“Loony” for Looney Tunes

By Betty Boyd

“What’s Up Doc”?  This was Bugs Bunny opening line in many of the cartoons he starred in. I grew up watching many cartoons, but my favorite is Looney Tunes, by Warner Bros.

Elmer_FuddThe Looney Tunes cartoons had a way with sarcasm that was unique to them.  Bugs Bunny was wise beyond his years. He always had many tricks up his sleeve when he confronted Elmer Fudd and convinced him not to shoot.

Tweety Bird had a sweet disposition but knew how to make sure that Sylvester never got the better of her.

No matter how hard Daffy Duck tried, he could never outsmart Bugs Bunny.  Yosemite Sam was my brave cowboy of cartoons. Foghorn Leghorn kept the chicken hawk at bay. While watching the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote I had the desire to visit the Southwest. While I lived in Arizona I did see a real roadrunner, it just wasn’t the same as in Looney Tunes.

My favorite of all is Bugs Bunny. The carrot he ate was more like the carrot and the stick concept. Bugs always seemed to get his way, and get out of some tight spots he always got himself into.

I cannot image myself not growing up and watching these marvelous cartoons.  They made me laugh and cheer them on when it looked as if all was lost. Today’s young children are missing out on such an iconic legend as Looney Tunes.

Even though they have made movies with the Looney Tunes characters, and I did enjoy those, it is just is not the same as the originals that aired on television for so many years.

I will treasure my childhood more, knowing that for a brief time each Saturday morning I could laugh, and marvel at how Bugs Bunny was going to get out of his latest predicament

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