This is the original classic cartoon where Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian first meet. Marvin has been sent to capture an Earth creature. Unfortunately for him, the first creature he encounters is Bugs Bunny…
There is no mention of the name ‘Marvin’ in the episode – apparently the name was coined much later, in response to a need to put a handle on a character.
A spaceship rockets through space to Earth and makes a beautiful 4 point landing.
A door open, escalator stairs extend and Marvin The Martian comes down them.
Marvin is wearing a uniform reminiscent of a roman legionary, with a brush on his metal helmet, which leaves his face in shadow, showing us only his eyes, a red shirt, a metal skirt and what looks suspiciously like white tennis shoes
He has an envelope labeled
Marvin opens the envelope, which contains a note that says:
Marvin: We must capture a live earth creature, K-9, and take it back with us to Mars. Isn’t that a nice assignment, hmm?
Marvin starts walking, very quickly. K-9 runs ahead of him, sniffing the ground.
K-9 finds footprints and presents another note to marvin
The note says:
Marvin: An earth creature’s tracks. Isn’t that lovely?
Marvin follows the tracks to a hole in the ground
Bugs bunny (singing off scene): Fiddley dee, fiddley da, all I can dooo da de da! oh fiddley die!
Marvin and K-9 are both looking down the hole when Bugs throws out a bucket of carrot scraps
Bugs (sings): dad-de-dada, doodedooda
Bugs climbs out of the hole and sits on rim
Bugs, initially bemused by their outfits: Hmm, Hmm… Oh, I get it – Trick or Treat! Heh, I didn’t realise it was halloween already! OK, here’s some candy for you (bugs hands a bag of candy to K-9) and here’s your treat (Bugs hands a bag of candy to Marvin). Yeah, swell getup you got, kids
Bugs goes back down the hole
Marvin, plaintively: K-9? Do you suppose all earth creatures behave like thataway? Oh dear, now I suppose I shall have to use force.
Marvin pulls a gun labeled ‘Acme disintegrating Pistol’ from an invisible pocket. He fires the gun at the ground around the rabbit hole, which disintegrates
Bugs, screams: Hey! (He sticks his head up from the open ground) How halloween-ey can you get??
Bugs turns and notices the large spaceship for the first time.
Bugs: Eek! Gulp.
(Bugs is about to faint)
Bugs: eh, wh-whats up, Doc?
Bugs points his thumb at the spaceship
Marvin: Thats is an interplanetary flying space saucer. We are returning to Mars in it.
Marvin: Yes. Isn’t it delightful, hmm?
Bugs, annoyed with arms crossed: And suppose I decline to accompany you on your delightful journey, shortey?
Marvin disintegrates a large rock
Bugs: *gasp* Well, come on – what are we waiting for? Lets go!
Bugs grabs his hat and suitcases and runs for the spaceship. He dashes up the stairs and comes back downstairs with a plate and teacup on his head, pretending to be a stewardess
Bugs: Flying saucer for Centauri, Neptune, Jupiter, Venus, The dog star and Mars! Now leaving on Track 5! All aboard!
Marvin and K-9 dash up the stairs and the spaceship gets almost all the way to Mars before it turns around flies back to earth.
THe spaceship lands and Marvin comes down the escalator again. Bugs is still there, having managed to be left behind.
Marvin, quite agitated: Oh! That wasn’t a bit nice! :breathes heavily: (walks back and forth in front of Bugs) You have made me very angry! Very angry indeed!
Bugs puts his arm around Marvin’s shoulder and walks him away conversationally
Bugs: Look, Doc, don’t get me wrong. It ain’t that I don’t want to go to Mars, its just that, err, (bugs stops and looks over Marvin’ shoulder at K-9) that err, I don’t want to get mixed up in no mutiny.
Bugs whispers to Marvin, looking over Marvin’s shoulder at K-9 periodically.
Marvin turns and looks at k-9
Marvin, angry: You mean – *he* against *me*??
Bugs: Certainly! Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed that low criminal forehead?
K-9 cranes forward, trying to hear what is being said
Marvin, getting very angry: Oh, Mutiny makes me so angry!
Marvin plays another tinny tune on his trumpet.
Bugs quietly steps away
K-9 calmly marches up to his master and salutes
Marvin points his disintegrating pistol at K-9 and fires.
K-9 appears to be disintegrate, but apparently he has only hidden in his helmet (in mid-air). K-9 climbs back out of his helmet and hands a note to Marvin
The note says, in cursive handwriting
Marvin: Lets have no more mutiny!
Bugs, continuing to walk away: What infantile minds. How Buck Rogers can you get?
Marvin is balancing a bazooka-style weapon over K-9s shoulder, It is labeled Acme Strait-Jacket Ejecting Bazooka. They fire and a strait jacket is wrapped around Bugs, spinning him round and round
Bugs laughs like a maniac
The space ship is speeding through space
In the control room, Marvin is steering the ship
In another compartment, K-9 is standing close guard over Bugs, who is still in a strait jacket and has a tag attached to him labeled “One Overconfident Earth Creature”
Bugs, to K-9: Hey Mac, I don’t like to seem ungrateful, but this jacket just ain’t my size. Uh, ain’t you got something more sporty? Say in a size 36?
K-9 looks thoughtful, then goes into the next room where we can see a variety of sizes of jacket hanging. He comes back a moment later with a jacket on a hanger in his mouth.
Bugs: Say! Thats more like it! Here, help me slip out of this old one and I’ll try it on. There!
Bugs has the old jacket off and slips the new one on, without doing it up.
Bugs: You know, I believe this is more your sort of thing. The tall, woodsy, outdoorsy type.
K-9 looks pleased at the simile.
Bugs quickly ties him up in the strait jacket
K-9 looks confused
Bugs gets another jacket from the closet and rushes to the control room
Bugs: Everybody desert ship! We’ve struck an iceberg and we’re sinking fast! Here into this life preserver! Quick!
Bugs wraps Marvin up in the straight jacket, ala the “life preserver”
K-9 and Marvin are tied up in the same room Bugs was, with a tag attached labeled “Two Disgruntled Martians”
Bugs: Now to turn this contraption around and head back for little old earth!
Bugs pulls back hard on the steering rod, the space ship turns a right angle and the g-forces have Bugs stuck in his chair. He pushes the steering rod back the other way and the ship turns the other way and starts spinning.
The space ship rushes all over space, Bugs not knowing what he is doing with the controls
Bugs finds a large metal ships anchor and throws it out the back of the space ship. It catches on a nearby crescent moon, but the ship tows it away. A ringed planet gets caught on the other point of the crescent moon, and then several pointy stars get stuck in the planet.
The conglomeration of spaceship, moon, planets and stars approaches earth, in the vicinity of an astronomical observatory.
An astronomer calmly approaches his large telescope to do some observations, and sees the spaceship and heavenly bodies nearby. He does a double take and then leaves a note on Shalomar Observatory letterhead that says “I resign! When I begin to see things like this, its time to take up turkey farming.” The note is signed I Frisby, Director
He then calmly leaves the telescope and exits the observatory.
Bugs (leaning out of saucer): Hey! Hey Doc! Do you happen to know anybody thats interested in buying a slightly used flying saucer? Its only got 3 billion miles on it!
The astronomer appears to go mad and walks off scene.
Bugs: Huh! What’s biting him?
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