Wabbit Twouble

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Wabbit Twouble
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Production company Leon Schlesinger Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date December 20, 1941
Run time 8:22
Starring Mel Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan
Music composed by Carl W. Stalling
Story by Dave Monahan
Animation Sid Suthe
Director(s) Robert Clampett
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Wabbit Twouble is the hundred and ninety Merrie Melodies theatrical short. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation on March 2, 1940. It was written by Dave Monahan, animated by Dave Monaham, produced by Leon Schlesinger, and directed by Robert Clampett.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Elmer: There's nothing wike a westful vacation in the mountains. Oh boy, peace and welaxation! Heh, heh, heh, heh!

Bugs: Welcome to Jellostone Park, Doc! A restful retreat. (to the audience) Oh, brudda…

Elmer: That'll howld 'em alwight! Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh!
Bugs: "That'll howld 'em alwight! Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh!" Phooey…

Bugs: I do dis kind of stuff through more of da picture.

Elmer: Westfull Wetweat. Bawoney! I'll show you! Take that! And that! And that!! "West and welaxation", eh? Wubbish! Take that! And that! And that! And… (looks at an angry park ranger) Hewwo! Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Elmer Fudd Arthur Q. Bryan
Bugs Bunny Mel Blanc





  • Elmer's car



Wabbit Twouble was the first theatrical cartoons where Elmer appeared in a different, more portly character design, which made him resemble closer to his actor Arthur Q. Bryan. It was again used in three subsequent shorts, The Wabbit Who Came to Supper, The Wacky Wabbit and Fresh Hare; and was featured for his cameo in war bond advertisement Any Bonds Today?. Afterwards, Elmer returned to his usual look for The Hare-Brained Hypnotist, making the "fat Elmer" design short-lived.



The music was composed by Carl W. Stalling.

The finale of the "William Tell Overture" is used during Elmer's chase with the bear.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: December 20, 1941 in theatres

Behind the scenes

  • This is the first Bugs Bunny short to refer to Elmer's speech impediment, with the names of the crew (Bob Clampett, Sidney Sutherland, and Carl W. Stalling), and the roles of Story, Supervision, and Musical Direction, intentionally misspelled in the credits to match the speech impediment.


Everlasting influence

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  • A frame of Bugs mocking Elmer's likeness in this short became an internet meme in December 2018, originating as a fictitious cover art at for a video game titled Big Chungus.[1]

Critical reception

Home availability

  • In the United States:


  1. "Big Chungus". Know Your Meme. Retrieved March 31, 2024.