Piker's Peak

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Piker's Peak
Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series
Directed by Friz Freleng
Produced by Edward Selzer (uncredited)
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn
Animation by Gerry Chiniquy
Arthur Davis
Virgil Ross
Layouts by Hawley Pratt
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) May 25, 1957
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

Piker's Peak is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes animated short directed by Friz Freleng. It was originally released on May 25, 1957. The title is a pun on Pike's Peak.

Plot summary[edit]

This cartoon features Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny competing to see who can climb the Schmatterhorn[nb 1] first and win 50,000 kronkites.[nb 2] Instead, Yosemite ends up climbing the Eiffel Tower after a series of mountain climbing gags, to the sound of band music.

A running gag in the cartoon is that every time Sam falls off the mountain and starts over, the band starts playing the send-off tune and the crowd beings cheering again, as if he never started. The band also appears on the Eiffel Tower after Sam and Bugs find themselves there, and they play the song one last time, continuously into the "That's all Folks!" end titles.

Soundtrack[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a pun on the Matterhorn
  2. ^ a pun on Walter Cronkite, and a reference to famed vaudeville comedians Smith & Dale's famous Dr. Kronkheit sketch. Krankheit, pronounced cronk-hite, means "sickness" in German.
  • This is one of the rare post-1937 Warner Bros. cartoons to have music from the cartoon playing past the iris-out or fade out through to the end card; this was common in MGM cartoons, but rare in Warner

References[edit]

Preceded by
Bedeviled Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1957
Succeeded by
What's Opera, Doc?
Preceded by
A Star is Bored
Yosemite Sam Cartoons
1957
Succeeded by
Knighty Knight Bugs