|Tired and Feathered|
Tired and Feathered is a 1965 Merrie Melodies cartoon.
The title is a play on the phrase "tarred and feathered."
The cartoon starts with the Road Runner doing his usual daily activity of running down the road, giving out a "Beep, beep!". From a high cliff, Wile E. Coyote spies on him using binoculars. As usual, he suddenly feels an urge to catch the speedy bird for breakfast/lunch, and dashes after him. Seconds later, he actually manages to get the Road Runner by his tail feathers! Or so you think. This does not stop the Road Runner, who, while actually reacting to the coyote yanking his feathers for a few seconds, continues along while Wile E. slides into mid-air off a cliff. Left with his prey's two feathers, the coyote looks at them both before paying his attention down to a canyon! Horrified, Wile E. tries to fly; unfortunately, the feathers are too light to grant Wile E. flight so this does not work too well and gravity pulls him down. Once he has taken the plunge, Wile E. recovers and, annoyed as heck, tries to blow away one of the feathers, but it just flies back and pokes him in the eye.
Versions of this short shown on ABC's The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show cuts the explosion in the telephone booth so that the viewer doesn't see the blackened and burnt Wile E. Coyote in the booth.[citation needed|date=]