Fast And Furry-ous is a 1949 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, featuring the debut of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (and by extension their stock tropes).
It is listed as one of The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes and also ended as a runner-up in The 50 Greatest Cartoons.
Tropes appearing in this short:
- Acme Products: Introduced in this cartoon. Although, only for the Super Suit.
- Alliterative Title: "Fast and Furry-ous".
- Amusing Injuries: The Coyote falls down and gets blown up a lot.
- Artistic License Engineering and Artistic License Physics: The coyote puts together a meat grinder, refrigerator and electric motor to create ice cubes and snow so that he can ski off the mountain.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The Latin names for the Road Runner and Coyote are not actual Latin (see Canis Latinicus).
- Boomerang Comeback: One genuine boomerang, guaranteed to return. It does. Cut over to the Road Runner and the package beside him: Another genuine boomerang, guaranteed to return. It does.
- Canis Latinicus: Both parties receive a new genus /species name.
- Cartoon Physics: But it's so side-splittingly funny in all cases that it doesn't matter.
- Catchphrase: Beep Beep!
- Clothes Make the Superman: Averted. The Coyote tries to fly using a superhero costume. He immediately falls off the cliff.
- Disguised in Drag: Yes, even the Coyote did that. Here, he dresses up like a schoolgirl in the School Crossing scene.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In his debut the Road Runner is more proactive and taunts and defends himself against the Coyote in a more standard Karmic Trickster fashion, a character trait Jones later dropped because it wasn't necessary. The Coyote always failed anyway. The word "ACME" only turns up on the Superhero Suit.
- Jaw Drop: Following the Road Runner's little burst of speed, the Coyote comes to a stunned stop and pulls this expression.
- Oh, Crap!: A classic example from Wile after he mistakenly dives in front of a speeding truck.
- Painted Tunnel, Real Train: In this case, the Road Runner acts as the train.
- Poe's Law: This cartoon was made as a Satire on the typical chase cartoons of that era. Jones had intended it as a one-shot idea. To his surprise the audience didn't get the satire and absolutely loved the cartoon, making room for more films around the duo.
- Pun-Based Title: On the Busby Berkeley film "Fast and Furious" (1939).
- Satire: Jones made the cartoon as a parody of all the cartoons from the 1940s where characters ran around chasing one another, specifically Tom and Jerry.
- Ironically, decades later Warner Bros. Animation produced a Tom and Jerry direct-to-video movie that had a very similar title: The Fast and the Furry.
- Standard Snippet: We recognize Bedrich Smetana's "Dance Of The Comedians" from "The Bartered Bride", "Winter", "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" and "In My Merry Oldsmobile".
- Stuff Blowing Up: Wile leaves a stick of TNT covered in dirt in the middle of the road and connects it to a detonator. When he pushes down on it, the detonator explodes on himself.
- Super Speed: The Road Runner is so fast that the roads float up from the ground.
- Talking with Signs: Completing the School Crossing scene: Road runners cant read.
- Also Merry Xmas (to the tune of Jingle Bells) once the Coyote lands on the ground, refrigerator, skis, and all.