Bugs Bunny in drag

"Oh, Bwunhilde, you're so wovewy..."
"Yes, I know it, I can't help it..."

The old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons are loaded with cross-dressing, bondage, etc.

  • The sheer number of times that Bugs Bunny crossdresses boggles the mind. Probably the most famous example is in What's Opera, Doc?(shown at right)
  • In one cartoon, Bugs marries Elmer Fudd in a Dream Sequence. With Fudd wearing the wedding dress.
    • If you're talking about Bugs' Bonnets, that wasn't a dream...and neither was the one on The Rabbit of Seville. And why is there no mention of Bugs flirting with Yosemite Sam in drag as seen in Hare Trimmed, Southern Fried Rabbit, and From Hare to Eternity?
  • For an actual dream sequence (butchered beyond recognition these days), another short featured Elmer trying to quit Warner Bros. in frustration. Bugs invades his dream, and things get pretty... pretty for Mr. Fudd.
    • That's from The Big Snooze, and the only thing edited from it (on some versions) is Bugs taking a sleeping pill to invade Elmer's dream (though as of 2002, Cartoon Network did allow that scene to air, thanks to airing an uncut print of it on an anthology show dedicated to Bob Clampett's work from Warner Bros. and when he worked on the Beany and Cecil cartoons).
    • Underground cartoonist R. Crumb has admitted to being sexually aroused by Bugs at a very young age. Presumably, this was before he discovered big-bottomed women, his most notorious fetish.
  • Not one mention of Lola Bunny? Really? For shame...
    • Classic Looney Tunes fans tend to want to forget about her
    • I don't.
    • But the sane ones do. Bugs had a girlfriend before Lola. HONEY BUNNY, WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU! Alternatively, we'll just hit on the cosplayer instead. And if Honey Bunny isn't available, ship Bugs with Witch Hazel.
    • Don't forget Daisy in Hare Splitter - shows females are more civilized, as she wears clothes and lives in a conventional house, while Bugs and his rival live in holes in the ground, wearing only their fur.
      • Hasn't Lola actually had MORE appearances than Honey Bunny at this point?
    • For those who are interested in Lola, she wears a belly dancer/harem outfit in the desert scene in The Looney Tunes Show episode "It's a Handbag."
  • Foghorn Leghorn frequently spanks the dog.
    • And makes him choke on his own leash (thanks to being tied to the doghouse) and is often put through humiliating gags for no reason (the most popular being Foghorn painting the dog's tongue or underbelly green).
      • The Wheel of Punishment. God, the Wheel of Punishment. I'm contemplating building one.
    • Daffy gets spanked with a plank in the end of The Upstanding Sitter. Which is, like all the Foghorn Leghorn shorts, directed by McKimson. Physical violence was always his thing.
  • In Banty Raids, Foghorn Leghorn is bound and beak-tied and forcibly dressed in drag by a machine, then married to a horny bantam rooster.
  • Penelope Pussycat, the cat from the Pepé le Pew shorts, especially when she gets a voice. Everything Sounds Sexier In French, indeed.
    • By the way, what was the deal with Pepé? He's an attempted rapist for crying out loud.
      • Rapist? Word Of God and several cartoons confirm that Penelope loves him, she just wants to get the hell away from him because he stinks.
      • You can blame Decade Dissonance, Political Correctness Gone Mad, and Dave Chappelle [1] for Pepé's accusations of being a rapist. While I do find the accusations funny (because I find people's clumsy attempts at being PC in this day and age tragically hilarious), I don't agree with it.
    • "What's the deal with Pepé?" you ask. I'll tell you: In one of Chuck Jones's autobiographies (Chuck Jones is the guy who created Pepé le Pew, in case anyone didn't know), he states that animation writer Tedd Pierce was thisLeisure Suit Larry type guy who would always hit on women and chalk up their rejection of him as "She's flirting" or "She's playing hard to get." So, in a case of Write Who You Know, that's what Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese incorporated in Pepé (also the Charles Boyer-esque "great French lov-air," but only in voice). As for something fetishistic about the Pepé le Pew cartoons...well:
      • In most (if not all) of the Pepé cartoons, Pepé's [1] making love to the cat outdoors and/or from high places, often while wearing a Paper Thin Disguise.
      • Then, there are others where the cat is trapped in an enclosed space and the cartoon ends with Pepé moving in for the kill (Heaven Scent, A-Scent of the Matterhorn, and the final Golden Age Pepé cartoon Louvre, Come Back to Me).
      • Then, there's Wild Over You, where a wildcat escaping from the zoo paints herself as a skunk and, as usual, Pepé makes out with her. The twist is that the wildcat claws him half to death — and Pepé explictly states in that cartoon that he likes it.
      • Then, there's the end of 1954's The Cat's Bah where Pepé has the female cat chained to his ankle and the female cat tries to get out with a nail file.
      • And lest we forget about the three cartoons (the Academy-award winning For Scentimental Reasons, Little Beau Pepé, and Really Scent) where the female cat ends up chasing Pepé and Pepé freaks out and runs.
      • And to say nothing of the fact that Pepé goes for black and white cats (though he did chase after a chihuahua that wore skunk fur).
      • What was the very very old one where he picked up a GUY cat by mistake just because of that stripe? One wonders if Pepé has a racing fetish too.
      • The one with a male cat was his very first cartoon, Odor-able Kitty. There's also a cartoon where Sylvester paints a white stripe down his back to scare the dogs away to get Tweety who's sitting in the top of a tree in the middle of a dog pound. It works, he actually gets Tweety but then... Pepé le Pew happens. Dog Pounded was its name.
  • This troper has a thing for people put into hopeless situations. Never in real life, but in cartoons, there's just something oddly exciting about someone being forced into having to brace themselves against certain doom, but knowing it's coming anyhow. Cue in all kinds of western animation involving cartoon violence. Take, for example, the end of Little Red Riding Rabbit, where Bugs Bunny leaves the Red Riding Hood character doing the splits on a set of chairs over a shovel of hot coals with a heavy load in her arms. As the camera pans away, her crotch almost touching the coals... *shiver* Yeah... one of those benefits of cartoons is things you could never do in real life.
  • This troper has sometimes had rather evil daydreams of Wile E. Coyote finally catching the Road Runner and eating him. What? That's what he wants to do!
    • Or so we're told.
  • Marvin the Martian is the reason behind this troper's two separate fetishes: aliens and males wearing skirts/dresses/skirt-like clothing. The fact that he is both is simply delicious.
    • Seconded
    • Me too, I love him, he's so cute! And the way he talk is just too adorable!
  • This troper always liked girls in pink, so Lexi from Loonatics Unleashed.
  • There are plenty of times where characters are forced into diapers, and there are alot of fans of this. With episodes dedicated to the fetish, such as Baby Bottleneck, and Apes of Warth.