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Conspicuously displaying their elevated, ever-evolving state of social consciousness, HBO has decided that Elmer Fudd’s gun is now beyond the pale. Instead, in their upcoming reboot of the Warner cartoon classic, Elmer will hunt wascawy wabbits with…a scythe. Because beheading woodland creatures with a swipe of a razor-sharp curved implement is far less violent and more humane. Allegedly.

There’s no word yet on whether HBO intends to allow Elmer to keep his trademark rhotacism, or if it’s been decided that voice-shaming Mr. Fudd would also be contrary to HBO’s high standards.

Peter Browngardt, the series executive producer and showrunner, told the outlet, “We’re not doing guns.”

“But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in,” Browngardt told the outlet.

Elmer Fudd is regularly foiled trying to hunt Bugs Bunny on the show. In the new series, the character will carry a scythe.

However, comics artist Johnny Ryan, who worked on the show, noted to the Times that he believes “We’re going through this wave of anti-bullying, everybody needs to be friends, everybody needs to get along.”

– Marina Pitofsky in Elmer Fudd will not have a gun in ‘Looney Tunes’ reboot


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    • So Elmers gonna be the gwim weaper.
      I wonder what other things are going to be changed. Will Penelope Pussycat me too shame Pepe le Pew?
      Will Slowpoke Rodriguez get eaten by the cats when his gun is edited out ?

    • Leftist morons at HBO. Nobody hunts rabbits with a scythe. Literally no one. It’s comparable to trying to eat dinner with a spark plug as the utensil. Literally no one does it.

      • I don’t know why, but I busted a gut over the spark plug.
        Then I started thinking… rugby with maces, underwater basketball with puffer fish.
        Thanks for the great belly laugh!

      • Ah to be a virtue signaling Leftard,life would be utterly useless,Elmer Fudd without his gun is like peanut butter without jelly.

      • Found it. I guess the numerous attempts by Bugs to blow up Elmer with explosives (including sticking TNT in his mouth) is okay for kiddies, but not that pesky gun.

        • Ohhh the tnt behind Elmer in the hollow tree log is very cannon-ish. Which makes it gun like. Fire whomever came up with that! Sorry can’t say fire. Discontinue employment whomever came up with that!

          All that said I laughed while watching it. Even the scythe portion.

    • It’s not a scythe, it’s a sickle. The hammer that accompanies it will be revealed in episode 2.

      Hanna and Barbera are rolling over in their graves.

    • Getting everyone used to the sight of beheading so when they break out all of those guillotines that they’ve bought it won’t be such a shocker hell that’ll prob end up being the left mobs punishment for simply not agreeing with them

  1. I’m guessing HBO is not gonna show any movie with a gun in it since cartoon guns are unacceptable.

    • Yeah, this will flop. Today’s kids already see Looney Tunes as their grandparents’ cartoons, anyway. Rebooting with nonsensical changes won’t help it succeed.

  2. That’s so uncreative. If you’re going to go full libtard and say Fudd can’t even have his Fudd gun (“Uncle Dick in the deer stand” be warned) at least give him a slingshot, or some traps, a bow and arrow. The comedic opportunities (forgetting where he put the trap and stepping on it, for example) are greater, but I guess that would be hitting close to home.

    • Who hunts with a scythe? Maybe he isn’t a hunter anymore, maybe he is just a farmer harvesting his grain, worried about the rascally rabbits in his fields? More a Mr. McGregor from Peter rabbit, maybe fudd doesn’t even eat meat..

      • Maybe they will turn him into a maniacal killer who stalks and kills people with his sythe. Who knows? Perhaps when they turn into a cooking show, they will show the Fudd-man poisoning the rabbits with rat poison. I’m guessing the ASPCA might have something to say about that!

      • omar, tlaib, sanders, odumbo, cortez, peelosi and schumer all agree with you as I’m sure hitler, hussein and stalin would too.

      • My hovercraft is full of eels! I like pie! No one knows how many pancakes it takes to cover a doghouse, because ice cream doesn’t have any bones!

        Do you have any other bits of wisdom to impart, or is that it for you?

      • Wabbits are people too you know!!! I’m surprised ALF or one of the other groups ( forget PETA they are to busy killing dogs and cats ) doesn’t petition the courts to act as the voting representative for all the creatures above one cell. Would Governor DeSantis stand a chance if all the lovebugs were able to vote? First thing they would want of course is all the vehicles off the roads so they could mate in peace.

        • Ken, that’s funny! But, it went over the top of most of the continent’s head. We had a mild season this spring. We’ll see what the fall brings.

      • Who knows. Maybe the animals will be recognized as having “feelings” and hunting will be outlaws due to the hurt feelingsl Then the Libtards would make us all become vegetarians……unless, of course, the plants will be accorded “feelings” as well.

  3. Kids today have it way to touchy feely. I learned to drive watching the Rat Patrol and the Rockford Files. I watched cartoons, and sci-fi from Irwin Allen. I learned about guns mostly from my Dear ol’ Dad. I knew enough to understand that James West was fiction.

    Now kids have video games and the Tele-Tubies that teach them everything. No wonder they are screwed up. Grand Theft Auto is not a good game to teach people skills.

    Exactly how does a scythe blade blow up in your face when you look into it? How will Buggs stretch it from one rabbit hole to another so Emler will shoot himself in the rear end? The new liberals tend to destroy everything they touch.

    • Kids today are the real victims as this is the bullshit “new normal” we have allowed to be implemented. Pray for this generation.

    • Kids today are fake snowflakes. They’re really bullies. If you hurt their feelings they lash out at you. They call you names: racist, homophobe etc. How many “snowflakes” are throwing bricks into small businesses/shops? A real snowflake would be at home hiding.

        • I’m so tired of the empty phrases of the left,every one needs to be friends, every one needs to get along,we’re all in this together and the ever sickening “it’s for the children”. All are empty phrases designed to stop people from thinking on their own.

  4. I remember, back in the early 80s or late 70s, someone had the brilliant idea of taking a bunch of King Syndicate Features characters – Alley Oop, Brunhilde the Witch, etc. and making them into cartoons with a “socially conscious message.” I distinctly remember one episode where Gaylord confronts Brunhilde the witch about her drinking problem.

    At the time, it was the stupidest cartoon I’d ever seen. Warner Bros. may top it with this mess, however.

  5. Since HBO is going full Liberal-tard, they may as well find a voice for Elmer that does not include stuttering. You might offend someone who stutters in the real world, if you have a cartoon character that has such a problem/disability (insert sarcasm). And God forbid if little Johnny or Jane saw a GUN…and heard stuttering (and Fudd’s constant speech impediment) together-at the same time-in this day and age. The poor, sheltered kid may may not be able to cope with it all.

  6. I interpreted this differently. A blade weapon is much more personal, it require close-up, look-in-the-eyes contact with the victim. It requires feeling the victims body- mass resistance to the assault, feeling flesh tear, rip, and bleed. Much more likely to get blood on the attacker. It requires even more aggression than pulling a trigger.

    Further, blade weapons can be found easily in every home and are easily purchased.

    HBO is training new generations in a more accessible form of violence.

    • There’s a reason why the classic deranged killers in movies used blades instead of bullets. It was more terrifying. Imagine in Hitchcock’s Psycho, Norman just opening the bathroom door and shooting his revolver. Imagine Jason with a gun instead of a machete.

    • Ah, but carrots are considered victims of murder, if you’re a fruitarian. (“Notting Hill”) 😉

        • Awesome song from a great album.

          I don’t even have to listen to it to laugh about what the angel tells “Reverend Maynard” and his response is even better…”Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!”.

  7. “Hey everybody, why don’t we take an established cartoon that was once successful and skew it to our own biases because we lack any creativity to come up with our own ideas?”

    • Didn’t Coca-Cola also use that mentality with New Coke?
      “A successful product doing quite well in the grocery stores ?? Let’s change the formula!!”
      Yep! Worked well, didn’t it?? 😂
      Kind of … for a little while … now we have “Classic Coca-Cola”! 🙄

      So, why fix it if it’s not broken?

      Which brings me to Congress. It seems to be broken and definitely needs fixed by voting!!


    Redefines pointless.

    • It wasn’t entirely pointless, they just lost my business & a small bit of income. Hopefully more will follow suit.

    • Is this sort of like a Chinese firing squad, with the soldier standing in a circle with the “victim” in the middle?

      • Ah, so you, too, have watched ‘Dances With Wolves’ and witnessed the sheer wisdom of our Horrywood Indian brethren, who corral a Pawnee on horseback in the centre of a complete circle of Sioux armed with Spencers, and proceed to shoot the ever-lovin’ feces out of him. . . Not a one of ’em misses, even though they’ve never even held a Spencer before, not a single bullet goes through the Bad Guy, and then everyone goes home to a light lunch of buffalo-tongue s’mores.

        I bet not even the Chinese could do that so well.

  9. The weirdest part of this is I sincerely doubt modern kids even care about looney tunes. From what I’ve seen video games and internet is the modern youth’s preferred means of entertainment.
    This was, in all likelihood, an attempt to cash into the people’s nostalgia with well known IP, strip it of its originality, and churn out bland mediocrity to the masses.

  10. wow…I guess murdering a bunny rabbit with a sickle blade is more humane than a double barrel shotgun..

    It makes perfect sense a channel famous for pushing Bloody And very violent movies would give Elmer Fudd a more violent way to kill a wabbit ..Way to go HBO

  11. Retarded beyond the pale…well kids there’s a plethora of WB cartoons on YouTube. And free streaming aps. Enjoy😏

    • You know that they can go back and edit those right?

      Try finding some “offensive” episodes of The Simpsons on a streaming service. Good luck…

      • There was a 4 DVD set of classic Warner Bros cartoons. I managed to buy it many years ago. My son loved Road Runner.

  12. Man, it is waaay to early in the day for this level of carp. Cancelling my HBO streaming over this steaming pile of virtue signaling, will NOT allow my $$$ to go into the hands of those that actively work against me & those like me.

  13. They also too Yosemites Sams six-shooters.
    Of course Bugs was permitted to blast Elmer in the face with a cannon.
    The take away is guns are bad unless you’re overkilling a white male.

  14. “Because beheading woodland creatures with a swipe of a razor-sharp curved implement is far less violent and more humane. Allegedly.”

    Does that make Al Qaeda and ISIS the new Fudds?

    • Elmer Fudd never kills a wabbit, he merely hunts wabbits and consequently all he ever kills is time. At age 77 I remember seeing many of the the Bugs Bunny cartoons and they did not inspire me nor any of my friends to kill anything. The cartoons were funny just like Bob Hope, Jack Benny and many others. The honorable Mr Fudd did not ever hunt people nor even hint at harming people. Why do they think these short episodes are called CARTOONS?

  15. Yeah… this is the typical garbage that the “media class” want to force on the American people…. these people destroy every civilization they infect… they should’ve been eradicated years ago, but you know, feelings….

  16. So instead of young folks watching cartoons which have been watched & laughed at for generations like Buggs bunny, Yosemite Sam, Popey, Heckel & Jeckle, Peppi La Pew, & so on, no more bulling type shows , so where do you find your kid now?
    Sitting in front of the T V playing Call of Duty, Battlefield, Homefront, Far Cry, this good stuff,,, way better , Huh??

  17. Another thought: there are hundreds of Looney Toons cartoons. Why remake any of them? Can anyone honesty say this will be any better.

  18. Another example of Hoplophobia so severe it impairs cognition in the afflicted. Were IQ tests to be devised to chart intellect versus political issues, when it came to firearms the Hoplophobic would score at the level of a moron.

  19. As a wepwesentative of the Society for the Pwotection of Rhatocism, I pwotest! When Undeh Awmor finds out that Elma is hunting wabbits with a bwade, he’s going to wose his contwact, just like Sawah Bowmar who was fired because her husband kiwwed a bear with a speah.

    BTW, I also wepwesent the Wowwipop Guiwd. We’d wike to wewcome you to Munchkin Wand.

  20. Who hunts with a scythe?

    _You’ll find out when your time comes. Weapon of the angel of death takes everyone eventually… Been very busy lately…

    beheading woodland creatures with a swipe of a razor-sharp curved implement is far less violent and […]

    _Far less violent>? But just me, of course I do like and favor the scythe. Just not so much for hunting wascawy wabbits…

    A blade weapon is much more personal, it requires close-up, look-in-the-eyes contact with the victim. It requires feeling the victims body-mass resistance to the assault, feeling flesh tear, rip, and bleed.

    _No, they see only darkness looking into my eyes, should they have time to look, and slashing quickly they don’t feel a thing [usually].

    _Virtue signaling, that this is, has run amuck. We’re all now going to be so nice and so sweet and so PC, and NEVER raciss … Isn’t this special … ? Delta, for one, and so many others, has an all new program and set of ‘rules’ so that we might all see how they have ‘changed’.

    _Perhaps this story is ttag’s version of keeping it ‘light’ on a Sunday.

    Bones buried deep fast decay
    Never again seeing the light of day
    Trolls here, for your souls I weep
    And for you, a special place in hell
    I keep

  21. I’m surprised that they don’t give him a hammer to complete the matching communist get up. Or bricks, bike locks, and Molotov cocktails for today’s preferred method of virtue signaling.

  22. It is more of the media’s indoctrination of destroying the Bill of Rights. SCOTUS has opened Pandora’s box by allowing the government to attack religion and firearms. More of our rights, for so long protected by the citizens, will be falling to the wayside. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are under a full fledged attack by liberals.

  23. Gun Control originally targeted Blacks and Jews and now its tentacles are around the neck of Elmer Fudd. Where will those jack booted Gun Control Zealots and their racist and nazi based agenda go next?

  24. So, are they going to dress Fudd up like an Al-Qaeda fighter and have him quote the Quran.

  25. What happened to “If you don’t like it change the channel”? That was was the left’s mantra for years when decency was being challenged.

    Oh well, haven’t had a useless HBO account in years.

  26. The fact that this story creates a comment section full of generational warfare is telling. This country is SO fucked and a bunch of you folks are just prodding her towards the grave.

    But hey, fuck nuance and reality, amiright? No need to get things right and maybe help the country out because that’s like hard work and shit.

    Yeah, yeah, ya’ll won’t live to see it. Well keep this shit up and you will. If that happens all the “Well, we have the money and the land” nonsense won’t save you.

    The difference here is that some of us are smart enough to look down the road and realize that this is the kind of shit that’s accelerating to the point that anyone under 70 probably will live to see it and some of us don’t want that for ANYONE.

    • The lesson of the collapse of the Soviet Union is that when you reach the cliff things happen fast. The country is probably done by the end of the year.

      • I’m not quite that pessimistic but the USSR is a good example. So are other countries. Perhaps I’m just an optimist or in denial but I think we have a far more resilient system than the USSR, Weimar Republic etc.

        That said, if it does go sideways, realistically there isn’t likely to be a “Bush War” or anything similar. It’s likely to be a *fairly peaceful* transition. The problem is that the transition is likely to be to something that the vast majority will find they really don’t want.

        It’s also likely that older folks take the brunt of it via massive inflation wiping out what they have spent a lifetime putting together. Your average 65+ person has a retirement portfolio of $171,000 in liquid assets. They are, in a word, fucked because today that’s not shit. It’s worth about 1/6th what it was in 1970. It’s not even a down payment on my house or going to cover a major medical problem (ask me how I know).

        The only people who don’t get completely screwed are the mega rich. Younger people have to pick up the pieces to get by but will mostly have the time to do so.

        Older folks can’t recover and end up at the mercy of those in power over the short term. The people in power need money right up front, so “confiscation of aristocratic lands” (i.e. the real estate held by older folks) looks good to them.

        • There will be no hyperinflation before the country collapses. It will be an effect not a cause.

        • Order of operations matters little when the overall equation kills you.

          Further, collapse is unlikely. “Transition” is far more likely. A transition to something we won’t like.

          On the plus side I see most of it as really rather unlikely. No one seems to be talking about the bloodbath Progressives are in the midst of suffering right now. As far as I can tell “Progressive solutions” are finding that they have very little traction these days within the Democratic Party. That means that if the system lasts through Novemeber (which I rate as likely) then, regardless of outcome, we get a ratcheting down of tensions because the moderates in the Democratic party are tired of the progs.

  27. There are a lot of judges and jurors who learned everything that they think they know about guns from Elmer Fudd. That is why they are scared shitless of evil, black AR-15s but think that drug trafficker shooting at children with a 12 gauge shotgun is no big deal.

    Don’t feed me bull shit about birdshot. At close range, birdshot will punch a fist sized hole four to six inches deep in human flesh. A local sheriff’s deputy was recently shot with a 20 gauge shotgun. Although he was wearing full SWAT gear, he spent about a month in the hospital including a week in intensive care. He will forever be compromised by the hundred or so pellets, including dozens that migrated to his lungs. Another local cop accidentally loaded buckshot rather than less lethal beanbag rounds in his shotgun. His victim is crippled for life.

    Of course Crawford’s corollary to The First Rule of Gun Safety is that every shotgun is loaded with buckshot, slugs or fletchettes that can be lethal over half a mile away.

  28. I don’t know wanyone who has this channel, or has had it within the last 10 years. Lefty central. I have it available for free on an android box and I don’t watch it.

  29. I have no lengthy response. Only that this is stupid and we have reaped what we have sown. Regardless of our voting or what side of the aisle we see ourselves at. This is our doing, we have allowed this to happen. Libs and conservatives, regardless of the letter R or D or even the I, they are all worthless, and they all want the same thing. Power and control.

  30. I thought they would not be using guns, with Elmer in the log, and adding dynamite and plugging one end, Bugs has effectively created a rudimentary gun with Elmer as the bullet.

  31. Thus will end Looneytunes cartoons. After guns are gone, they’ll go after everything else, like the dynamite.

    Soon, Elmer and Bugs will have cartoons where they sit on rocking chairs on a porch and share lemonade.

    NOBODY will watch this crap.


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