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Bugs Bunny Show, The

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One of the most popular and enduring cartoon series of all time, the Warner Bros. stable of cartoons headed by that award-winning wabbit known as Bugs came to Saturday morning in 1962 . . . and didn’t leave for nearly 40 years.

The Bugs Bunny Show was originally a half-hour programme composed of WB theatrical shorts from the 1940’s and 1950’s, later expanded to an hour under the title The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.

Since then the show has had many different incarnations on ABC, CBS and even a prime-time run on Nickelodeon.

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Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner and Porky Pig are just a few of the timeless characters that appeared as part of The Bugs Bunny Show, many of whom were voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc.

June Foray, Daws Butler, Stan Freberg and others contributed their considerable vocal talents as well.

While on CBS, the show opened with a very popular “vaudeville” theme song that introduced the entire cast:

“Overture! Curtain, Lights!
This is it – The night of nights!
No more rehearsing, and nursing our part-
We know every part by heart!

Overture! Curtain, Lights!
This is it – We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit-
On with the show, this is it!”

Bugs Bunny
Mel Blanc
Daffy Duck 

Mel Blanc
Yosemite Sam 

Mel Blanc
Sylvester 

Mel Blanc
Tweety Bird 

Mel Blanc
Porky Pig 

Mel Blanc
Wile E. Coyote 

Mel Blanc
Road Runner 

Nancy Wible
Foghorn Leghorn 

Mel Blanc
Tasmanian Devil 

Mel Blanc
Marvin the Martian 

Mel Blanc
Pepe le Pew 

Mel Blanc
Speedy Gonzalez 

Mel Blanc
Elmer Fudd 

Arthur Q. Bryan
Granny 

June Foray
Witch Hazel 

June Foray
Smoky the Genie 

Jim Backus
Other Voices 

Bea Benaderet
Julie Bennett
Jeff Bergman
Bill Bletcher
Daws Butler
Stan Freberg
Ben Frommer
June Gerber
Hal Smith
B.J. Ward