Episode 12: Secondary Looney Tunes Villains

Mt. Rushmore of Secondary Looney Tunes Villains

The Looney Tunes characters are among the most beloved and long-lasting in all of entertainment. Generations of children and adults have laughed at the perfect mix of sly satire and outright silliness shown when a character like Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck has to match wits with a nemesis like Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam.

But all Looney Tunes stories could rely on the main stable of bad buys. In fact, some of the best Looney Tunes shorts featured evil-doers who might be somewhat forgotten today.

We’re setting out to right these wrongs as we take a look at the Mt. Rushmore of Secondary Looney Tunes Villains. Make sure you stick around to the end for one of the most SHOCKING decisions Jeff has ever made.

SHOW NOTES:

Instead of detailed analysis of the various sociological and historical merits of the various Looney Tunes bad guys in the context of blah blah blah, let’s just watch some of the shorts mentioned on the episode.

Shared Pick:

Michigan J. Frog

Michael’s Picks

Toro the Bull

Witch Hazel

Nasty Canasta

Richard’s Picks

The Gashouse Gorillas

Giovanni Jones


Ralph Wolf

One thought on “Episode 12: Secondary Looney Tunes Villains”

  1. Hey guys, I really enjoyed listening to your pod-cast. I noticed you guys asked a question that was left unanswered. I did not take the time to look up additional facts, but here is what I know.

    Looney Tunes, Termite Terrace shut its doors in 1963.

    In 1952 -53 WB stopped making new cartoons for a short bit because it was thought that they could just convert all of the older shorts into 3D. The 3D fad did not last for animation at that time so most everyone came back. and continued to make cartoons until the studio completely shut down in 1963. The cartoons that were made after 1963 were made at other studios by some of the original directors. But at that point the magic was gone.

    Also, Believe it or not, Marvin appears in more classic cartoons than Taz.

    I was surprised that you guys did not mention 2 of my personal favorites. 1)Beaky Buzzard. He is a great character that only appears in 4 cartoons. And perhaps one of the most important villains to VS Bugs Bunny and WIN!!! is 2) Cecil Turtle, who appears in only 3 cartoons.

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