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Zip Zip Hooray! is a 1965 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble, and Tom Ray.

Plot

Road Runner runs past a speed limit sign, while Wile E. Coyote watches from behind. While trying to scavenge for the bird, he eventually is beeped at and is jumped into a floor of a cliff. While the two continue the chase, Ralph Phillips and his friend are watching the chase on television. Ralph's friend wishes that Wile E. Coyote would catch Road Runner, but Ralph says otherwise in that if the coyote did catch Road Runner, there wouldn't be any more cartoons on the duo. A commercial for ACME Bat-Man Outfits plays.

After the commercial, Ralph says that he and his friend both have bad habits, Ralph constantly daydreaming and his friend thinking he is Road Runner. Ralph's friend also questions why Wile E. chases Road Runner. Wile E. abruptly stops and says that is indeed a legitimate question. Despite looking thin, Wile E. considers Road Runner a major delicacy. Wile E. reads a cookbook for what he can make out of Road Runner, but Road Runner reappears behind his back and beeps, launching Wile E. back to the floor of another cliff.

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Notes

  • A clip of Wile E. in the Bat-Man suit is used from "Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z".
  • Except for the opening credits, this entire short was made using nothing but footage from the 1962 pilot Adventures of the Road-Runner, with the opening theme "Out on the Desert" and Wile E. Coyote speaking to the children about why he so badly wishes to catch Road Runner.
  • Milt Franklyn was credited as the musician with the correct spelling of his name. Unlike "To Beep or Not to Beep", this cartoon doesn't feature an entirely new soundtrack by Bill Lava due to budget cuts.
  • The original pilot was produced by David H. DePatie with supervising director Chuck Jones.
  • Scenes from this cartoon would be reused in the television special Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet.
  • On the old unrestored TV prints, the cartoon's title card had purple and dark green-colored letters. The restored version on HBO Max shows that the title card originally had pink and olive green-colored letters.

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