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TV Shows

101 Dalmatians: The Series

  • In the episode "The Making of.." there is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons where Cruella de Vil takes Wile E. Coyote's place and Spot takes Road Runner's place.

2 Broke Girls

  • In the episode "And the Grate Expectations", Sophie tells Earl "If I took a run at you, you'd go right through that wall like Wile E. Coyote.
  • In "And the Inside Outside Situation", when Caroline spends the money Max was "saving for that Porky Pig bong," Max protests, "But when it's down to just resin, it says 'That's all folks!'"
  • In "And the Partnership Hits the Fan", when served a tiny poached noisy scrub bird at a fancy restaurant, Max remarks sarcastically, "When I used to watch Tweety Bird, all I could think was 'Gosh, that looks delicious.'" Then later says, "You want me to chomp down on Foghorn Leghorn?!"

3-2-1 Penguins

  • 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.

Adventure Time

  • 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.

Adventures of the Gummi Bears

  • In the episode "Good Neighbor Gummi", a dimwitted thief says "Hey Rocky, I taw I taw a Gummi Bear". Rocky shares the name as the gangster.

All in the Family

  • In the episode "Edith Breaks Out", Road Runner is mentioned.

The Amazing World of Gumball

  • In "The Tape", characters are given Latin Names in a parody of the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts.
  • In "The Safety", Darwin is trying to censor a show Gumball is watching that is a blatant reference to the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts.
    • In "The Heist", Gumball and Darwin watch the episode on their TV.
  • Gumball's room has a pennant of a basketball team called "Ducks Dodgers".

American Dad!

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America's Funniest Home Videos

  • In one episode, a Marvin the Martian cup appears.
  • In another episode, Tweety and Sylvester at Six Flags appear.
  • In another episode, while reshowing some videos in slow motion, Road Runner's "Beep Beep!" is heard when a seagull swoops down and steals a man's burger.
  • In the show's 300th episode special, a guy falls down while riding roller skates, and Tom Bergeron 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 "Shadow of the Bat", Batman (using his Bruce Wayne voice) answers the phone with "What's up, Doc?"
  • 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

  • The episode "Legends of the Dark Mite!" contains visual references to "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery".
  • 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.

Bobby's World

  • 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."

Beetlejuice (TV series)

  • Beetlejuice's neighbor "The Monster Across the Street" resembles Gossamer.

Ben 10

  • In one episode, Road Runner appears as a sketch for a blue figure (Ben as Heatblast) who saved the train.

Big Time Rush


  • 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 Road Runner (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) only so he can blow up Cleveland Brown's house. He succeeds in breaking Cleveland's bathtub, which makes Cleveland move.
  • 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".

Courage the Cowardly Dog

  • The pilot episode, "The Chicken from Outer Space", as well as the episode from the actual series, "The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space", both end in a similar manner to the Bugs Bunny cartoon, "Hare Ribbin'", with Courage holding the iris out as he says "This shouldn't happen to a dog!" ("This still shouldn't happen to a dog!" in the latter), then the iris out closing on the dog's nose, much to his pain.

Dan Vs.

  • 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!?"

Dexter's Laboratory

  • At the end of "The Continuum of Cartoon Fools", Dexter mentions that he is no better than "that stupid coyote" and "that crazy duck."
  • The episode "Unfortunate Cookie" is similar to the Looney Tunes short, "D' Fightin' Ones" where Dexter getting his finger stuck with Dee Dee's finger is a reference to Sylvester the Cat being attached to the Bulldog.
  • In the episode "Road Rash" (which mostly parodies the Road Runner cartoons), after Dexter falls down a mine hole, Dee Dee says the Road Runner's catchphrase "Beep beep!" and speeds off. Other times, Dee Dee says "Can't catch me!" in the same manner.

Drawn Together

  • 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 gay party with his face pixelated.
  • In another episode, Bugs Bunny appeared harassing Foxxy like he did in the cartoon "Duck Amuck".
  • In "Mexican't Buy 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 Road Runner's death, Wile E. Coyote (voiced by Jess Harnell; for some reason, his nose is red just like Ralph's) 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

The Fairly OddParents

  • "Odd, Odd West" has a scene near the end of the episode when Chester is about to fight a wild feral coyote, to which he says "Bring it on, Wiley!" referencing Wile E. Coyote.
  • "Back to the Norm" features a scene which parodies the painted tunnel scene from the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon "Fast and Furry-ous", where Mr. Crocker paints a tunnel with Trixie Tang on a cliff.
  • "Power Mad!" - When A.J. falls off the ladder and Chester stays on it, is a reference to the famous Wile. E Coyote and Road Runner shorts. Also, the way he fell off is a reference to the cliff gags.
  • "Channel Chasers", part of the 4th season, featured numerous parodies of TV shows and movies, one of which is Looney Tunes.
  • In "The Good Old Days!", Cosmo and Wanda's "old cartoon" appearance is similar to Foxy and Roxy, a pair of cartoon foxes that appeared in the 1930s.
    • When Timmy wished for everything to not be cartoon-related anymore, a POOF! sign appears saying "So Long, Folks". This bears a striking reference of the famous and classic Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes closing slogan, "That's all, Folks!"
  • "Love at First Height" - When Elvis Presley says "Did somebody knock?" It is a reference to the Looney Tunes episode "Rabbit Fire" wherein Bugs Bunny says the same words after coming out from the hole.
  • In extended version of A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, Jorgen's scenes could be a parody of the Road Runner character, Wile E. Coyote, due to Jorgen using Cupid's bow and arrows, which failed him twice, and then backfired the last time.

Family Guy

Family Matters

  • In the episode Cousin Urkel, Carl says of Steve That boy is Looney Tunes.


  • One of the episodes features a spoof of the Road Runner cartoons.

The Flash

  • In the episode "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3", a scene from "Falling Hare" plays in the background while on the Nazi planet.

Fraggle Rock

  • 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.

Full House

  • Joey does impressions of Looney Tunes characters throughout the series.


Garfield and Friends

  • The episode "The Feline Philosopher" has two references to Looney Tunes are featured in the episode:
    • Garfield's impression of a "roadrunner" is derived from the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons (a slide guitar is played during the scene as well).
    • During one of his routine speeches, the Feline Philosopher refers to Garfield as "Sylvester".
  • In "Suburban Jungle", Shannon argues with the security guard in a manner similar to how Bugs Bunny would trick opponents.
  • In "The Perils of Penelope", the way Penelope tries to win Garfield attention resembles methods used by Pepe Le Pew in wooing another cat named Penelope Pussycat.
  • In "Beach Blanket Bonzo", the way Garfield digs through the sand to steal Jon's basket is similar to the way Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes tends to travel underground.
  • In "Dessert in the Desert", when Garfield declares that it is the end, among the terms he uses is "That's all, folks", the classic ending line from Porky Pig.
  • In "The Horror Hostess Part 2", before the duo see Spot, Garfield remarks "If there's a fire breathing dragon, then I'm Bugs Bunny." Afterwards, he does an impression of Bugs, including the carrot munching and "What's up, doc?"

Gilligan's Island

  • In the episode "You've Been Disconnected", Mr. Howell tells Gilligan that he will have more carrots than Bugs Bunny does.

Gilmore Girls

  • In the episode "Dead Uncles and Vegetables", Rory and Lorelei call each other Mac and Tosh, after using the same words.

Gurren Lagann

  • 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.
  • Near the end of "Timon and Pumbaa", 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 Living Color

  • In one episode, Wile E. Coyote is put on trial by Congress for being so violent and Elmer Fudd is his lawyer.

Iron Chef America

  • In "Battle Carrots" (S13E03) Host Alton Brown closes the show with a quote from Bugs Bunny, "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." (from "Rabbit's Feat")


  • 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".

Johnny Test

  • In "Johnny vs Bling Bling 3", Johnny and Dukey are chased by Bling Bling like Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, complete with Latin names.

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!"

The King of Queens

  • In the episode "Bun Dummy", Dougs asks his friends if a woman wearing her hair in a bun is a good look, and Deacon replies, "Yeah, if you're the old lady that owns Tweety Bird."

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

In the 2 February 2021 show, Stephen's report on Mitch McConnell describing Rep. Greene's "loony lies" featured a send-up of Porky's sign-off.

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.


The Middle

  • "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.

Muppet Babies

  • 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.
  • 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 during the "We Love Cartoons" song number.

The Muppet Show

  • At the end of the Doug Henning episode, a rabbit says Porky Pig's catchphrase "Th-th-that's all folks!"
  • In the "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch from the follow-up episode with Andy Williams, 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

  • "Griffon the Brush-Off" - In a chase scene, Pinkie Pie hops gleefully in pursuit of a fast-flying Rainbow Dash, a reference to the Pepé Le Pew/Penelope cartoons.
  • "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.

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • In "The Great Honey Pot Robbery", Heff the Heffalump mistaking Roo as a giant mouse is a clear nod to the Sylvester and Hippety Hopper shorts.
  • In "Fast Friends", Gopher's attempts to stop a fast-going Pooh paid homage to the Road-Runner and Wile E. Coyote shorts.

Night Court

Oscar's Oasis

  • Many of the characters from Oscar's Oasis often [[canyfall 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 a Pac-Mania break, the Ghost Monsters try to stop Pac-Man with the first gag from the Road Runner cartoon "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 Road Runner.

The Powerpuff Girls

  • In the episode "Helter Shelter", Professor Utonium, Blossom and Buttercup at one point are watching what appears to be a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner short as evidenced by the "Beep beep!" noise.
  • One of the security guards in the episode "Film Flam", has a voice similar to that of Porky Pig, minus the signature stutter.
  • In the episode "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future", Madame Argentina (the villain of the episode) at one point says Bugs Bunny's line, "Ain't I a stinker?"
  • In The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!, Mojo Jojo holds a sign saying "Curses", a la Wile E. Coyote. He then flips the sign; written on the other side is "Curses I say! I express my frustration with a word that I feel sums up the overwhelming feeling of anger I experience when I find myself in such unfortunate situations such as this!"

The Ren & Stimpy Show

  • In the second half of the first Ren & Stimpy episode, "The Big Shot", Stimpy says Elmer Fudd's catchphrase "I'm hunting for a wabbit!" Coincidentally, Billy West, Stimpy's voice actor, would go on to voice Elmer Fudd.

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.

Richard Osman's House of Games

  • In Season 4 Episode 74 on 4 February 2021, the game "Rhyme Time" featured a picture of Amber Rudd beside the clue "Adversary of Bugs Bunny", so the answer was Elmer Fudd.
  • In Season 4 Episode 77 on 9 February 2021, the game "Answer Smash" featured a picture of Porky with a clue; when smashed together, the answer is Porky Pigloo.

Rick and Morty

  • In the episode "Something Ricked This Way Comes", Summer's boss The Devil files for bankruptcy, Rick tells Summer that The Devil's bankruptcy was similar to when Bugs Bunny fucked (word bleeped out when on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, optional uncensored track on DVD) the opera singer for twenty minutes, a reference to the Looney Tunes short "Long-Haired Hare".
  • In the episode "The Vat of Acid Episode", Rick mentions Bugs Bunny using reverse psychology.

Robot Chicken

Rocko's Modern Life

  • In the episode "Fatal Contraption", while the food processor is in the desert, the Road Runner (redesigned to probably avoid copyright issues) appears in the background. He tripped on the food processor and then appears on a roast, with a Wile E. Coyote-like character sitting by it waving at the processor (silently thanking him).


  • In Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights, Wile E. Coyote's cliff falls are parodied a couple of times with the evil Captain in the "Sinbad the Sailor" story, falling from a very high cliff in an identical fashion to Wile E., complete with similar puff of dust and impact sound effect.
  • 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.

Sesame Street

  • 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.
  • An unproduced Sesame Street insert was to repurpose footage from "Zoom at the Top", with new narration from Bugs Bunny to explain the difference between open and closed.

The Simpsons

Sister Sister

South Park

  • 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.

SpongeBob SquarePants

  • People applauding for SpongeBob and not for Squidward may be a reference to the Looney Tunes cartoon "Show Biz Bugs," where everyone applauds for Bugs Bunny, but nobody applauds for Daffy Duck.
  • One of the people who gets shrunken in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" say "What's up, sponge?" This is a reference to the Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny's famous quote, "Eh, what's up, Doc?"
  • In "Bunny Hunt", the sea bunnies act like Bugs.
  • When Sandy acts out Christmas to SpongeBob in "Christmas Who?", at one point, she looks like the Road Runner character from Looney Tunes.
  • 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.
  • In the episode "Patrick SmartPants", Patrick falls off a cliff just like Wile E. Coyote.
  • The episode "Squidward in Clarinetland" is a parody/spoof of "Porky in Wackyland" and "Dough for the Do-Do".
  • Near the end of the episode "Snail Mail", the plane that SpongeBob and Patrick are flying stops in the air before hitting the ground; a reference to the 1943 Merrie Melodies cartoon "Falling Hare".
  • In the SpongeBob Comics #48 cover has Sylvester as a snail.
  • The episode "SpongeBob in Randomland" was inspired by "Porky in Wackyland" and "Dough for the Do-Do".[1]

Steven Universe

  • The entirety of the Season 4 episode "Kindergarten Kid" is an 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 "Bad Day at Black Rock", Dean says "Say goodbye, wascawy wabbit."
  • In the episode "Sympathy for the Devil", when Sam and Dean are transported onto the plane, they find themselves watching a Looney Tunes short that features Yosemite Sam being taken to Hell by the Devil, foreshadowing Sam Winchester finally accepting his role as the vessel of Lucifer and jumping into the Cage.

Teen Titans

  • In the episode "Don't Touch That Dial", there is a scene where Control Freak becomes like Road Runner and Beast Boy becomes a Wile E. Coyote-like coyote, albeit mostly feral. 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 stand there if I were you," after which a falling anvil then smashes part of the precipice, causing the left part of the precipice to fall while the right part remains in midair. In true Looney Tunes fashion, Beast Boy then holds up a sign saying "YIKES!" and plummets to the ground, after which Control Freak jumps in the air, beeping like the Road Runner, and dashes off in a cloud of smoke.

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.

Three's Company

  • In the episode "Professor Jack", when Terri introduces a doctor friend, Jack says, "What's up, doc?" and the other characters roll their eyes at his joke.
  • In the episode "Jack Goes to the Dentist", the dentist compares Terri's overbite to Bugs Bunny's.
  • In the episode "An Affair to Forget", Janet says she used to do an impression of Porky Pig, but Jack pushes up her nose and stutters the "That's all folks" line.

The Tom & Jerry Show

  • Spike in one episode does a Bugs Bunny impression.

Total Drama Island

  • In the episode "Wawanakwa Gone Wild!", Gwen's duck behaves like Road Runner, both in its running style and capabilities, and in the way it sticks its tongue out at Gwen and kicks up its heels before dashing off. Gwen stands in for Wile E. Coyote in these scenes.

The Wacky World of Tex Avery

  • The titular character is based on Red Hot Ryder from "Buckaroo Bugs".
  • Maurice the Chicken resembles Tweety. They're both baby yellow birds wearing blue sailor hats and having long eyelashes.
  • One Maurice & Mooch short features an Elmer Fudd-like hunter carrying a rabbit.

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.
  • In Season 5 Episode 22, Drew notices a remarkable resemblance and asks Sally from the audience "Do you own a little bird named Tweety?"
  • In Season 8 Episode 6 during "Questions with Wigs", Ryan donned a skunk wig and imitated Pepe Le Pew as he pitched woo to Colin.
  • In Season 9 Episode 3 during "Props", Wayne pretended his props were Bugs' ears, saying "Yeah, officer, I saw the whole thing. Dude came and just cut Bugs Bunny in half!"
  • In Season 9 Episode 9 during "Scenes from a Hat", the suggestion "Unlikely cartoon characters to cameo in an adult movie" inspires impressions of Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd.
  • In Season 9 Episode 12 during "Scenes from a Hat", Ryan imagines Colin's tramp stamp reads "Come out of there you crazy rabbit!"
  • In Season 10 Episode 2 during "Scenes from a Hat", the suggestion "Strange things to shout out during sex" elicits Ryan's response, "Come out of there you crazy rabbit!"
  • In Season 15 Episode 2, Wayne and Colin use their props to imitate Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam.
  • In Season 15 Episode 11, Colin uses his prop to imitate Elmer Fudd.
  • In Season 16 Episode 13, three of the four introductions are Looney catchphrases: "Arriba, arriba!", "Sufferin' succotash," and "That's all, folks!"

Wild Kratts

  • While not mentioned by name in the 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.


Phil Robertson

John Kricfalusi

  • 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."


  • In Pocket Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, at the end of the book, "Well, that's all, folks." is in the Interjections part.
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  • 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

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

  • During the scene when Terry visits Bruce's dog Ace after the Joker's attack on Wayne Manor, Ace is watching the cartoon "Hare Ribbin'".

Batman Forever

  • 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 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.

Dolphin Tale

  • 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.

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.

Inspector Gadget

Kangaroo Jack

  • The movie ends with the titular character in a red bullseye backdrop stammering like Porky Pig and saying "That's all, blokes!"

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.

Monsters Inc.

Secret Sunshine

  • 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.

The Shining

  • 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.

Son of the Mask

  • Alvey Avery watches "One Froggy Evening" and does a Michigan J. Frog performance to drive his father crazy.


  • The alien that pops out of John Hurt's chest does a Michigan J. Frog performance.

Super Size Me

  • Bugs Bunny and Sylvester appear on the McDonald's artwork for "The Last Supper".

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

  • When the Teen Titans are exploring the Warner Bros. Studio, Beast Boy and Starfire see the WB Tower, and Starfire says, "That is where the Animaniacs live!"


  • Weird Al Yankovic says the Road Runner cartoons are sad stories of a pathetic coyote chasing a sadistic roadrunner.

Wayne's World

  • 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.
  • Later, Garth says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a putty tat" when a woman was flirting with him.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Video Games

Conker's Bad Fur Day

  • A character in the game named Jack speaks in a manner similar to that of Foghorn Leghorn.[2]

Earthworm Jim 2

  • One of the quiz show questions in the level "Villi People"[3] is "WWW stands for:" The correct answer is "1 - "Weewy Wascally Wabbit." This is a nod to Elmer Fudd's style of speech.[4]

Gex: Enter the Gecko

  • In the North American version of the game, one of Gex's one-liners is "Looks like Bugs Bunny after the trots!"[5]

King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder

  • Road Runner can be seen on the screen west of the anthill.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]


  • One of the random splash texts that appear on the title screen is "What’s up, Doc?"[9]

The Simpsons Game

  • There is a reference to Wile E. Coyote.

Web Shows

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Annoying Orange

  • There is an episode on the "Annoying Orange Gaming" channel where Grapefruit plays the Bugs Bunny level on Looney Tunes Dash!



Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged

  • In Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 3.5, Android 18, 16, and Cell mention they like Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and Sam Sheepdog

Homestar Runner

  • The Poopsmith, like Wile E. Coyote, sometimes talks by holding up signs.
  • Email island (Easter Egg) — Homestar Runner and Strong Bad imagine each other as various foods as the two castaways from Wackiki Wabbit did.
    • Email funny — Some of Strong Bad's wacky movements and sounds also come from Wackiki Wabbit.
  • Email lackey — Strong Bad quotes Bugs Bunny when he calls The Cheat "so trusting, so naive".
  • Email rock opera — Strong Bad applauds his creation with Speedy Gonzales' catchphrase, "¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!"
  • Email bottom 10 — When displaying #6 on Strong Bad's bottom 10, which is "The foul stench of wet The Cheat", The Cheat is seen sopping wet next to a glass of water and a tall ladder, which is likely a reference to several Looney Tunes cartoons which featured someone doing a high dive into a glass of water, instead of a tank of water, such as Stage Door Cartoon.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Mad dresses as Gossamer.
  • Email theme song — The announcer quotes the theme song to the TV show Tiny Toon Adventures when he says, "They're tiny, they're toony, they're all a little loony. It's the Cheat Commandos."
    • In the DVD commentary, Matt makes reference to The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, one of the many titles for the Saturday morning compilations of Looney Tunes cartoons on television.
  • Email pizza joint — The Cheat having a restaurant in The King of Town's Grill is similar to Rabbit Every Monday, where Bugs Bunny convinces Yosemite Sam that there is a party going on in a wood burning oven.
  • Weclome Back (DVD Commentary) — Matt mentions "the sheep and the wolf from those Looney Tunes cartoons". He was most likely referring to Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf.
  • Sickly Sam's Big Outing — Old Timey Marzipan quotes Hare Tonic as she invites Sickly Sam to "cut [himself] a slice of rug".
  • Play Date — Homestar shouting of "peppering" refers to Bugs Bunny's line, "That's the old pepper, boy!" heard in Baseball Bugs.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Any time that the Limozeen Coloring Book is used on Strong Bad, he says the phrase, "...and name him George." This refers to The Abominable Snow Rabbit, a cartoon with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Abominable Snowman, who is always wishing for a pet bunny rabbit to name George.
  • Email mini-golf (DVD commentary) — Matt compares "Sweet Cuppin' Cakes" to Wackyland where Gogo the Dodo lives. Gogo is a character on Tiny Toon Adventuresand is related to the Dodo from Looney Tunes cartoons like Porky In Wackyland, which is also where Wackyland originated.
  • @StrongBadActual — Strong Bad compares Coach Z fanart to the "instant Martians" from the episode Hare-Way to the Stars.
  • Haunted Photo Booth — The Poopsmith dresses up as an instant Martian.

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, 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 something hits his mind and he decides to become a Christian, much to the dismay of his coyote friend.

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.


DC Comics

  • In Animal Man #5, "The Coyote Gospel", is a metafictional story about violent funny animal cartoons in which "Crafty Coyote" (an obvious parody of Wile E. Coyote) is sent to the DC Universe to die repeatedly and horribly by his world's cruel creator god. The issue even ends with a caption box saying "The end, folks".

Baby Blues

  • 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.

Bloom County

  • 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."[10]

Calvin and Hobbes

  • In a few comics when Calvin and 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

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U.S. Acres


Cracked Magazine

  • 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.

MAD 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.

Short Films

Rabbit Habit*

  • Rabbit Habit is a 1975 animated cartoon by Steve Peck that depicts Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd in Central Park twelve 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."[11]


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