Looney Toons" characters have given birth to a new set of archetypes for the postmodern world. Which cartoon character are you? Are you the stuttering pig or the hunter who has too much sympathy for his prey. Maybe you're the three foot tall rootin' tootin' outlaw of the west or a bushy tailed trickster. Let's examine some of these character types below.
Elmer Fudd is a hunter and millionaire. His favorite hobby is "hunting wabbits." The only "wabbit" Elmer seems to find is a trickster named Bugs Bunny. Bugs always outsmarts this knuckleheaded hunter. Every time Elmer thinks he has finally made his kill, he breaks down in a moment of compassion for the cute little bunny wabbit.
Bugs is the most famous "Looney wabbit stew. He'll even dress up as a woman and seduce his enemies.
Marvin the Martian.
Marvin is a Martian hobby astronomer with a deep fascination for the planet Venus. That pesky Earth always seems to get in the way of his view of the magnificent planet. Marvin usually makes plans to blow up the Earth as Bugs Bunny happens to make a trip to Mars. Bugs saves the day every time. Marvin's insensitive "Looney Toons" character trait speaks to all of us. Beings who are far removed from our day to day realities tend to be worth less than more familiar beings we know and love. For some reason, the lives of foreigners tend to be less worthy than other lives. Sometimes, it just takes a wabbit to intervene and spark our compassion for those that are different.
Wile E. Coyote.
Wile E. Coyote is a self described "supergenius" in the "Looney Toons" episodes during which he actually talks. His vocal chords don't seem to work when he is chasing the roadrunner around the desert. However, this Looney Toons character schemes up an endless list of ingenious inventions that he hopes will help him catch the roadrunner. It turns out that the roadrunner is smarter than he is, and all his inventions end up backfiring. Partly to blame is the Acme mail order company which supplies most of his inferior devices such as radioactive bird seed, rocket skates and earthquake pills.
The Roadrunner is the "Looney Tunes" character who keeps Wile E. Coyote busy. The Roadrunner has an uncanny way of foiling Wile E. Coyote. When Wile E. Coyote paints a picture of a cave hoping that the Roadrunner will crash into it, the Roadrunner enters the cave as if it was real. The Roadrunner is not apparently smart, but he masters the art of defying cartoon physics to the frustration of Wile E. Coyote.