The CENSORED Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Guide

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"Each Dawn I Crow" (Freleng; 1948):

    CBS: Lacking was the part where John Rooster sits on a grenade disguised as an egg. John sat on the "egg", followed by an abrupt cut to an outside shot of the barn in which this event happens. Then, the rooster was shown with burnt feathers- but no explosion! There was something else missing. John glues a decoy duck on a straw hat, which he hands to Elmer. Elmer wears the hat and walks into some tall grass. The rest of the scene, with John blowing a duck decoy and being blasted by hunters' rifles, was cut, with an abrupt jump to the next scene.


"Easy Peckins" (McKimson; 1953):

    WB: The scene of the fox playing Paul Revere to the rooster's Redcoat was excised due to the unpermitted gunfire in their confrontation.


"8 Ball Bunny" (Jones; 1950):

    ABC: After Bugs and the penguin are captured by the tribe of South American natives, deleted was the shot of a native running into the circle of chanters to warn his fellow savages about the coming of "bwana" Humphrey Bogart.



"The Fair Haired Hare" (Freleng; 1951):

    ABC: Yosemite Sam shoots his guns at the bear rug, mistakenly thinking that it has come to life and not knowing that the frantic Bugs has ascended into it from his hole. ABC omitted Bugs calling the bear rug a "cannon-bull", pounding on the deceased bear's head, and begging for release, some of the discharge from Sam's guns, and Bugs, who has apparently been hit by gunfire in his backside, painfully grabbing his rear end and exclaiming, "Oooh, oooh, hot!"


"False Hare" (McKimson; 1964):

    CBS: When Big Bad Wolf fails to trick Bugs into standing in front of a body case lined with spikes and triggered to close when a door is opened by Big Bad's little nephew, the impatient Big Bad shows to Bugs where to stand and is himself "nailed" inside of the iron maiden when nephew wolf prematurely opens the door. CBS showed Bugs failing to stand in the desired position, but spliced away the impaling of Big Bad.


"Fast and Furry-ous" (Jones; 1949):

    ABC: The scene wherein Wile E. tries to explode the Road Runner with dynamite but accidentally himself incurs the blast, was removed from this cartoon.


"Fast Buck Duck" (McKimson; 1963):

    CBS: In this cartoon's uncut form, Daffy pours sleeping powder into the bulldog's water, but CBS did not show the sleeping powder; thus, the dog drank the water, immediately became drowsy, and fell asleep, with the viewer not privy to what particularly induced the sleepiness in the dog.


"Feather Dusted" (McKimson; 1955):

    ABC: Foghorn Leghorn playing Indian with Egghead Jr. and being blasted by Egghead's Daniel Boone gun after pulling the nozzle cork to said gun was ruled unfit for broadcast due to Foghorn's portrayal of a stereotypical warrior Indian and the gunfire. Hence, this entire scene was gone.
    CN: Same edit as on ABC.
    Merrie Melodies: Same edit as on ABC.
    WB: Foghorn as an Indian was allowed to remain in the cartoon, but the scene faded abruptly before Foghorn could pull the cork of Egghead's gun.



"Fifth Column Mouse" (Freleng; 1943):

    Syndication: Gone was the part in which the mouse refuses the cat's deal of all the cheese that the mouse wants in exchange for leading the mice population to appease the cat, but the cat forced him to accept the deal, followed by, "NOW, GET GOING!"


"The Fighting 69 1/2th" (Freleng; 1941):

    CN: A short scene involving a "black" ant with white lips and a Rochester voice is no longer permitted to air.


"The Film Fan" (Clampett; 1939):

    Nickelodeon: The redrawn version of this cartoon was missing the brief scene of the on-screen news commentator identifying himself as Cold Promise.


"The Foghorn Leghorn" (McKimson; 1948):

    ABC: The dog revealed to be inside of the trunk pushed by Henery and being pounded on the head and slapped in the face by Foghorn was excised, as too was the scene immediately after dynamite detonates in the barnyard dog's house; all that the viewer saw was the smoke of the explosion followed by the dog already in the process of throwing Foghorn to the ground in retribution for what the dog believed was Foghorn's treacherous act.
    CBS: A long sequence was deleted: Henery throws a stick of lit dynamite into the barnyard dog's house. Foghorn, fearing blame, attempts to retrieve the dynamite. Of course, it explodes in the doghouse as Foghorn has just grabbed it and is about to throw it out of the house. Foghorn looks guilty as sin with the remnant of the dynamite in his hand. The dog then slams Foghorn several times against the ground, calling him a no-good chicken. When Henery hears this, he realizes that Foghorn really is a chicken (and not a "schnook") and bashes Foghorn over the face with a shovel. With all of this cut, it appeared that Foghorn merely, "...talked (Henery) into it."


"For Scent-imental Reasons" (Jones; 1949):

    ABC: The entire scene in which the female cat encases herself in a glass chamber and Pepe feigns suicide with a gun to lure her out of the chamber was eliminated from this cartoon. Also, Pepe follows the female cat out of a window and says, "Vive l'amour," and then, "We die together." The former line was heard, but not the latter. Pepe falls into blue paint and the cat into drain water.
    CN: This cartoon initially ran uncut on Cartoon Network. Later, however, the entire glass chamber sequence was excised.



"14 Carrot Rabbit" (Freleng; 1952):

    ABC: Bugs readies to run with, "On your mark. Get set," and Yosemite Sam comes behind him and says, "Go!" but Sam firing a gun into Bugs tail, was cut.
    CBS: Some of Sam's gunfire at the elderly prospector was spliced out of this cartoon.


"Fowl Weather" (Freleng; 1953):

    ABC: The aggressive rooster forcing Sylvester, who is disguised as a chicken, to "hatch" a hand grenade (the act itself and its aftermath- Sylvester's posterior ablaze) was excised from this cartoon, but not Sylvester's reaction of speedily running away from the rooster; that was retained.
    CBS: Same edit as on ABC, but more clumsily done, with a film splice so that Sylvester was not shown fleeing the chicken coop. There was a cut from the rooster asking Sylvester if he is sure that he is a chicken and Sylvester sweating and nodding his head to Hector discovering Tweety missing from the bird cage.
    CN: As Granny nears home, Hector, believing that Tweety is lost and that Granny will blame him for that, visualizes himself being rifle-blasted to death by Granny. Hector's grim visualization has been deleted.


"Fox Terror" (McKimson; 1957):

    WB: Edited out of this cartoon was Foghorn and the barnyard dog spinning and shooting their respective duel guns at the fox.


"Foxy By Proxy" (Freleng; 1952):

    Syndication: Sometimes, the big, fat dog clipping Bugs' tail was trimmed (PUN!), so that the viewer did not see the dog running with Bugs' tail in his hand. The cartoon cut from the sound of the clipping to Bugs saying, "Oh, well, just call me stubby."


"A Fractured Leghorn" (McKimson; 1950):

    ABC: A cat, while trying to catch a worm that is hiding inside the mechanism of a tractor, puts his mouth on the tractor's exhaust pipe to blow air to "flush" the worm out of the tractor. Gone was Foghorn Leghorn starting the tractor and giving to the cat an unpleasant taste of exhaust fumes. Also deleted was the cat preparing to use an axe against the worm, Foghorn interrupting him and saying, "Who do you think you are, George Washington?" and, with the blunt side of the axe, striking him on the head.



"Freddy the Freshman" (Harman and Ising; 1932):

    CN: Cheerleaders that are obvious Jewish and homosexual caricatures are censored from this cartoon.


"French Rarebit" (McKimson; 1951):

    ABC: The scene of the two French chefs clobbering each other with cookery was shortened. Also deleted was Bugs inserting a stick of dynamite into a carrot before placing said carrot with the two chefs into "La Oven".


"Fresh Hare" (Freleng; 1942):

    CN: The end of this cartoon has Bugs proclaiming his last wish in a chorus of "I Wish I Were in Dixie", which is followed by Bugs, Elmer Fudd and the Mounties all in blackface singing "Camptown Races". On CN, Bugs starts to sing "I Wish I Were in Dixie", and the picture quickly dissolves to the end card.
    TBS, TNT: Same blackface scene eliminated in two ways: a fake "iris-out" after Bugs sings "I Wish I Were in Dixie"; or the footage of Bugs dancing was replayed as the sound from the end of the cartoon proceeded as normal, which did not look right at all.
    Video: Some public domain videos and DVDs, including ones in the Cartoon Explosion series, also edit the ending.



"Freudy Cat" (McKimson; 1964):

    ABC: Gone was the prolonged scene from "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse" of Sylvester trying to load his rifle "frontier style", which naturally leads to Sylvester being the victim of several inopportune blasts from the rifle ("Silly me! FIRST the powder, THEN the wadding! Now tamp, tamp, tamp-").


"Fright Before Christmas" (Freleng; 1979):

    ABC: Missing was the Tasmanian Devil eating Christmas tree bulbs and chain lights and electrifying himself as Bugs reads Clyde's "brief" Christmas want list that includes a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde chemical set.


"Frigid Hare" (Jones; 1949):

    CN: Bugs' line about not returning to work until July, 1953, is cut. Bugs' ridicule of the Eskimo, by saying, "What an Eskimo pie-head!" was considered offensive to the Innuit and also cut from this cartoon.
    Merrie Melodies: Same editing of Bugs' "Eskimo pie-head" line as CN.
    Other: On a 1965 telecast of The Bugs Bunny Show, Bugs, after learning from the penguin that the Antarctic days (and nights) are six months long, says that he will not need to be back to work until July 1968, instead of the original 1953 reference.


"From A to Z-z-z-z" (Jones; 1954):

    CN: The part of Ralph's Western daydream, of him shooting a pistol at Indians, has been shortened.


"From Hand to Mouse" (Jones; 1944):

    CN: A new print of this cartoon lacks a scene in which the mouse, to escape the lion that is chasing him, disguises himself as a Zulu African native.


"From Hare to Heir" (Freleng; 1961):

    ABC: Sam's servants kicking Sam's backside and rolling-pin-beating Sam's head as Sam tries to prove to Bugs that he, "...don't get mad no more," was shortened to reduce the repetitive violence in the scene.


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