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"The Looney Tunes Show" premieres May 3, 2011

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GonzoLeaper, May 27, 2010.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I swear, it was whoever cast Kirsten Wiig's fault. That's like, every character she plays HAS to be either crazy or a crazy airhead or an awkward crazy airhead.... still, I think the perfect opportunity to make fun of the alpha-female type of character was totally blown. I mean, imagine if she kept challenging Bugs to stuff he doesn't want to do saying "Oh, so you don't think I can beat you?" over and over. That would lead to some very comedic situations. They should have saved crazy airhead for Melissa Duck. Daffy seems to be pretty much the same way (and technically he was starting to get like that in Duck Dodgers... not that I'm complaining).

    I don't think reruns kill shows (well, not all of them anyway, somehow I can't sit through Frasier anymore), but I always want something new to supplement the old stuff. I really think it's a shame that Taz-Mania, Seasons 2 onward of Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, and every episode of Duck Dodgers except for the Green Lantern crossover are completely lost to WB not wanting to release anything that isn't a current sitcom in box format. I will say, much as I like LTshow, those were my favorite made for TV reboots of the characters. The other two I frequently complain about are junk, and guess which one is completely available on DVD and has been for years.

    Reruns AND something new is the ticket.

    Though again, I think Duck Dodgers and LTShow did the impossible task of making Mac and Tosh actually funny. Man, I just hate them so much.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure the Green Loontern episode is going to be on the new Daffy Duck DVD (along with the Drones cartoon that was never released in thetaers. Out of all of the ones liek that, that one was the best).

    It didn't really hit me at first, but I soon realized that this is almost virtually The Simpsons, but with Looney Tunes characters, and less cartoon-ish gags. The Simpsons has a whole town of odd characters and I think they're trying to do that with the entire Looney Tunes cast. Compare this show's Daffy and Homer and it seems kinda clear.

    The main things I don't like are the lack of cartoon-ish gags and Bugs is totally out of character all the time. He's not the straight man who looks at the camera every time Daffy acts stupid.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Green Loontern was originally released with the special edition 2 disk version of a DTV Green Lantern animated movie. I forget which one, and there since have been 3 GL DTV DC comics animated films... but it's on one of them. But MAAAN I loved that Attack of the Drones. Zoidberg is in it! Hope they keep him there for the release.

    As for Bugs being slightly out of character, that doesn't really bug me. Maybe I just don't like Kristen Wiig... maybe I've seen too many SNL bits where she plays the exact same exact character.... I mean, I'd say Lola's comparable to her Kathy Lee, but again... like, that's every single one of her characters. She definitely has a specialty.

    I do agree that the Casa de Calma is the episode they need to keep for future reference. Maybe it's because it was partially written by Doug Langdale (whose credits include Darkwing Duck and Earthworm Jim). Definitely needs to write more. Though, eh... The Foghorn Leghorn Story is a close second favorite.
  4. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Boomerang doesnt show anything LT period. But if you absolutly love the same five episodes of the Jetsons, Flintstones and the Smurfs, and most recently Ben 10, the channel is for you!

    Anyway, I've watched a few episodes and I feel kinda neutral about it. Its not the best, but it is pretty funny. Merry Melodies has been hit or miss with me. I was completely creeped out by the grilled cheese one. The Road Runner shorts, while I would prefer to have in 2d, or even cell shaded, arent that bad when you get past the animation. The characters dont blend well with the environment. But they did that with the PS2 game Acme Arsenal...its the same animation style. (I think. I've tried to block that game from my mind and pretend I never played it)
  5. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I do think Elmer hitting on me was one of those things in life I could have done without FOREVER. He was really not talking about food o.o
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They do play Duck Dodgers.
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    No they dont. Not anymore. I have not seen Duck Dodgers on boomerang for at leats 3 months
  8. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    The weird thing is I thought Duck Dodgers was doing very well..and then they just ended the series *sigh*
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Now I don't have to wait like 3 weeks for the CN website to have it!

    If that episode did anything, it made me slowly warm up to crazy stalker Lola. The character is doing something with her craziness that furthers the plot, rather than just a couple awkward laughs. And there are some little hints at more slapstick humor (especially the Merrie Melodies bit... they're even playing the effenininity of the 2 gophers). Yeah, I do think the show is improving, but Casa del Calma is the episode for them to take note of.

    Plus, I like how BOTH ducks were mean to Porky.
  11. The Mush

    The Mush Member

    Sorry for complaining, man. I really thought it was dumb. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love modern stuff like Regular Show and Adventure Time, but I really can't stand for that Family Guy-esqe humor.

    Your at least right for keeping the characters afloat, unlike letting them fall into obscurity and did have a few characters personalities intact, but they should just have reruns. I did watch a few episodes and they were pretty bad in my book, but nothing can't compare to the classics, and they could've had new situations in new 6 minute shorts, rather than half-hour sitcom stories. And there are people who can make these guys like they used to (Spike Brandit, Tony Cervone, Eric Goldberg, etc.) and still have new and fresh situations. And I'm sorry for exaggerating those details. I hope you can forgive me.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Still, you gotta admit, a LOT of those 1960's ones are TERRIBLE! I love Daffy and I love Speedy, but I like their relationship better on the new show than those lousy Daffy is a security guard at a cheese factory situations. Glad to see someone that likes the new shorts... that's what usually sets me off. In fact, a lot of LT fans like the strictly old school Pre-Chuck Jones stuff and refuse to aknowledge What's Opera Doc?... that and Duck Dodgers were always my top favorites.

    I know what you mean, though... I really think they need Doug Langdale on as a staff writer. I yet have to find the episode as funny as Casa de Calma.

    Still, I'm just glad to see anything not like Loonatics EVER again! They had the opportunity to make a funny, parody action series and blew it. I give them credit for the second season, and the references to George Clinton and Funkadellic (and Parliament)... but other than that, it was a bad action show. And sadly, it was still more watchable than Looney Tunes babies, which was nothing but derivative. Though they didn't derive what made Muppet babies fun.
  13. The Mush

    The Mush Member

    I'm still surprised some of those 60s shorts made it into the Golden Collections! But I'm still glad crap like LT Babies or Loonatics is long gone, proof that these could fade into obscurity. About Chuck Jones, I love pretty much his stuff from around 1942, when his cartoons got real funny, to about 1963, with a lot of oddball, almost cult classics.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The worst cartoon character reboots in history are Loonatics and Yo Yogi (even the horrendous movie was less mortifying). There have been some good ones and some bad ones, but I still fail to see the appeal of either of those two.

    Loonatics was maximum fail. Not just because the show was a pointless idea in the first place, but the show was made specifically for merchandising that never came about. Not even a Happy Meal figure. Though there are some surprisingly watchable second season bits, it still sucked over all.

    Baby Looney Tunes was cute on diapers, but just terrible as a television show. Disney threatened to make a Disney Babies show but thankfully it never went beyond the concept phase.

    I think the problem was Back in Action. Not so much the movie, but the thought that the Looney Tunes brand needs to rely on how well a movie does. Let's face it, Looney Tunes are never (or rarely) movie material. As one of the characters once said on Tiny Toons, "When it comes to cartoons, we only have a 7 minute attention span." Even their best movies were clip shows.
  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I call BS on that, because they were on the list of the upfront. The Scooby show I understand, since it seems they ended their storyline, but LTS has no continuity (very little, anyway) and could stand to last at least a season longer. They didn't even have Petunia on the show yet, and she's in the credits. This show actually brought the characters back from the brink created by the failure of Looney Tunes BIA, and the horrible horrible direction that Baby Looney Tunes (which was an okay idea for a line of Baby products, I don't mind saying, but a terrible show) and Loonatics Unleashed (a failure of epic proportions) went. I'd love to see another Looney Tunes project arise out of this, sure. Something that goes back to their roots. But it deserves a third season, even an abbreviated one of 13 episodes.

    Seriously. Where have all the 65 episode cartoons gone?
  17. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    This is probably one of my favorite shows on Cartoon Network! For those of you who may not know (little hint-hint about me) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lola Bunny!!! She is probably one of my favorite characters in animation! I was really glittered by the fact that she has returned to television since Space Jam, and of course it's also good to see the other characters as well. TLTS is really funny too.
  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why does it seem like there are less episodes than there are? I swear, it seems like they show the same 5 episodes over and over
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  19. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    That's true, I've noticed that.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a deep regret for ever having a problem with LTS Lola Bunny. I blame myself for watching the episodes out of order, and letting me judge the character based on promos. I never liked the character in Space Jam (as I always say, she was Bugs's equal and superior at the same time), but they really turned her into something special in this series. They actually made her... well... Looney... and Toony! Other than the fact I still kinda have qualms about Gossamer and the Witch (they conveniently renamed her as if to be a different character), I really like what they did with the characters on the show. Especially the gophers. I always hated those gophers. They were Heckle and Jeckle's unfunny cousins or something. I hope that when TLTS ends they manage to keep Lola's new crazy ditz personality and the over the top eh... androgyny of the gophers. The show still should have a good 13 more episodes. It's BS they're ending that.

    Episode stinginess. Every network does it. They show the same select episodes over and over again. It's a real pain when you happen to miss an episode and you never get to see it(see Kid's WB. Took me a decade to see a last season MIB episode online). It's crap like that that kills the ratings.

    But moreover... used to be 52 episodes was 4 seasons. And used to be is sometime last decade. The Batman had 5 seasons of 65 episodes. Now a season is 26 episodes, they have idiotic production caps on certain series, and you get 2 years of a show.

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