One Froggy Evening
One Froggy Evening
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: December 31, 1955
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Abe Levitow
Richard Thompson
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Bill Roberts (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Michigan J. Frog
Preceded By: Pappy's Puppy
Succeeded By: Bugs' Bonnets
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One Froggy Evening is a Merrie Melodies cartoon that was directed by Chuck Jones and featured the debut of Michigan J. Frog. It was later included in Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales.


A construction worker finds Michigan J. Frog in a box one day and sees him singing. Hoping for fame and fortune, he takes the frog to see a talent agent. However, Michigan won't sing in front of the agent. He then sees a theater for rent, takes out his life savings, and has Michigan sing on stage. Michigan keeps singing until the curtain opens, to which the audience boos when Michigan won't sing in front of them. Michigan continues singing when nobody except its owner is around, eventually getting his helpless finder committed to a psych home. Afterwards, he, broken and wasted by his failed attempts, puts the frog back in the box and into a construction site that's being made into a building. In 2056, the building is taken apart by a futuristic construction worker who finds Michigan's box and hears the frog sing, "Hello, My Baby". Just like the 1955 construction worker, the futuristic construction worker makes off with the frog in the hopes of exploiting him for money.



  • When this episode aired on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show and on the WB's The Bugs and Daffy Show, the scene where the man tries to attract patrons to his theater to hear Michigan J. Frog sing is cut to remove the part where, after his "FREE ADMISSION" sign fails, he creates a "FREE BEER" sign and draws a crowd. The edited version makes it look like the man's "FREE ADMISSION" sign was enough to draw a crowd.


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