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Updated: Set Bugs Free 2: YouTube v Google Video

By - April 10, 2006

Mar2A reader just sent me a note saying hey man, the BEST Bugs cartoon is Rabbit of Seville. So I go to YouTube to remind myself of this classic. But…it’s DOWN!!! That’s, what, three days it’s been down (since my rant on Friday)???? Update: YouTube has the cartoon (illegal, is my guess), and was not down – I had a caching issue), so I’m changing the headline of this post.

What is up with that? So I go to Google Video — NOTHING. I go to regular old Google, and here’s info. But can I play it in real time, can I get my fix RIGHT NOW? No, I can’t. I can order a g’damn DVD (no thanks), but I can’t play the damn thing. WHY?!

I swear to God, if we could just harness this, pay for it with advertising in real time, with cross promotions, shit, just the value of cross promotion to Warner/Time Warner/etc. would be worth it….and would it cut into DVD sales? NO!!!! It’d probably promote them!!!

OK, enough Bugs ranting. What’s YOUR favorite Bugs? I know, I know….it involves the martian, right?!

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  • http://www.mneptok.com Kurt von Finck

    Bugs Nips The Nips is my fave. WW2-era quasi-propaganda pitting Bugs against a cartoonishly stereotypical Imperial Japanese soldier on a South Pacific island.

  • http://www.spurgeonworld.com/blog/ Chris Spurgeon

    I gotta go with the one where Bugs takes on the bull in the bull-fighting ring.

  • Paul

    No, no, the best Bugs cartoon is the WWII one where he’s fighting the gremlin in the bomber.

  • http://dossy.org/ Dossy

    Personally, I’m all about Gossamer.

  • http://seoblog.intrapromote.com/ Erik

    Please, please let us not overlook Hillbilly Hare.

  • http://www.leverageblog.com Michael

    Alas I’m forgetting my favorite tune at the moment, but I have to raise my glass to John’s fiery post! Did the media industry learn nothing from the VCR?! Do the ad-deal, get the content out there, and raise all boats in the flood!!!

  • John

    It would be a tie: the Barber of Seville (for those cool barber chairs that raced upward into the air) and Long-Haired Hare (Bugs as Leopold, directing the opera singer who literally brings down the house with his high note at the end).

  • http://bigideas.typepad.com Robi
  • Michael

    Yahoo just shows two trailers and non-loading mpg file.

  • http://bigideas.typepad.com Robi

    That’s odd Michael – the first result works perfectly for me. Click on it, hit “play video” and you get a Quicktime video. It’s large, so takes a while to load but it’s the right one I believe.

  • richard lander

    it has to be carrotblanca, a wonderful spoof of casablanca

  • Matt

    Monsters are such intersting people…