The only time I have ever doubted my relationship with my loving husband was the sad day when he told me he didn’t think Bugs Bunny was funny. How, I asked myself, could I have given my heart to someone who held this view? Bugs Bunny to this day is the funniest cartoon on television. I never liked the Road Runner or Tweety, but Bugs did some funny stuff.
The best thing about Bugs is that the humor never seems mean natured. If you’ve ever watched Tom and Jerry, you know what I’m talking about. Whenever I’ve watched Tom and Jerry, I’ve always gotten the impression that they could both use a few visits to a therapist. Maybe the cat was weened too soon. Who knows? But, doesn’t it seem like that Nazi of a mouse just goes too far sometimes?
But, Bugs is different. He always has it together. He never gets angry. He gets even. But, most of the time it is Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam who end up hurting themselves, trying to outsmart our hero.
Bugs kept his dignity even when he dressed in drag. Not many rabbits can say that.
My husband admitted he was only joking about not thinking Bugs is funny. Thank God. I mean, really, that would have put quite a rift between us. In the back of my mind I would’ve kept thinking, “Who is this stranger I married?” and “I guess I must have made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.”