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Looney Tunes obscure references

Postby mathmannix » Tue May 28, 2019 2:34 pm UTC

OK I didn't know where else to ask this on the webs, so here I am starting a new thread.

While watching Looney Tunes the other day on Boomerang (the particular episode was the Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam short "Bugs Bunny Rides Again, 1948) I heard Bugs say this line (and I may be slightly paraphrasing):

So long! Goodbye! Have a nice trip! Make sure you wear your overshoes in Chicago! Don't forget to write!

It's a "western", so the setting is presumably the late 19th century. Similar situation to many other times when Bugs confuses someone with his rapid-fire delivery, like other episodes when he sends someone on a "cruise" saying "Bon voy-ah-gee! Farewell to thee!"

So... it sounds like an insult to Chicago? Lots of mud and/or crap in the streets I guess? Is there something else I'm missing here?
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Re: Looney Tunes obscure references

Postby DavidSh » Wed May 29, 2019 12:36 pm UTC

Probably a reference to the "Cement Shoes" trope. Even after Prohibition was long over, Chicago was proverbial as a home of gangsters, thus terms like "Chicago Typewriter".

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Re: Looney Tunes obscure references

Postby Thesh » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:45 am UTC

I would guess it's because Chicago is known for miserable winters.
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