* 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.
* 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.
* ILoveNuclearPower: A common {{Fanon}} for why Road Runner has superior running abilities to the Coyote despite the opposite being true in RealLife, given the cartoons' U.S. Southwest setting and Real Life events at the time of their creation.
* IronWoobie: The Coyote.
* RootingForTheEmpire: An odd [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste intentional example]]. The first rule of the skits was that the audience's sympathies must always like with Wile E. Coyote - not tough, considering what a ButtMonkey he became, even by LooneyToons standards.

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