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An acrobat is a person skilled at balance and agility stunts, while "batty" is a slang term for "crazy" (as is "Bugs").
A circus is being set up just above Bugs' rabbit hole, causing much noise and vibration. The Lion cage is set up directly above the hole, and the Lion takes deep sniffs (alternatively yanking Bugs towards the hole or throwing him back) to determine that the animal below is Bugs. When the Lion (whom Bugs eventually refers to as "Nero") roars again, Bugs comes to the surface to see what's going on, riding an elevator that makes twists and turns. Bugs tries to reason with the lion ("I'm the tenant downstairs, and there's entirely too much noise!"), but soon makes a hasty escape when Nero takes a swipe at him.
Nero manages to scare Bugs out of his cage, but he tried to swipe at Bugs again. So Bugs played around with the bars but Nero tricked Bugs and the thought he got him. But Bugs went back in Nero's cage and slammed it close. Nero initially went away, but he came back with an elephant and tried ram the cage down. But Bugs wound up a toy mouse and scared away the elephant.
Nero finally has had enough. So forced his way back into his cage and chases Bugs around the cage. Then they continued their chase around the circus grounds. Bugs at one point ducks into a dressing room, coming out as a clown trying to convince Nero to laugh ("COME ON, LAUGH!"), which he eventually does - until Bugs takes some whacks at the lion with a wooden board. The lion then chases Bugs into the big top, where they swing around acrobat swings. Eventually, Bugs tricks Nero into a cannon and sets the cannon off, causing Nero to do a hula in his 'skirt' (complete with a lei from Bugs) while Bugs plays the ukulele to close the cartoon.
- This cartoon was the only Looney Tune to end with "That's all, Folks!" written out with a special ending music. The previous Looney Tune, Kitty Kornered, had the aforementioned ending, but oddly used the Merrie Melodies ending music. The first to use the 1946-55 closing was The Great Piggy Bank Robbery.
- The special ending music is actually a variation of the Looney Tunes ending music used for the Porky Pig drum endings, minus Porky's "Th-Th-Th-That's all, folks!" line.
- The gag where the panicked elephant picks up the lion to swat the wind-up mouse was used also in Sahara Hare.
- DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3, Disc One
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