The title is a play on the popular song "Stairway to the Stars".
A rocketship is wheeled over Bugs Bunny's hole. Hungover, he climbs out of his hole and right into the ship. Unbeknownst to the still climbing Bugs, the ship launches. When he climbs to the top and screws open the tip of the ship, he realizes he is in space. He is hit from behind by a satellite, which carries him to Mars.
Bugs meets Marvin the Martian who is trying to blow up earth with the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. Bugs steals the modulator and Marvin uses some Instant Martians that grow when watered to try to catch him. Playing follow the leader, Bugs tricks the Instant Martians into flying off the road and falling through a trap door. Bugs then steals a flying saucer, and while passing Marvin, trades the modulator for the bottle of Instant Martians. The lit modulator soon explodes while Bugs is flying back to Earth. When Bugs arrives back at Earth he crash lands into the sewer. Bugs climbs out of the sewer, frantically replaces the manhole cover, and warns the audience to flee as the ground shakes and Instant Martian antennas begin to sprout from every crack in the road.
- Versions of this cartoon that aired on CBS' The Bugs Bunny-Road Runner Show cut the scene of Marvin finding his explosive in the Instant Martians glass and the explosion that follows.
- The working title was "Up in the Hare".
- This short was used in The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie.
- This short was used in the special Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes.
- A clip from the cartoon was used in a Cartoon Network bumper, where the CN logo appears to be plastered on planet Earth.
- The Instant Martians in this cartoon are the same ones as seen in "Jumpin' Jupiter" (1955). In this cartoon, it is revealed that these aliens were born from seeds that grow when come into contact with water.
- This is the first cartoon where Marvin the Martian wears green tights, as opposed to red tights in his previous three appearances. The other cartoon where Marvin wears green is "Mad as a Mars Hare" (1963), before permanently switching back to red in "Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2 Century" (1980).
- When broadcast on Turner network channels like Cartoon Network, this cartoon plays in PAL audio.
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