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Fussin’ and feudin’


 

I hope the smash success of the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries means that the Hatfield/McCoy feud will be revived as a pop-culture meme. In cartoons especially, you really couldn’t get through a series without seeing one segment about feuding hillbillies, though in the most famous of these segments – Bugs Bunny in Hillbilly Hare – we only saw one of the feuding families, who mistook Bugs for one of their enemies. The Hatrocks and the Flintstones, in particular, proved that these feuds went back to prehistoric times, long before the Hatfields and McCoys.

And let’s not forget the time the Clampetts tried to go to war with the Drysdales as part of one of those multi-episode story arcs that always used to confuse kids. At least this one had a special song written to explain what happened in the previous episodes.


 
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