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Classic Looney Tunes are coming back to Cartoon Network

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Answering the age-old question, "Which way did he go? Which way did he go?" so eloquently first asked by Elmer Fudd, Looney Tunes will be returning to Cartoon Network's Boomerang in a new hour-long slot on Saturday and Sunday mornings, beginning Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. ET. The classic Looney Tunes hour will feature four shorts starring Bugs Bunny, two with Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, and two with Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird. This will, undoubtedly, be the funniest thing to occur on television that day—even funnier than Bravo running a repeat of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. (But admittedly, only a little funnier than that.)


Looney Tunes started in 1930 and ran through 1969, creating some of the most memorable characters in animated history, and commenting on American pop culture in a unique, sharp way that’s still somewhat surprising for its candor, skewering humor, and, yes, the occasional hint racism. Looney Tunes also raises important questions, such as: Does the coyote ever catch the roadrunner? Do skunks and cats really look anything alike? Is Bugs Bunny a sociopath? And, most importantly, why doesn't Porky Pig wear pants? The return of Looney Tunes means pondering those questions anew—or not. Because even if the new generation doesn’t get, say, the Errol Flynn reference in Rabbit Hood, anvils to the head remain timelessly funny.

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