Friday, 10 January 2014

Friday Funnies: Bugs Bunny & Wile E. Coyote - My Name is Mud



I'm declaring January to be Looney Tunes month. All through January, my regular Friday Funnies posts are going to be devoted to celebrating some of my favourite clips from various Looney Tunes shorts. (Or, at least the ones that I can find on YouTube.) Kicking off, is the final forty-five seconds of Operation Rabbit.

While Wile E. Coyote is best remembered for his inability to catch the Road Runner (and not his ability to paint realistic images of tunnels, which I think is a shame, and you can read more about that one here,) some of his pairings with Bugs Bunny are among the funniest of all Looney Tunes shorts. In these shorts, he speaks with a refined accent (heard only very, very occasionally in the Road Runner cartoons,) and considers himself to be a genius. And there is no doubting that Wile E. Coyote is, in fact, very clever. However, arrogance is the Coyote's downfall (he often fails to check the finer details of his elaborate schemes, or check that the goods he purchases are fit for their intended purpose) and the streetwise Bugs uses it to his full advantage, noting at the end of the cartoon when his nemesis admits defeat that, Mud spelled backwards is Dum. 

Wile E. Coyote and Bugs Bunny met on four more occasions. Check out some of there best moments here:


Operation Rabbit (Bride Scene)