Saturday, June 23, 2012

Furry Confusion: Bugs Goes to School

The Disney gang aren't the only ones who cause confusion.  Over at Warner Bros, things are just as strange! Take this untitled Bugs Bunny story from Dell's Bugs Bunny Comics #33...

Bugs Bunny is already a bit of an oddity.  He lives in a hole, but it's fully furnished and he acts like a human.  So why is it that Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are out to murder him?  Why is "Rabbit Season" legal?
While I sympathize a bit with Elmer, this brings up some interesting questions--if Bugs should go to school, does that mean that all rabbits have to?  If not, it would mean that Elmer was abusing his authority (which, let's face it, he totally is).  Also, if Bugs must behave like a human and get a degree, does that mean he is free from rules that are restricted to rabbits?  If a hunter shot him, would it be murder, or is he still repressed in that sense?
I don't understand what Elmer wants from Bugs, honestly.  I mean, he got him to the campus, but he still chases him.  Some people are never satisfied.  Also, "Cookycutter."  That's cute.
This only raises further questions.  Elmer wants Bugs to be educated, yet an educated rabbit is treated as an oddity and Bugs is imprisoned.  It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy or something.
So rabbits must go to school, but they can also be held prisoner and experimented on?  Unless the other rabbits are volunteered, Bugs just got screwed over by Elmer.  I still sympathize more with Mr. Fudd, though, after all the crap that Bugs puts him through.  Yes, Elmer usually starts the conflict, but when Bugs ends it, he really ends it.
Bugs impresses them with his skills, but he's clearly unchanged.  Does this mean that Bugs is actually a genius, or the men are just idiots?  I'd say both.  There's not much to say about the last few pages...
I like how Elmer realizes that he's really messed up by chasing Bugs to the campus.  I also think Bugs is adorable in the last panel.

So what have we learned?  Rabbits must go to school, but only to be experimented on and deprived of any sort of rights.  After all, the Constitution never said anything about rabbits, right?

Also, don't fuck with Bugs, because it's just gonna bite you in the ass.

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