* AwesomeMoment: In "Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z," the Coyote dons an Acme Bat-Man's outfit and jumps off a cliff, hoping to fly. At first it looks like it will have [[GravityIsAHarshMistress the expected consequences,]] with Wile E. panicking as he falls. But then, [[SubvertedTrope he gets the hang of it,]] locks his arms in an outstretched position, and the Bat-Man wings work ''perfectly,'' with the Coyote flying like a [[IncrediblyLamePun bat out of hell.]] Of course, [[DoubleSubversion he gets overconfident, fails to look where he's going, and crashes into a cliff face,]] trashing the wings and resulting in him taking yet another fall. But for one brief moment, an Acme product '''worked!'''
** Later in the same short, the Coyote attaches a pair of bicycle handlebars to an Acme Jet Engine.... and again, it '''works.''' Of course, it fails in the end, due mainly to Wile E.'s own foolishness, but it was great while it lasted.
* BizarroEpisode: Some of the shorts not created by Jones due to different aesthetics and heavier breaks in formula. "The Solid Tin Coyote", "Sugar and Spies" and "The Wizzard Of Ow" are particularly unique in the fact that, rather than being an episodic compilation of interchangeable schemes, Wile sticks to refining one consistent and unusual gimmick the entire short.
* DeathOfTheAuthor: While Creator/ChuckJones' "Rules" of how the series was written is somewhat well known, his contemporary Creator/FrizFreleng considered his account of the series rules apocryphal, saying he made up the rules long after the original shorts were finished. Considering how often some of the "rules" were broken in the original shorts, there may be some grain of truth in that. Writer Mike Maltese also confirmed that there were no "rules" when they made the original shorts either.
* EpilepticTrees: ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' presents the theory that [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/fan-theory-wile-e.-coyote-has-inexhaustible-clone-army/ Wile E. Coyote has a clone army]], and the coyote who talks is the real one. It's surprisingly plausible. Someone left an equally plausible comment suggesting that the Road Runner is either a clone himself or in cahoots with the original Coyote, acting as bait/an incentive for the clones to test ACME products.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Rudy Larriva's eleven Road Runner shorts (and, arguably, Robert [=McKimson's=] two efforts along with the Sylvester/Speedy crossover directed by Friz Freleng) tend to be considered part of WB's DorkAge.
%%* FoeYayShipping: Far more common than you might think.
* IntendedAudienceReaction: Feeling sympathy for Wile E. Coyote was the point of the shorts from the start.
%%* IronWoobie: The Coyote.
* NightmareFuel: The Rudy Larriva Road Runner shorts sometimes veer into this territory, with their DerangedAnimation and ominous background music cues.
* RootingForTheEmpire: An odd [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste intentional example]]. The first rule of the skits was that the audience's sympathies must always lie with Wile E. Coyote - not tough, considering what a ButtMonkey he became, even by WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes standards.