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Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the... See full summary »

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Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the Coyote being swept up by a twister and carried into a mine field. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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One of the funniest cartoons ever
23 March 2011 | by (la) – See all my reviews

I still say disk 2 of Volume 2 of the Looney Tunes DVDs is pound-for-pound the funniest DVD you can own. It's all Road Runner-Coyote cartoons and this one is one of the best if not the best. Just laugh out loud funny. His expression as he falls of the cliff just cracks me up every time, especially when he thinks he's going to bounce on a trampoline.

The helmet with the wheel on top is just genius. It's so stupid, like somehow the best way for him to get down a wire to the road to catch the bird is by balancing on his head. But the quick ending the gag just cracks me up. The timing, the sound effects, everything is so perfectly done. Jones animates the Coyote so beautifully, his expressions are priceless and the way there are so many moving parts on his body, which most people probably don't even realize, is just classic art that sadly will never be repeated.

My only complaint is there are not more RR-C cartoons. This one is one of the greats.


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