Tuesday, 13 January 2015
62 The Road Runner Show
First watched : Uncertain
Road Runner seemed like ITV's answer to Tom and Jerry and in fact started out in 1948 as a conscious parody of the latter. The format never changed , the road-running bird of the title was being pursued by a hungry coyote who would devise elaborate traps to catch the bird which would invariably blow up in his face . In this he was a clear ancestor of Dick Dastardly.
The first run of cartoons ran from 1948 to 1963. Later ones were made, the last in 2010 but never quite captured the magic. Wile E Coyote crossed over and became an antagonist of Bugs Bunny for a while in 1963.