Monday, November 19, 2007

The much-injured, often re-incarnated Wile E. Coyote

Don’t get me wrong … I love the Road Runner.

And I certainly wouldn’t want to see any harm come to the poor thing. Besides, as the theme song goes, “poor little Road Runner never bothers anyone.”

But, no matter how many hair-brained schemes Road Runner’s constant nemesis, Wile E. Coyote, comes up with, it’s Wile E. who winds up paying the price.

He’s fallen off countless cliffs, pounded with boulders, and ran into canyon walls painted to look like tunnels.

But, you have to admire the poor guy’s persistence. With help from various Acme contraptions, he keeps going after his goal.

And, in once case, the Coyote DOES catch him, but, having just gone through a drain pipe, Wile E. Coyote is incredibly smaller than the Road Runn, and can only get his little arms around one of the giant Road Runner’s legs.

Check out the Coyote catching the Road Runner on at

Check out the Coyote using some of his Acme products to catch the Road Runner at

See the opening to the 1968 Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour here:

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