesting gasoline
    • The airings on syndication also removed the gasoline drinking, and edits it even further by cutting out the fox swallowing a match.
  • The "Those Endearing Young Charms" gag was previously used in the Private Snafu short Booby Traps and the Bugs/Yosemite Sam short Ballot Box Bunny, only in both cases the instrument used was a piano. The song used in each case, as in Show Biz Bugs, is "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms".


  • There is an extra light dot on the top left of the "director" card, which can be shown fading in when the credits change to the director's credit.
  • When Bugs is applauding Daffy's final act, his tail disappears for a frame.

Everlasting influence

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Home availability