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A Christmas Carol (The Looney Tunes Show)
Directed by: Seth Kearsley
Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Written by: Hugh Davidson
Larry Dorf
Rachel Ramras
Release date: December 4, 2012
Running time: 22 minutes
Rating: TV-PG
Available on: iTunes
Amazon Instant Video

"A Christmas Carol" is the Christmas episode of the Warner Bros. animated television series The Looney Tunes Show, originally aired on Cartoon Network on December 4, 2012.[1] Contrary to the title, the episode is not a direct adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Synopsis

Near Christmas, a heatwave is in effect, but Lola is cheerful and dressed in winter clothing while Bugs seems indifferent, thinking it is too hot to celebrate Christmas. On TV, Elmer, doing a news report, says that the heat wave will continue on and shows a comparison of a snowy Christmas the previous year. Lola, upset over how so many people are giving up on Christmas, decides to put on a Christmas play to put everyone back in spirit. Bugs hands her his copy of A Christmas Carol, and she leaves, only to faint due to heat exhaustion because she is wearing wintry clothing in such hot weather.

Daffy is in the kitchen attempting to put himself inside the refrigerator, but Bugs warns against it, noting that he could suffocate. They then watch the news, where Elmer announces that Foghorn Leghorn is holding a press conference to save Christmas. He states that he plans to place a gigantic fan at the North Pole, hoping that it will bring the cold air to their neighborhood. Daffy decides to accompany Foghorn to the North Pole.

After Daffy leaves, Lola gathers Bugs, Porky, Yosemite Sam, Speedy, Mac and Tosh at the theater, where they will practice the script for A Christmas Carol. She admits that she rewrote it (because she thinks that a story about a guy who hates Christmas will not get people into the Christmas spirit), and then hands them her new scripts. They begin rehearsing their lines, but Lola struggles with hers. Eventually, Bugs, tells Lola her lines, making her think he has committed the script to memory. When they finish, Lola excitedly claims it will be the best version of A Christmas Carol ever, but one of the gophers has his doubts.

Meanwhile, Daffy and Foghorn arrive in the Arctic with the giant fan. While transporting the box containing the fan, Daffy faints, giving up due to the North Pole's frigid air. When he sees Foghorn struggling with the box, however, he gets back up and helps him. They finally make it to the North Pole and celebrate, then assemble the giant fan, only to ponder on where to plug it in. Foghorn decides to plug it in Santa Claus's workshop, but when they walk around trying to find it, they start freezing. Eventually, Daffy comes upon a cave, thinking it is Santa's workshop, but Foghorn tells him that he is hallucinating and has hypothermia. Daffy nonetheless runs inside the cave, where he sees many Christmas decorations and eventually finds Santa, who offers him some hospitality.

Afterward, Daffy and Foghorn return to their neighborhood and hold another press conference, where one of the attendees questions them if the enormous fan at the North Pole will help cool the city, drawing an affirmative from Foghorn. When asked how they did it, Daffy tells them that he met Santa Claus and plugs in a tape to show evidence. However, the tape shows that Daffy was indeed hallucinating and had actually wandered into a cave with a polar bear and its cubs. Daffy notes that the fan was never plugged in, and Foghorn admits that the next fan he makes will be battery-operated.

Daffy and Foghorn
Daffy and Foghorn outside the theater.
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At the theater, a crowd gathers to watch Lola's play, much to her excitement. She and the others share a group hug, but then fall into a trap door, which Lola installed but failed to warn them about. Since there is no way to exit, they call to Bugs for help, but he struggles to open it, leaving the only option to cancel the play. Instead, he dresses up for the play and plays all the parts as Daffy and Foghorn stop by the theater and decide to watch it. Bugs eventually falls through the trap door himself, at which point Santa Claus arrives and talks about Christmas. He is then about to deliver the presents when he falls through the trap door, where he deems Sam naughty while rewarding everyone else. Afterward, Daffy and Foghorn exit the theater and find that it is snowing, and Santa reveals that he plugged in their fan, which effectively cooled down the city.

Songs

Cast

Looney Tunes Show Christmas group shot
The whole cast singing "Christmas Rules" at the end of the episode.
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Voice actor Character
Jeff Bergman Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Foghorn Leghorn
Tweety
Pepé Le Pew
Kristen Wiig Lola Bunny
Bob Bergen Porky Pig
Fred Armisen Speedy Gonzales
Annie Mumolo Tina Russo
Rob Paulsen Mac Gopher
Jess Harnell Tosh Gopher
Roz Ryan Witch Lezah
Kwesi Boakye Gossamer
Maurice LaMarche Yosemite Sam
Billy West Elmer Fudd
Eric Bauza Marvin the Martian
Ben Falcone Henery Hawk
Barry Corbin Santa Claus

Note: Pete Puma, Sylvester, Granny, the Tasmanian Devil, Walter Bunny, Patricia Bunny, Cecil Turtle, and Penelope Pussycat appear in the closing song, but do not have speaking parts.

References

External links

Warner Bros. Animation
Looney Tunes and related shows The Shanty Where Santy Claus LivesBedtime for SnifflesGift WrappedBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales • "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" • "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" • "Jingle Boo" • "The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert" • "A Christmas Plotz" • "Little Drummer Warners" • "No Time for Christmas" • "The Twelve Days of Christmas" • "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" • "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" • "In Arms Way" • "Noel" • "The Christmas Tree" • "The Banks of the Delaware River" • "Feather Christmas" • "Yule Be Sorry" • "Christmas in July" • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas • "A Christmas Carol"
DC Comics "Christmas With the Joker" • "Holiday Knights" • "Frozen Out" • "Comfort and Joy" • "Storybook Holiday" • "Invasion of the Secret Santas!" • "Second Christmas"
Other cartoons A Scooby-Doo! Christmas • "The Match Before Xmas" • The Polar Express • "Ho Ho Horrors" • Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker TaleA Miser Brothers' Christmas • "Da Grinchy Code / Duck" • "FROST / Undercover Claus" • Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays • "Fantastic Four Christmases / Red and White Collar"
Albums Have Yourself a Looney Tunes ChristmasA Hip-Hopera ChristmasMerry Christmas: Animaniacs & Looney TunesThe Looney Tunes Kwazy ChristmasA Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas

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