Michael A. Calder
Honors English 12
10 January 2010
When I hear the phrase, “That waskly wabbit,” the picture of a short, bald, middle-aged man pops into my head. At first glance, Elmer Fudd is not someone that most people would identify with, but I think he has much more depth than people give him credit for. This example of an Elmer Fudd phrase most often follows a practical joke that Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck plays on him. The Warner Brother’s Looney Toon series has created many amazing cartoon characters. With great characters like Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, and Foghorn Leghorn, someone like Elmer Fudd does not seem like a character that I would identify with at my age. However, Elmer Fudd and I are alike in a variety of ways. One way we are both alike is that we both share a love for the outdoors. Another reason is we are both very gullible. The last reason Elmer Fudd and I are alike is that we are impatient.
Elmer Fudd and I both share a love for the outdoors. We both enjoy being in the wild and experiencing the thrill of the hunt. He once said “I’m a vegetarian; I hunt for sport and the chance to be outdoors.” Even though I am not a vegetarian I still agree with the second half of this quote because I love being in the wild. The woods give me a chance to have time to myself. I just enjoy the feeling of being in the wild and taking down a big animal all on my own. When I’m in the woods I feel like a whole different person. A sort of untamed feeling comes over me.
"You're no shewiff! You're that scwewy wabbit!" Bugs is always tricking Elmer with things like disguises and other very clever ideas. We both get tricked very easily. I was once tricked once into getting out of my truck to check something and was locked out of my own truck. I watched my truck drive off down the road. In one of the episodes Bugs blindfolds Elmer and leads him off of a cliff. In another episode Bugs persuades Elmer to shoot Daffy instead of him....