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Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)

Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon, and a piano dropped from a precipice. The last of these results in Wile E. falling to ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck 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

Wile E. Coyote hopes to catch the Road Runner using a mallet, a cooking pan, a TNT stick, a balloon, and a piano dropped from a precipice. The last of these results in Wile E. falling to the road below along with the piano and ending up with 88 teeth. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeschmiert See more »

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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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Trivia

Rather than having incidental music composed and arranged specifically for the cartoon, this is one of six Warner Brothers cartoons featuring a non-thematic soundtrack due to a musicians' strike. It was scored by John Seely of Capitol Records using stock music from the Hi-Q sound library. See more »

Crazy Credits

Coyote (Famishius Famishius) See more »

Connections

Followed by Freeze Frame (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Harry the Hippo
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Music by Philip Green
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Wile E. Coyote meets Rube Goldberg
1 June 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

No matter how many times Wile Ethelbert "Famishius Famishius" Coyote tries to get Road "Burnius Roadibus" Runner, we always know what's going to happen, though our sympathy always remains with WEC. The highlight in "Hook, Line and Stinker" is a Rube Goldberg-style scheme that WEC hopes will finally finish off RR; but of course you know what happens.

So, Wile E. continues hilarious engaging in fanaticism (defined by George Santayana as redoubling your effort after you've forgotten your aim) while Road Runner pretty much never becomes aware of the potential danger - or lack thereof - in which he could find himself. A real classic.

And yes, the coyote's middle name is Ethelbert. I learned that from "Jeopardy!".


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