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Wile E. Coyote is so hungry that he forms a chicken out of mud, bakes it, and tries to eat it, causing one of his teeth to fall out. He throws the mud bird away when a real one comes along - the Road Runner, who runs so fast that he literally burns up the road, setting Wile E.'s feet on fire! Wile E. schemes to catch the Road Runner using a rope, a sling-shot, a gun on a spring, a rotating circle of spiked balls, a booby-trapped ladder, and a load of rocks. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Famishius Fantasticus
22 November 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Typically wonderful Chuck Jones Road Runner & Coyote short. The opening scene, where Wile E. Coyote shapes a pile of mud to resemble a turkey and then "cooks" it, is pathetic in the most hilarious way. What follows is another funny gag, then another, and another. It's fun from start to finish. Some of the Coyote's attempts at catching the Road Runner in this one include a tree catapult, a mace contraption that has to be seen to be believed, a ladder bridge, and a tire full of dynamite. All of these attempts backfire, of course. There's also one of the better sign gags the series ever used. The animation is quite nice, with slightly sketchy backgrounds and lovely colors. The desert never looked as colorful as it does in the Road Runner cartoons. Carl Stalling's music is whimsical and fun. It's a solid cartoon all the way around. Perhaps not the best of the lot but it's up there.


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