“Bugs Bunny Rides Again” is about as perfect a cartoon as Friz Freleng ever made. It’s packed with funny scenes and dialogue from start to finish.
Here are some of Paul Julian’s backgrounds. What a shame the full, long paintings don’t exist any more. There’s a beautiful interior of the saloon that’s quickly panned (the frame with the piano below part of it) I’d love to study.
Is that “Slosburg Harness”? Any idea who’s being referenced? How about Josiah Cheever?
P.J. (Paul Julian) to the left of Bugs. Mike Maltese, 1370, Friz Freleng and Tedd Pierce to the right. 1370? Virgil Ross is the animator.
This town ain’t big enough for the two of us! It ain’t?
Now is it big enough?
Ken Champin reference.
Hawley Pratt (feed), Bill Melendez (bulqueria) and Gerry Chiniquy (blacksmith) references. Sam’s expression as he dances off, stage right, is an all-time classic.
Manny Perez doesn’t rate a background reference. Neither does Virgil, it seems.