Today's "Pop (Up) Quiz": Which animated character was Bugs Bunny's closest successor, or "HARE apparent", if you will?
If you ask me, I'd say it was The Pink Panther!
Both were tall, slim, and handsome figures, with a theatrical bent.
Both were profoundly influenced by animation legend Friz Freleng.
Both confounded the heck out of smaller, often fiery, regular adversaries.
And both were published by Gold Key Comics!
In fact the only thing missing might be... a SEPARATION AT MIRTH!
Well, we're here to remedy THAT little bit of business right now... with LOONEY TUNES # 218 (Dell Comics, Cover Date: December, 1959)...
And MARCH OF COMICS # 376 (The Pink Panther) 1973. Dell, Gold Key, and March of Comics all emanated from good old Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie, New York!
Beyond the gag, even the layout is almost identical! ...Screwdriver and all!
And there you have the answer to our "Pop (Up Toaster) Quiz" - another electrically-powered jolt of SEPARATED AT MIRTH!