Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet

I'd like to give Thanks to this bountiful clip show that the WB has bestowed upon us.
December 08, 2005
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Thanksgiving doesn't have much along the lines of specials aside from the popular Garfield and Peanuts ones. But once upon a time the Looney Toons gang had their own 30 minutes of Thanksgiving fun. It was called Bug's Bunny Thanksgiving Diet. Now who the hell diets on Thanksgiving? Everyone knows that holidays and birthdays are free game, so cram in all the cake and grog while you can!

The special thing about Thanksgiving is you get one day of glucose filled bliss before the big holiday shopping rush. Then you spend the next month deciding what you're expected to buy your retarded Hanson fanatic cousin for Christmas only to pick up some gift coupons to Dunkin Donuts at the last minute.

Bugs Bunny thinks that Thanksgiving is for eating carrots. But it seems Yosamite Sam is more interested in eating rabbit. Wow. This is what Warner Bros cooked up for Thanksgiving? A clip show? Shit, we spend our hard earned cash on Marvin the Martian bendy straws and for Thanksgiving we get 5 minutes of original footage in return? For shame, WB. Where's your holiday spirit?

How about a commercial break? Not much along the lines of good toy commercials. But here's one I enjoy.

Isotoner slippers. For those people that want to keep just the VERY bottom of their feet warm.

Now we all know what Wile E. Coyote wants for Thanksgiving. One of those anorexic Road Runners. This bird has about as much meat and breast as Paris Hilton. His cookbook shows these pictures of extravagant dishes with plump lush Road Runners. I guess that just goes to show what will happen to your body when you have too much speed.

Sylvester has the holiday blues. His father didn't hug him enough as a kitten so now he takes his aggression out on a little yellow canary by the name of Tweety. Oddly enough, the canary has about the same amount of meat as the Road Runner. What they really should eat is a nice juicy wild animal.

Like a rabbit! Taz has the right idea. Tie that sucker down and fix him up like a turkey. Apple in the mouth, dash of salt for taste. I'm sure Taz would devour him so quickly he doesn't really need to get fancy with the seasonings. But what the hell are those pink things on his legs? I've eaten a lot of turkey in my life, but I've never had one with those fancy little booties that they always depict in cartoons.

Finally Bugs comes to his senses and realizes that everybody is a fatty on Thanksgiving. So go ahead and enjoy some turkey, it's not THAT bad for you!
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11 years, 9 months ago
If you had this on video... would those commercial bumpers still be on there?
    12 years, 9 months ago
    Wow, I remember this one from long ago, sure does bring back memories.
      14 years, 7 months ago
      Man, these specials ain't got nothin' on the original theatrical shorts. The only reason I liked The Bugs/Bunny Road Runner Movie as a kid was because of the shorts included in it...
        15 years ago
        OMG my parents still have this on vhs
          15 years, 11 months ago
          Millicent the Slobovian. she was soo hot. =P
            15 years, 11 months ago
            That fat rabbit is Milliscent (not sure how it's spelled)
              15 years, 11 months ago
              Who is that fat girl rabbit????
                15 years, 11 months ago
                The presumably unavoidable lack of consistancy between the clips and the original animation always bugged me in those specials. I dig the oldies and can slightly appreciate the animation added to hold them all together, but how hard could it really have been to draw/animate the characters in the 40s/50s styles in the 80s? That clash of aesthetics always jarred me.
                  15 years, 11 months ago
                  This is one of the main problems I have with the Looney Tunes specials and movies. Most of the movie/special is comprised of old LT shorts, while very little of it has any original animation. You don't see Mickey Mouse or the Muppets having clip shows for their movies, do you? WB's way of being cheap in this manner was a constant annoyance.
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