Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck argue over which of them is "in season" (it is really Duck Season as Daffy says while hidden from Bugs in the beginning), while a befuddled Elmer Fudd tries to figure out which animal is telling the truth. Between using sneaky plays-on-words, and dressing himself in women's clothing (including a Lana Turner-style sweater), Bugs manages to escape unscathed, while Daffy repeatedly has his beak blown off, upside-down, or sideways, by Elmer Fudd.
- VHS - A Salute to Chuck Jones
- VHS - Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers
- LaserDisc - Bugs Bunny: Winner by a Hare: 14 of Bugs Bunny's Best
- VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition, Vol. 1: All-Stars
- DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, Disc One
- DVD - Looney Tunes Super Stars' Bugs Bunny: Wascally Wabbit
- Blu-ray, DVD - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, Disc 2
- A small scene from this cartoon was used in The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie.
- This cartoon was released the day before Chuck Jones' (the director's) 40th birthday.
- When shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, this short plays in PAL audio.
- A comic story based on the "pronoun trouble" is seen in Issue 166.
- Bugs' plays-on-words cause Daffy "pronoun trouble":
Daffy: SHOOT HIM NOW! SHOOT HIM NOW!
Bugs: You keep outta this! He doesn't have to shoot you now!
Daffy: He does so have to shoot me now! [to Elmer] I demand that you shoot me now! [Elmer raises his gun. As Daffy sticks his tongue out at Bugs, he is shot. Daffy walks back over to Bugs, gunsmoke pouring out of his nostrils. He walks over to Bugs]. Let's run through that again.
Bugs: Okay. [deadpan] Would you like to shoot me now or wait till you get home.
Daffy:[similarly] Shoot him now, shoot him now.
Bugs: [as before] You keep outta this, he doesn't have to shoot you now.
Daffy Duck: [re-animated] HAH! That’s it! Hold it right there! [to audience] Pronoun trouble. [to Bugs] It's not "he doesn't have to shoot you now", it's "he doesn't have to shoot me now" [Pause] [angrily] Well, I say he does have to shoot me now!! [to Elmer] So shoot me now! [Elmer shoots Daffy again]
After another series of gags and tricks, the cartoon ends as Daffy exposes Bugs' attempt at distracting Elmer by cross-dressing, and Bugs asks Elmer if he would like to "shoot him here, or wait 'til you get home." Daffy, catching the argument before it starts (but missing the "him" referring to himself), tells Elmer to wait until he gets home, and the two peacefully walk through the forest to Elmer's lodge. One gunshot later, Daffy storms out the door back to Bugs, re-aligns his beak, and says his signature line: "You're dethpicable".
- ↑ https://mubi.com/lists/the-50-greatest-cartoons-as-selected-by-1000-animation-professionals
- "Rabbit Seasoning" at SuperCartoons.net
- "Rabbit Seasoning" at B99.TV
- "Rabbit Seasoning" on the Sound Effects Wiki