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Happy Birthday Bugs: 50 Looney Years is a TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bugs Bunny. It aired on August 15, 1990 on CBS. Many clips are shown, while various celebrities come to wish Bugs Bunny a happy birthday. Meanwhile, Daffy Duck watches the special on TV, despising Bugs for his birthday celebration (reused animation from Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars and Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports[1]). A subplot involves a group of protesters who favor Daffy over Bugs, but it's later revealed that Daffy hired them to protest. Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng makes cameos talking about Bugs Bunny.

The special was directed by Gary Smith.


  • Bugs Bunny's life story is told on Entertainment Tonight.(including info on Tiny Toon Adventures and Box Office Bunny).
  • Various talk shows have topics relating to Bugs.
  • A commercial for ACME
  • "A Current Affair" reports that there were several Bugs Bunny. Elmer Fudd as "Mr. X" appears in an interview, face blurred and told what to say by Daffy (reused animation from Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports[1]).
  • Bill Cosby talks to Raven-Symone about Bugs Bunny and Mel Blanc.
  • Whoopi Goldberg pays tribute to Bugs Bunny and Mel Blanc.
  • "Happy Birthday Bugs in 3 1/2 Minutes".


  • Harry Anderson
  • Milton Berle
  • Pierce Brosnan (actor of James Bond)
  • Kirk Cameron
  • Bill Cosby
  • Phil Donahue (from Donahue show)
  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Martin Buhr
  • Gabi Gibson
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • John Goodman
  • Valerie Harper
  • Mary Hart (from Entertainment Tonight)
  • Hulk Hogan (from WWF)
  • John Luke Cole
  • Chuck Norris
  • John Pappas
  • Maury Povich (from A Current Affair)
  • Sally Jessy Raphael
  • Geraldo Rivera
  • Dr. Ruth
  • Pat Sajak (from Wheel Of Fortune)
  • Fred Savage
  • John Schneider
  • Peter Scholari
  • Raven-Symone
  • William Shatner
  • Shadoe Stevens
  • Carl Brenders
  • John Volz
  • Cindy Williams
  • Little Richard
  • Vanna White
  • Mel Blanc (archive recordings from 1984)
  • Noel Blanc

Voice Characterizations

List of Cartoon previews for Clipshow

See also

Happy Birthday, Bugs


Happy Birthday Bugs 50 Looney Years Full Version


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Television: The Bugs Bunny ShowThe Porky Pig ShowThe Road Runner ShowThe Merrie Melodies ShowSylvester and TweetyThe Daffy Duck ShowThe Daffy/Speedy ShowLooney Tunes on NickelodeonMerrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny and FriendsThat's Warner Bros.!Bugs N' Daffy
Feature Films: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieThe Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny MovieBugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit TalesDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandDaffy Duck's QuackbustersSpace JamThe Looney Tunes Hall of FameLooney Tunes: Back in Action
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