Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends

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Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends
Genre Comedy
Directed by
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original network Syndication (1990–92)
Fox (1992–94)

Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends was an animated anthology television series that aired weekdays in syndication from 1990 to 1992 and on the Fox Kids Network from 1992 to 1994. Originally made to coincide with Bugs Bunny's 50th birthday and the debut of Tiny Toon Adventures, the series featured cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies library and was distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

This series is not to be confused with Warners' earlier syndicated anthology The Merrie Melodies Show.

Format[edit]

For the syndicated version of the series, each episode began with a title sequence, directed by Darrell Van Citters, featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck showing classic cartoon clips on a screen; as usual, Daffy would try to butt in on the action, only for some humorous setback to befall him (five different setups were made, one for each weekday). The show itself ran for a half-hour and contained three classic shorts, one of them starring Bugs Bunny, with a short "Hip Clip" placed in between the second and third shorts. 65 episodes of Merrie Melodies were created and aired in first-run syndication from September 17 to December 14, 1990; reruns aired from then until 1992.[1]

Merrie Melodies moved to the Fox Kids Network in September 1992, which brought forth several changes to the format.[2] A new animated opening was produced featuring Bugs oversleeping and making a frantic run through the Warner Bros. Studios, passing by several Looney Tunes characters as he makes his way to a soundstage.[3]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • An asterisk (*) denotes a black-and-white cartoon that was computer-colorized.
No. 1st cartoon 2nd cartoon 3rd cartoon Original air date
1 High Diving Hare Claws for Alarm Fast and Furry-ous September 17, 1990 (1990-09-17)
2 Often an Orphan Mouse Wreckers The Hasty Hare September 18, 1990 (1990-09-18)
3 Bully for Bugs Tweet and Sour Henhouse Henery September 19, 1990 (1990-09-19)
4 The Scarlet Pumpernickel My Bunny Lies Over the Sea One Froggy Evening September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20)
5 From A to Z-Z-Z-Z Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z Hillbilly Hare September 21, 1990 (1990-09-21)
6 Mutiny on the Bunny Deduce, You Say Much Ado About Nutting September 24, 1990 (1990-09-24)
7 Mouse-Taken Identity Rabbit Fire To Beep or Not to Beep September 25, 1990 (1990-09-25)
8 Frigid Hare Kiss Me Cat Dog Collared September 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)
9 Bill of Hare Lovelorn Leghorn The Hypo-Chondri-Cat September 27, 1990 (1990-09-27)
10 Daffy Dilly Stooge for a Mouse What's Opera, Doc? September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28)
11 Roman Legion-Hare Golden Yeggs Scaredy Cat October 1, 1990 (1990-10-01)
12 Little Boy Boo Dough Ray Me-Ow Show Biz Bugs October 2, 1990 (1990-10-02)
13 Transylvania 6-5000 Bear Feat Zip 'N Snort October 3, 1990 (1990-10-03)
14 Curtain Razor Weasel While You Work Bugs and Thugs October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04)
15 Robot Rabbit Dog Gone South Putty Tat Trouble October 5, 1990 (1990-10-05)
16 Duck! Rabbit, Duck! Zoom at the Top Wild Wild World October 8, 1990 (1990-10-08)
17 The Slap-Hoppy Mouse Wholly Smoke* Sahara Hare October 9, 1990 (1990-10-09)
18 Stork Naked Feline Frame-Up His Hare-Raising Tale October 10, 1990 (1990-10-10)
19 Broom-Stick Bunny A Sheep in the Deep Jeepers Creepers* October 11, 1990 (1990-10-11)
20 Feather Dusted Ready, Set, Zoom! Rabbit's Kin October 12, 1990 (1990-10-12)
21 A Star is Bored An Egg Scramble Yankee Dood It October 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)
22 Stupor Duck Spaced Out Bunny Caveman Inki October 16, 1990 (1990-10-16)
23 Strife with Father Highway Runnery Rabbit Romeo October 17, 1990 (1990-10-17)
24 The Iceman Ducketh Of Rice and Hen Porky Pig's Feat* October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)
25 I Gopher You Bowery Bugs Snow Business October 19, 1990 (1990-10-19)
26 Ballot Box Bunny Boulder Wham! Gone Batty October 22, 1990 (1990-10-22)
27 Riff Raffy Daffy Apes of Wrath Dime to Retire October 23, 1990 (1990-10-23)
28 Strangled Eggs A Fox in a Fix Person to Bunny October 24, 1990 (1990-10-24)
29 Baby Buggy Bunny Out and Out Rout Pappy's Puppy October 25, 1990 (1990-10-25)
30 A Bear for Punishment Porky's Pooch* This is a Life? October 26, 1990 (1990-10-26)
31 Wild and Woolly Hare Bell Hoppy Rocket Squad October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
32 Quack Shot Captain Hareblower The Leghorn Blows at Midnight October 30, 1990 (1990-10-30)
33 Tom Tom Tomcat Whoa, Be-Gone! The Hasty Hare October 31, 1990 (1990-10-31)
34 The Prize Pest Bewitched Bunny The Mouse That Jack Built November 1, 1990 (1990-11-01)
35 Cracked Quack Roman Legion-Hare Kiddin' the Kitten November 2, 1990 (1990-11-02)
36 Rabbit Seasoning Stop! Look! And Hasten! The Honey-Mousers November 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)
37 A Fractured Leghorn Paying the Piper My Bunny Lies Over the Sea November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)
38 The Super Snooper Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny Goo Goo Goliath November 7, 1990 (1990-11-07)
39 To Hare is Human The Ducksters Go Fly a Kit November 8, 1990 (1990-11-08)
40 Little Red Rodent Hood Shot and Bothered Ballot Box Bunny November 9, 1990 (1990-11-09)
41 Southern Fried Rabbit Double or Mutton Crockett-Doodle-Do November 12, 1990 (1990-11-12)
42 Greedy for Tweety Gopher Broke Hillbilly Hare November 13, 1990 (1990-11-13)
43 False Hare Beep Prepared Chow Hound November 14, 1990 (1990-11-14)
44 Boston Quackie Bill of Hare Porky's Duck Hunt* November 15, 1990 (1990-11-15)
45 Big House Bunny Rocket-bye Baby A Coy Decoy* November 16, 1990 (1990-11-16)
46 Bonanza Bunny Chaser on the Rocks Cats A-Weigh! November 19, 1990 (1990-11-19)
47 You Were Never Duckier The Unmentionables Early to Bet November 20, 1990 (1990-11-20)
48 Pop 'im Pop Frigid Hare Bugged by a Bee November 21, 1990 (1990-11-21)
49 Horse Hare Porky's Bear Facts* A Hound for Trouble November 22, 1990 (1990-11-22)
50 Rebel Rabbit Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner The Egg-Cited Rooster November 23, 1990 (1990-11-23)
51 Barbary Coast Bunny Lickety-Splat Sleepy Time Possum November 26, 1990 (1990-11-26)
52 The Foghorn Leghorn Porky's Midnight Matinee* A Star is Bored November 27, 1990 (1990-11-27)
53 Tweet Zoo Wideo Wabbit Don't Give Up the Sheep November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)
54 People Are Bunny War and Pieces The Bee-Deviled Bruin November 29, 1990 (1990-11-29)
55 The Daffy Duckaroo* Sock-a-Doodle-Do Lighter Than Hare November 30, 1990 (1990-11-30)
56 Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol Raw! Raw! Rooster! Just Plane Beep December 3, 1990 (1990-12-03)
57 Freudy Cat Baby Buggy Bunny The Lion's Busy December 4, 1990 (1990-12-04)
58 Bushy Hare Porky & Daffy* Cheese It, the Cat! December 5, 1990 (1990-12-05)
59 The Slick Chick Apes of Wrath Puss n' Booty* December 6, 1990 (1990-12-06)
60 Wise Quackers Clippety Clobbered The Windblown Hare December 7, 1990 (1990-12-07)
61 14 Carrot Rabbit The Pest That Came to Dinner Tired and Feathered December 10, 1990 (1990-12-10)
62 The High and the Flighty Two's a Crowd A-Lad-In His Lamp December 11, 1990 (1990-12-11)
63 The Dixie Fryer Prince Varmint Mouse Warming December 12, 1990 (1990-12-12)
64 Rebel Without Claws Woolen Under Where Rabbit Seasoning December 13, 1990 (1990-12-13)
65 Hare-Abian Nights To Itch His Own Bye, Bye Bluebeard December 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carmody, John (September 17, 1990). "The TV Column". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Mike; Coe, Steve (June 3, 1991). "Fox affiliates pleased with network's plans". Broadcasting. 
  3. ^ McCorry, Kevin. "Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends". Retrieved November 15, 2017. 

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