Looney Tunes In Pop Culture
Looney Tunes has been mixed in Pop Culture for decades with many references, spoofs, and parodies of the characters. They have also parodied many pop culture icons as well.
- 1 TV Shows
- 1.1 Futurama
- 1.2 The Fairly Odd Parents
- 1.3 Drawn Together
- 1.4 Batman: The Animated Series
- 1.5 South Park
- 1.6 Barney and Friends
- 1.7 Family Guy
- 1.8 The Simpsons
- 1.9 Gilligan's Island
- 1.10 MAD
- 1.11 Robot Chicken
- 1.12 The Cleveland Show
- 1.13 The Electric Company
- 1.14 Phineas and Ferb
- 1.15 SpongeBob SquarePants
- 1.16 The Ren & Stimpy Show
- 1.17 Rugrats
- 1.18 The Muppet Show
- 1.19 Adventure Time
- 1.20 Sesame Street
- 1.21 Muppet Babies
- 1.22 Fraggle Rock
- 1.23 Night Court
- 1.24 101: Dalmations: The Series
- 1.25 Class of 3000
- 1.26 The Living Color
- 1.27 Cheers
- 1.28 Farscape
- 1.29 Friends
- 1.30 My Life as a Teenage Robot
- 1.31 Boy Meets World
- 1.32 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
- 1.33 All in the Family
- 1.34 American Dad
- 1.35 Wipeout
- 1.36 3-2-1 Penguins
- 1.37 JellyTelly
- 1.38 Americas Funniest Home Videos
- 1.39 Scooby Doo
- 1.40 Mickey Mouse Club
- 2 Authors
- 3 Real People
- 4 Fictional Characters
- 5 Movies
- 6 Movie Studios
- 7 Video Games
- 8 Web shows
- 9 Comics
- Clips of various Looney Tunes cartoons are often featured in the opening sequence of several Futurama episodes.
The Fairly Odd Parents
- Channel Chasers, part of the 4th season, featured numerous parodies of TV shows and movies, one of which is Looney Tunes.
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- 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 party with his face pixelated.
- In another episode Bugs Bunny appeared harassing Foxxy.
- Sylvester made a cameo in the episode "Clum Babies".
- Speedy appeared in an episode trying to be a member of the housemates.
- In The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, The Road Runner gets run down and dies. After The Road Runner's death, Wile E. Coyote (voiced by Jess Harnell) 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.
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Batman: The Animated Series
- 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 "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", Cartman has a strange ability to play "I Love to Singa".
- In another episode Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and Wile E. Coyote appear.
Barney and Friends
- The character of Baloney in the Animaniacs episode, "Baloney and Kids" is an obvious parody to Barney.
- See: Family Guy
- See: The Simpsons
- In the episode "You've Been Disconnected" Mr. Howell tells Gilligan that he will have more carrots than Bugs Bunny does.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Kon Ducki" Gilligan and The Skipper make a cameo driving the S.S. Minnow.
- An episode of Animaniacs also parodied the opening sequence to Gilligan's Island. Gilligan and the Skipper also made two cameo appearnces in Animaniacs.
- See: MAD
- See: Robot Chicken
The Cleveland Show
- In the "Pilot" episode Peter Griffin straps a rocket to his back and tries to catch The Road-Runner only so he can blow up Cleveland Browns house.
The Electric Company
- See: The Electric Company
Phineas and Ferb
- In the episode "Swiss Family Phineas" wile 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 The Road-Runner.
- In the episode "Christmas Who" when Sandy was explaining Christmas to SpongeBob, she looked like The Road-Runner at one point.
- In the episode "Bikini Bottom Triangle" one of the mermaids addresses SpongeBob as Freakazoid (another Warner Brothers production).
- In the episode "Patrick SmartPants" Patrick falls off a cliff in a reference to Wile E. Coyote.
- In the Duck Dodgers episode "Fins of War" a character resembling SpongeBob makes a cameo as a busboy.
The Ren & Stimpy Show
- In the Tiny Toons Spring Break Special the Tiny Toons bus runs over a chicken and a squirrel who resemble Ren & Stimpy.
- In the 1st Ren & Stimpy episode, Stimpy says Elmer Fudd's catchphrase "I'm hunting fow wabbits!"
- An episode of Animaniacs parodies the show as "Animani-rats".
The Muppet Show
- In one episode at the end a rabbit says Porky Pigs catchphrase "T-t-thats all folks!"
- In a "Vetranarians Hospital" sketch the paitent is a bunny. When Miss Piggy asks what the bunny's name is Doctor Bob replies "Well he hasent said 'Eh...Whats up doc?' so hes not you know who."
- In the episode "Ignition Point", Jake says "Suffering Succotash", Sylvester's famous line.
- The Baby Looney Tunes episode "I Strain" features a parody of the show.
- In The Looney Tunes Show episode "It's a Handbag" evil versions of Bert and Ernie are seen in Daffy's handbook of criminals.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Toon Physics" Elmyra's talking Barbete doll mentions the show.
- In one episode of Sesame Street a Road-Runner comic book is seen on the frount door of Hoopers Store.
- In the Elmo's World episode of balls, the ending line of the TV cartoon is "That's ball folk's" a pun of Porky Pigs catchphrase "That's all folks".
- Bugs Bunny appeared in the "Yakety Yak" music video which was shown on Sesame Street.
- In a Bert and Ernie sketch Ernie days to Dr. Livingstone "Whats up Doc?"
- In one episode Maria reads a book called "Bugs: A Rabbit to Remember" to Elmo and Roxy.
- 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 Bird.
- 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 "Whats 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.
- In the episode "Gone But Not Forgotten" a parrot asks "Whats up Doc?" to Doc.
- Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode were the judge tells him to leave The Road-Runner alone.
101: Dalmations: The Series
- In the episode "The Making Of.." there is a parody of the Road-Runner cartoons were Cruella de Vil takes Wile E. Coyote's place and Spot takes The Road-Runner's place.
Class of 3000
- Wile E. Coyote appears in one episode riding on some rocket powered roller skates and howling like a real coyote.
The Living Color
- In one episode Wile E. Coyote is put on trail by Congress for being so violent and Elmer Fudd is his lawyer.
- In one episode some bar patrons discuss the Road Runner cartoons.
- One of the episodes features a spoof of the Road Runner cartoons.
- In one episode the Road Runner cartoon Going! Going! Gosh is shown being watched by few of the characters.
My Life as a Teenage Robot
- In one episode Sylvester the Cat gets captured.
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."
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
- In the episode "Stand By Your Pac-Man", Inky says "Eh, what's up doc?" to Dr. Buttocks.
All in the Family
- In the episode "Edith Breaks Out" the Road-Runner is mentioned.
- In one episode Tweety appears on a T-shirt badge.
- In the episode "The Skarlet Getter" Klaus mentions The Looney Tunes Show.
- In one episode John Anderson says "Be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting cougars." A pun of one of Elmer Fudd's catchphrases.
- The back of the VHS cover for the episode "Trouble on Planet Wait Your Turn" describes 3-2-1 Penguins as part Chronicals of Narnia and part Looney Tunes.
- In the 7th JellyTelly DVD of Whats 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 studders and says "That's all folks".
Americas Funniest Home Videos
- In one episode a Marvin the Martian cup is seen.
- In another episode Tweety and Sylvester at Six Flags appear.
- Scooby Doo and Shaggy Rogers are seen in Looney Tunes: Back in Action in the WB Cafeteria, arguing with Matthew Lillard.
- 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.
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Mickey Mouse Club
- The Tiny Toons episode, The Buster Bunny Bunch, is a clear parody of the show.
- Around The World In 80 Days - Tweety's High-Flying Adventure
- A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres
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- His book A Christmas Carol served as the inspiration for Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas as well as a The Looney Tunes Show episode.
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- Bugs Bunny In King Arthur's Court - an obvious spoof of A Connecticuter In King Arthur's Court
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- Tiny Toon Adventures - "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special" - A blue-colored Grinch, accompanied by his dog Max, looks down on "all the Shmagoos down in Shmagoo-ville", then dashes out of the way when he realizes he's in the path of Buster and Babs' sled.
- Tiny Toon Adventures - Elephant Issues- Plucky makes a reference to Green Eggs & Ham.
- Animaniacs- The Warners and the Beanstalk" - The Warners try to convince the giant to eat gold eggs and meat in a manner similar to Green Eggs and Ham.
- Animaniacs- "The Kid in the Lid" - The plot is a parody of The Cat in the Hat.
- Freakazoid! - "The Freakazoid" - The song "You're a Meany, Nasty Lobe" is a parody of the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'
- Histeria! - "The Legion of Super Writers" - Among the books that Edgar Allen Poe vandalizes are The Cat in the Hat andGreen Eggs and Ham.
- Histeria! - "Writers of the Purple Prose" - As part of one of the customer reviews for Chit's Notes, Loud Kiddington states that "Chit's Notes helped me get through the abridged version of Hop on Pop'"!"
- Histeria! - "Presidential People" - The "Bush VS Broccoli" sketch is another parody of Green Eggs and Ham.
- The Looney Tunes Show- In the episode "The Shell Game" when Cecil Turtle did his evil grin, he looked like The Grinch from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
- Her series, The Scarlet Pimpernel, served as the inspiration for Chuck Jones' cartoon The Scarlet Pumpernickel.
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Abbott and Costello
- A Tale of Two Kitties - Babbit and Catstello, the anti-heroes of the cartoon, are obvious spoofs of Abbot and Costello
- The Big Snooze - Bugs: "We're like Rabbit and Costello!"
- Animaniacs - the Rita & Runt theme song mentions Abbot and Costello
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- You Ought to Be in Pictures - while resigning from Warner Bros.,Porky remarks to his producer Leon, "W-w-what has Errol Flynn got that I don't?"
- The Scarlet Pumpernickel - Daffy parodies Errol and even makes 2 direct references to him in the cartoon
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- Tiny Toons Spring Break Special - given that John reportedly hated Tiny Toon Adventures (despite the fact that he designed Sappy Stanley for the episode Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?) Rank and Stumpy, parodies of Ren & Stimpy, were created for this episode as a joke to get back at John's criticism of TTA
- 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."
- He was parodied in the Animaniacs episode, "Hooray For North Hollywood Part II."
- Michael also stars with the Looney Tunes in the movie Space Jam.
- He is mentioned in the Animaniacs segment Spellbound, in a spell Brain used throughout the episode.
- In the Pinky & The Brain episode, Calvin Brain, he is mentioned by Pinky, when Brain says that they are going to a place where females are paid to change constantly. Pinky responds by asking whether this place is Charlie Sheen's House.
- The Looney Tunes Show - Reunion - Daffy claims he is Batman
- The Looney Tunes Show - Another Bat Idea - Wile E. Coyote uses an ACME Batman Costume to try to catch The Road-Runner
- Tiny Toons - The Just-Us League Of SuperToons , The Return Of Batduck - Plucky poses as Batduck, an obvious parody of The Caped Crusader
- Tiny Toons - Bat's All, Folks - the main antagonist, Question Mark (voiced by Charlie Adler), is an obvious spoof of Batman villain The Riddler
- Looney Tunes - Gee Whizzzz - Wile E. Coyote uses an ACME Batman Costume to try to catch The Road-Runner.
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- Carrotblanca - The short is a parody of the film.
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- 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.
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- Garth asks Wayne "Did you ever find Bugs Bunny atractive when he put on a dress and play a girl bunny?" Wayne tells him "No" and they laugh.
Wayne's World 2
- At one point Garth says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a putty tat" when a woman was flirting with him.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Super Size Me
- Bugs Bunny and Sylvester appear on the McDonald's artwork for "The Last Supper".
- A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen in the film.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Buster & Babs Go Hawwian" a movie poster for E.T. is seen.
- In Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Buster, Babs and Byron Basset knock down E.T. and Elliot.
Sesame Street: Follow That Bird
- A Wile E. Coyote plush is seen as a carnival prize.
The Bob Hope Christmas Special
- Big Bird (from Sesame Street) says one of his favorate movie stars is The Road-Runner.
- Several times Hazel says Winter the Dolphin's chirps sounds like Tweety.
- Weird Al Yankovic says the Road Runner cartoons are sad stories of a pathectic coyote chasing a sadistic roadrunner.
- The wolf falling of a cliff into the water is a reference to the Road-Runner cartoons.
- In Looney Tunes: Back In Action after the water tower gets knocked down, Bugs who was fishing says "Hey what do you know? I found Nemo."
- During the scene where The Riddler (Jim Carrey) demonstrates to Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) what his device is capable of on 2 of his henchwomen, the cartoons that pop up in front of their eyes are The Stupid Cupid and Satan's Waitin'.
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- Looney Tunes: Back In Action -In the film's final scene, Bugs fights the bubble gun-yielding Marvin with a carrot-shaped lightsaber whilst reading a book called "The Force For Dummies"
- Attack Of The Drones - the title of the cartoon explains itself
- A Quack in the Quarks - a typical Star Wars parody, complete with a villain named "Duck Vader" (voiced by Jeff Bergman)
Walt Disney Pictures
- Looney Tunes - Sniffles - the character was heavily based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated short, The Country Mouse
- Animaniacs - Cutie & The Beast - an obvious parody of Beauty & The Beast, a then-recent Disney film based on the fairy tale of the same name
- Tiny Toon Adventures - The show has parodied many Disney films and cartoons including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid and Mickey Mouse Club. Roger Rabbit even made two cameo appearnces in the show.
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- The game on KidsWB.com called "Taz-Man" is meant to be a parody of the game. Taz is in the role as Pac-Man and Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig play as the ghosts.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode Gang Busters Buster Bunny and Plucky Duck play Pac-Man using their eyeballs as the characters. Plucky was Pac-Man and Buster was the ghosts.
- In the Tiny Toons episode Buster & Babs Go Hawwian Montana Max plays a parody of the game called Plane-Man.
- In the game Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose there is a maze game that is similar to Pac-Man but has a different gameplay.
- The mini-game "Temple Run" from Loons: The Fight for Fame is a parody of Pac-Man.
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Super Mario Bros.
- The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "K-Acme TV" parodies the game as "Super Pluckyo Bros." with Plucky Duck as the role as Mario.
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- The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "The Wide World of Elmyra" parodies the game in the segment "Turtle Hurdle" with the fact of Michigan J. Frog trying to help Tyrone Turtle cross the road.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Gang Busters" parodies the game with Buster and Plucky playing it using their eyeballs.
- The mini game Marvin the Martain in Galixy Invaders from Loons: The Fight for Fame is a parody of Space Invaders.
The Simpsons Game
- There is a reference to Wile E. Coyote.
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
- In the episode "Die Sweet Roadrunner Die", Wile E. Coyote kills and eats The 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 he becomes a Christian.
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- In the video "Angry Birds: PSA" (a parody of Angry Birds) Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn and The Road-Runner appear. The Road-Runner also was able to talk in the video.
- In another video there is a parody of a scene from Space Jam.
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Calvin and Hobbes
In a few comics when Calvin & Hobbes were watching TV Elmer Fudds catchphrases are said on the TV.
Off the Mark
See: Off the Mark
In one comic when Zoe's and Hammy's dad was complaining about them watching edicational TV the kids picture him as Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemate Sam and The Road-Runner.
Tweety appears in one comic trying to ask out Opuses ex-girlfriend, Lola.