As a kid, I found the Bugs Bunny cartoon “Rabbit of Seville” outrageously funny. It was on a short list of cartoons we always hoped would come on during Saturday morning cartoons. When “Rabbit of Seville” came on, we would laugh our heads off at the outrageous things Bugs Bunny did to Elmer Fudd.
The music absolutely makes the show. The way Bugs Bunny moves to the music as he massages Elmer Fudd’s scalp and the other things he does—just perfect! Perfectly funny!
Do you know the name of the classical music playing in “Rabbit of Seville”? It’s “The Barber of Seville Overture” written by Rossini. Knowing that makes the whole thing even funnier. Bugs Bunny is the Barber (Rabbit) of Seville and he is giving Elmer Fudd the full barber treatment, including a shoe shine on his bald head.
There are so many wonderful layers of humor in this classic cartoon. This video is only part of a larger cartoon, but you’ll get the idea and it does contain the priceless barbershop scene.