History WesternAnimation / WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner

12th Nov '16 6:07:16 AM ading
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* EvilVirtues: Wile E. Coyote has a '''Determination''' that puts Sisyphus to shame. Nothing can make him give up on catching that roadrunner.
7th Nov '16 6:24:57 PM ANTMuddle
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* EatTheCamera: "To Beep or Not to Beep."



** Some later shorts show a possible method of survival, opening with the Coyote trying to eat a rock or a cactus, failing, then going in pursuit of the Roadrunner. One episode even opened with the Coyote ''successfully'' eating a lizard (on screen: "Coyote (Eatibus anythingus)"). The Roadrunner is probably the only thing around with any real meat on it, so he's willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get just one filling meal.

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** Some later shorts show a possible method of survival, opening with the Coyote trying to eat a rock or a cactus, failing, then going in pursuit of the Roadrunner. One episode even opened with the Coyote ''successfully'' eating a lizard an insect (on screen: "Coyote (Eatibus anythingus)"). The Roadrunner is probably the only thing around with any real meat on it, so he's willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get just one filling meal.



** Typically, whenever one of the AcmeProducts ''does'' work as advertised, their success manages to work against Wile E. For example, a Dehydrated Boulder, upon hydration, becomes so large that it squashes him, or he finds out that the Earthquake Pills bottle label's fine print states that the pills arenít effective on road runners... right after he swallows the whole bottle thinking they don't work.

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** Typically, whenever one of the AcmeProducts ''does'' work as advertised, their success manages to work against Wile E. For example, a Dehydrated Boulder, upon hydration, becomes so large that it squashes him, the Burmese tiger trap catches an actual Burmese tiger (in the North American desert?), or he finds out that the Earthquake Pills bottle label's fine print states that the pills arenít effective on road runners... right after he swallows the whole bottle thinking they don't work.



* ShadowOfImpendingDoom: Anything that Wile E. launches will produce one of these. Right over him. [[HomingBoulders Even if he tries to dodge]].

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* ShadowOfImpendingDoom: Anything that Wile E. launches will produce one of these. Right over him. [[HomingBoulders Even if No matter where he tries to dodge]].is]].



** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes shown at the start are a sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (one exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).

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** If a real coyote tops out at 38 mph versus 20 mph for a real road runner, the chase scenes shown at the start of many episodes are a sign of this. Of course, HilarityEnsues with the little burst of speed the Road Runner puts on for his getaway (one exception being "Sugar and Spies," when the Coyote was knocked down by a thrown briefcase).
19th Oct '16 11:41:25 PM Geoduck
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* FictionalDocument: Wile E. sometimes consults these while constructing his traps, such as the book "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin How To Build A Burmese Tiger Trap]]" in ''Stop! Look! And Hasten!''
9th Oct '16 8:51:17 PM ShiroAkuma
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'''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949), their debut, is a runner-up in ''The50GreatestCartoons'' and also listed as one of ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes''. ''WesternAnimation/GuidedMuscle'' is also listed as one of ''The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes''.

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'''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' ''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949), their debut, is a runner-up in ''The50GreatestCartoons'' and also listed as one of ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes''. ''WesternAnimation/GuidedMuscle'' is also listed as one of ''The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes''.
18th Sep '16 8:58:32 AM jamespolk
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'''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949), their debut, is a runner-up in ''The50GreatestCartoons'' and also listed as one of ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.

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'''WesternAnimation/FastAndFurryOus'' (1949), their debut, is a runner-up in ''The50GreatestCartoons'' and also listed as one of ''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes''.
''Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes''. ''WesternAnimation/GuidedMuscle'' is also listed as one of ''The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes''.
29th Aug '16 9:58:38 AM dsneybuf
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* UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheSeventiesAndOnward: A series of shorts made for ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', and the newer theatrical shorts.

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* UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheSeventiesAndOnward: A series of shorts made for ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', and the newer theatrical shorts.
11th Jul '16 7:37:26 AM hinanawiscarlet
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* EveryoneHasStandards: But of course! In one cartoon, Wile E. takes a ''massive'' tumble, falling down ''several'' cliffs, sucked through pipes, over waterfalls, and is hit by a truck, before finally coming to a stop at the top of a cliff, breathing hard and clutching his chest. You'd have to literally be a robot to ''not'' feel sorry for the poor guy, who is ''crying'' by this point. The Road Runner runs up behind him and has a chance to [[KickTheDog scare him off the cliff]] like he usually does, but [[DudeNotFunny At this point]] he's apparently as sympathetic as the viewers, seeing holds a sign up that says [[PetTheDog "I just don't have the heart"]], and runs off again.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: But of course! In one cartoon, Wile E. takes a ''massive'' tumble, falling down ''several'' cliffs, sucked through pipes, over waterfalls, and is hit by a truck, before finally coming to a stop at the top of a cliff, breathing hard and clutching his chest. You'd have to literally be a robot to ''not'' feel sorry for the poor guy, who The coyote is ''crying'' by this point. The Road Runner runs up behind him and has a chance to [[KickTheDog scare him off the cliff]] like he usually does, but [[DudeNotFunny At this point]] he's apparently as sympathetic as the viewers, seeing holds a sign up that says [[PetTheDog "I just don't have the heart"]], and runs off again.
2nd Jul '16 3:48:33 AM Prinzenick
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* SuperSpeed: The Road Runner.

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* SuperSpeed: The Road Runner.Runner moves impossibly fast. One crossover between the Looney Tunes and DC Comics showed that he could ''outrun [[ComicBook/TheFlash The Flash]]''.
2nd Jul '16 3:47:19 AM Prinzenick
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** In another Cartoon Network bumper, [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] of all characters took a crack at catching the Road Runner using a self-made rocket, and ''won''.
10th Jun '16 7:56:04 PM Shoebox
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Despite their surreally minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.

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Despite their surreally minimalist production design--very unlike the traditional Looney Toons Tunes style--and penchant for formula gags, the shorts have remained hugely popular to this day. 40 shorts were produced in the classic era, with new shorts and newer ones are still occasionally being created for theaters.
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