While browsing DVDs at Futureshop the other day (a temptingly dangerous task for a broke man), I noticed the Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection. I was curious as to what episodes it contained and, more importantly, whether they were the complete non-cut-for-TV versions. I took a mental note to remind myself to check later. Naturally, I forgot.
Conveniently enough, as I was randomly flicking channels today I came across “Duck Dodgers in the Twenty-Fourth-and-a-Halfth Century!” Soon enough, the episode where Bugs Bunny became a conductor to take out that asshole tenor was on. The mental note resurfaced, and Amazon’s user reviews graced my screen. The reviews, immediately, bemoaned the fact that “What’s Opera, Doc?” wasn’t included. Then, before I could even get upset about that, that very same cartoon started playing on TV. How fortunate!
Missing “What’s Opera, Doc?” is partly forgivable, but further reading of the Amazon reviews showed that my favourite Bugs Bunny toon was missing: “Ali Baba Bunny.” Now that is intollerable.
As is the case with the majority of DVD releases, I think I’ll wait for the Super Complete Extra Special Edition. Hopefully, one day, a true compendium of the old Warner Bros. toons will be released. Until then, the cut and censored TV versions will have to do.
Anyway, I don’t get much traffic — and even less feedback — but I’m going to go fishing for comments here. As they say, “let’s toss this idea into the oven and see if it bakes.” Anyone else have a favourite WB toon?