History WesternAnimation / WileECoyoteandTheRoadrunner

7th Feb '16 4:18:46 PM nombretomado
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An extremely popular series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular duo as the smart but obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Despite their penchant for formula, the shorts have remained extremely popular to this day, lasting for 40 shorts in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.
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An extremely popular series of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short subjects made by Creator/ChuckJones during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts are centered on the titular duo as the smart but obsessive coyote does everything within his power (and uses everything within the ACME catalog) to capture the elusive Road Runner for dinner. Despite their penchant for formula, the shorts have remained extremely popular to this day, lasting for 40 shorts in the classic era, with new shorts being created for theaters.

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6th Feb '16 1:50:51 PM MarkLungo
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* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation
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* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
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* TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation
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15th Jan '16 8:26:11 PM SirSapphire
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In one short, Wile E.'s scientific name was given as "Hardheadipus oedipus"[[note]]Given how the story of ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'' goes, Wile E's scientific name more or less equates to "motherfucker."[[/note]] Meanwhile, the Road Runner's scientific name was given as "Batoutahelius".[[note]]A play on the idiom "bat out of hell."[[/note]]
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In one short, Wile E.'s scientific name was given as "Hardheadipus oedipus"[[note]]Given how the story of ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'' goes, Wile E's scientific name more or less equates to "motherfucker."stubborn motherfucker."[[/note]] Meanwhile, the Road Runner's scientific name was given as "Batoutahelius".[[note]]A play on the idiom "bat out of hell."[[/note]]
9th Jan '16 9:21:48 PM Brandon
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** Which is odd, given most of the classic "Road Runner" shorts were [[FlipFlopOfGod written by Michael Maltese.]]
25th Dec '15 4:01:07 PM iowaforever
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* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Coyote buys a superhero costume and tries to fly off a cliff. [[SubvertedTrope He doesn't]].
24th Nov '15 8:33:12 PM Nintendoman01
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* MotiveDecay: Early on, it seems that Wile E. wants to eat the Road Runner. Typical predator/prey relationship. But, some of the things Wile E. plans (poisoning, exploding, etc.) would make the Road Runner inedible had they worked. At some point, his motivation seems to go from eating the Road Runner to just wanting him ''dead''. ** Creator/ChuckJones would often quote George Santayana's definition of a fanatic - "someone who doubles his efforts while forgetting his aim" - in describing Wile E. and intentionally made most of the humor come from the fact that even though ''gravity'' is clearly against him at times, he never gets the message and gives up/chases some other animal.
11th Nov '15 12:10:22 PM TonyG
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* ImpactSilhouette: Often left by Wile E. after one of his plans fails. The Roadrunner also leaves one on occasion, like the time he went through a sheet of metal... which was in front of Wile E. at the time.

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* MockMeal: One cartoon opens with Wile E. making a roast chicken out of clay. When he finds it too hard to eat, he makes a garbage can out of clay in which to throw it away.
9th Nov '15 6:17:47 PM ANTMuddle
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* [[InvincibleHero Invincible]] HeroAntagonist: Unlike most other recurring Looney Tunes heroes, who usually had at least [[ATasteOfDefeat the odd moment of defeat]], the Road Runner ''never'' "lost", or was even remotely hurt or humiliated throughout any cartoon.
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* [[InvincibleHero Invincible]] HeroAntagonist: Unlike most other recurring Looney Tunes heroes, who usually had at least [[ATasteOfDefeat the odd moment of defeat]], the Road Runner ''never'' "lost", or was even remotely hurt or humiliated throughout any cartoon. Though he ''was'' hampered on more than one occasion.
29th Oct '15 7:28:58 PM eneuman96
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In one short, Wile E.'s scientific name was given as "Hardheadipus oedipus". Meanwhile, the Road Runner's scientific name was given as "Batoutahelius".
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In one short, Wile E.'s scientific name was given as "Hardheadipus oedipus". oedipus"[[note]]Given how the story of ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'' goes, Wile E's scientific name more or less equates to "motherfucker."[[/note]] Meanwhile, the Road Runner's scientific name was given as "Batoutahelius". "Batoutahelius".[[note]]A play on the idiom "bat out of hell."[[/note]]
29th Sep '15 3:20:43 AM Mdumas43073
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* ExtremeOmnivore: ''Stop! Look! And Hasten!'' opens with a famished Wile E. resorting to eating a fly, a bug, and an empty tin can... the latter of which he quickly discards once the Road Runner passes and sets off his MeatOVision.
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* ExtremeOmnivore: ''Stop! Look! And Hasten!'' opens with a famished Wile E. resorting to eating a fly, a bug, and an empty tin can... the latter of which he quickly discards once the Road Runner passes by and sets off his MeatOVision.
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