“What’s up Doc?” Bugs Bunny’s phrase has been around since 1940. It’s Bugs Bunny Day and here are a few more facts about the “wascally wabbit”!
- Mel Blanc actually ate carrots while voicing the iconic character.
- Bugs Bunny was originally “Happy Rabbit”. He also used to be white instead of gray and they alternated between giving him huge buck teeth and no teeth at all.
- Bugs Bunny, along with Mickey Mouse, were the first two animals to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Charlie Chaplin inspired Bugs Bunny’s personality.
- As of Jan. 2013, he has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character. More than 175 films, to be exact.
- Bugs’ nonchalant, carrot-eating manner was inspired by a scene in It Happened One Night, when the fast-talking Clark Gable snacks on carrots while leaning on a fence. The character also took inspiration from Groucho Marx.
- Sources National Day Calendar, Useless Daily, Mental Floss, The Fact Side
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It’s also Mr. Potato Head Day!
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According to wikipedia, “The toy was invented and developed by George Lerner in 1949, and first manufactured and distributed by Hasbro in 1952. Mr. Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television”.
Don Rickles (RIP) was the voice for Mr. Potato Head in 1995’s Toy Story!
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So do you prefer Bugs Bunny or Mr. Potato Head or both? I like them both
“That’s All Folks”! ~Bugs Bunny, AKA Mel Blanc.
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