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Hare Trimmed
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: June 20, 1953
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Manuel Perez
Ken Champin
Virgil Ross
Arthur Davis
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Irv Wyner
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Bugs Bunny
Yosemite Sam
Preceded By: There Auto Be a Law
Succeeded By: Tom Tom Tomcat

Hare Trimmed is a 1953 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng and written by Warren Foster, which features Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, voiced by Mel Blanc, and Granny voiced by uncredited Bea Benaderet.


The story opens in a town called Doughnut Center with a caption that reads "What A Hole" and Sam reading a newspaper indicating that a local widow has just inherited $50 million. Sam plots to marry the widow, take the money, kick the widow out, close the orphanage and get rid of the police department. Bugs overhears his evil plan and plots to foil the plan by posing as a rival French suitor.

The widow, who bears a striking resemblance to Granny, is very excited to have two suitors, but Sam is not. Challenging Bugs by throwing down a gauntlet, he slaps him with a glove; Bugs slaps him with a brick-filled glove. Bugs then challenges Sam to a shooting round at ten paces. Timing the steps, Bugs waits until a train arrives for Sam to fire, causing him to be run over by it. Bugs then poses as the widow, teasing him and pushing a piano down the stairs on him. The real widow arrives and offers a cup of black coffee.

While Sam waits for his coffee, Bugs returns disguised again, and asks whether Sam wants one lump or two (of sugar). Sam replies two, and receives two blows from a mallet. The real widow returns, and Sam slaps her away, causing her to gasp, "He's flipped his lid!" Hiding in an upstairs room, she shoots at Sam whenever he tries to enter. Bugs whistles at him, and (disguised again) suggests they elope after Sam says he wants the lumps. Bugs then begins throwing down things he wants to take along. So many things are thrown down that Sam says, "That dame's takin' everything but the kitchen sink!" which is then promptly thrown down as well.

The last to go is the safe, and they go to get married. At the Church, Bugs' gown bottom comes off, and Sam, still dazed, refuses to marry him, running off. Bugs mock cries, "Boo-hoo-hoo! Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" Iris out.



  • This is first of one of the few cartoons where Granny is not paired with Tweety and Sylvester, others include 1955's This is a Life? and 1965's Corn on the Cop.
  • This cartoon is the first to reveal Granny's real name; Emma Webster, although this alias is rarely used in many cartoons.
  • Clips of this cartoon were used on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 DVD trailer, although the cartoon itself is nowhere to be found in the Golden Collection series. It is, however, available on the Looney Tunes Super Stars DVD (Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire).


  • When this cartoon was aired on ABC before 2004 (Time Warner dropped LT from reruns from outside cable networks after 2004. [citation needed]), this was one of the most frequently aired cartoons on the old rerun syndication show, The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show. This cartoon (much like “Hare-Less Wolf,” “Hillbilly Hare,” "A Sheep in the Deep", "No Parking Hare," “Apes of Wrath,” and “A Mouse Divided”), when shown on ABC, was drastically edited. Everything after the part where Bugs (dressed as Granny) pushes a piano down the stairs and Yosemite Sam gets flattened by it -- Granny thinking Sam is “looped,” “Granny” Bugs reprising his “one lump or two” gag from 1952’s “Rabbit’s Kin” twice (once with coffee and again when Sam begs for it upstairs), Sam’s playful “I can see you through the keyhol-l-le!” – and getting by the real Granny, and Sam getting shot again after climbing a ladder to the top window of Granny’s bedroom door and begging, “Aw, come on, Emmie!” -- was cut on ABC.[1]


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Preceded by
Southern Fried Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
Bully For Bugs
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
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1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitCompressed HarePrince Violent
1962 Wet HareBill of HareShishkabugs
1963 Devil's Feud CakeThe Million HareHare-Breadth HurryThe UnmentionablesMad as a Mars HareTransylvania 6-5000
1964 Dumb PatrolDr. Devil and Mr. HareThe Iceman DuckethFalse Hare
1979 Bugs Bunny's Christmas CarolThe Fright Before Christmas
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young BunnySpaced Out Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion Of The Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 From Hare To Eternity
2004 Daffy Duck for PresidentHare and Loathing In Las Vegas

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