Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Banned Bugs Bunny Racist Scene
Southern Fried Rabbit 1953 Warner Bros. Bugs pretends to be slave and begs Yosemite Sam not to beat him. Censorship: On Cartoon Network, WB!, ABC, and the FOX version of "The Merrie Melodies Show", the entire scene is cut where Bugs impersonates a black slave to get past the Mason-Dixon line, blows his cover by playing "Yankee Doodle", places a whip in Yosemite Sam's hand and begs Sam not to beat him, then comes in as Abraham Lincoln reprimanding Sam for what he supposedly done. While ABC, Cartoon Network, and WB showings deleted the entire part, fox's "The Merrie Melodies Show" showed Bugs crossing the Mason-Dixon line as a slave and singing Yankee Doodle before Sam catches him, but cut the part where Bugs places a whip in Sam's hand, begs Sam not to beat him, then comes in as Abraham Lincoln to reprimand him. The Cartoon Network version also cuts the brief shot of Yosemite Sam coming out of a trench with a Confederate flag waving above it and yelling, "Charge!". EDIT// I had this on another account and it received over a million and a half views before youtube suspended the account for no reason. Also, someone else stole it from me and has it on their account.