A 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?!
12 thoughts on “Updated: Set Bugs Free 2: YouTube v Google Video”
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.
I gotta go with the one where Bugs takes on the bull in the bull-fighting ring.
No, no, the best Bugs cartoon is the WWII one where he’s fighting the gremlin in the bomber.
Personally, I’m all about Gossamer.
Please, please let us not overlook Hillbilly Hare.
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!!!
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).
Hey John, you forgot to check out Yahoo! Video… Seems to do the trick 🙂
Yahoo just shows two trailers and non-loading mpg file.
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.
it has to be carrotblanca, a wonderful spoof of casablanca
Monsters are such intersting people…