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I Say, I Say . . . Son! – A Tribute to the McKimsons

I Say, I Say . . . Son! – A Tribute to the McKimsons

When people think about the golden age of Warner Bros’ cartoons, the first name that comes to their minds is either Chuck Jones or Friz Freleng, which is understandable considering the contributions those two directors made not just to Warner Bros, but to the industry as a whole. However, it seems unfair that Robert McKimson and his siblings Charles and Tom weren’t given as much adulation and reverence, especially since the three of them together have been responsible for the look and feel of Warner Bros. cartoons more than anyone else in the industry.

Looney Tunes Trailer: The Shelf

Looney Tunes Trailer: The Shelf

This Tuesday, prepare yourself for another episode of pure, wacky hilarity as The Looney Tunes Show will find Bugs Bunny in a very difficult situation, with the crazy wabbit trying to hang a shelf for the purpose of displaying his Nobel Prize. But, as expected of a Looney Tunes episode, this very simple activity turns into a completely messy situation, and hilarity soon ensues. Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales also guest stars, as they find themselves temporarily homeless due to Bugs Bunny’s shelf activities.

Bugs gets buzzed and Daffy patrols on Off Duty Cop

Bugs gets buzzed and Daffy patrols on Off Duty Cop

A decent part of tonight’s Looney Tunes Show episode will feature the transformation of Daffy Duck, from mildly annoying roommate to mildly annoying pretend detective. Bugs, on the other hand, is going through his own transformation. Never passing up an opportunity to spout “What’s up, Doc”, Bugs heads in to the doctor’s for a routine checkup when he discovers his caffeine intake is too high. Maybe there’s something wrong with 50 cups of coffee a day, who knows. Upon the doctor’s recommendation, Bugs tries to calm his caffeine rages a bit, hoping a switch to Yosemite Sam’s new energy drink, called Spargle, will do the job. Days of sleepliness later, and Bugs realizes he’s cleaned everything he owns and taken care of a year’s worth of chores in just a few hours. Maybe this isn’t the best substitution.

Daffy and Porky star in Off Duty Cop

Daffy and Porky star in Off Duty Cop

With all the cop dramas on TV today, it’s difficult to tell the good ones from the bad ones. Or the Looney ones from the Daffy ones, for that matter. Take this week’s episode of The Looney Tunes Show, for example, where Daffy’s obsession with TV star Steve St. James leads him to a real-life quest for justice. With Porky at his side, and a full world of toon folk to question, it’s finally time for Daffy to make his patrol as an Off Duty Cop. How does this fare for his roommate, when Bugs Bunny’s caffeine addiction makes him the criminal target Daffy must hunt down? Be sure to TOON in to Cartoon network on Tuesday, October 25th, at 8pm for Looney Tunes Show: Off Duty Cop.

The Looney Tunes Show drives to the DMV, thanks to Bugs, Daffy, Lola

The Looney Tunes Show drives to the DMV, thanks to Bugs, Daffy, Lola

Tonight, on The Looney Tunes Show, almost everyone has to head over to the DMV. It all starts when Daffy insists on driving Bugs to the movies in his parade float. Before too long, he runs a stop sign, gets pulled over, and gets stranded with Bugs as his float towed away. What’s the problem? No license, of course! Now he has to head over to the DMV to try and get himself qualified, and it’s there that Bugs and Daffy run into so many others from the toon – meanwhile, all Bugs wants to do is walk! Granted, that’s not nearly as funny as Lola Bunny trying to pass Yosemite Sam’s driving instruction, so we’ll just have to TOON on in to Cartoon Network at 8pm for The Looney Tunes Show’s latest episode, DMV!

Bugs and Daffy hit the DMV

Bugs and Daffy hit the DMV on Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show

Depending on where you live, your 15th, 16th, or 17th birthday is something you really look forward to, as that is the first day you’re allowed to legally get your driver’s license and drive a car. Tuesday September 20th might not be all of their birthdays, but it seems many characters from the Looney Tunes Show are heading over to the DMV to make sure they’re cleared to be behind the wheel: and most of them are far from it! For example, when Daffy takes Bugs to the movies, he drives his parade float through a few stop signs – this doesn’t exactly please the cops! Soon enough, he’s at the DMV with everyone else, trying to make the grade. Walking was probably a better choice for them, but we’ll drive over to our TVs on September 20th at 8pm and park in front of Cartoon Network to see how it all turns out on The Looney Tunes Show: DMV.

Daffy rules as the The Wizard

Daffy rules as The Wizard on Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show

It’s certainly not “Duck Season!” Through the decades, Daffy has been an adventurer and comedian, but we don’t ever recall him inheriting super human powers and immensely powerful magic abilities. At least, not yet this season. And, with all that said, here he is, starring in this week’s Merrie Melodies short on The Looney Tunes Show as The Wizard. The animated short will appear as part of Sunday Night Slice, the September 13th episode at 8pm. From the looks of these teaser screen grabs and images, we don’t think Bugs will get too upset next time Daffy eats all the chips.

Bugs details Pizzarriba on Sunday Night Slice

Bugs details Pizzarriba on The Looney Tunes Show: Sunday Night Slice

As fun as they are, Bugs, Daffy, and Porky just want a place to hang out that they can call their own. On this week’s The Looney Tunes Show, they’ll tell the story of how such a place came to be, revisiting the origin store of Pizzarriba! From the very beginning when Girardi’s, the local pizza joint, became available, all the way to the miracle that occurs when Speedy Gonzalez helps turn the place around. How does it all turn out? TOON in to Sunday Night Slice on Cartoon Network this Tuesday, September 13th, at 8pm – grab yourself a slice, and let’s find out! And be sure to stick around for the RoadRunner and Wile E. Coyote CG animated short, Go Fly a Coyote!

The Looney Tunes Show Bugs and Daffy Get a Job on Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show Bugs and Daffy Get a Job on Cartoon Network

Finally, the day is here; the day Bugs and Daffy Get a Job. For years, decades even, we’ve watched their adventures and misadventures, as they go hunting, lounging, inventing, on dinner dates, and any other mess that the crazy folks at Warner Bros. can think up. However, it took Cartoon Network’s The Looney Tunes Show for the pair to finally go out and get some work. On August 30th at 8pm, we get to see exactly how that works out for both of them; Bugs heads over to Porky Pig’s accounting firm, while Daffy gets a different type of job: a nose job. Be sure to also stick around for the newest episode of Merrie Melodies, Skunk Funk, starring everyone’s favorite smelly friend Pepe Le Pew.

The Looney Tunes Show returns with Newspaper Thief on Cartoon Network

The Looney Tunes Show returns with Newspaper Thief on Cartoon Network

Tonight, on Cartoon Network, Bugs and Daffy try to class things up with a dinner party on the latest episode of The Looney Tunes Show. There, Daffy decides he will apologize to everyone on the cul-de-sac (Granny, Yosemite Sam, Gossamer, etc) for all of his rude antics over the years. …sounds like a long dinner party!! However, before he can start with his sorries, he realizes his daily newspaper has gone missing, and he quickly changes the dinner party into a crime-show-like interrogation party! How does it all turn out in the end? TOON in to Warner Bros.’ The Looney Tunes Show’s Newspaper Thief on Cartoon Network at 8pm on August 23rd to find out! In the meantime, check out these teaser shots and clips we have right here.

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #15: Looney Tunes

Everybody knows Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. They have become a part of our culture, and they have been re-invented and re-booted on TV and in the movies. We almost didn’t include this theme in our list, because then you would have to differentiate between Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. When you write songs for 10-minute Cartoon Shorts that are meant for the theater, back in the 1930’s and 40’s, it’s different than writing for an introduction for a 30-minute cartoon show, that includes 3 10-minutes cartoons, on TV. Both the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes openings were followed by each individual cartoon’s title screen and credits, where the music was somewhat different for each cartoon. We are making Looney Tunes #15 on our list of the Greatest Theme Songs of All Toon Time because it is a very iconic theme that has entertained people for 4 generations. It has stood the test of time, and even though most people only know the instrumental, it should be known that there were originally words to the tune.

Peel of Fortune hits The Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network

Peel of Fortune hits The Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network

Tonight, on The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy goes a little bonkers for money. Now, if you only know Daffy from Cartoon Networks The Looney Tunes Show, then you’ll know this is nothing new for the iconic figure. However, if you’ve known Daffy Duck’s whole background through out Warner Bros. history, then you’ll know this definitely is nothing nothing new for him. This time, after seeing how his roomie Bugs can spend money on great toys, Daffy tries inventing new products until he comes up with a winner. Unfortunately for him, and his karma, when he finally hits on one, it’s actually something he stole from Bugs. Check out a sneak peek of Peel of Fortune right here, then TOON in tonight, July 12th, at 8pm on Cartoon Network.

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