In a town called Doughnut Center, "What a Hole", Sam reads a newspaper indicating that a local widow has just inherited fifty million dollars. Sam plots to marry the widow, take the money, kick the widow out, close the orphanage and get rid of the police department. Bugs overhears his evil plan and plots to foil the plan by posing as a rival French suitor.
The widow is very excited to have two suitors, but Sam is not. Challenging Bugs by throwing down a gauntlet, he slaps him with a glove; Bugs slaps him with a brick-filled glove. Bugs then challenges Sam to a shooting round at ten paces. Timing the steps, Bugs waits until a bus arrives for Sam to fire, causing him to be run over by it. Bugs then poses as the widow, teasing him and pushing a piano down the stairs on him. The real widow arrives and offers a cup of black coffee.
While Sam waits for his coffee, Bugs returns still disguised as the widow, and asks whether Sam wants one lump or two . Sam replies two, but instead of sugar, he receives two blows from a mallet. The real widow returns, and Sam slaps her away, causing her to gasp, "He's flipped his lid!" Hiding in an upstairs room, she shoots at Sam whenever he tries to enter. Bugs whistles at him, still disguised as the widow, and suggests they elope after Sam says he wants the lumps. Bugs then begins throwing down things he wants to take along. So many things are thrown down that Sam says, "That dame's takin' everything but the kitchen sink!" which is then promptly thrown down as well.
The last to go is the safe, and they go to get married. At the church, Bugs' gown bottom comes off, and Sam, still dazed, refuses to marry him, running off. Bugs mock cries, "Boo-hoo-hoo! Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo!"
- Despite being the most frequently aired Warner Bros. cartoon on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, this cartoon, was severely edited. Everything after the part where Bugs dressed as Granny pushes a piano down the stairs and Yosemite Sam gets flattened by it -- Granny thinking Sam is “looped,” “Granny” Bugs reprising his “one lump or two” gag from 1952’s "Rabbit's Kin" twice, once with coffee and again when Sam begs for it upstairs, Sam's playful “I can see you through the keyhol-l-le!” – and getting shot by the real Granny, and Sam getting shot again after climbing a ladder to the top window of Granny's bedroom door and begging, “Aw, come on, Emmie!” -- was cut on ABC.
- Most of this short was used in the first act of Friz Freleng's Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie with some of the same cuts that appeared when the short aired on ABC.
- Some of the animation from this short was reused in "Honey's Money", Sam's only solo cartoon.
- This is first of one of the few shorts where Granny is not paired with Tweety and Sylvester, others include "This Is a Life?" (1955) and "Corn on the Cop" (1965).
- This short is the first to reveal Granny's real name; Emma Webster, although this alias is rarely used in many shorts.
- Clips of this short were used in Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1 DVD trailer, although the cartoon itself was never put on the Golden Collection series. It did eventually appear on the Bugs Bunny version of the Looney Tunes Super Stars DVD.
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