“Okay wise guys, you always wanted me to catch him. Now what do I do?”

What happens when Coyote finally catches the Road Runner?

Here’s the word from Jerry Beck, who with Will Friedwald wrote Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons (1989):

No, the Coyote never ate the Road Runner. He did, however, catch the bird in one cartoon, produced in 1980 by creator Chuck Jones. That film, Soup or Sonic, was part of a TV special called Bugs Bunny’s Bustin’ Out All Over. In that film the Coyote shrinks to tiny size but manages to grab the Road Runner’s giant (to him) leg. Unfortunately the Coyote is like a tiny insect to the bird. He holds up a sign to the audience: “Okay wise guys, you always wanted me to catch him. Now what do I do?”

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~ by irwin on February 2, 2012.

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