Confederate Honey

Confederate Honey is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. It is a sendup of Gone with the Wind, and features an early appearance by Elmer Fudd in his most familiar form.


It is 1861 (B.Sea., that is "Before Seabiscuit"), and Colonel O'Hairoil, a literal blueblood in the literally bluegrass country of Kentucky, presides over rich tobacco and cotton plantations. His black workers slowly pick the cotton one boll at a time, and when one young lad takes two bolls of cotton and hands them to his recumbent father to place in the packing crate, he is warned, "Don't get too ambitious there, son."