Monday, October 13, 2008

Looney Tunes: "Broom-Stick Bunny" 7:10 mins

A Halloween Addict knows he or she is going to like this cartoon by the time you hit 2 minutes in. From the very beginning, you know something's different. First of all, the usual red concentric circles in the titles are GREEN! Soon after you find out it's directed by the legendary Chuck Jones. If ever there was a guy who knows the perfect comedic timing of a coyote falling off a cliff: it's Chuck Jones. And by 40 seconds in you see that the Witch Hazel's (HA!) calendar is on October 31st, HALLOWEEN. Bugs Bunny strolls on screen in a scary mask and the first words out of his mouth are "Boy this trick or treatin' is a pretty nice racket. Pity it only comes once a year."Amen, Bugs. Amen.