75 years ago today, a cartoon short named “A Wild Hare” debuted. It featured a grey rabbit that uttered a famous greeting in form of, “What’s up, Doc?”
Yup. It’s Bugs Bunny’s birthday. That link will take you to a Time article showing the first time he used that line along with some other history of the character.
Bugs is one of my favorite fictional characters. One of his frequent directors, Chuck Jones, explained that Bugs was what many people wished they were. By contrast, Daffy Duck is the person we fear we secretly are.
For one of Bugs’ best reoccurring bits, see behind the cut.