This is a slightly edited version of my essay on Looney Tunes — made for my high-school writing class — Enjoy!
Looney Tunes — Left brained
Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote
Bugs Bunny is no cute and cuddly indoor rabbit. Wile E. Coyote is no bulls-eye shooting coyote. Opposite in what they get, but similarly outrageously funny, these are the subject of my essay today. Sit back and enjoy as I explore the world of these two Looney Tune characters.
Bugs Bunny is a cheerful “Little Bunny Rabbit.” His enemies vary greatly, but whether cackling old witches, little bald hunters, or raging bulls, he always comes out on top. Though he is quite the foe when angered, he doesn’t look for a fight; often times he will try to make peace, until finally he turns around (not literally) and declares, “Of course you realize, this means war.” He often speaks to the audience by making little comments about the antagonist, like how he’s a bit crazy. Another good line is when Bugs will come up behind his foe, who thinks he’s about to corner Bugs, and say, “What’s up Doc?” It usually takes a moment for whomever he is speaking to, to realize who Bugs is, and the foe-turned-victim might say something like, “I’m hunting bunny rabbits.”
Wile E. Coyote is sometimes Bugs Bunny’s foe, but he also has his own little show. This show is sometimes used as a before-the-actual-show thing. Wile E. Coyote, unlike Bugs, has only one nemesis, though for him this is more than enough, especially as it seems all of nature is on Road Runners side. Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote’s enemy and prey, is extremely fast and smart. Wile E. Coyote has come inches from catching Road Runner, but always something goes wrong. Often he will fall off a cliff and leave a huge imprint in the ground. In one bit I watched on YouTube (though this was not the whole show, I believe), he actually caught Road Runner, but in the process he had shrunken extremely small – and as he looked up and saw Road Runner’s humongous head lean down to look into Wile E.’s eyes, Wile E. realized this slight problem, and, looking angrily out of the screen at his audience, he held up two signs, his usual means of communicating with the audience, which stated, “Okay, wise guys, -you always wanted me to catch him-” and “Now what?” Now, my parting words: That’s all folks!