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To Beep or Not to Beep (1963)

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Wile E. Coyote attacks the Road Runner with an enormous boulder-throwing catapult, only to have it constantly backfire on him.


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Uncredited cast:
Wile E. Coyote (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Julian ...
Road Runner (voice) (uncredited)


Wile E. Coyote hopes to stop and catch the Road Runner using a huge, boulder-throwing catapult. But no matter where Wile E. positions himself, the catapult drops the boulder on him. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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28 December 1963 (USA)  »

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To Beep or Not to Beep  »

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1.37 : 1
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The title is based upon the often used quote from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be." See more »


Follows Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) See more »

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One of my all-time favorite cartoons.
5 October 2008 | by (Jamesburg, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"To Beep or Not to Beep" is one of my all-time favorite cartoon shorts, and possible my favorite of all the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons.

There is only one reason why I say so: the music. Now, people would say that Bill Lava's music keeps this far from perfect. I strongly disagree to those who think so. I think it is most wonderful, especially, and I mean, ESPECIALLY all of the music of the final catapult gag. (It gets better when it nears the end.) It's my favorite moment of one of my all-time favorite cartoons.

I first saw this on the Warner Home Video VHS release of "Warner Bros. Cartoons Golden Jubilee 24-Karat Collection: Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote: The Classic Chase" (Anyone else have this tape?) And while all the cartoons on it stuck inside my head for my entire life, this is the one that is probably the best of the pack, and probably the perfect way to end a video.

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