Piker's Peak

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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 (a pun on the Matterhorn) first and win 50,000 kronkites (a pun on Walter Cronkite, and a reference to famed vaudeville comedians Smith & Dale's famous Dr. Kronkheit sketch). Instead, Yosemite ends up climbing the Eiffel Tower after a series of mountain climbing gags, to the sound of band music.

Notes[edit]

  • This is one of the rare 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 Brothers cartoons.

Censorship[edit]

  • When this cartoon aired on ABC, the part where the St. Bernard makes a martini for himself after rescuing Yosemite Sam from the avalanche was cut. [1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Preceded by
Bedeviled Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1957
Succeeded by
What's Opera, Doc?