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The Looney Tunes cartoons are some of the most popular cartoons in history, and are frequently referenced in pop culture as a result.

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Gurren Lagann: In the scene where Simon, Kamina and the members of the Black Siblings are dealing with a multi-faced monster, one of the monster faces says "B-b-b That's all folks!".
  • Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus: Lupin briefly watches a cartoon featuring a woodpecker who looks like Daffy Duck chasing a bear that looks like Bugs Bunny with a mallet.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: When Pegasus is using his Toonworld cards, he fondly remembers watching cartoons of a rabbit being chased by a hunter as child, an obvious reference to Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
  • Tweety appeared in the end credits of Majokko Tickle, as the series' producing broadcaster, TV Asahi, held the rights to the character in Japan at that time.

    Comic Books 
  • In Animal Man #5, "The Coyote Gospel", is a metafictional story about violent Funny Animal cartoons in which "Crafty Coyote" (an obvious Wile E. Captain Ersatz) is sent to the DC Universe to die repeatedly and horribly by his world's cruel creator god.
  • In Cable #1, the title character remarks "This is kinda like a Bugs Bunny cartoon."
  • In Robin #77, Tim says "Be vewwy vewwwy quiet. I’m hunting Langstwoms.” while looking for Man-Bat and his family.
  • Watchmen: When Dr. Manhattan goes to a talk show, the host, a man named Benny Anger, asks him "What's up doc?" However, Manhattan takes the question at face value and reply: ""Up" is a relative concept. It has no intrinsic value."

    Comic Strips 

    Films - Animation 
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham: Harley Quinn is seen watching The Looney Tunes Show (more specifically the intro) during her first scene.
  • Batman: Year One: One of the toys solen from Loeb is an Elmer Fudd plushie.
  • Hoodwinked!: The wolf falling off a cliff into the water is a reference to the Road Runner cartoons.
  • The Iron Giant: As Hogarth prepares to investigate the "invaders from Mars", a Bugs Bunny toy is visible inside his toy chest.
  • Monsters, Inc.: The film has a sequence that is a direct reference to the scene in "Feed the Kitty" where Marc Antony thinks Pussyfoot was baked into a cookie.
  • Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights has the evil captain in the "Sinbad" story fall off a cliff ala Wile E. Coyote twice, with similar camera angle, distant puff of dust, and impact sound effect.

    Films - Live-Action 
  • Batman Forever: During the scene where The Riddler demonstrates to Two-Face what his device is capable of on two of his henchwomen, the cartoons that pop up in front of their eyes are "The Stupid Cupid" and "Satan's Waitin'".
  • Dolphin Tale: Several times Hazel says Winter the Dolphin's chirps sounds like Tweety Bird.
  • Dumb and Dumber: Right before Mental kills Harry's pet bird, he quotes Tweety Bird.
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen in the film.
  • Helping Teenagers Fight Cancer: In this 2005 documentary, a Wile E. Coyote poster is seen at one point.
  • The Shining:
    • There is a scene in which the character Dick Hallorann says "Eh, what's up, Doc?" in an impersonation of Bugs Bunny.
    • Later, the opening of The Road Runner Show is heard being watched.
  • Wayne's World:
    • Garth asks Wayne "Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and play a girl bunny?" Wayne tells him "No" and they laugh.
    • In Wayne's World 2, Garth says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a putty tat." when a woman was flirting with him.
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: At one point, Scooby drinks a potion which turns him into the Tasmanian Devil.
  • Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird: A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen as a carnival prize.
  • Super Size Me: Bugs Bunny and Sylvester appear on the McDonald's artwork for "The Last Supper".
  • UHF: Weird Al Yankovic says the Road Runner cartoons are sad stories of a pathetic coyote chasing a sadistic roadrunner.
  • Gremlins: Stripe hides from Billy in the department store in a pile of stuffed toys of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and Tweety.
  • Spaceballs: After the chestburster alien bursts out of John Hurt, he puts on a top hat and picks up a cane and sings "Hello My Baby".
  • Ready Player One: Marvin the Martian can be seen in the beginning scene.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit, being a big love letter to The Golden Age of Animation, has the Looney Tunes make numerous appearances, with all of them being voiced by Mel Blanc (with the exception of Yosemite Sam, who was instead voiced by Joe Alaskey as it was too difficult for the aging Blanc to voice that character anymorenote ):
    • At the beginning of the film, when Eddie Valiant is walking around Hollywood, Bugs Bunny can briefly be seen in the background.
    • Daffy Duck makes a cameo where he has a piano duel with the other iconic cartoon duck AKA Donald Duck.
    • When Eddie and Lt. Santino arrive at the crime scene where Marvin Acme was murdered, they notice Toontown and witness Yosemite Sam blasting out of it, ablaze. Yelping, Sam then extinguishes himself in a puddle of water.
    • Eddie startles R.K. Maroon by saying "What's up, Doc?"
    • In Toontown, when Eddie rides up the elevator with Droopy, silhouettes of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are seen behind the elevator doors as the elevator goes up.
    • Tweety makes a cameo in the Toontown scene, playing "widdle piggies" with Eddie's fingers, which are holding precariously onto a flagpole (a reference to Tweety's debut "A Tale of Two Kitties"). In this sequence, the canary appeared in a 1942-1945 design by Bob Clampett, albeit with yellow feathers added.
    • Bugs makes another cameo, this time in the Toontown scene and alongside his iconic rival, Mickey Mouse. Here, they heckle a falling Eddie who is "jumping without a parachute". Bugs appeared in his 1940-1945 design.
    • Bugs, Sylvester, Daffy, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, the Road Runner, Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, Tweety, Marc Antony, and Marvin the Martian all make cameos at the end of the film. In this sequence, Tweety appeared in a modern design by Friz Freleng, while Marc Antony is colored grey.
    • Gracie the Kangaroo from "Pop 'im Pop!" makes a cameo at the end of the film, viewed from the back, just as Porky closes the movie. She is colored light brown in this film.
    • The film ends with Porky saying his catchphrase "Th— Th— Th— That's All, Folks!"
    • There are a few scenes where "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the main theme to the Looney Tunes) is performed. Roger sings to the song while entertaining patrons at the bar (which Judge Doom even later calls it "a looney selection for a group of drunken reprobates"), and Eddie also sings to it in a later scene to make the Toon Patrol weasels laugh themselves to death.
  • In Zig Zag (2002), Singer asks ZigZag if he sings like Elmer Fudd, although he doesn't.
  • In Midwinter Night's Dream, Jovana has a picture of Tweety Bird on her wall among the drawings of trees she's made.
  • In Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), when Tom helps a duck and her ducklings cross a street, he addresses them as "Donald, Daisy, Daffy..."
  • In The Peanut Butter Falcon, Zak's wrestling opponent taunts him by saying "The Peanut Butter Falcon? How about Tweety Bird?"
  • In David's Mother, David watches a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
  • In Like Normal People, Roger asks Virginia if a statue of a rabbit is of Bugs Bunny. She says, "No, she's Mrs. Bugs Bunny!"
  • In Cat's Eye, Amanda's mother mentions Sylvester and Tweety when she doesn't like having General the cat in the house with one of the reasons being that they have a pet parakeet. Point proven when she noticed General ate a bird outside the house.

  • The Dresden Files:
    • Summer Knight:
      • Harry compares his own situation alternately to Tweetie Bird confronting Sylvester, or Wile E. Coyote realizing he'd just run off a cliff.
      • When Harry first steals the Unraveling from Aurora and runs like hell, he makes sure to give her a hearty "Meep, meep!"
      • Harry sums up Elaine's explanation for her helping Justin as "the devil made me do it". This could be a reference to Geraldine Jones's Catchphrase in comedy routines from The Flip Wilson Show, but given Harry's age and love of cartoons, is more likely a Shout-Out to Yosemite Sam's own Shout-Out to that line.
      • Murphy calls Harry's marbles-on-the-floor plan a Looney Tune, rather than a real plan after the monster crushes the marbles as it runs over them and she slips on them and hurts her knee.
    • Death Masks: One of Harry's many quips about Deirdre's incredibly dangerous hair is that it's a "hairstyle by the Tasmanian Devil".
    • Blood Rites:
      • "Be vewy, vewy quiet. We're hunting vampires."
      • Upon first seeing Lara and noting how very dangerously inhumanly attractive she is, Harry pictures himself floating into the air to drift along in her wake, like Pepé Le Pew.
      • Harry calls his strategy of wearing down Lord Raith's stockpiled energy a "wascally-wabbit" plan.
    • Cold Days: In a snit, Harry does his Yosemite Sam impression.
    • Proven Guilty: Murphy's ex, Rick the FBI agent, wears a tie with Marvin The Martian's picture on it.
    • In Skin Game it's revealed that Harry and Thomas built a dock on Demonreach, and Harry has dubbed it the Whatsup Dock.
  • Phil Robertson mentions Daffy Duck in his book, "Happy Happy Happy."
  • Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston's Too Funny For Words features Ward Kimball's joke Mickey Mouse model sheet, which has Mickey drawn as a familiar carrot munching rabbit (with a caption saying "Too plagiaristic").
  • In Moving Pictures, the animals who've been given enhanced intelligence and speech by the magic of Holy Wood include a tough-talking rabbit, who at one point says "What's up, duck?" The mouse is mostly Jerry, but when Victor insists they should have names, he quite likes the idea of being named Speedy Hunter.
  • In The Eagle Tree, March is frustrated with the many nonsensical rules he must follow. He thinks, "It is like the Road Runner in those cartoons when Wile E. Coyote ties him up in so many interlocking layers of rope that he looks like a bundle of ropes, with just his beak and his legs sticking out. I am tied up in rule-ropes that people have wrapped me up in so that I cannot do what I must do. But the Road Runner always breaks out of the ropes, and I was going to do the same if I could find my way out."
  • Saving Max: When Marianne says something incriminating against Danielle, Sevillas thinks her attorney looks like Sylvester the Cat with Tweety's tail feathers dangling out of his mouth.
  • In Like No Other Boy, Chris does a Bugs Bunny impression for Tommy.
  • In In Two Worlds, David watches Bugs Bunny cartoons while visiting Anthony. Anthony relates to Bugs because his small size and position in life as a rabbit in a world of stupid hunters, silly dogs, and bombastic fools never deters him.
  • In The Pelican & After, Tony complains about Rorschach tests where doctors can decide you're sick because you saw Peter Rabbit when they wanted you to see Bugs Bunny.
  • In Because of the Rabbit, Jack tells Emma that a pika is also called a rock rabbit and says in an Elmer Fudd voice, "You wascally wock wabbit!"
  • In If I Fall, If I Die, Diane compares the improbable accidents that have killed some of her family members to Looney Tunes.
  • In Language Arts, Charles compares Romy's high-pitched, scratchy voice to Tweety Bird with seasonal allergies.

    Live-Action TV 
  • All in the Family: In the episode "Edith Breaks Out", the Road Runner is mentioned.
  • America's Funniest Home Videos:
    • In one episode, a Marvin the Martian cup is seen.
    • In another episode, Tweety and Sylvester at Six Flags appear.
    • In another episode, while reshowing some videos in slow motion, the Road Runner's "Beep Beep!" is heard when a seagull swoops down and steals a man's burger.
    • In the shows 300th episode special, a guy falls down while riding roller skates and Tom Bergeron called his move the "Wile E. Coyote".
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • "The Bat Jar Conjecture" ends with Penny quizzing Leonard and Sheldon on pop culture trivia. One of the questions is "Tweety Bird tawt he taw a...?" Sheldon answers "Romulan".
    • In "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification", Leonard jokes that what Sheldon is working on his whiteboard is a plan to capture the Road Runner.
    Sheldon: The humorous implication being that I am Wile E. Coyote? And this is a schematic for a bird-trapping device that will ultimately backfire and cause me physical injury?
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Big Bird says one of his favorite movie stars is the Road Runner.
  • Boy Meets World: In one episode, Cory is watching a Road Runner cartoon and refuses to stop watching it because he "wants to make sure the Coyote is okay."
  • Cheers: In one episode, some bar patrons discuss the Road Runner cartoons.
  • The Electric Company:
    • The Electric Company featured some short animated segments featuring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner directed by Chuck Jones. These shorts showed the Coyote and Road Runner viewing words for the kids to read. The shorts were different from their Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons in that the Coyote suffered no physical violence.
    • In one short Wile E. is chasing the Road Runner and then sees signs that tell him "Walk", "Hop", "Skip", "Crawl", and "Run". Wile E. obeys the commands. When he comes to a cliff edge he sees a sign that says "Jump". He jumps over the sign and off the cliff. Then he sees a sign that says "Fall" so Wile E falls to the bottom, but instead of a splat, he bounces on trampolines with signs that read "Bounce." It was then shown that all the signs were being placed by Road Runner who then sees a sign that says "Beep" so he says his signature "Beep Beep!"
    • In another short the Road Runner and Wile E. are at a starting line to run a race. The stoplight tells them "On your marks", "Get set" and when Wile E. thinks it says "Go" he starts running. However, the Road Runner calls him back with a "Beep Beep!" and points at the traffic light which, instead of "Go," actually says "Smile." Wile E. smiles and obeys the light's commands. If it says "Laugh", Wile E. starts laughing. If it says "Cry", Wile E. starts crying, etc. It keeps going faster and faster as it is revealed that the traffic light is being operated by the Road Runner.
    • There is one short where Wile E. is chasing the Road Runner and they stop at a stop light to see another Road Runner getting chased by another Wile E. Coyote. Road Runner and Wile E. then look at each other and shrug their shoulders.
    • In another short, Wile E. sees a sign that says "Road Runner 1 Foot". Wile E. is confused by it and reaches out his hand on Road Runner who was next to him. Road Runner beeps scaring Wile E. having him jump in the air and hanging onto a sign that reads "Road Runner 50 Feet". Road Runner holds up a sign saying "Goodbye" and runs off.
    • In another short Wile E. is chasing the Road Runner and falls on the ground in front of a sign that says "Down" but is pointing up. Wile E. laughs at it and makes the sign point down but then he falls off the cliff (from where the edge broke off) and lands in a river and there is a sign that reads "Splash" next to the river.
  • Farscape: In a truly surreal example, the episode "Revenging Angel" has D'Argo accidentally inflicting severe head injuries on John during a bout of hyper-rage. Most of the episode is an Adventures in Comaland story in which John struggles to regain consciousness through a weird psychodrama in his own head, including several animated sequences in Warner Bros. style with him as the Road Runner and D'Argo as Wile E Coyote.
  • Friends: In one episode, the Road Runner cartoon "Going! Going! Gosh" is shown being watched by few of the characters.
  • Gilligan's Island: In the episode "You've Been Disconnected", Mr. Howell tells Gilligan that he will have more carrots than Bugs Bunny does.
  • In Living Color!: In the 10th episode of Season 5, Wile E. Coyote is put on trial by Congress for being a violent example to children and Elmer Fudd is his lawyer.
  • The Middle: "Bunny Therapy" - When Mike and Frankie give their son Brick a bunny, Brick gives it away to his sister Sue, who in turn names him Bugs.
  • Night Court: Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode were the judge tells him to leave the Road Runner alone.
  • Seinfeld: In "The Couch", when George attempts to rent the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's instead of reading the book, multiple rows of Sega Genesis games can be spotted behind him in the video rental store. One of these games is Taz in Escape from Mars.
  • Sister, Sister: In one episode, when Tamera was flipping through channels, The Road Runner Show is seen.
  • Veronica Mars: In the second season episode "Donut Run", Veronica sees rival detective Vinnie Van Lowe staking out her place, and she greets him, "Morning, Sam," to which he replies, "Morning, Ralph."
  • Wipeout: In one episode, John Anderson says "Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting cougars," a variation on one of Elmer Fudd's catchphrases.
  • In the Fantasy Island episode "Baby," the titular infant has a Bugs Bunny chew toy.

  • Cracked:
    • Bugs Bunny, Tweety, the Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and Elmer Fudd appeared in a comic story that parodies The Simpsons.
  • MAD: The Looney Tunes characters have made many cameo appearances in issues of MAD.


    Professional Wrestling 
  • WWE Slam City:
    • In the episode "Between the Rock and Pizza, Part 2", the animatronic penguin is doing a "popping-cork" tongue noise, just like the Road Runner.
    • In the episode "Best Dessert in the World", CM Punk chews an ice cream cone then says, "Ehhh... what's up Mark?", which is a catchphrase of Bugs Bunny. He also made the Road Runner sound.

    Puppet Shows 
  • The Chica Show:
    • Among Mr. and Mrs. C’s nicknames for Chica is "Tweety."
    • The title of the episode "Tweet Dreams, Chica" is a reference to the 1959 Sylvester and Tweety short of the same name.
  • Fraggle Rock: In the episode "Gone But Not Forgotten", a parrot asks "What's up, Doc?" to Doc.
  • The Muppet Show:
    • In one episode, at the end, a rabbit says Porky Pig's catchphrase "Th-th-that's all folks!"
    • In a "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch, the patient is a bunny. When Miss Piggy asks what the bunny's name is, Doctor Bob replies "Well he hasn't said 'Eh...What's up doc?', so he's not you know who."
  • Sesame Street:
    • In one episode of Sesame Street, a Road Runner comic book is seen on the front door of Hooper's Store.
    • In the Elmo's World episode of balls, the ending line of the TV cartoon is "That's ball folks".
    • Bugs Bunny appeared in the "Yakety Yak, Take It Back" music video which was shown on Sesame Street.
    • In a Bert and Ernie sketch, Ernie says to Dr. Livingstone "What's up Doc?"
    • In one episode, Maria reads a book called "Bugs: A Rabbit to Remember" to Elmo and Roxy.

    Video Games 
  • In Disney's Villains' Revenge, after locating Doc on the front cover of the magic storybook, In the Doorknob says, "What's up, Doc?". Out then tells him, "Try to remember who we work for.".
  • Earthworm Jim 2: In the quiz show portion of "Villi People"/"Jim is a Blind Cave Salamander", the correct answer to the "W.W.W. stands for" question is "A. - Weewy Wascawy Wabbit".
  • In Gex: Enter the Gecko, Gex the gecko enters a world reminiscent of Looney Tunes where he dons a rabbit costume and is pursued by a hunter who looks a lot like Elmer Fudd. In another toon level, he dons a duck costume, and the "Rabbit Season" has "Duck" painted over the word "Rabbit".
  • The Simpsons Game: The obligatory Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner reference is included at one point in the game.
  • In ToeJam & Earl, when ToeJam and Earl use the Super Hi-Tops long enough, they will say "Meep Meep".

    Web Animation 
  • Brain POP: In the Classification movie, the opening & closing credits of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are referenced.
  • CollegeHumor:
  • Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: In the episode "Die Sweet Roadrunner Die", Wile E. Coyote finally kills and eats the Road Runner but realizes that he does not know what else to do in his life now. He tries working as a waiter but gets fired after having a mental breakdown. He is about to kill himself but then he becomes a Christian.
  • Weekend Pussy Hunt: The name of Bugs Pussy is an obvious nod to Bugs Bunny. He even asks Cigarettes if he's "Still pullin' the old Looney Tunes crap, huh?"

    Web Video 

    Web Comics 

    Western Animation 
  • 3-2-1 Penguins!: The back of the VHS cover for the episode "Trouble on Planet Wait Your Turn" describes 3-2-1 Penguins as part Chronicles of Narnia and part Looney Tunes.
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series: In the episode "The Making Of..." there is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons were Cruella de Vil takes Wile E. Coyote's place and Spot takes the Road Runner's place.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius:
    • In the episode "Journey to the Center of Carl," one of Sheen's impressions to try and distract the robotic germs from attacking Jimmy is "That's All, Folks!", complete with similar hand-wave.
    • In the episode "Return of the Nanobots," the titular bots go around deleting people across Retroville to a sound-alike of the first half of "Powerhouse," a tune composed by Raymond Scott heard on numerous Warner Bros. cartoons. The Nanobots are even briefly seen dancing to the music.
  • Adventure Time:
    • In the episode "Ignition Point", Jake says "Suffering Succotash", Sylvester's famous line.
    • In the episode, "May I Come In?" (Part 5 of the Stakes miniseries), when Lumpy Space Princess asked Princess Bubblegum what she was doing, she asked "Hunting wabbits?", a reference to the quote synonymous with Elmer Fudd.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • In the episode "The Safety", there is one scene where Darwin is trying to censor a show Gumball is watching that is a blatant reference to the Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner shorts.
    • Gumball's room (which is also the bedroom of Darwin and Anais) has a pennant of a basketball team called "Ducks Dodgers".
  • American Dad!:
    • "Naked to the Limit, One More Time": When Roger's spaceship leaves, it makes a "Beep Beep" sound (sounding similar to the Road Runner).
    • "The American Dream Factory": At the end of the episode, a West Virginian hillbilly says this: "Look ma, mexicans, like the fast mouse in them Bugs Bunny cartoons."
    • In one episode, Tweety appears on a T-shirt badge.
    • In the episode "The Skarlet Getter", Klaus mentions The Looney Tunes Show.
    • In the episode "A Jones for a Smith", in biology, class Steve props up a dead frog, making it dance while singing "Hello My Baby" while it's organs spill out.
  • Animaniacs (2020) referenced the show during their song about reboots.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: In the Season 9 (Aqua Something You Know Whatever) episode "The Granite Family," there is a villain called Time Warner (a reference to the company Time Warner, who owns the Looney Tunes) who sounds like Porky Pig (even saying "That's all, folks!" at the end of the episode).
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
    • At the end of "Joker's Wild", the inmates in Arkham are watching Bugs Bunny cartoons, also when Poison Ivy asks Joker to change the channel he imitates Beaky Buzzard saying "Uh, nope, nope, nope, I don't want to".
    • In "Trial", there is a scene in which the Joker says, "Th-th-th-that's all folks."
    • The Tiny Toons characters Buster and Babs Bunny make cameos in a magazine based on the series.
    • In "Mad Love", after being thrown out by the Joker, Harley Quinn says, "At what point did my life go all looney tunes?"
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold: In "Emperor Joker" and "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases", Bat-Mite is about to end the show with the classic "That's All Folks!" line.
  • Big City Greens: In "Chipwrecked", while going over his multiple failed plans to stop the Greens, we see that one such plan Chip Whistler had was apparently trying to trick the Greens into running into a painted tunnel on a wall. Tilly goes through the tunnel on a bicycle no problem like the Road Runner (complete with a "Beep Beep!" noise), and Chip runs into the painted wall when he tries to run through it himself. He then admits that that particular incident may have actually been a hallucination.
  • Bobby's World:
    • In "Adventures in Bobbysitting", Derek whispers to Bobby, "If she calls mom and dad, this means war!", which is Bugs Bunny's catchphrase.
    • In "Me and Roger", Bobby has a daydream where he is a raccoon and his dog Roger is Elmer Fudd who is hunting Webblys.
    • In "Bobby's Big Broadcast", Bobby first daydreams about being the Road Runner with Derek as Wile E. Coyote. At the end of the parody, Bobby stutters like Porky Pig and says "That's not the end, folks. We'll be right back."
  • Class of 3000: Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode riding on some rocket-powered roller skates and howling like a real coyote.
  • The Cleveland Show:
    • In the pilot episode, Peter straps a rocket to his back and tries to catch the Road Runner only to blow up Cleveland's house.
    • In the episode "The Hangover Part Tubbs", Donna asks if they drove all the way to Rochester blackout drunk, to which Holt responds "No, we Bugs Bunny-ied our way." The screen then pans over to a hole looking similar to a rabbit hole.
    • Speedy Gonzales appeared in "There Goes El Neighborhood".
  • Dexter's Laboratory: The episode "Road Rash" plays like a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon as Dexter tries to catch up with Deedee on his new bicycle, Deedee repeatedly says "Can't catch me" in the style of Road Runner's "Beep Beep!" before speeding away (and at one point she even actually goes "Beep beep!")
  • Dan Vs.:
    • In "New Mexico" Chris hits a roadrunner with his car. Dan says "I think we killed a celebrity!" Chris replies "it's a roadrunner" to which Dan replied, "What if it's THE Road Runner!?"
  • Drawn Together:
    • Marvin the Martian appears in two Drawn Together episodes: Charlotte's Web of Lies (where he is seen in Ling-Ling's Anger Management Group with The Hulk, Skeletor, and Yosemite Sam) and Toot Goes Bollywood.
    • Elmer Fudd in one episode appears at a party with his face pixelated.
    • In another episode, Bugs Bunny appeared harassing Foxxy like how he did in the cartoon Duck Amuck.
    • In "Mexican't By Me Love", Toot does an impression of the Road Runner and tries to sped off like him.
    • In another episode, Spanky chases Wooldoor, and they freeze frame with latin names just like in the Road Runner cartoons.
    • Sylvester made a cameo in the episode "Clum Babies".
    • Speedy appeared in an episode trying to be a member of the housemates. In the same episode a Wile E. Coyote-shaped crater is seen during the place wreck.
    • In another episode, Wooldoor is chased by cops into an Acme store.
    • In The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, the Road Runner gets run down and dies. After the Road Runner's death, Wile E. Coyote says that his life has no meaning without the Road Runner and then commits suicide by shooting himself in the head with a prop gun.
  • The Fairly OddParents: The episode "Channel Chasers" featured numerous parodies of TV shows and movies, one of which is Looney Tunes.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "I Never Met The Dead Man", Peter runs over the Road Runner and asks his passenger, Wile E. Coyote, if he should stop. Wile tells him to keep going.
    • In "Stewie B. Goode", Elmer Fudd (voiced by Noel Blanc, Mel Blanc's son) surprisingly succeeds in killing Bugs Bunny.
    • In "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing", Yosemite Sam is seen complaining about his "thighest, penis-compressingest, sperm-killingest, testicle-grippingest" jeans.
    • In "Padre de Familia", Peter makes up his own version of Speedy Gonzales named "Rapid Dave", after deciding that immigrants shouldn't be allowed in America. Sylvester (voiced by Jeff Bergman, like in some of the official mdoern Looney Tunes productions) tries to catch Dave.
    • In "Back to the Woods", Foghorn Leghorn walks up to Colonel Sanders in a KFC restaurant, and tells Sanders that his food smells good. Sanders then chops Foghorn's head off, and as the body runs around Foghorn's head, he says "Well, look at that boy, running around like a chicken with his head c- wait a minute."
    • In "PTV", Peter is seen working at ACME and Wile E. Coyote claims a refund for a giant slingshot that slammed him into a mountain. Wile's wife then comes in telling him to hurry up.
    • In "E. Peterbus Unum", Peter's grandfather, who was a Warner Bros. animator, recommended naming Bugs Bunny "Ephraim The Retarded Rabbit", a name no other worker agreed with.
    • In "Partial Terms of Endearment", there is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons as Peter tries to force his wife Lois to have an abortion.
    • In "Forget-Me-Not", when Joe assumes he was the voice of a cartoon bird, Tweety appears and says in Joe's voice "I thought I saw a cat. I did see a cat."
    • In "Turban Cowboy", Peter and Muhammad watch a Muslim version of Looney Tunes where Porky Pig makes his traditional appearance through the drum head, although saying "As a pig, I am very dirty and should not be touched by humans."
    • In "Farmer Guy", when the family decides to run away from a tornado, Peter says that it might just be the Tasmanian Devil instead.
    • In "Something, Something, Something Dark Side", during the fight scene between Darth Vader (Stewie) and Luke Skywalker (Chris), Luke falls off the platform and, much like Wile E. Coyote, holds a sign saying "Help!" in mid-air before nearly falling to his death.
    • In "When You Wish Upon A Weinstein", after Lois finds out that Peter bought volcano insurance (and thus ruining their checkbook), she tells Peter that Meg needs a pair of glasses. Peter then says that no one needs glasses, to which Meg retorts that Peter wears glasses. Peter then says "That's only to fool the man from the draft board" (an obvious reference to "Draftee Daffy").
    • In "Peter Problems", when Peter mentions that Quagmire could show up like the Road Runner, Quagmire zooms like the aforementioned bird, while holding up a sign that says "Giggity Giggity".
    • In "The 2,000-Year-Old Virgin", Lois suggests to Peter to be more gentle towards Jesus, as he approaches his first time, to which Peter replies he'll be as sensitive and gentle as possible, just like the Tasmanian Devil tucking his kids to bed. A cutaway gag then appears, showing Taz, speaking in his normal tongue, reading a book to his kid, and then tucking him to sleep. Taz then begins to zoom out of the room, but then quietly tip-toes out of his kid's room while spinning around, saying "Good night." to his kid, turning out the lights, and shutting the door.
    • In "The Story on Page One", after Mayor West jumps out a window and goes to the hospital to avoid Meg interviewing him, he has an aide deliver her a bomb. It explodes, and when the smoke clears, Meg's mouth has been replaced with a Daffy-style bill on the back of her head, which she turns to her face and declares "Of course you realize, this means war!"
  • The Fox and the Crow: The short "Mysto Fox" has Crawford Crow impersonate Bugs Bunny and reference his catchphrase as a gag.
  • Futurama:
    • Clips of various Looney Tunes cartoons are often featured in the opening sequence of several Futurama episodes. This includes:
      • "Mars University" - Pigs in a Polka
      • 'When Aliens Attack" - Daffy - The Commando
      • "I Second That Emotion" - Fresh Hare
  • Garfield and Friends:
    • In "Lemon Aid", when Jon first drives the run-down car Al sold to him, Garfield paraphrases Bugs Bunny in Rabbit Seasoning by saying, "Would you like to shoot it now or wait till' you get home?"
    • In "The Horror Hostess, Part 2", Garfield and Odie travel to Vivacia's castle to rescue Jon, when they come across a sign that says, "BEWARE OF THE FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON". Upon seeing the sign, Garfield says, "If there's a fire-breathing dragon guarding this house, then I'm Bugs Bunny." Garfield then comes across Spot, Vivacia's pet dragon, and imitates Bugs saying, "Eh, what's up, Doc?" while eating a carrot.
  • Goof Troop: In "Cat's Entertainment", when Waffles the cat won't dance for the producer of the commercial, Pete props him up to make it look like he's dancing like the man did for Michigan J. Frog in "One Froggy Evening".
  • House of Mouse:
    • In "Pete's House of Villains", Ariel holds up a sign (similar to the Coyote) saying "Somebody stole my voice again."
    • In "Timon and Pumbaa", near the end of the episode, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck fight over ownership of the club (by Donald changing the club name from House of Mouse to House of Duck) in a similar vein to "Rabbit Fire". At the end of the same episode, Mickey accidentally says "That's all, folks!" when he tells everyone goodbye.
  • Jelly Telly: In the 7th Jelly Telly DVD of What's In the Bible?, when Buck Denver says he was feeling peppy, Phil Vischer calls him "Peppy Lew Pew". Also during the outtakes when Phil made a mistake he studders and says "That's all folks".
  • Justice League: In the first season episode "Injustice for All", after Batman has not only Out-Gambitted the Joker yet again, but also punched him out, Joker manages to say, "You're despicable!" before passing out.
  • MAD:
    • In the Avaturd / C Si Carly sketch "Zombi," the hunter was in clothes similar to Elmer Fudd.
    • In the Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End / Batman Family Feud sketch "Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End," Daffy Duck was seen carrying a barrel in Donald Duck's clothes.
    • In the Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End / Batman Family Feud sketch "Dinosaurs with bird effects," Sylvester appeared as a cat, and Tweety Bird appeared as a dinosaur.
    • In the Pokémon Park / WWER sketch "Slop N' Shop," the pig in the skit resembled Porky Pig.
    • In the HOPS / Naru 210 sketch "HOPS," Bugs Bunny appeared at the party.
    • In the Pooh Grit / Not a Fan a Montana sketch "Not a Fan a Montana," Miley Cyrus was Wile E. Coyote and Justin Bieber was the Road Runner.
    • In the Twi GH School Musical / Avenger Time sketch "Meep! My Dad Says," the Road Runner appears as the main character to be a father.
    • In the Ribbitless / The Clawfice sketch "Spewwing Bee," Elmer appears as the judge and says Ming-Ming is "cowwect".
    • In the Ri Oa / Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine sketch "Ri Oa," the Road Runner got a Green Lantern ring in his lunch and then got the ability to fly while Wile E. Coyote got hit by an anvil.
    • In the Super 80's / Captain America's Got Talent sketch "MAD News," Marvin the Martian appeared, letting his sink run water on Mars.
    • In the Kung Fu Blander / Destroy Bob the Builder Destroy sketch "Kung Fu Blander," Pepé Le Pew, who was hugging a shaking Penelope Pussycat in the city, appeared as one of the black and white things that was destroyed by Lord Shen's Angry Birds.
    • In the Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy sketch "How I Met Your Mummy," Gossamer appeared as one of the monsters in a restaurant, however, he is sky blue.
    • In the Spy vs. Spy Kids / The Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker sketch "Mickey Mouse Mouse Exterminator Service," Speedy Gonzales and Pinky and The Brain both appeared as mice in a cages.
    • In the Yawn Carter / Franklin & Crash sketch "Yawn Carter," Marvin the Martian and his dog K-9 greet John Carter on Mars.
    • In the I Am Lorax / Modern Family Circus sketch "I Am Lorax," Bugs and Daffy make cameos as zombies.
    • In the Average-ers / Legend of Dora sketch "Tasmanian Devil Duster," the Tasmanian Devil and James Dyson advertise a vacuum cleaner.
    • In the Outtagascar / FIENDS sketch "Body of Pwoof," Elmer uses his unique skills to become a talented, if unintelligible, medical examiner. The Road Runner appears as the dead body while Tweety and the Tasmanian Devil appear as translators for Elmer's speech impediment.
    • In the Bourne Leg-a-Turkey / Pil Grimm sketch "The Bourne Leg-a-Turkey," Foghorn Leghorn's name (misspelled as "Foghorn Leghourne") was carved on the wood panel inside the pigeon coop. Later in the sketch "Pil Grimm," Daffy appears at a Thanksgiving feast and forgot the sign that says "Duck Season".
    • In the Here Comes the Doom / Brain Purge sketch "Tom and Jury," Sylvester appears as a witness at Tom's trial.
    • In the First White House Down / McDuck Dynasty sketch "McDuck Dynasty", Daffy, Bugs and Elmer make appearances.
    • In the Lukewarm Bodies / Does Someone Have to G Oa? sketch "Does Someone Have to G Oa?", Road Runner appears in his Green Lantern outfit originally from the sketch "RI Oa".
    • In the Alfred's Game / We Are X-Men sketch "Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Both Get Arrested", Road Runner is arrested for speeding. Wile E. Coyote is also arrested for using an illegal rocket.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series: Experiment 110 (Squeak) is loosely based on the minor Merrie Melodies bit player Little Blabbermouse.
  • Muppet Babies (1984):
    • The episode "Comic Capers" Baby Piggy encounters a scene from Puss n' Booty.
    • In another episode there are two chickens who talk like Foghorn Leghorn and Tweety Bird.
    • In the episode "Who's Tale Is It, Anyway?", Baby Fozzie dressed as a farmer talks like Elmer Fudd. Baby Bean Bunny is also dressed as Bugs Bunny and says "What's up Foz?"
    • In the episode "Eight Flags Over the Nursery", somebody asks if Baby Piggy is Porky Pig's sister.
    • In the episode "The Great Muppet Cartoon Show", Baby Fozzie dresses up as Bugs Bunny.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: In one episode, an obvious ersatz of Sylvester the Cat gets captured.
  • Oscar's Oasis: Many of the characters from Oscar's Oasis often fall off a cliff the same way Wile E. Coyote falls off a cliff.
  • Pac-Man:
    • In the episode "Southpaw Packy", Pac-Man's car is squashed by a truck with "Acme" labelled on it.
    • In a Pac-Mania short, Sour Puss tries to trick Chomp-Chomp with a "Pacme" metal bone. Pacme is a parody of Acme.
    • In another Pac-Mania break, the Ghost Monsters try to stop Pac-Man with the first gag from the Road Runner cartoon "Beep, Beep".
    • In "Sir Chomp-A-Lot", there is a car horn that sounds similar to the Road Runner's "Beep, beep!"
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures: In the episode "Stand By Your Pac-Man", Inky says Bugs Bunny's catchphrase, "Eh, what's up doc?" to Dr. Buttocks.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • In the episode "Swiss Family Phineas", while hugging Perry the Platypus, Buford parodies the giant snowman from "The Abominable Snow Rabbit".
    • In the episode "The Fast and the Phineas", Candace makes a pull over just like the Road Runner.
  • The Puppetoons short "Jasper Goes Hunting" has Bugs Bunny make a brief cameo appearance.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show:
    • In the 2nd half of the episode, "The Big Shot", Stimpy says Elmer Fudd's catchphrase "I'm hunting fow wabbits!"
    • In the Adult Party Cartoon episode "Ren Seeks Help", the ending shot parodies the "That's All Folks" signoff title card.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • 8 Carrot - In a parody of 8 Mile, Daffy Duck holds a rap contest between Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Porky Pig also appears as the DJ for the contest.
    • Illegal Alien Problems - Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales and Slowpoke Rodriguez appear.
    • Conan's Big Fun - Wile E. Coyote appears.
    • Suicide Season - In this parody, Elmer says that Warner Bros. won't let him use a gun anymore because of gun violence concerns in the real world. Elmer decides to teach them a lesson by committing suicide, and puts his shotgun's barrel into his mouth.
    • Wile E. Piphany - After another attempt failed at catching the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote becomes depressed, and apparently commits suicide with a plastic bag and duct tape. The Road Runner comes to Wile E's funeral and, suddenly, Wile E hides behind a fake setting, reveals himself to be alive, and torches the Road Runner with a flamethrower. Back at his abode, Wile E eats the charred Road Runner, and communicates to the viewers via signs, "In case you were wondering, yes, I have an erection."
    • Porky's - Bugs and Daffy appear.
    • Wooper - Elmer Fudd appears as a hunter who has cartoon characters 30 years in the future sent to him. Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig also make appearances and get shot by Elmer. It is a parody of Sony's 2012 TriStar film Looper.
    • Not Enough Women - Bugs Bunny takes his cross-dressing to the next level. Elmer Fudd and Tweety also appear.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Homer Alone", the episode immediately begins with a parody of the Road Runner cartoons, as Homer chases Bart, and both of them freezing frame while fake Latin names appear below them ("Brat'us Don'thaveacow'us" for Bart and "Homo Neanderthal'us" for Homer).
    • In "Lisa's First Word", when Bart as a toddler hears Lisa say her first word, he exclaims "Sufferin' succotash!", Sylvester's catchphrase.
    • In "Bart's Inner Child", the scene where Homer dumps the trampoline off a cliff is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons.
    • In "The Springfield Files", Marvin the Martian appears in an alien line-up.
    • In "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", June Bellamy, the voice of Itchy and Scratchy, claims to Homer that she did the voice of the Road Runner, but the studio had her record only one "meep" and they doubled it during the sound tests.
    • In "Lisa's Sax", Michigan J. Frog appears as the mascot of the Warner Bros. Network (the real network is The WB). A modified version of the WB shield logo appears behind Michigan during his number.
    • In "Brother's Little Helper", Chief Wiggum says to Bart "That's the end of your Looney Tune, Drugs Bunny!"
    • In "The Old Man and the Key", one of Los Souvenir Chaquitos wears a Taz jacket.
    • In "There's Something About Marrying", after Bart and Milhouse fail to drop a watermelon on top of Barney Gumble, Barney says to the boys "Now as the Road Runner said to the Coyote...," he then jumps in the air like the Road Runner and cries out "Meep, meep!" before zooming off with a ricochet sound effect.
    • In "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas", there is an Easter Bunny named Hugs Bunny, a parody of Bugs Bunny. Later, Homer mentions the Road Runner when he learns that there really is a bird with that name.
    • In "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)", there is a cartoon that parodies Looney Tunes.
    • In "Smoke on the Daughter", during the couch gag, Wile E. Coyote appears to paint a fake couch on the living room wall. After Wile E. sneaks off, the Simpsons run into the couch and get hurt as Maggie zooms in and says "Meep, meep!"
    • In "Apocalypse Cow", there is a chicken named Leghorn which could be a reference to Foghorn Leghorn.
    • In "Homer the Father", the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon "Ain't I a Stinger?" puns Bugs Bunny's phrase "Ain't I a Stinker?"
    • In "The Scorpion's Tale", a real life coyote appears chasing a real life roadrunner in a parody of the Road Runner cartoons. They both get run over.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror IV", in the episode segment "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer Simpson spends a day in Hell. In the "Ironic Punishment Department," a demon has Homer strapped in the Feed-A-Matic chair from "Pigs Is Pigs", forcing him to eat "all the doughnuts in the world!"
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XXII", Ned Flanders killing Patty and Selma with a giant rock is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons. Flanders then runs off with a "Meep-meep!".
    • In "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing", Marvin the Martian appears in the fighting video game.
    • In "Luca$", a real life coyote again chases a real life roadrunner in a parody of the Road Runner cartoons. The coyote gets smashed by a boulder and the roadrunner gets shot and killed by a hunter.
    • In "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge", Edwin Moses falls off a cliff in a parody of the Road Runner cartoons.
    • In "The Bonfire of the Manatees", during a recording session for a pornographic film, Carl Carlson (who is starring in the picture) talks to the director, stating he has a tattoo of Foghorn Leghorn on his right thigh. He is worried about copyright and trademark issues with the tattoo because of this.
  • Scooby-Doo: In the What's New, Scooby-Doo?? episode "New Mexico, Old Monster", the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote make cameo appearances while Scooby and the gang are driving through the desert.
  • South Park:
    • In the episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," Cartman has a strange ability to sing "I Love to Singa".
    • In the Imaginationland trilogy, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and a rabid Wile E. Coyote appear among the evil characters.
    • In "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants", Cartman parodies Bugs Bunny to outsmart Osama bin Laden.
    • In another episode, Cartman says Porky's end catchphrase.
    • In "Cancelled" the alien assumes the form of Saddam Hussein and sings "Hello my Baby" while wearing a top hat and cane.
    • In "Passion of the Jew", Mel Gibson acts like Daffy Duck bouncing on his butt going "woo hoo!, woo hoo!", and in one scene Stan and Kenny open different doors to find Gibson dressed like a clown, Carmen Miranda, and a vaudeville performer like the cartoon "Yankee Doodle Daffy".
    • In "Coon Vs Coon and Friends" to tame Cthulhu Cartman acts like a kitten and Cthulhu's reactions are identical to Marc Anthony the bulldog's from "Feed the Kitty".
    • In "Crippled Summer" several of the campers are drawn to resemble Looney Tunes characters and other popular cartoon characters. Recurring characters Nathan and Mimsy are among them and they are based on Rocky and Mugsy from "Bugs and Thugs" and other shorts. The homage is lampshaded in the later episode "Handicar" where Nathan and Mimsy stand near a "Looney Tunz" poster featuring expies of Rocky and Mugsy.
  • Sonic Boom: In "Where Have All the Sonics Gone?", Morpho sends Sonic to a dimension where he doesn't exist, then morphs into Sonic to take his place. When Amy begins to suspect that Sonic is really a disguised Morpho, Morpho tries to prove he's the real Sonic by saying, "What's up, Doc?", which Amy knows isn't Sonic's catchphrase.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler", the Strangler jumps out of a place with a parachute, only to find out that the parachute is SpongeBob. This gag was borrowed from the cartoon "Yankee Doodle Daffy", where Porky jumps out of a plane with Daffy as a parachute.
  • Steven Universe: The entirety of the season 4 episode "Kindergarten Kid" is a homage to Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts.
  • Teen Titans: In the episode "Don't Touch That Dial", there is a scene where Control Freak becomes like the Road Runner and Beast Boy turns into a green Wile E. Coyote. Staying true to Looney Tunes, when Control Freak stops on the edge of a cliff and Beast Boy stops right in front of him, the former tells the latter, "I wouldn't go there if I were you.", after which the piece of cliff gives way and Beast Boy falls while holding a sign saying "YIKES!"
  • Teen Titans Go!:
    • In the episode "Squash & Stretch", Gumball and Darwin of The Amazing World of Gumball appeared in a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner-styled cartoon on the Titans' television. Darwin's appearance has purple skin with red shoes and Gumball's appearance has green fur and wearing a red sweater.
    • In "Teen Titans Roar", after the Teen Titans (minus Starfire) sent a petition signed by 500 people to get ThunderCats Roar cancelled, they immediately receive a reply from Warner Bros. that says "Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your interest in our show! Here is a picture of Bugs Bunny." (with, of course, said picture attached to it), much to the Titans' disappointment.
  • Wander over Yonder: In the episode "The Void", the scene where Sylvia and Wander are running on a treadmill with a continuous picture of space is a reference to "Dough For The Do-Do".
  • Wild Kratts: While not mentioned by name in the Wild Kratts episode entitled "Road Runner", there have been several allusions and mentions of the cartoon duo throughout the episode. Especially when it came to the actual fact that in reality, coyotes could catch road runners.


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