Wednesday, May 09, 2007


They really don't run the good cartoons anymore. It's hard to believe there is a place called Cartoon Network and they don't run any Loony Tunes or Merrie Melodies anymore. They even have a sister network called Boomerang and they barely even run them there. No Bugs, no Daffy, and especially The Road Runner.

Seven minutes of mayhem: That's all Chuck Jones needed to get you to laugh. No plot, no talk, just plain action. If any Hollywood director could tell a story like that, they'd make millions (hear that, Michael Bay?). These days, you need to have marketing and research and focus groups to tell you if it worls or not. Chuck sat in Termite Terrace in the Warner Brothers lot and just did it.

So, as a salute to what was one of the best animated short series ever made, if niotthe best, I found this on You Tube. It's a "greatest hits" (pun intended) to some of the best scenes between The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius (how many times did you used to say that in the school yard when you had a plan?) all done to the theme song from the anime series, Cowboy Bebop. The song by the way is called "Tank!" by the way and it wails! Dig it, man!

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