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Bunny and Claude (We Rob Carrot Patches) is a 1968 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot

Bunny and Claude are a criminal couple chased by a dimwitted sheriff. After the theme, Bunny and Clause robs a general store of all of its carrots and runs into a sheriff. The sheriff is tricked to bringing the carrots into their car and continues to run off stealing loads of carrots. However, the sheriff eventually finds the two robbers, and they turn around to slam into the sheriff and destroy the sheriff's car. In their apartment, the sheriff finds their room and charges after them out the window. He tries to find them again, but tugs on a rope that activates a trapdoor. He finds Bunny hiding in a clotespin line, but Bunny places a stick of dynamite on the sheriff's head. Bunny then smashes the sheriff with a piano, allowing him and Claude to run off to rob more carrots.

The sheriff then sets up an ambush in a carrot patch. As the robbers takes carrots, they find a big carrot that the sheriff is hiding in. However, he is tricked by Bunny to turn around, allowing him to kick the sheriff back into the hole that the sheriff was hiding in and make their escape. The sheriff is still persistent, and continues to chase after Bunny and Claude as the cartoon ends.

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Notes

  • Starting with this cartoon all the way til the studio's final shut down in 1969, all cartoons would be directed by Robert McKimson rather than Alex Lovy.
  • Bunny and Claude are based on the real-life bank robbing couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
  • This short was submitted for an Academy Award in 1968, but was not nominated.[1]
  • This was the last Warner Bros.-Seven Arts cartoon to use the Hanna-Barbera falling object whistle. The cartoons McKimson directed in 1969 did not use it.
  • There has been a long-time claim that this short's ending was cut off when aired on Nickelodeon[2], though this short has appeared on other TV networks such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang, and on DVD with the same abrupt ending. Considering that this short has a sequel called "The Great Carrot-Train Robbery," the "abrupt ending" may have been because the cartoon was originally double-length, but was cut into two parts.

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