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Looney Tunes has been mixed in popular culture for decades with many references, spoofs, and parodies of the characters.
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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 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.
- 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.
All in the Family
- In the episode "Edith Breaks Out", the Road Runner is mentioned.
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 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", making a possible reference to the Duck Dodgers series.
- "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.
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".
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?"
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.
- 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."
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."
- In one episode, some bar patrons discuss the Road Runner cartoons.
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 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".
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!?"
- 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.
- 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!, 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
- See: 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.
- See: Family Guy
- One of the episodes features a spoof of the Road Runner cartoons.
- In the episode "Gone But Not Forgotten", a parrot asks "Whats up, Doc?" to Doc.
- In one episode, the Road Runner cartoon "Going! Going! Gosh!" is shown being watched by few of the characters.
- Clips of various Looney Tunes cartoons are often featured in the opening sequence of several Futurama episodes.
- In the episode "You've Been Disconnected", Mr. Howell tells Gilligan that he will have more carrots than Bugs Bunny does.
- In the episode "Dead Uncles and Vegetables", Rory and Lorelei call each other Mac and Tosh, after using the same words.
- 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.
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.
- 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 stutters and says "That's all folks".
Justice League Action
- "Beep Beep!" - The title of this short is a reference to Road Runner's sound. The cartoon features Lobo using many traps in order to catch the Flash. At one point, the cliff below Lobo explodes and he falls down a cliff like Wile E. Coyote does. Flash ends the short by saying "Beep Beep!"
In Living Color
- In one episode, Wile E. Coyote is put on trail by Congress for being so violent and Elmer Fudd is his lawyer.
The Little Lulu Show
- "Jumping Beans" - Lulu and Tubby are upset about having to get beans for their parents. While on their way to the store, Lulu sarcastically says "Quick as a bunny," prompting Iggy to pop out from under a manhole and say "Like Speedy Gonzales."
Littlest Pet Shop
- Blythe's Big Adventure Part 2 - After discovering she can talk to animals, Blythe runs down the street screaming, where a Chihuahua remarks, "I like you; you crazy." This is an obvious reference to Friz Freleng's Speedy Gonzales film.
- Secret Cupet - A lovestruck Russell chases Penny Ling using Pepé Le Pew's trademark hopping gait.
- See: MAD
- "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.
- 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."
My Life as a Teenage Robot
- In one episode, Sylvester the Cat gets captured.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- "Putting Your Hoof Down" - While trying to teach Fluttershy to be more assertive, Pinkie Pie uses Bugs Bunny-like reverse psychology on a salespony to get her to sell some produce for cheaper than usual.
- "Griffon The Brush-Off" - In a chase scene, Pinkie Pie hops gleefully in pursuit of a fast-flying Rainbow Dash, a reference to the Pepe/Penelope cartoons.
- 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 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.
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!"
Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"
- Ren Seeks Help: The episode ends with Ren, Stimpy, Mr. Horse, Mr. Froggy, and the animal control person in concrete rings much like the Looney Tunes circles. "That's it Folks!" appears in the bottom in the same font that "That's All Folks" does.
- See: Robot Chicken
Rocko's Modern Life
- In the episode "Fatal Contraption", while the food processor is in the desert, the Road Runner appears in the background. He then appears on a roast, with a Wile E. Coyote-like character sitting by it.
- 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.
- In Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Scooby drinks a potion which turns him into the Tasmanian Devil.
- 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.
- See: The Simpsons
- In one episode, when Tamera was flipping through channels The Road Runner Show is seen.
- In the episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," the aliens have a device that makes a person sing "I Love to Singa". Both Cartman and Officer Barbrady are affected by this.
- In "Scott Tenorman Must Die", Cartman says Porky's end catchphrase.
- In "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants," Cartman parodies Bugs Bunny to outsmart Osama.
- In another episode, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and a rabid Wile E. Coyote appear.
- 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.
- The episode "Squidward in Clarinetland" is a parody/spoof of "Porky in Wackyland" and "Dough for the Do-Do".
- The entirety of the season 4 episode "Kindergarten Kid" is a homage to Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts.
- In the episode, "Damage", when Lena Luthor asks Morgan Edge about the Akerly company, he asks if that's where the coyote bought the stuff he uses to catch the road runner.
- 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 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.
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".
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
- In Season 2 Episode 21 of the American version, in the "Party Quirks" game, Ryan has to portray Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
- In Season 2 Episode 33 during "Weird Newscasters" the top story was that "Hollywood was saddened when Foghorn Leghorn died today at the age of 65. Memorial services will be held tomorrow, after which the deceased will be served with a nice orange sauce."
- In Season 3 Episode 12 during "Props" Drew Carey mimicked Bugs eating a carrot and asking "Eh, what's up doc?"
- In Season 4 Episode 8 during "Props" Colin Mochrie improvised, "We're here today to bury Bugs Bunny."
- In Season 5 Episode 5 during "Props" Drew and Ryan played Daffy and Elmer arguing about duck season or rabbit season.
- While not mentioned by name in the Wild Kratts episode entitled "Road Runner", there have been several allusions and mentions of the cartoon duo, especially the fact that coyotes could actually catch road runners.
- In one episode, John Anderson says "Be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting cougars," a pun of one of Elmer Fudd's catchphrases.
- 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."
- The third animal that got the Olympic torch strongly resembled Wile E. Coyote.
- When Bolt Jenkins was preparing for the Animalympics, his head appeared in the middle of the classic Looney Tunes logo.
Batman: Assault on Arkham
- Harley Quinn (Hynden Walch) was watching The Looney Tunes Show (more specifically, the opening scene) in the 2014 DC movie Batman: Assault on Arkham .
- 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'.
- The Tiny Toon Adventures episode Ask Mr. Popular can be seen in the 2014 romantic comedy WB movie, Blended. Jim (Adam Sandler) and Lou (Alyvia Alyn Lind) was watching it.
The Bob Hope Christmas Special
- Big Bird (from Sesame Street) says one of his favorite movie stars is The Road Runner.
- Dante mentions Tiny Toons at one point.
The poster for this 1975 adult animated feature has the tagline "This is it folks!" written in the same script as "That's All Folks" and features a black man standing in front of a Looney Tunes-style bullseye.
- Several times Hazel says Winter the Dolphin's chirps sounds like Tweety.
Down and Dirty Duck*
The poster for this 1974 adult animated feature has the tagline "Madder than Daffy..."
Dumb and Dumber
- Right before Mental kills Harry's pet bird, he quotes Tweety Bird.
Helping Teenagers Fight Cancer
- A Wile E. Coyote poster is seen at one point.
- The wolf falling of a cliff into the water is a reference to the Road Runner cartoons.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
- In at least one scene, the coral in the background bears a strong resemblance to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, with the long "ears" of the rabbit pointed upward on the right side.
- A Plucky Duck Pez dispenser is seen.
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.
- The film referenced Marc Antony.
- The steering wheel of Shin-ae's car depicts Babs Bunny.
Sesame Street: Follow That Bird
- A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen as a carnival prize.
- 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.
- Danny’s nickname is Doc; Wendy explains that they call him that since he watches Looney Tunes constantly.
Super Size Me
- Bugs Bunny and Sylvester appear on the McDonald's artwork for "The Last Supper".
- Weird Al Yankovic says the Road Runner cartoons are sad stories of a pathetic coyote chasing a sadistic roadrunner.
- 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's World 2
- Tiny Toon Adventures is mentioned at one point.
- Later, Garth says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a putty tat" when a woman was flirting with him.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Earthworm Jim 2
Gex: Enter the Gecko
King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
The Road Runner can be seen on the screen west of the anthill. If the player uses the "Look" icon on it, the narrator will say "It looks like something is after him." The Road Runner even makes the noise from the cartoons.
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals
Death scenes involving a feral pig will show an animation of the pig, wearing a bow tie, poking through Looney Tunes-esque concrete rings with text at the top and bottom reading "Al Lowe Production," spoofing Porky Pig and the "That's all Folks" closing.
- One of the random splash texts that appear on the title screen is "What’s up, Doc?"
The Simpsons Game
- There is a reference to Wile E. Coyote.
The Angry Video Game Nerd
- See: Angry Video Game Nerd
- Bugs Bunny is often portrayed as a villain to the Angry Video Game Nerd in the series.
- There is an episode on the "Annoying Orange Gaming" channel where Grapefruit plays the Bugs Bunny level on Looney Tunes Dash!.
- In the Classification movie, the opening & closing credits of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner are referenced.
- In the video "Angry Birds PSA" (a parody of Angry Birds), Daffy Duck, 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.
- There are some fan-made Looney Tunes videos on this website. Some can also be found on YouTube.
- Strong Bad Email - "theme song" - A fake commercial for the in-universe show "The Cheat Commandos" has the tagline "They're tiny, they're toony, they're all a little looney."
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 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.
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.
In one comic when Zoe's and Hammy's dad was complaining about them watching educational TV, the kids picture him as Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Road Runner.
Tweety appears in one comic trying to ask out Opus' ex-girlfriend, Lola.
The "Bloom Picayune," a four-page faux newspaper found in the 1988 book Tales Too Ticklish to Tell, features an opinion section where "Barely Breathing in Boise" mentions a time when his friend's St. Bernard "rammed its nose so hard into my crotch I thought my head would turn red and start to expand like the Coyote in those 'Roadrunner' cartoons on TV."
Calvin and Hobbes
In a few comics when Calvin & Hobbes were watching TV, Elmer Fudd's catchphrases are said on the TV.
- One comic strip features Jason Fox singing "Oh, We’re the Boys from the Chorus" from "What's Up Doc?"
Off the Mark
See: Off the Mark
- 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.
- The Looney Tunes characters have made many cameo appearances in issues of MAD.
Legally Blonde the Musical
- As Emmett Forest bumps into Elle Woods dressed as a Playboy Bunny, crying on a bench at the park after getting bullied by Vivienne Kensington at a party, his first line to Elle in this scene is "What's up....Doc?" (Bugs Bunny's catchphrase). This line is intentionally played for laughs.
"Rabbit Habit" is a 1975 animated cartoon by Steve Peck that depicts Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd in Central Park 12 years after the Warner Bros.' cartoons ended production. The cartoon contains liberal drug use. In the video description, Peck mentions that when he showed it to Tex Avery, he loved it and said "I wish I had a job to give you." Chuck Jones did not like how the characters were depicted in the short. According to Peck, the short "got big laughs at festivals."
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