The seven-decade success of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner

A few nights ago, my wife and I stumbled upon this RerunZone segment on the history of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons. We had a surprising amount of genuine laughs over it, reminding us that childhood nostalgia is a hell of a drug.

There is some interesting stuff here, like the origins of "Beep, beep," the censoring of the cartoon violence of the show in the 1980s, and the dueling duo's surprising longevity.

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