Rabbit's Feat (1960)
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Featuring: Wile E. Coyote
Wile E. Coyote stops running to speak to the audience.
"How do you do. Oh, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Coyote. Wile E. Coyote. I am a genius by trade."
He explains how he is in pursuit of a rabbit today.
"Rabbitus idioticus delicious....I intend to pursue, capture, and eat this rabbit. It's as simple as that."
Bugs is peacefully asleep in his rabbit hole, in a crib, sucking his thumb! A picture on the wall shows two rabbits...could they be his parents? Still half asleep, Bugs raises himself he rest of the way out by his tail. He joins Wile E. in a picnic and dunks a carrot in the coyote's coffee.
"Eh, what's cookin', doc?"
"You are," says the coyote, and he scoops Bugs up in his picnic blanket and brings him to his stew pot.
"No, no, please," says Bugs. "Don't put me in that water. I'm allergic to drowning."
Inside the pot, Bugs screams, "You're killing me!" and makes pain-filled noises. The coyote knows he is faking, and looks Bugs in the eye as he finishes making his noises of agony.
Seeing that the coyote means him harm, Bugs turns the situation into the preposterous.
"Daddy! You're back from Peru. We thought you'd been run over by an elevator."
Wile E. pushes Bugs away, rejecting his "son."
"Boo hoo. Oh, boo the hoo. I've been rejected by my onlyest father."
Wile E. is scheming Bugs's demise, talking aloud as he reclines on a rock. "I must dream of a brilliant master strategy." Bugs is reclining on the other side of the same rock, and helps Wile E. plot his (Bugs's) own demise.
Coyote: "What if I lured him into a rock crusher?"
Bugs: "Too complicated."
Coyote: "What if I built a Burmese tiger trap?"
Bugs: "Too much detail!"
The coyote devises a plan involving a dynamite-filled carrot.
"That would hurt!" screams Bugs, confronting the coyote. As soon as Wile E. realizes who he's talking to, Bugs plants a big kiss on him, with his ears forming a heart. Then Bugs makes his ears into a corkscrew, spins a little ways into the ground, lifts up the dirt, and dives into the new hole he has just built.
Wile E. tries several standard ploys to capture and kill Bugs: aiming a rifle at Bugs as Bugs turns the barrel around, pulling the pin out of a hand grenade and waiting too long as it blows up in his face, etc. Wile E. is defeated.
"Allow me to introduce myself. I ama a vegetarian. My name is mud."
"Well, like the man says, 'Never take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.'"