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Looney Tunes has been mixed in popular culture for decades with many references, spoofs, and parodies of the characters.

TV Shows

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.

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.

Futurama

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

  • In the episode 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 the episode Mad Love, after being thrown out by the Joker, Harley Quinn says, "At what point did my life go all looney tunes?"

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 Roadrunner 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."

The Cleveland Show

  • In the "Pilot" episode, Peter Griffin straps a rocket to his back and tries to catch The Road-Runner (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) only so he can blow up Cleveland Brown's house.
  • In "The Hangover Part Tubbs" episode, Donna Tubbs askes if they drove all the way to Rochester black out drunk, to which Holt Richer 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".

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 (voiced by Chris Edgerly) 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 (voiced by Jess Harnell) 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 Electric Company

The Fairly OddParents

  • Channel Chasers, part of the 4th season, featured numerous parodies of TV shows and movies, one of which is Looney Tunes.

Family Guy

Fraggle Rock

  • In the episode "Gone But Not Forgotten", a parrot asks "Whats up, Doc?" to Doc.

Gilligan's Island

  • In the episode "You've Been Disconnected", Mr. Howell tells Gilligan that he will have more carrots than Bugs Bunny does.

House of Mouse

  • In "Pete's House of Villains", Ariel holds up a sign saying "Somebody stole my voice again". This is a reference to Wile E. Coyote holding up signs whenever he doesn't talk.
  • 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 good-bye; a reference to Porky Pig's famous catchphrase.

MAD

Muppet Babies

  • 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.

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."

Pac-Man: The Animated Series

  • 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!"

Phineas and Ferb

  • In the episode "Swiss Family Phineas", while hugging Perry the Platypus, Buford says Elmyra Duff's catchphrase "I'm going to hug you, and squeeze you, and never let you go!"
  • In the episode "The Fast and the Phineas", Candace makes a pull over just like The Road-Runner.

The Ren & Stimpy Show

  • In the 2nd half of the first Ren & Stimpy episode, The Big Shot,  Stimpy says Elmer Fudd's catchphrase "I'm hunting fow wabbits!"

Robot Chicken

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" a pun of Porky Pig's catchphrase "That's all 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.

The Simpsons

South Park

  • In the episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," Cartman has a strange ability to sing "I Love to Singa".
  • In another episode, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and a rabid Wile E. Coyote appear.
  • In "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants," Cartman parodies Bugs Bunny to outsmart Osama.
  • In another episode, Cartman says Porky's end 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 place with Daffy as a parachute.

Night Court

  • Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode were the judge tells him to leave The Road-Runner alone.

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.

Class of 3000

  • Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode riding on some rocket powered roller skates and howling like a real coyote.

The Living Color

  • In one episode, Wile E. Coyote is put on trail by Congress for being so violent and Elmer Fudd is his lawyer.

Cheers

  • In one episode, some bar patrons discuss the Road Runner cartoons.

Farscape

  • One of the episodes features a spoof of the Road Runner cartoons.

Friends

  • In one episode, the Road Runner cartoon Going! Going! Gosh is shown being watched by few of the characters.

My Life as a Teenage Robot

  • In one episode, Sylvester the Cat gets captured.

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."

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.

All in the Family

  • In the episode "Edith Breaks Out", the Road-Runner is mentioned.

Wipeout

  • In one episode, John Anderson says "Be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting cougars," a pun of one of Elmer Fudd's catchphrases.

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.

JellyTelly

  • In the 7th JellyTelly 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".

Dexter's Laboratory

  • In the episode "Road Rash", after Dexter falls down a mine hole, Dee Dee says the Road Runner's catchphrase "Meep Meep!" and speeds off.

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 Burgeron called his move the "Wile E. Coyote".

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.

Sister Sister

Scooby-Doo

Mickey Mouse Club

Teen Titans

  • In the episode "Don't Touch That Dial", there is a scene where Control Freak becomes like Road Runner and Beast Boy becoming Wile E. Coyote. Staying true to Looney Tunes, when Control Freak stops on the edge of a rock and Beast Boy stops right in front of him, Control Freak tells Beast Boy, "I wouldn't go there if I were you.", after which the piece of rock gives way and Beast Boy falls 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 The 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!?"

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!", an obvious reference to Porky Pig's exit on the earlier Looney Tunes shorts.

The Amazing World of Gumball

Steven Universe

  • The entirety of the season 4 episode "Kindergarten Kid" is a homage to Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts.

Authors

Jules Verne

  • Around The World In 80 Days - Tweety's High-Flying Adventure
  • A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres

Charles Dickens

Phil Robertson

Mark Twain

  • Bugs Bunny In King Arthur's Court - an obvious spoof of A Connecticuter In King Arthur's Court

Dr. Seuss


Real People

Barones Orczy

Walt Disney

Abbott and Costello

Groucho Marx

Errol Flynn

John Kricfalusi

  • Tiny Toons Spring Break Special - given that John reportedly hated Tiny Toon Adventures (despite the fact that he designed Sappy Stanley for the episode Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?) Rank and Stumpy, parodies of Ren & Stimpy, were created for this episode as a joke to get back at John's criticism of TTA
  • In his book Hollywood Cartoons: Animation In Its Golden Age, historian Michael Barrier stated that John's works "testify to his intense admiration for Bob Clampett's Warner Bros. cartoons."

Michael Jordan

  • He was parodied in the Animaniacs episode, "Hooray For North Hollywood Part II."
  • Michael also stars with the Looney Tunes in the movie Space Jam.

Charlie Sheen

  • He is mentioned in the Animaniacs segment Spellbound, in a spell Brain used throughout the episode.
  • In the Pinky & The Brain episode, Calvin Brain,  he is mentioned by Pinky, when Brain says that they are going to a place where females are paid to change constantly. Pinky responds by asking whether this place is Charlie Sheen's house.

Fictional Characters

Batman

  • The Looney Tunes Show - Reunion - Daffy claims he is Batman
  • The Looney Tunes Show - Another Bat Idea - Wile E. Coyote uses an ACME Batman Costume to try to catch The Road-Runner
  • Tiny Toons - The Just-Us League Of SuperToons, The Return Of Batduck - Plucky poses as Batduck, an obvious parody of The Caped Crusader
  • Tiny Toons - Bat's All, Folks - the main antagonist, Question Mark (voiced by Charlie Adler), is an obvious spoof of Batman villain The Riddler
  • Looney Tunes - Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z - Wile E. Coyote uses an ACME Batman costume to try to catch The Road-Runner.
  • The Looney Tunes Show- SuperRabbit - In the end of the episode, Bugs changes his superhero persona from Superman to Batman.

Movies

Casablanca

Monsters Inc.

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.
  • Wayne and Garth made a cameo in the Animaniacs episode "Taming of The Screwy".

Wayne's World 2

  • Later, Garth says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a putty tat" when a woman was flirting with him.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Super Size Me

  • Bugs Bunny and Sylvester appear on the McDonald's artwork for "The Last Supper".

E.T.

  • A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen in the film.
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Buster & Babs Go Hawwian" a movie poster for E.T. is seen.
  • In Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Buster, Babs and Byron Basset knock down E.T. and Elliot.

Sesame Street: Follow That Bird

  • A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen as a carnival prize.

The Bob Hope Christmas Special

  • Big Bird (from Sesame Street) says one of his favorate movie stars is The Road-Runner.

Secret Sunshine

  • The steering wheel of Shin-ae's car depicts Babs Bunny.

Dolphin Tale

  • Several times Hazel says Winter the Dolphin's chirps sounds like Tweety.

Clerks

  • Dante mentions Tiny Toons at one point.

Inspector Gadget

UHF

  • Weird Al Yankovic says the Road Runner cartoons are sad stories of a pathectic coyote chasing a sadistic roadrunner.

Hoodwinked

  • The wolf falling of a cliff into the water is a reference to the Road-Runner cartoons.

Helping Teenagers Fight Cancer

  • A Wile E. Coyote poster is seen at one point.

Finding Nemo

Lupin III: Die, Nostradamus

  • Lupin briefly watches a cartoon featuring a woodpecker who looks like Plucky Duck chasing a bear that looks like Buster Bunny with a mallet.

Batman Forever

  • During the scene where The Riddler (Jim Carrey) demonstrates to Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) 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'.

Dumb and Dumber

  • Right before Mental kills Harry's pet bird, he quotes Tweety Bird.

Blended

Batman: Assault on Arkham

Movie Studios

Lucasfilm

  • Looney Tunes: Back In Action - In the film's final scene, Bugs fights the bubble gun-yielding Marvin with a carrot-shaped lightsaber whilst reading a book called "The Force For Dummies"
  • Attack Of The Drones - the title of the cartoon is a parody of the Star Wars film, "Attack Of The Clones."
  • A Quack in the Quarks - a typical Star Wars parody, complete with a villain named "Duck Vader" (voiced by Jeff Bergman)

Walt Disney Pictures

  • Looney Tunes - Sniffles - the character was heavily based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated short, The Country Mouse
  • Animaniacs - Cutie & The Beast - an obvious parody of Beauty & The Beast, a then-recent Disney film based on the fairy tale of the same name
  • Tiny Toon Adventures - The show has parodied many Disney films and cartoons including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?The Little Mermaid and Mickey Mouse Club. Roger Rabbit even made two cameo appearnces in the show.

Video Games

Pac-Man

  • The game on KidsWB.com called "Taz-Man" is meant to be a parody of the game. Taz is in the role as Pac-Man and Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig play as the ghosts.
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode Gang Busters, Buster Bunny and Plucky Duck play Pac-Man using their eyeballs as the characters. Plucky was Pac-Man and Buster was the ghosts.
  • In the Tiny Toons episode Buster & Babs Go Hawaiian, Montana Max plays a parody of the game called Plane-Man.
  • In the game Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose, one of the minigames is a maze game that is similar to Pac-Man but has a different gameplay.
  • In the Taz-Mania episode "War & Pieces", Taz plays a video game very simular to Pac-Man, where Taz goes around a maze eating a bunch of Bugs Bunny's.
  • The mini-game "Temple Run" from Loons: The Fight for Fame is a parody of Pac-Man.
  • In Looney Tunes: Back In Action: The Video Game, sound effects from the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man can be heard several times at the casino.

Super Mario Bros.

  • The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "K-Acme TV" parodies the game as "Super Pluckyo Bros." with Plucky Duck as the role as Mario.

Frogger

  • The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "The Wide World of Elmyra" parodies the game in the segment "Turtle Hurdle" with the fact of Michigan J. Frog trying to help Tyrone Turtle cross the road.

Pong

  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Gang Busters" parodies the game with Buster and Plucky playing it using their eyeballs.

Space Invaders

  • The mini game Marvin the Martain in Galixy Invaders from Loons: The Fight for Fame is a parody of Space Invaders.

The Simpsons Game

  • There is a reference to Wile E. Coyote.

Web shows

Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy

  • In the episode "Die Sweet Roadrunner Die", Wile E. Coyote (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) finally kills and eats The Road-Runner (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) 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.

CollegeHumor

  • In the video "Angry Birds: PSA" (a parody of Angry Birds) Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Petunia Pig, and The Road-Runner appear. The Road-Runner also was able to talk in the video.
  • In another video there is a parody of a scene from Space Jam.

The Angry Video Game Nerd

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.

Annoying Orange

  • There is an episode on the "Annoying Orange Gaming" channel where Grapefruit plays the Bugs Bunny level on Looney Tunes Dash!.

GoAnimate

  • There are some fan-made Looney Tunes videos on this website. Some can also be found on YouTube.

BrainPOP

Comics

Calvin and Hobbes

In a few comics when Calvin & Hobbes were watching TV Elmer Fudd's catchphrases are said on the TV.

Off the Mark

See: Off the Mark

Baby Blues

In one comic when Zoe's and Hammy's dad was complaining about them watching edicational TV the kids picture him as Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemate Sam and The Road-Runner.

Bloom County

Tweety appears in one comic trying to ask out Opuses ex-girlfriend, Lola.

Magazines

MAD Magazine

  • The Looney Tunes characters have made many cameo appearances in issues of MAD.

Cracked Magazine

  • Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and Elmer Fudd appeared in a comic story that parodies The Simpsons.
  • The Looney Tunes and the characters from ''Tiny Toon Adventures'' made many other appearances in this magazine.


Companies

THX

  • In Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation the THX logo is parodied as THUD: The Audience is Now Deaf.

Anime Series

Sadly, none yet as certain users aren't aware of certain anime series.

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