Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hillbilly Hare

Hillbilly Hare, released 1950, Merrie Melodies
This is a great, classic cartoon, but was banned from TV in the mid 90s for being too violent. Because of the easily imitatable gun and fire gags (and the actions in the square dance song stanza.), this short was heavily edited on some TV channels, specifically ABC, until it was banned outright in the mid-1990s. It has been shown (with offending parts intact) on Cartoon Network and now on the Golden Collection DVD set (volume three; disc 1). it offended some people with its depiction of the dumb hillbilly stereotype...most likely, hillbilly's. i hate censorship and hillbilly's.

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