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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_0494.JPG]] ²[[caption-width-right:350:Tonight, on ''Series/MasterChef''...]]²²'''Guided Muscle''' is a 1955 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon starring WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner. It was directed by Creator/ChuckJones.²²The short opens with the Coyote preparing a gourmet meal in which the main course is -- a tin can. He takes a knife and fork to the can, pauses, and, sweeping it all away (to expound on the ''Eatibus almost-anythingus'' binomium), contemplates his next move. Cue the Road Runner running right through him, the ensuing chase, and the onslaught of devices and traps. It works as well as it usually does.²²It has the distinction of being the [[GrandFinale absolute last cartoon]] ever aired on ''WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow'' (which by then had become ''Bugs Bunny and Tweety,'' 2000), marking TheEnd of a 40-year network television run.²²----²!!Tropes: ²²* AcmeProducts: Acme Grease for the road, and as always, it backfires (see HoistByHisOwnPetard below).²* AshFace: The Coyote's whole body, actually, is covered in smoking soot when the bomb explodes at the end.²* BornInTheTheater: At the end, after the Coyote falls for the Roadrunner's last trick and gets blown up by his own dynamite trap, he puts up a sign saying "Wanted: One gullible Coyote. Apply to manager of this theater."²* BinomiumRidiculus:²--> "COYOTE - Eatibus Almost Anythingus"²--> "ROADRUNNER - Velocitus Delectiblus"²* CartoonPhysics: As usual in these shorts. The catapult inexplicably fails to propel the Coyote, just sitting there, still tense after the tether is cut--until the Coyote gets out to look, when it grabs him by the neck and flings him to the ground.²* TheEnd: Ends with the Coyote pulling the "That's all, folks!" card across the screen.²* ExtremeOmnivore: Averted. Wile E. may be hungry, but to further expound on his "Eatibus almost-anythingus" designation, he's ''not'' desperate enough to eat a tin can (like he was in "WesternAnimation/StopLookAndHasten"). ²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: As always in the Coyote and Roadrunner shorts. One time, the Coyote covers the road with grease. The Roadrunner just glides right over it. The Coyote jumps in the road, starts slipping and falling in the grease, and gets run over by a truck.²* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: As usual, no dialogue.²* MockMeal: The coyote is preparing a fancy, ornate meal at the beginning. It's a tin can.²* PunnyTitle: A play on "guided missile".²* TalkingWithSigns: Besides the BornInTheTheater gag, after a plot to {{tar and feather|s}} the Roadrunner goes wrong, the Roadrunner holds up a sign saying "Roadrunners already have feathers." Speaking of which:²* TarAndFeathers: Of course Acme makes a machine for it. And of course it tars and feathers Wile E. instead of the Roadrunner. Ironically, despite roadrunners [[CaptainObvious already having feathers]] (see above), there apparently exists a ''[[SpecificSituationBooks full paged manual]]'' on how to tar and feather one (which Wile E. reads prior to setting the device off).²* ThoseWilyCoyotes: Unfortunately, not wily enough.

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