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  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • Season 2 had more of the regular Looney Tunes characters making appearances, starting with Daffy and Porky.
    • The show as a whole was retooled to feature other Looney Tunes characters alongside Bugs Bunny.
  • Broken Base: The show taking a back to basics approach for the Looney Tunes has stirred some heated debate interestingly enough. Those for the back to basics approach argue that the franchise is at its best when it focuses more on comedy, negative continuity, and social commentary than character development, and that the previous shows and projects took way too many liberties with the characters. Those against the back to basics approach think that the show doesn't have its own identity, that the comedy is stale, and the other Looney Tunes shows, for all their faults, at least made attempts to stand out.
  • Character Rerailment:
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    • After Bugs' (much-criticized) turn into a Stepford Snarker for the previous show, he has returned to his heroic roots.
    • Daffy Duck appears to have been rerailed as wellall the way back to his "completely screwy" persona from his earliest appearances, like Porky's Duck Hunt and The Wise Quacking Duck.
    • Tweety Bird has been reverted back to the more aggressive personality that Bob Clampett originally gave him.
    • Lola Bunny has regained some of her competency, as well as her original voice actress from Space Jam, but has retained the design and some of the craziness of her Looney Tunes Show portrayal to remain palatable with the main cast, making her more of a Composite Character.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Claudette has quickly become one of the more popular new antagonists. It's not hard to figure out why a slender, female fox (with a French accent) would be popular. Kath Soucie's performance certainly helps out.
  • Ear Worm:
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    • While not a variation of the classical The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down or Merrily We Roll Along themes, the Season One theme is very fitting and pretty catchy in its own right, coming in three different flavors over the season, but the lyrics stay the same.
      Going down the rabbit hole,
      Where we going, no one knows!
      Obstacles from every bend!
      We'll see where the tunnel ends.
    • The Season Two theme on the other hand is fact a juiced up version of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Although the show has barely aired at all in North America, the show is very popular in internationals countries, and has been enough to renew the series for a third season (according to Porky's voice actor Bob Bergen).
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The bond between Bugs and Squeaks. Its quite clear they see each other as brothers and always look out for each other.
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    • Daffy may be back to his original persona as the Screwy Squirrel but he genuinely wants to help people by bringing smiles to their faces.
    • Bugs displays he is above hitting women because he refused to break his mother's heart. When Rhonda pushes him too far, the wabbit decides to retaliate and guess who rooted for him? His mother
  • Jerkass Woobie: Leslie. Even though he is like most antagonists and deserves the Butt-Monkey treatment from Bugs or Daffy, He gets treated poorly by whoever he works for. The episodes he is in usually has him wanting to get a promotion but fails.
  • Older Than They Think: Many people were surprised by Daffy's more wacky personality when they're used to his more jerkish, greedy side. This actually goes back to the very early shorts (the ones directed by Tex Avery and Bob Clampett), where he was more of a screwball trickster character, and it is pretty common that the later adaptations would show his more negative side (but still remembering to show his more playful, screwball characteristics, as shown in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit and 1996's Space Jam). The same logic also applies to Tweety's more violent side.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: After being dropped for being The Scrappy for his inoffensive and obnoxious characterization around that time eighty years ago, Gabby Goat, while still the Hot-Blooded grumpy goat, here is made less unlikeable, given some Take That, Scrappy! moments when he is the Butt-Monkey and at the end have Porky chasing him for his notable Hair-Trigger Temper and is depicted as a Deadpan Snarker who should've gone to Vegas.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The initial version of the Wabbit theme sounds pretty similar in style to the theme music for Disney's TaleSpin. The second theme song sounds like Wander over Yonder.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: While returning Bugs to his classic roots, the show has still received criticism (though not as bad a case as The Looney Tunes Show) for its strange and unusual character designs, subpar animation, some of its repetitive humor and new characters, and the use of Hanna-Barbera Stock Sound Effects instead of the classic Warner Bros. ones, and trying way too hard to copy the original shorts. Season Two made attempts to rectify things.
  • Unexpected Character: Considering he's been AWOL from the Looney Tunes series for 80 years, its safe to say that nobody expected Gabby Goat of all characters to return in "Gettin' Your Goat".
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: It's downplayed with Fred Tatasciore as Yosemite Sam. While it's generally agreed that he does a good job capturing his gruff persona, many are also curious as to why he replaced Maurice La Marche, who originally reprised the role during the Wabbit era of the show.
    • Maurice LaMarche explained at a Comic-Con event (go to 19:20) that he had to give up the role because it was putting too much of a strain on his throat and vocal cords (much the same reason Mel Blanc handed the role over to Joe Alaskey in Who Framed Roger Rabbit), and the show's scheduling times would not give him much recovery time between episodes.

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