Looney Tunes, and its sister series Merrie Melodies, is a series of cartoons created for Warner Bros. by Leon Schlesinger, Hugh Harman, and Rudolf Ising. Looney Tunes remains one of the most popular American cartoons from The Golden Age of American Animation. The Simpsons references many components of the long-time cartoon series.


  • "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" - Th-Th-Th-That's Al, Folks! is a reference to Porky Pig's catchphrase, "That's all, folks!" from Looney Tunes.
  • "Lisa's First Word" - When toddler Bart hears Lisa say her first word, he exclaims "Sufferin' succotash!", Sylvester's catchphrase.
  • "Treehouse of Horror VI" - The way Bart is holding up a sign that says "Help me" is how Wile E. Coyote did it.
  • "Treehouse of Horror IV" - Homer Simpson spends a day in Hell. In the "Ironic Punishment Department," a demon has Homer strapped in the Feed-A-Matic chair from Pigs is Pigs, by forcing him to eat "all the doughnuts in the world!"
  • "Bart's Inner Child" - The scene where Homer dumps the trampoline of a cliff is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons.
  • "The Springfield Files" - Marvin the Martian appears in a line-up of aliens.
  • "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" - June, the voice of Itchy and Scratchy, claims she did the voice of the Road Runner, but only was able to do one meep as the studio doubled it up.
  • "Brother's Little Helper" - Chief Wiggum says to Bart, "That's the end of your Looney Tune, Drugs Bunny."
  • "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" - The rabbit at the Easter celebration is called Hugs Bunny. Later Homer mentions the Road Runner when he learns there is a bird by that name.
  • "There's Something About Marrying"- After Bart and Milhouse Milhouse's attempt to get a seedless watermelon dropped on Barney Gumble by using a can of Duff Beer as bait backfires, Barney says to the boys"now,as the Road Runner said to the coyote..." then jumps up ala the Road Runner saying "Meep-meep!" and zips off with a ricochet sound effect.
  • "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)"- The scene where Homer is getting chased by the predator drone is a parody of Looney Tunes. Homer fools the drone by reading a newspaper, dressing like a female drone, using soap suds to disguise himself as an old man in the bath (which prompts the drone to hold up a sign saying "Sorry, sir") and then sneaking around, hiding behind objects and luring the drone into a dark cupboard full of TNT and when the drone lights a match to see, it explodes. The monitor that the Army colonel is watching this on then says "That's All Folks!"
  • "The President Wore Pearls" - One of the postage stamps Homer shows Lisa has Bugs Bunny on it.
  • "Smoke on the Daughter" - The couch gag shows Wile E. Coyote paint the couch on wall. The family run into and gets hurt as Maggie zooms in and exclaims the Road Runner's one words "Meep Meep".
  • "Apocalypse Cow" - One of the chickens is named "Leghorn", a reference to Foghorn Leghorn.
  • "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" -In Sideshow Bob's song, he sings the lyrics "I did what could not be done", to Bugs Bunny by Elmer Fudd.
  • "Treehouse of Horror II" - At School, Prinicipal Skinner sings "Michigan Rag" for Bart, on the PA system just like a frog named Michigan J Frog dances and sings "Hello, My Baby" and Snowball II breathes flames just like Daffy Duck.
  • Homer Alone - Bart & Homer do a parody of the freeze frames used in the Road Runner Cartoons.
  • "The Scorpion's Tale" - A real coyote appears chasing a real roadrunner in a parody of the Road Runner cartoons.
  • "Treehouse of Horror VIII"- When Bart's head is in the fly Taz's sounds are used theres another reference to the character named Witch Hazel when Marge, Patty and Selma float on their brooms and click their heels before flying away on their brooms. And the view of the cliff is similar to a Roadrunner cartoon
  • "Homer the Father"- The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon is titled "Ain't I a Stinger?", punning one of Bugs Bunny's catchphrases, "Ain't I a stinker?"
  • "Treehouse of Horror XXII"- Ned Flanders killing Patty and Selma with a rock is a parody of the Road Runner cartoons. He then runs off with a "meep meep".
  • "The Simpsons Game"- The chasm death cliché in the level Bargain Bin is a reference to Wile E. Coyote.


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