Playing on the car radio going home tonight was something classical – something operatic.  I don’t remember the name of the music or the composer, but I’m pretty sure Bugs Bunny appeared in it.

That’s how I first heard / saw opera back in the ’50’s.  Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig and a female Viking warrior with long blonde braids attached to a horned helmet singing opera, or at least to my young ears, something that sounded like it. 

Or Bugs conducting a symphony and Elmer conducting a symphony, both in tux’s, both with bushy, long white hair – you know, a hare w/hair.  

I think they were in separate cartoons – but I don’t know if those images are factual because I watched a lot of cartoons in the ’50 & ’60’s – so they’re all probably intermingled with one another.  

It’s a shame really, ‘ cause I can’t see any thing else but Bugs Bunny when I hear a piece of familiar cartoon- classical music.

I’d probably shoot myself if I really had to listen to it without Bugs

 Yep – that’s opera to me.  Sorry.