The WB!'s That's Warner Bros.!/The Bugs n' Daffy Show edited many cartoons for violence, dangerous, imitable behavior; racial/ethnic stereotyping, and anything considered "inappropriate" for children.


Along Came Daffy (1947)

  • The decoy scene was edited to remove the part where, after one of the Yosemite Sam-looking mountain men (the black-haired one) shoots all the fake Daffys, he shoots the real Daffy, blowing most of his feathers off and the remaining ones form the appearance of a skimpy two-piece bikini swimsuit.

Back Alley Oproar (1948)

  • The scene of Elmer running up and down the slippery stairs and stepping on the thumbtacks was removed (though Sylvester greasing the stairs and scattering thumbtacks on the ground was left in).

Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

  • The Russian Roulette ending gag is cut, making it end after Bugs and Sam find out that a literal "dark horse" has become the town's mayor (or "mare").

Bear Feat (1949)

  • The ending where Papa Bear attempts suicide by jumping off a cliff, only for Junior to save him with a tub of water and Papa Bear punching his son in the face, was cut, making it end with Papa Bear sobbing over the outdated newspaper.

The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949)

  • When That's Warner Bros.! changed its named to Bugs 'n Daffy, this short was pulled from circulation due to extremely violent content (mostly involving a child character being abused and dangerous behavior [using a shovel to hit someone in the face, messing with a beehive, and climbing a cabinet, only for it to fall over]).

Birth of a Notion (1947)

  • The scene of Daffy trying to stab the Peter Lorre-esque scientist in his sleep, only for him to have a shield to protect him, was cut.

Blooper Bunny (1991)

  • Daffy getting smacked with the floorboard (after ranting about Elmer using a real gun instead of a prop one and walking off the set in a rage) had his line "You smug son of a --" before the camera cuts off edited down to "You smug --" (surprisingly, this wasn't censored when aired on Cartoon Network or Boomerang, given that both channels have edited mild swearing in such shorts as "The Rebel Without Claws" and "I Was a Teenage Thumb").
  • The entire end credits with Yosemite Sam ranting after the failed firework stunt and Bugs munching a carrot and saying to the camera that everything that happened will be fixed in editing was cut.

Book Revue (1946)

  • Daffy and the wolf running through the book Uncle Tom's Cabin was cut.
  • Daffy's line "So round, so firm, so fully packed, so easy on the draw" (a reference to Lucky Strike cigarettes) was deleted.

A Broken Leghorn (1959)

  • The sequence where Foghorn ties some corn to a gun to kill the baby rooster, only to get blasted in the face when the latter tugs so hard the gun points at him instead, was cut entirely.

Buccaneer Bunny (1948)

  • The whole "dead men tell no tales" scene where Bugs nearly dupes Sam into shooting himself was removed.

Bugs' Bonnets (1956)

  • At the beginning, the demonstration of how an ordinary man's personality can change if he wore pirate regalia had his line "Kill the women and children first! Blood! Gore!" muted.
  • Elmer's line, "Come out and wet me see the cowor of your spurting blood!" and Bugs' line, "My spurting blood?! Yipe!" were also muted.
  • The entire scene where Bugs (as a mobster) bribes Elmer (as a police officer about to arrest mobster Bugs) with money, then when a judicial wig falls on Bugs' head, he becomes a judge and accuses policeman Elmer for taking a bribe was removed.
    • It should be noted that, unlike the versions shown on ABC, CBS, and pre-2001 Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the parts where Elmer as General MacArthur smokes a pipe, Bugs as a mobster smokes a cigar, and the game warden/Pilgrim and Indian sequence weren't cut on The WB.

Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948)

  • Several of the gun based gags at the start were cut, including the bullets stopping and proceeding at traffic lights, one cowboy shooting another and then drinking his beer as he drops dead, and Sam shooting at a cowboy like a wooden duck in a shooting gallery.
  • Bugs rolling a cigarette in his tongue was cut.
  • Like most American TV versions, the WB also aired this with Yosemite Sam's introductory boast ending with, "...and I ain't no namby-pamby" instead of "...and I don't mean Mahatma Ghandi".

Bye, Bye Bluebeard (1949)

  • A short shot of Bluebeard putting Porky in the guillotine (after the mouse flips a coin to decide whether he should save Porky or not) was cut.
  • The scene of Bluebeard (after eating mini-bombs disguised as popovers) rushing to the medicine cabinet and mixing the contents of every bottle in a cup to drink before the explosion happens was cut to make it look like Bluebeard ate the "popovers" and exploded.

Cheese Chasers (1951)

  • The scene of Hubie and Bertie hitting Claude on the foot with a hammer to force him to eat them was cut.

Confederate Honey (1940)

Though this cartoon rarely aired (and still doesn't air much today) due to its Civil War theme and scenes featuring African-American slaves, it did air on The WB with following scenes of black stereotyping removed:

  • The shot of the sign reading, "Uncle Tom's Bungalows--$1.50 a Night and Up"
  • All scenes featuring the black cotton pickers.
  • A shot of a slave girl (called Topsy by Crimson O'Hairoil) putting the finishing touches on Crimson O'Hairoil's dress.
  • The scene with the slave validating parking tickets is cropped so the viewer only sees the slave's hand.
  • The scene where Elmer gives his horse to a slave valet crops out the appearance of the slave valet and is shortened to remove the part where the slave actually parks the horse.
  • All three scenes of the slave waiting for Elmer to retrieve his horse.

Corn on the Cop (1965)

  • Daffy getting shot in the face by the robber's gun was cut.

Corn Plastered (1951)

  • The whole sequence where the crow tricks the farmer into getting trapped in a refrigerator was deleted.

Crowing Pains (1947)

  • The beginning where Sylvester runs away from Barnyard Dawg and Barnyard Dawg ends up hanged from a tree branch with Sylvester about to swing an axe at him (and gets stopped by Foghorn Leghorn) is cut, now making the cartoon open with Foghorn telling Sylvester, "Let's bury the hatchet, but not in anyone's head."

Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

  • Egghead shooting an audience member who won't sit down was cut.

Daffy's Inn Trouble (1961)

  • Daffy twirling his gun and blasting himself in the face was edited. There's a false fade to black after Daffy says "Okay, you're asking for it!" (most edited versions -- including Cartoon Network's version up until 2004 and again in 2012 -- use a dissolve to the boulder scene after Daffy asks if he and Porky are partners and Porky says no).

Doggone Cats (1947)

  • The scene where a trash can lid falls on Wellington's head, causing him to impersonate a Chinaman, was spliced out.

Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)

  • All scenes of Daffy getting shot were spliced.

Easy Peckin's (1953)

  • The scene of the fox as Paul Revere, screaming, "Open up! The British are coming!" and George the Rooster (dressed as a Redcoat) shooting him in the face was cut.

Feather Dusted (1955)

  • Unlike the versions shown on ABC and Cartoon Network, the Fort Pale-Face sequence was mostly left in. The only part cut was Foghorn Leghorn pulling the cork on Egghead, Jr.'s gun and getting shot in the face.

Fox-Terror (1957)

  • The scene with Foghorn and the Barnyard Dawg spinning and shooting their respective duel guns at the fox was cut.

Gift Wrapped (1952)

  • The entire scene with Sylvester as an Indian and Tweety as Hopalong Cassidy was cut.

Good Noose (1962)

  • Like Nickelodeon, the version that aired on The WB was a severely butchered version that cut all the scenes of Daffy being strangled on a noose and the sequence where Daffy does his "escape from a trunk" trick, only to get locked in it for ten days.

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946)

  • The scene where Daffy traps the criminals behind a door and blasts them to death with his Tommy gun was cut.

Greedy for Tweety (1957)

  • The mouse hammering both Sylvester and the bulldog's cast-bound feet was cut.

A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)

  • Lola Beverly describing Bugs' property at the start was shortened for unknown reasons (possibly time). It's now edited so that she only mentions his swimming pool.
  • The Egyptian cigarette billboard removed the shots of an Egyptian giving another a hotfoot and the victim pointing at the cigar on the ground. The scene is also cropped so the word "CIGARETTES" is not visible.

Hare Ribbin' (1944)

  • The general audience ending where The Mad Russian dog shoots himself after being so distraught over Bugs' alleged death that he wishes he were dead was cut.

Hare Trigger (1945)

  • A scene of Bugs and Sam shooting six guns at each other on the train was shortened.

Henhouse Henery (1949)

  • Henery beaning Foghorn on the head with a hammer was spliced out.

Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

  • Greta Garbo offering a cigarette to Cary Grant, and lighting a match for him using her large shoes, was cut.
  • Harpo Marx giving Garbo a hotfoot was deleted.

Horton Hatches the Egg (1942)

  • The scene where a fish version of Peter Lorre kills himself after seeing Horton sailing along was clipped out.

I Taw a Putty Tat (1948)

  • The scene of Sylvester posing as a maid to capture Tweety, only to get a stick of dynamite and end up in blackface and sounding like Rochester ("Uh-oh. Back to the kitchen. I smell something burning") before passing out was cut to make the scene end after the dynamite explodes.

The Iceman Ducketh (1964)

  • Daffy pulling out Bugs' carrot from his gun and getting blasted in the face was cut.
  • The part after Daffy gets turned into an ice statue where Daffy climbs out of the statue, tugs on the gun that's still in there, and gets shot was cut.

A Kiddies Kitty (1955)

  • Sylvester getting thrown into the washing machine by Suzanne and coming out as a big ball of fur was removed.

Kitty Kornered (1946)

  • The sequence where Sylvester and his friends smoke, drink wine, and read comics was spliced out.

Life with Feathers (1945)

  • The lovebird thinking of different ways to kill himself after getting thrown out the nest was deleted.

Lighter Than Hare (1960)

  • The end where Bugs laughs, tunes the radio, and wonders to himself if The Amos 'n' Andy Show is on yet was removed. The short now ends on the close-up of the radio as we hear the robotic Bugs decoy explode.

Lighthouse Mouse (1955)

  • The scene where Sylvester runs into the bathroom and ingests pills to fix his supposedly faulty eyesight was cut.
  • The scene where Sylvester grabs the severed wires and gets electrocuted was spliced out.
    • It should be noted that The WB didn't edit the scene that was cut on CBS and ABC (the door sliding open and closed showing Sylvester beating the mouse and Hippety Hopper beating Sylvester) nor did they cut the scene that was edited on Nickelodeon (the mouse using household scissors to cut an electrical wire).

Lumber Jerks (1955)

  • One of the Goofy Gophers siphoning gasoline from the delivery truck and getting sick from accidentally swallowing some, was cut.

Martian Through Georgia (1962)

  • The Martian considering suicide by pointing his space gun to his head was spliced out.

Mississippi Hare (1949)

  • The opening with the black cottonpickers singing "Dixie" (and Bugs being picked, packed, and shipped onto the boat) was cut. The short now begins as the riverboat prepares to leave and Bugs inexplicably on the boat. It should be noted that The WB didn't cut the exploding cigar "blackface"/"Camptown Races" dance part that was cut on ABC, despite that scene also being the reason why this cartoon is banned.
  • Bugs tricking Colonel Shuffle into thinking that his gun his filled with water, followed by Shuffle almost shooting himself, was cut.

The Mouse-Merized Cat (1946)

  • Babbit hypnotizing Catstello to act like Rochester was deleted.

The Night Watchman (1938)

  • Tommy Cat punching the gangster mice was shortened.

The Old Grey Hare (1944)

  • The scene where Baby Bugs smashes his bottle of carrot juice over Baby Elmer's head was deleted.

One Froggy Evening (1955)

  • The scene where the man attracts everyone to Michigan J. Frog by putting up a sign proclaiming "FREE BEER" was cut, making it look like he drew a crowd from the "FREE ADMISSION" sign.

A Pest in the House (1947)

  • The whole sequence where Daffy attempts to stop a drunk man from noisily singing, only to get intoxicated himself, was removed.

Porky's Romance (1937)

  • The very end where, after Petunia wakes him from his botched suicide (which, coincidentally, wasn't censored) and Porky has a vision of his horrible marriage to Petunia and runs away was cut to remove Porky returning to retrieve the chocolates and kick Petunia's annoying dog just as the short irises out. The edited version fades out just as Porky goes for the chocolates.

Prince Violent (1961)

  • The cartoon is retitled as "Prince Varmint".

Rabbit Fire (1951)

  • All scenes of Daffy getting shot were spliced.

Rabbit Romeo (1956)

  • Bugs making Millicent kiss a running fan, which she destroys without a scratch and comments, "Hmm, not bad for a beginner", was removed (the goldfish suicide part that was cut on CBS wasn't edited on The WB).

Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

  • All scenes of Daffy getting shot were spliced.

Rabbit's Feat (1960)

  • The part where Wile E's gun blasts him in the face after Bugs moves the sight to the other side of the barrel was removed.

Racketeer Rabbit (1946)

  • All of the gun gags (specifically Rocky shooting his pistol at the police out the window of the house, Hugo needing a board to keep himself standing while firing his machine gun, and Bugs sleepily walking under a line of gunfire and saying, "Low bridge" while getting some milk from the kitchen) were edited from the cartoon's beginning.
  • The scene of Rocky threatening Bugs with a gun to the face to get him to talk, and Bugs babbling like an auctioneer was cut.

Rebel Rabbit (1949)

  • The scene during the montage of Bugs destroying America where Bugs trades Manhattan back to the Native Americans and is shown walking through it wearing a feathered headband and smoking a peace pipe was cut entirely.

The Rebel Without Claws (1961)

  • The "damn" in the Confederate Officer's line "Damn Yankees!" was muted.
  • Tweety's line "I tawt I taw a damn Yankee Tat!" was cut.
    • Compare with Cartoon Network and Boomerang's version, which cut the first scene short before the Confederate officer can say "Damn Yankees!" and kept in Tweety's line, but cut it down to "I tawt I taw a...Yankee tat!" with a somewhat obvious jump in the audio.

Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)

  • Bugs shooting the coughing audience member before he starts playing the piano was cut

Scaredy Cat (1948)

  • The scene where Sylvester threatens to shoot himself was spliced out (though the other violent scenes, like the hooded mouse almost shooting Porky wasn't cut).

Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

  • The first instance of Sam yelling "Charge!" was removed due to the presence of the Confederate flag.
  • The entire scene of Bugs poses as a black slave to cross the border was cut. There is now a fake fade in to the tree scene after the previous scene ends.

A Star is Bored (1956)

Not only was this short edited to remove the two times that Daffy gets shot (while replacing Bugs in a scene with Yosemite Sam and the end where Daffy [in his own movie] gets shot by a group of hunters after delivering his line, "I wonder where all the hunters are today"), but rearranged the parts where Daffy is working as Bugs' stunt double. The sequences of the uncut version went as follows:

  • Daffy stepping in for Bugs during his scene with Yosemite Sam.
  • Daffy, disguised as Elmer Fudd, attempts to saw through Bugs' tree branch, only to fall with the main part of the tree while the branch stays suspended in mid-air from a prop.
  • Daffy, sick of doing all the hard jobs while Bugs gets the soft jobs, replaces Bugs in his fishing sequence, only to be swallowed by a large fish.
  • Bugs doing a forest chase scene with Elmer Fudd and Daffy trying to shoot Bugs through a tree hole only to have the barrel come out of a rabbit hole.
  • Daffy substituting for Bugs during his airplane-flying scene

The edited version on the WB showed the cartoon this way: the third scene (the fishing part) aired first, followed by the second scene (the tree branch sawing), and then the last two scenes (the forest chase and the airplane scene), with the scene with Yosemite Sam cut.

Strangled Eggs (1961)

  • Foghorn getting a noose around his neck as he tries to demonstrate a rooster crow to Henery was spliced from this short, though Henery dropping Foghorn into the cauldron of hot water wasn't cut like it was on CBS.

The Stupor Salesman (1948)

  • The part where Daffy turns on the gas stove and tries to flick the lighter on was cut.

A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

  • Catstello's line "If the Hays Office would only let me, I'd give him the bird alright!" after Babbit tells him to give him "the bird" (Tweety) was deleted.

Tale of Two Mice (1945)

  • The toy plane scene removed these lines from Babbit and Catsello respectively for profanity: "If this doesn't work, then I'll be a jackass." and "Jackass! A jackass! Hee-haw, hee-haw!!"

There Auto Be a Law (1953)

  • Similar to the gas siphoning scene in "Lumber Jerks", the scene of the man siphoning gas for a fellow driver, only to swallow too much and start sputtering down the road like an actual car was cut.

Thugs With Dirty Mugs (1939)

  • The scene of the tattletale bank teller getting hit in the back of the head was cut.
  • The scene where Officer Flanagan throws cheese to a rat while yelling "Take that you rat!" was inexplicably cut.

Trap Happy Porky (1945)

  • The opening shot featuring a sign reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin - Boarders Taken (For All They've Got)" is edited out. The short now starts outside of Porky's window.
  • A brief shot of the cats downing cider during their "Moonlight Bay" number was cut (contrast with "A Pest in the House", which was edited to completely remove a character singing drunkenly, whereas this short left in a scene of characters drunkenly singing, but cut the actual drinking).

The Turn-Tale Wolf (1952)

  • One of the pigs chiding the Wolf with "Ah, go blow yer brains out!" was cut (it should be noted that The WB didn't cut the part that FOX cut where the Wolf is briefly shown bootlegging alcohol as his kid comes home from school).

The Unmentionables (1963)

  • The scene in the beginning where a man runs into a telephone booth to report a crime to the operator and is told to wait was edited. Immediately after, the man and the phone booth are shot in half by offscreen gunfire and the operator says, "Sorry, you've been disconnected." The WB! showed the first half where the man runs into the phone booth to report a crime, but cuts off after that, making it fairly obvious that something is missing.

The Unruly Hare (1945)

  • The part where Elmer has his rifle pointed at Bugs and Bugs tricks him into shooting him with, "Only a rat should shoot a guy in the back" was cut.

A Waggily Tale (1958)

  • In Junior's dream of being a dog, the scene where he's thrown into a washing machine by the girl and emerges as a ball of fur was removed.

What Makes Daffy Duck? (1948)

  • Daffy uses a duck call to alert the Fox of the female duck (Elmer Fudd in disguise) sitting in the lake. The Fox grabs the duck/Elmer by his neck and starts running. Soon the Fox stops and asks "What kind of a duck is this?", opening up the top-half of the duck and revealing Elmer who points his rifle at the Fox's face and says "Muscling in on my territory again, eh? I'm gonna--". The Fox then slams the top of the duck costume back down on Fudd and Elmer goes after him yelling, "Come back here you, cwazy chawacter!" On the WB!, the scene jumped from Daffy with the duck call to Elmer running after the Fox and yelling, "Come back here, you cwazy chawacter!"
  • The scene where Elmer holds the Fox at gunpoint after the Fox drowns in his boat was cut. The cut version goes from the Fox drowning to Elmer calling the Fox a "doggone crook".

What's Up Doc? (1950)

  • The antifreeze joke and the part where Elmer holds a rifle to Bugs' mouth after Bugs upstages him was removed.

Wideo Wabbit (1956)

  • The sequence where Elmer is on the You Bet Your Life parody show You Beat Your Wife was edited to remove all mentions of the title (as it may be construed as a reference to spousal abuse) in the dialogue as well as removing the title of the show on the podium by overlaying a light brown square over the offending title that blinked for a few frames, making the edit obvious to even the most naïve viewers (compare with Cartoon Network and Boomerang's version, which was edited the same way for the same reason, only the digital editing on the podium was of higher quality).

Wild and Woolly Hare (1959)

  • The entire sequence of Injun Joe going out to face Sam, only to get shot and for the cowboy next to him to drink the beer he left behind was cut.
  • The sequence where Bugs throws a can in the air to shoot, misses, and shoots Sam in the face, was cut entirely.
  • The gunfight scene edits out more scenes of Sam receiving blasts to the face.

Yankee Doodle Bugs (1954)

  • The entire sequence where Bugs recalls of the Dutch trading Manhattan back to the Indians for a song was deleted, going from the Statue of Liberty as a little girl scene to the Benjamin Franklin scene (compare with ABC, which left in the Dutch trading Manhattan back to the Indians part, but cut the part where an Indian runs off, yelling, "Me rich Superchief!")
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