Bugs accidentally stows away on a riverboat. After evading the ticket taker, he takes on gambler Colonel Shuffle. Bugs easily takes all his money, by out-cheating him at poker (he beats Shuffles 5 aces with 6). Shuffle challenges him to a duel, which of course Bugs thwarts. He treats Shuffle to a cigar, and after the inevitable explosion and blackface, does a quick dance to Camptown Races and escorts Shuffle into the Mississippi. Bugs sends Shuffle into the river again with a fake staging of Uncle Tom's Cabinet. Shuffle is dispatched once more up the ship's smokestack. Finally, Bugs in drag enlists the help of another Southern gentleman.
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Did You Know?
Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 11 pulled from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, which was to show the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. This is in addition to the "Censored 11" that have been withheld from distribution since 1968. The reason given was the short's potentially offensive depiction of African-Americans. See more
Throughout the short Col. Shuffle fires his pistols as if they were revolvers or semi-automatics, despite the fact that they are represented as single-shot muzzle-loaded sidearms. See more
Oh, well. We almost had a romantic ending.
Quintet in E Major, Op.13(11) No. 5, Minuet
Music by Luigi Boccherini
Played when the chivalrous gentleman asks Bugs if he'd been hurt See more