Approved | | Family, Animation, Short
A psychological study of the behavioral effects of headgear as Bugs and Elmer continually switch personas depending on which hats they wear.
Bugs smokes in this cartoon. As the gangster, he blows cigar smoke into Elmer Fudd's face.
It is a well-known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress. For instance, if we alter this gentleman's attire to something more romantic, certain changes in attitude may perhaps be detected.
Man: Batten down ...
When Elmer is wearing the General MacArthur hat, the corncob pipe is several inches in front of his mouth, not clenched between his teeth.
Although, when Elmer's lips reach forward to smoke from the pipe, it is clear that the decision to have the pipe there is an artistic one. The reasoning is unclear.