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Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for March 4

Before anyone writes in demanding to know in which Looney Tunes shorts Bugs Bunny calls Elmer Fudd a nimrod, the answer is...The Trivia Geek is not sure.

If you uncover a questionable fact or debatable aspect of this week's Geek Trivia, just post it in the discussion area of the article. Every week, yours truly will choose the best quibble from our assembled masses and discuss it in a future edition of Geek Trivia.

This week, we're preempting a likely quibble with some Geek Trivia audience homework. Before anyone writes in demanding to know in which Looney Tunes shorts Bugs Bunny calls Elmer Fudd a nimrod, the answer is...I'm not sure. I've found several explicit references to Daffy calling Fudd a nimrod:

  • 1940's "A Wild Hare"
  • 1953's "A Duck Amuck"
  • 1957's "What's Opera, Doc?"

I've got a sound file that proves Bugs called someone a nimrod at least once. The American Heritage Dictionary backs up the Bugs Bunny etymology of nimrod. But, alas, I have no specific transcripts that tell in which cartoons Bugs did the nimrod naming.

So, here's your assignment: Find the cartoon where Bugs Bunny calls Elmer Fudd a nimrod, and cite it (with references) in the comment space. Those who fulfill this request will earn citation in a future quibble, my everlasting gratitude and — if I'm feeling sufficiently beneficent — maybe possibly a bit of TechRepublic swag. Now, go!

Oh, and keep those quibbles coming.

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