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Devil Dog
Season: One
Episode #: 8
Directed by: Keith Baxter
Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Written by: Jim Cashman
Hugh Davidson
Larry Dorf
Rachel Ramras
Merrie Melodies: None
Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote: "Unsafe at Any Speed"
Date aired: June 21, 2011
Previous episode: "Casa De Calma"
Next episode: "The Foghorn Leghorn Story"

Devil Dog is the eighth episode of The Looney Tunes Show.


A dangerous animal known as the Tasmanian Devil is transferred to the local zoo with extreme caution. Pete Puma is given the task of guarding the Tasmanian Devil, given specific orders by one of the zookeepers not to release the creature. However, he released it, believing that the zookeeper forgot to take the lock with him, and the Tasmanian Devil is set loose on the city.

It soon arrives at the doorstep of Bugs and Daffy, and while Daffy is terrified of the creature, Bugs sees it as 'cute' and believes it to be a dog. Believing it belonged to one of the neighbors, Bugs and Daffy visit Granny's house to see if the Tasmanian Devil was hers, but to no avail, as she was hard of hearing and misheard everything Bugs and Daffy were saying. During this time, the Tasmanian Devil chased Sylvester and Tweety around the house in an attempt to eat the two. After this, Bugs decides to adopt the Tasmanian Devil, naming it Poochie, which Daffy was dead set against, due to the fact that it was very violent and gave in to its murderous tendencies. Bugs leaves the house to get pet supplies, and during that interval the Tasmanian Devil went on a destructive rampage, destroying the interior of the house and some of Bugs' personal items (i.e. a picture of himself, his tennis trophy and a picture of his tennis trophy).

After Bugs returns and discovers the destruction, Poochie turns his attention towards him and is prepared to strike, but is conveniently stopped by Speedy, who subdues Poochie's violent urges by showing him that he is the dominant male. Thanks to Speedy's advice, Bugs is able to tame Poochie and decides to enter him in the upcoming dog show after getting into an argument with the receptionist of the neighborhood dog salon. Shortly after this, Daffy discovers that Poochie is not a dog but a Tasmanian Devil, and believing that Bugs' life is in danger, rushes to the dog show to warn him (after getting sidetracked by taking up guitar lessons and by a hoodie).

In the arena, Daffy reveals what Poochie is, and the crowd immediately goes into a panicked frenzy followed by the arrival of animal control to capture the beast. After realizing that Bugs really cares for Poochie despite what he is, Daffy decides to help them escape the arena by pretending to be a Tasmanian Devil while Bugs and Poochie (wearing the hoodie Daffy purchased earlier) make their escape. After their escape, Bugs takes Poochie back to Tasmania where he belongs, sorrowfully parting ways with him. However, Poochie hitches a ride back to the states on Bugs' plane, wanting to stay with him.

Poochie is lounging on Daffy's chair watching TV when Daffy walks in and demands he get off his chair. Seeing that Poochie won't listen, Daffy tries to assert himself as the dominant male, but fails and is attacked after poking Poochie's eye, having his feathers ripped off his body in an instant. Daffy then leaves, stating that he's more comfortable on the couch.


Voice Artist Character(s)
Kevin Michael Richardson Guard / Police Officer
Jeff Bergman Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety
Jim Cummings Tasmanian Devil
Rob Paulsen Mac
Jess Harnell Tosh
June Foray Granny
Fred Armisen Speedy Gonzales


  • The episode was supposed to air on June 13, 2011, but was bumped back to June 21, 2011. "Casa De Calma" aired in its place. The episode was leaked on Amazon Video before it aired.

The Looney Tunes Show Episodes
Season 1 Best FriendsMembers OnlyJailbird and JailbunnyFish and VisitorsMonster TalentReunionCasa De CalmaDevil DogThe Foghorn Leghorn StoryEligible BachelorsPeel of FortuneDouble DateTo Bowl Or Not To BowlNewspaper ThiefBugs & Daffy Get A JobThat's My BabySunday Night SliceThe DMVOff Duty CopWorking DuckFrench FriesBeauty SchoolThe FloatThe ShelfThe Muh-Muh-Muh-MurderPoint, Laser Point
Season 2 Bobcats on Three!You've Got Hate MailItsy Bitsy GopherRebel Without a GloveSemper LieFather FiguresCustomer ServiceThe Stud, The Nerd, The Average Joe, and The SaintIt's a HandbagA Christmas CarolWe're in Big TruffleDear JohnDaffy Duck, EsquireSpread Those Wings and FlyThe Black WidowMrs. Porkbunny'sGribbler's QuestThe Grand Old Duck of YorkRidiculous JourneyThe Shell GameYear of the DuckGossamer is AwesomerHere Comes the PigMr. WeinerBest Friends ReduxSuperRabbit
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