Here we are: the final episode of the first season of “The Looney Tunes Show.” Yes, I’ll have a post soon that sums up my thoughts on the series’ entire run so far, but for now, here’s a review of tonight’s episode.
Plot: Daffy and Bugs notice how lonely Granny is, and try to keep her company. Meanwhile, Sylvester goes to Witch
Hazel Lezah for therapy after becoming addicted to a red laser light cat toy.
This one was apparently a leftover from the “Laff Riot” early development efforts on this show, before it was retooled into “animated Seinfeld.” As a result… this episode’s one of the funniest of the series so far (alongside “Casa de Calma,” the other “Laff Riot” leftover).
- Sylvester as the focus of the episode, giving it more variety from the usual Bugs and Daffy norm. Also helps that Sylvester and Tweety still act like their old selves in this show.
- Tweety toying with Sylvester’s addiction to the laser pen (cue: Sylvester getting slapped around easily…).
- The therapy session (with Wile E. Coyote appearing in 2D form in the waiting room!).
- The entire scene with Sylvester’s mother (with the hilarious bit: Mom: “you still haven’t caught ‘im?!” Sylvester: “He’s smarter than he looks.”). Apparently Sylvester Jr. isn’t in this series, per her line about no grandchildren…
- Bugs and Daffy’s activities with Granny (and seeing Daffy get the worst of it in that demolition derby).
- Daffy’s and Granny’s line about how hanging out with a duck and a rabbit isn’t a step up from hanging out with a cat and a bird.
- Porky’s attempts at online dating.
This week’s “Merrie Melodies” teams up two of the show’s funnier characters, Speedy and Porky (who’d have figured?), for a song number about how Porky (or “Pinky” as Speedy keeps calling him) needs to “get a life.” (Porky apparently owns a Wii?). I liked the song’s ending (to Speedy’s surprise…).
The Road Runner short this week, “Shut Your Trap,” sees the Road Runner trapped in an unbreakable trap… not what it appears, to the Coyote’s dismay.
And thus ends my reviews of this show for the season, and probably for good, barring a big shift in tone for Season 2 (i.e., more episodes like this and “Casa,” less like, well, most of the rest of the series’ run).
(And yes, I know the picture for this post isn’t from this episode, but I don’t have a screenshot from this episode available, and thought it was funny enough to merit something other than the usual “Bugs and Daffy eating” placeholder picture I use…)