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Going! Going! Gosh! (1952)

In his attempt to catch the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote tries the old cartoon trick of putting up a painting of a continuing road where a bridge has in fact gone out. It doesn't work, nor ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Paul Julian
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Julian Paul Julian ... Road Runner (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Storyline

In his attempt to catch the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote tries the old cartoon trick of putting up a painting of a continuing road where a bridge has in fact gone out. It doesn't work, nor does dressing in drag or dropping an anvil from a balloon. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kein Mittagessen für Kojote See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When viewed in slow motion, during the scene where the Road Runner whizzes through the cement and it splashes onto Wile E. Coyote, the cement begins to part and splash *a second before* the Road Runner slices through it. See more »

Crazy Credits

Coyote (Carnivorous Vulgaris) See more »

Connections

Followed by Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Reckon I'm in Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jerry Livingston
[Plays over the title cards.]
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Has the invigorating feel of a series coming to life
1 October 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Going! Going! Gosh!', the third cartoon in the Road Runner series, has the invigorating feel of a series coming to life. 'Fast and Furry-ous' established the characters and 'Beep Beep' experimented with different forms and lengths of joke but 'Going! Going! Gosh!' feels like the first classic Road Runner. The quality of gags has risen significantly in this outing and the animation is also a cut above. There are a couple of reused gags even at this early stage but the sheer vivaciousness of the animation and direction breathe new life into them. This may be my favourite example of the oft used logic-defying painted landscape gag, for instance. This is Road Runner as it is most fondly remembered: quick fire, fast paced and very funny, even when you can see the punch line coming a mile away. 'Going! Going! Gosh!' provides an equal amount of gags where you go "I knew that was going to happen" and ones where you go "Oh, I didn't see that coming". It keeps the viewer on their toes, ensuring there's never a chance to get bored. It's the thrilling moment that the Road Runner series really found its feet.


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