|The Hardship of Miles Standish|
The title and story are a play on The Courtship of Miles Standish.
Elmer Fudd is messenger John Alden, sent to give Miles' love letter to Pricilla. While delivering the message, however, her house is attacked by Indians, and John is the only one who can save her.
- (1986) VHS - Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals: Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "An Itch in Time"
- (1992) LaserDisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 2, Side 9
- The Miles Standish character is a caricature of comic actor Hugh Herbert and the Priscilla character is a caricature of actress Edna May Oliver. The short features the voice of Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer, who also performs the song You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.
- The short’s narrator is based on the “Old-Timer” character from the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show.
- The prints of "The Hardship of Miles Standish" on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes LaserDiscs had the 1940 ending card replaced with the 1947-48 Merrie Melodies ending card, hence no print with the original ending card has been released on home video. Despite this, the original ending exists on the Viddy-Oh! For Kids Cartoon Festivals tape.
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