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Oh, it's just ol' Bugs n' Daffy, Looney-tunin' in the noonday sun...

A show that premiered in 2011 on Cartoon Network, being yet another attempt at reviving the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies franchise. This time, the classic characters are placed into a low-key, Slice of Life sitcom, where Bugs Bunny is stuck sharing a house in a suburban neighborhood with a freeloading Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes are all neighborhood friends. Taz is Bugs' pet, Yosemite Sam is the annoying neighbor, and Speedy Gonzales is a stray mouse who inhabits their home. Wile E Coyote and The Road Runner are still in their own separate shorts in the desert, but in CG this time. Both are interspersed with Merrie Melodies original music videos showcasing other characters.

After several delays, it finally premiered on May 3rd, 2011. The show ran for two seasons, with a total of 52 episodes and one movie. It was wrapped up to make room for the next Looney Tunes re-launch, Wabbit, A Looney Tunes Productions

Tropes used in The Looney Tunes Show include:
  • The Ace: In this show, Speedy has no apparent flaws, is right about everything, owns a cool car, teaches flamenco dancing, gets the girls, saves a restaurant started by Bugs and Daffy that eventually is given to him, and trains Taz to obey him in seconds!
  • Acrophobic Bird: Daffy.

Daffy: (on a hang glider) Wow! I'm flying! I'm like a bird! Wait, I am a bird. I' a plane!

  • Acting for Two: In-universe when Daffy ends up playing all the roles in The Foghorn Leghorn Story.
  • Action Girl: Granny as a spy in WWII.
  • Actor Allusion: Pepe was voiced by Rene Auberjonois in the first season, who also voiced Eric's singing French chef, Louis in The Little Mermaid.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Tina was previously known as "Melissa Duck".
  • Aerith and Bob: Daffy has a talent for making up lame fake names on the spot for Bugs.
    • In "Jailbird and Jailbunny", he and Bugs have to sign under fake names while staying at a motel. "I'm Count Leopold von Liechtenstein! ...And this is Randy."
    • And again in the episode "Reunion", but rather he pulls a strange one-man case of this. Going into the reunion, a man taking roll asks for his name to which he replies once again, "I'm Count Leopold von Liechtenstein!" The man asks him how to spell that and Daffy gives him a blank look before replying, "Bob Jones." The man asks, "Well, which one is it?" To which Daffy replies nervously, "Both!"
  • Affably Evil: Marvin the Martian. He believes in being polite, but also shoots people with laser beams.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: In "Devil Dog", Bugs staunchly insists that Taz is a dog, whom he dubs Poochie. Speedy teaches him a dog-training trick, but cautions that it only works on dogs, and he's not convinced Poochie is one.
    • Mild Example: Daffy wags his tail happily after "trying" to become a better friend on Besties.
  • All CGI Cartoon: The new Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote shorts.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Point, Laser Point" is this for Sylvester, with Bugs and Daffy appearing in the B-story.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Bugs tries to break things off with Lola by dressing up as a woman and pretending to be an ex-girlfriend. This backfires and just makes her want him more.
  • Alternate Continuity: Looney Tunes as a slice-of-life show.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's implied Daffy has genuine mental problems in addition to being really stupid.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mac and Tosh, the Goofy Gophers.
    • Ambiguously Bi: In the episode "Double Date", Porky was quite excited to accept a date from Daffy after the latter won a romantic dinner. (Daffy asked Bugs first, then called Porky.) When Daffy came by in a limo with his chosen (female) date, Porky wasn't upset; in fact, he was happy that Daffy remembered to come by, and had went so far as to buy flowers. (It was only when Daffy took the flowers and left him sitting on the curb that Porky became sullen and said he needed to get a girlfriend.)
  • And Now for Something Completely Different: "Casa de Calma"
  • Animation Bump: Invoked in the Merry Melody video Daffy Duck: The Wizard
  • Arc Words: In-universe in Foghorn's movie The Foghorn Leghorn Story--the phrase "It's not about the treasure, it's about the quest" is repeated several times.
  • Art Evolution: Bugs has noticeably gotten closer to his original look just since the first episode.
    • Porky has also evolved into his more recognizable look.
  • Art Shift: While Bugs tries his hand at running a restaurant, we get a glimpse into the epic life of Daffy The Wizard, showcasing a fantasy style animation better suited for Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Ascended Meme: "Am I a Wizard" in the jail episode.
  • At Arm's Length: Bugs does this to Yosemite Sam in "The Foghorn Leghorn Story"
  • Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny: It seems Daffy has a severe case of this. Bugs as well in "Reunion", because he had never gone to high school himself ("Are those lockers?!").
    • And Lola, especially in "Beauty School", when she's hell-bent on chasing down Bugs' car...until she sees a cupcake store and pulls right in.
  • Attention Whore: Daffy Duck, naturally.
  • Aside Glance: In good old Chuck Jones fashion. Bugs Bunny does this in "Casa De Calma" after Daffy takes the cucumbers on his eyes and eats them.
  • Attractive Bent Gender: Subverted. Bugs's drag act doesn't work as much as it did in the old shorts.
    • More like zigzagged. Some think he's an ugly woman, while others think "she" is gorgeous. Played for laughs when it works, though.
    • Daffy, because of his newfound talents as a cosmetologist, makes himself look almost indistinguishable to the real Tina.
  • Badass: Speedy Gonzales. "El Queso Bandito" paints him as a fleet-footed Robin Hood since birth, and "Devil Dog" shows him taming the Nightmare Fuel-laced Tazmanian Devil without batting an eyelash.
  • Badass Driver: Lola Bunny in episode "The DMV".
  • Bag of Holding: Lola has one of these.
  • Balloon Belly: Petunia has a permanent pot belly.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animals: Lola, Tina and Speedy.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: In-Universe: Episode 5; "I like it"
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Daffy, constantly. In "Reunion", he even believes his own Self-Serving Memory until the real memory is triggered.
  • Berserk Button: Porky is usually a nice guy, but when he realizes that Daffy has swindled him out of all his money, he loses it and beats the snot out of Daffy.
  • Beta Couple: Tina/Daffy to Lola/Bugs.
  • Big Eater: Petunia.
  • Big No: Bugs after Porky tears up tickets to the football game, all because Daffy keeps arguing over "his" french fries.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Yosemite Sam really is speaking in Russian when he calls the woman he met online over the phone.
    • Whenever Speedy Gonzalez is frustrated, he rants in Spanish.
  • Bill, Bill, Junk, Bill: Daffy sorting through the mail in the beginning of "Reunion". Hilariously enough, he's gotten two restraining orders.
  • Bowdlerise: On Cartoon Network in Australia. [dead link]
  • Bowling for Ratings
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs

Bugs: My glamour shot! My tennis trophy! My glamour shot of my tennis trophy! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


"Are you really going there? Because if you go there, I will go there. And you do not want to be there when I get there, because when I get there, I will be so there that you will wish that you had stayed right here."


Bugs: (after reading a Mary Higgins Clark novel) The butler's butler did it, huh?

  • Butt Monkey: Poor Bugs Bunny. After many decades of being the screwball, he falls down the hole and winds up in this situation, especially in Episode 1.
    • The role of Butt Monkey seems to ping pong back and forth between Bugs and Daffy, though the rabbit tends more toward his traditional Karmic Trickster and The Ace roles.
    • Perhaps the biggest butt monkey is Porky Pig himself. Poor pig can't catch a break.
      • At least not since high school. He peaked way too early.
  • Camera Sniper: Granny, in her Flash Back to her World War Two days.
  • Captain Obvious: Chickenhawk's not a chicken/He's just a hawk who eats chicken.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Lampshaded in "Sunday Night Slice". After their favorite pizza place closes Bugs, Porky, and Daffy go to a restaurant that serves pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. When Porky brings up this issue, Daffy reminds Porky that he eats pepperoni all the time. Porky doesn't see the problem (he finds out later, to his horror, that pepperoni is made of pork).
  • Catch Phrase: Bugs' is Lampshaded in the first episode.
    • In "Monster Talent", everyone in town treats Bugs like "I like it" is his new Catch Phrase, much to the rabbit's consternation.
  • Chained Heat: Daffy and Bugs are chained at the ankle for a good chunk of "Jailbird and Jailbunny".
  • Chaste Tunes: Surprisingly averted, since parents are mentioned and even seen (Lola's parents, Sylvester's mother).
  • Chaotic Stupid: Daffy.
  • Character Exaggeration: Mainly Daffy. In previous adaptations, he's mainly always shifted from Butt Monkey to Chew Toy, however in this adaptation, he's still that; however, he's neither cunning or conniving as originally; and as a result, though entertaining, is more of a one-dimensional character, thus far.
    • And Daffy in most of his old starring roles was portrayed as a screwball and just as mischievous as Bugs, more like he's been returned to that version of the character.
    • Then again, in this show he is dumber than the Looney Tunes shorts. With how greedy he is he should have easily been able to win the game show.
    • Plus there's a very wide line between screwball and idiot, and Daffy is the latter.
    • Bugs on the other hand, was more or less already the Invincible Hero except now he's the Super Mode version of The Ace, him canonically being not just an astronaut, not just a pro football player, not only the former president of Mexico, but also the current/or local Batman.
  • Character Focus: Just like previous adaptations, Daffy is pretty much the focus of every single episode in the main storylines. His trying to develop a social life is a minor character arc.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • This so far affects Lola the most; in Space Jam she was a tomboyish girl who loved sports and didn't take kindly to being hit on or being called "doll", here she's a Cloudcuckoolander with a Motor Mouth and constant mood swings.
    • The Tasmanian Devil was always a sentient (if generally stupid) creature who was more than capable of giving other characters a fair chase while he tries to eat them. In this series... He's a dog. Nothing more. No speaking, no sentient intelligence. He's still a dangerous wild animal, but he is very quickly tamed and turned into Bug's pet dog.
      • Not necessarily canon, but in the Merry Melody for "Newspaper Thief" does have him talking.
    • Gossamer is no longer an angry, mindless monster and is instead a... polite, naive, little boy?
  • Chew Toy: The episode "Casa de Calma" puts Daffy back in this trope. All for a girl whose name he can't remember.
  • Chickification: As stated above Lola is the exact opposite of who she was in Space Jam.
  • Closer to Earth: Played straight with Daffy and Tina, but inverted with Bugs and Lola.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It should come to no surprise that a lot of characters are this since it's Looney Tunes, but of all characters Lola seems to be developing this the most.
    • Daffy is probably the biggest offender of the bunch.
      • He's spent countless time and (someone else's) money converting his car into a (dangerously un-road safe) parade float. For what parade? Good question.

"I'm not in a parade, I am the parade."

  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Bugs serves as this for Daffy, and potentially Lola as well.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: You realize this is a show that has Daffy in it, right?
  • The Comically Serious: The stone-faced traffic cop who keeps showing up throughout "DMV".
    • How he says "driver's license" is funny.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: Daffy after he becomes rich in "Peel of Fortune".
  • Consummate Liar: Daffy, revealed in "Reunion" to be able to make up ridiculous lies right on the spot and tell them with complete conviction. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, he doesn't manage his ability very well--he has to take Bugs to the reunion with him to keep track of all the lies he's told to different people, since they all contradict each other. He's even a convincing enough liar to fully believe his own Self-Serving Memory.
  • Continuity Nod: A good example is in episode 10, "Eligible Bachelors", when Daffy confuses "literacy" with "littering" and says how it should be a crime. Bugs replies:

Bugs: "It is a crime. Remember you went to jail for it?"

    • In an earlier episode, when Daffy is trying to help Gossamer win a talent show, he mentions "school is a lot like prison - and I should know, I've been to both".
    • In "Double Date", Daffy makes business cards that list his job as wizard, a reference to the "Am I a wizard?" joke in "Jailbird and Jailbunny". In the same episode, Bugs mentions inventing the carrot-peeler while practicing some smooth talk while his date's in the woman's room.
    • In "Members Only", Lola pulls out a tape recorder during her Rummage Fail. In "Double Date", she reveals she had it running when Bugs called himself her "boyfriend."
    • In "Casa de Calma", Daffy mentions that his "middle name's Sheldon... I tried going with Armando for a while, but it didn't stick."
    • After getting a horrifying beak-job, Daffy gets decked by Tina (after calling hers ugly) and yells, "Call Doctor Weisburg!"
    • "The Foghorn Leghorn Story" has two--one to "Working Duck" ("He destroyed your company, remember?") and one to "The DMV" (Daffy tells Foghorn he doesn't want to hear about when he was born--"This isn't the DMV").
  • Creepy Twins: Mac and Tosh.
  • Crossdresser: What Bugs Bunny does best in episode "Beauty School"; Daffy Duck included, though done as a Disguised in Drag. Daffy disguises himself as Tina to take a cosmetology test.
    • In the episode "DMV", Daffy dressed as a blonde wigged school girl to get into a movie.
  • Cucumber Facial: One of the services provided to Bugs and Daffy in "Casa de Calma".
  • Cute Little Fangs: Sylvester's been given a pair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Bugs Bunny fits this trope to a T.
  • Delicious Distraction: In "Beauty School" Lola darkly vows to continue her intense pursuit of Bugs' car...and then she sees a cupcake store and pulls right in.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In "Reunion":

Daffy: My web of lies has tangled me in a web of lies!



  • The Ditz: Lola, and Daffy at times. Also Pete Puma.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Episode 1. Throughout the episode (which was about 'best friends'), Bugs and Daffy go on a game show, lose because Daffy doesn't know Bugs that well, Bugs gets upset, Daffy gets banished to the car and is not made breakfast in the morning, Daffy becomes a Stalker with a Crush and tries to shower Bugs with gifts, and at the end the two make up.
    • Episode 4 had Yosemite Sam stay over, which is like a friend staying over with a married couple. Seriously. Even Sam says to both of them Yeh know he means the world to yeh!
    • In episode 19, Bugs becomes so addicted to a soft drink he breaks into Sam's home, since he sold him the drink, and threaten him for more, disturbingly similar to a drug addict's behaviour. Subverted in that it turns out the soft drink was an illegal drug.
      • Daffy and Porky's attempts to stop him entail a battle with office supplies played exactly like a shoot-out, ending in Bugs holding Porky hostage, pointing a marker at his head, and threatening to write on his face if they don't hand over the Spargle. Porky is alarmed because it's permanent ink.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: The very last line of "I'm a Martian!"
  • Doom It Yourself: "The Shelf" begins with Bugs refusing to pay the hardware store $20 to install a shelf, insisting he can do it himself. By the end of the episode, he has demolished his house.
  • Door Step Baby: Bugs does this to a de-aged Daffy at the end of "Casa de Calma".
  • Drives Like Crazy: Daffy and especially Lola.
  • Dropped a Bridget On Him: Bugs inadvertently does this to Speedy in "Beauty School".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sylvester's first appeared (in this spin-off) as a cameo in Yosemite Sam's musical number.
  • Ears as Hair: Lampshaded.

Bugs: I like your hair.
Lola: Thanks, heh. They're my ears.

  • Enemy Mine: Sylvester and Tweety work together to escape the Tasmanian Devil when it gets inside Granny's house.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: It turns out that even Marvin and Pete, established losers in this particular continuity, refused to sit with Daffy in high school.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: It's established that Daffy went to high school with Porky, Marvin the Martian, and Pete Puma, at least.
    • Oddly enough, Bugs never attended their high school--or any high school--because he was too busy having an unconventional childhood.
  • Evil Laugh: Daffy utters one after declaring that he will become Bugs' best friend.
    • And another one in "Newspaper Thief"...

Daffy: Welcome, suspects! I mean, neighbors! (insane cackling) ... I guess no one's ever heard of maniacal laughter.


"What did your parents do to you?"


Daffy: "I hate to tell you, lady, but you're still a WAAC."

  • Furry Confusion: Porky enjoys eating pepperoni.
  • Furry Denial: Tina Russo's sister's baby, Zachary, is never referred to as a duckling even though he is one. He is instead always referred to as a baby as if he were a human baby. Also, he's drinking milk, which human and other mammal babies drink, not ducklings or any other baby bird for that matter.
  • Gender Blender Name: In the resort episode, Bugs and Daffy go in for massages. Daffy insists that he get a massage from Leslie while Bugs gets stuck with of course, it turns out "Joe" is Josephine (an attractive woman) and Leslie is a giant hairy man who twists Daffy into a metaphorical pretzel.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Has its own page, now.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Petunia.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Reportedly the major premise of the show is that everyone in the Looney Tunes world is friends and they live in the suburbs together.
    • Most notably, Bugs's rival Yosemite Sam is their annoying-but-friendly next-door neighbor, and Taz is now his pet.
      • Also, Elmer Fudd is the local news anchor.
    • Averted with Sylvester and Tweety, the former still consistantly trying to eat the later.
      • Wile E. and Road Runner haven't changed much, except they're now in CGI.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: In "The Foghorn Leghorn Story" episode two fights break out--Foghorn with Daffy and Bugs with Sam.
  • G-Rated Drug: An energy drink called Spargle. Buying it gets treated like a drug sell--actually, it's even called a "deal".
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: The writers seem bent on Lampshade Hanging and parodying this with Porky Pig, though the situation previewed leads to the mental conundrum of what state of dress Bugs and Daffy are supposed to be in.
    • In one episode, Daffy wears pants that he calls "mall pants" to the mall, but he doesn't wear a mall shirt along with it. When he loses his mall pants, he notes that he forgot to put on mall underpants.
    • And subverted in "Eligible Bachelors" in which Bugs foregoes his normal mode of dress (which is to say his birthday suit) and puts on a tuxedo for the bachelor auction. Porky remains in his normal partial dress, and Daffy doesn't bother changing.
  • Handshake Substitute: Pepe delivers one in the form of kissing the cheeks of both Lola and Bugs.
  • Here We Go Again: The end of "Jailbird and Jailbunny" has Daffy throwing a can of soda out of the car after just being released from prison. The cops (and Porky, promptly bringing out his pants) notice.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: Bugs and Daffy.
  • High Dive Hijinks: Daffy suffers numerous diving-related indignities in "Casa de Calma".
  • High-Pressure Emotion: "Blow My Stack".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Parodied in The Stinger of "Newspaper Thief" when the carrot pie that got stuck to the ceiling in the Cold Open finally comes unstuck and falls on Bugs' head:

Daffy: Ironic. Done in by his own creation. (Daffy's parade float crashes through the wall and runs him over)

  • Homage: While the show in general puts the Looney Tunes series in a different environment than the norm, "Casa de Calma" has a number of antics that are reminiscent of the classic cartoons.
  • Honest Advisor: The reason Foghorn Leghorn keeps hiring Daffy.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The Merrie Melodies appear to parody this often, whether with Sam's backup singers for "Blow My Stack", the female bird aliens dancers in "I'm a Martian", or Fudd's attempt to be seductive with "Grilled Cheese."
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: Daffy comes up with a whole bunch of euphemisms for "jail" in "Jailbird and Jailbunny".
  • Hypocritical Humor: Daffy spends all of one episode despising Porky because they went out for lunch one day and Porky ate some of the french fries (Daffy insisted they came with his sandwich; Porky thought they were for the whole table). At the end of the episode, Speedy reveals that Porky was right; Daffy shrugs, then takes a bite out of Porky's pizza. Pretty much what you'd expect from his Jerkass behavior in this series.
    • As a matter of fact, Daffy runs on this trope, though it's hard to say how much of it he owes to his Jerkass side and how much to his Cloudcuckoolander side.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: In "Working Duck":

Daffy: Hold my calls, Carol. (walks into his office) "Hold my calls!" I've always wanted to say "Hold my calls!" And now someone's holding my calls! Who's calling me? I don't know! I don't care!

  • I Am Not Weasel: Daffy thinks Speedy is a rat.
    • Mac and Tosh occasionally get mistaken for squirrels, to which they respond in deadpan unison, "We're gophers."
  • Idiot Ball: Bugs seems to be only person in the entire world who did not know on first sight that Poochie is not a dog.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Porky's main motivation.
  • I'll Take Two Beers, Too!: In "Beauty School", Porky orders two of everything at Speedy's restuarant, causing Speedy to ask him if he's finally got a girl. Porky replies "No".
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Daffy suffers from serious gender confusion.
  • Impairment Shot: Sam wakens to the sight of Bugs after falling and knocking himself silly in a hole dug by Taz.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: Probably because of his exciting youth, Bugs is bizarrely entertained by things like high school reunions, being stuck in prison, and working at an office.
  • In Name Only: The producer of the show has made it clear that this show will be nothing like the original shorts, since every attempt to imitate them has led to failure. Doesn't stop the Hatedom though.
    • In one interview, the creators flat-out admitted that they created Lola's personality from scratch based on her voice actress's style of comedy. They've never seen Space Jam.
  • Inherently Funny Words: Duty.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Pretty much Daffy's default thought process.
  • Interspecies Romance: The episode "Casa De Calma" has Daffy swooning over sexy actress Starlett Johansson, but in the end Bugs wins.
    • Lola hooked up with Pepe Le Pew by the end of "Members Only" (albeit briefly), and later tried to the same with Daffy in "Double Date".
    • Speedy develops a crush on Bugs in drag in "Beauty School".
    • Porky has had, not one, but two human love interests, although he loses them thanks to the Reset Button. Foghorn Leghorn, being an in-universe celebrity, is often surrounded by human girls.
  • Inventor of the Mundane: Bugs' wealth comes from his invention of the carrot peeler.
  • Ironic Echo: In "Casa de Calma":

"I'll send you a postcard from our honeymoon!"

  • It's All About Me: Daffy Duck.
  • It's Been Done: In "Peel of Fortune", Daffy tries to come up with an invention that will make him rich. His first three inventions are sliced bread, toilet paper and the suitcase.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Granny in her WW 2 spy years.
  • I Was Young and Needed the Money: Daffy's lame excuse for stealing the automatic carrot peeler plans.
  • Jerkass: Daffy Duck. Still self-absorbed as he was in the post-1948 cartoons, now with 50% more Rabbit-agitating.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Daffy does retain all his vices, he's shown a nicer side as well. For example, he could have easily abandoned Bugs upon learning truth behind Taz, but his first reaction instead of running away is to save Bugs. Upon seeing what Taz means to Bugs, he helps them escape instead while using himself as distraction. Also, his time spent with Granny shows this side of him again. And even though he robbed Bugs, who had to sell his house, Daffy doesn't hesitate to buy it so they can continue living together.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Again, Daffy himself in "The Float".
  • Jerk Jock: Porky Pig, of all people, at least during high school (his chief target of abuse was Daffy).
  • Karma Houdini: Daffy in "The Float". Sure, the yacht that he bought with Porky's money gets sold and the money is returned to Porky, but Porky still has to help Daffy rebuild his float, even though he donated his kidney to Daffy in spite of everything and is still weak from the surgery.
  • Kick Chick: Granny, in her younger days.
  • "Kick Me" Prank: This happens at least once to Gossamer.
  • Law of Disproportionate Response: Parodied with Daffy, who once went into a Heroic BSOD because Porky ate several of his french fries.
  • Left the Background Music On: Porky is carrying a tape player in his coat pocket, which provides the music for the next scene with all of Daffy's shenanigans in "Off-Duty Cop".
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans, Oh My!
  • Literal-Minded: Pete Puma in "Sunday Night Slice" when he tries to apply for the job:

Pete: I'm here to apply for the job.
Bugs: Oh, great. Take a seat. (Pete takes a chair and carries it toward the exit) No. I mean sit down.
Pete: Oh... right! (sits on the floor while still holding the chair)

  • Little Black Dress: Lola wears one when she goes out with Bugs in "Double Date."
  • Logo Joke: At the end, Porky Pig pops out of the Warner Bros Animation logo and says his trademark "That's all folks" line. Daffy, Taz and Bugs also do it too.
  • Love It or Hate It: The series is lauded as an amazing show or complete trash.
  • Love Makes You Crazy-er: Lola.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot: In a nod to several of the old shorts, Bugs gets into a football game by offering his "luck" to Yosemite Sam, who's participating in the field goal contest.
  • Meaningful Echo: In "Double Date", Daffy keeps using the phrase "hook it up", and Bugs tells him that nobody says that. It turns out that Tina does.
  • Memetic Badass: In-universe, Daffy claims to be this. He's a pathological liar though. Bugs is the real deal, having been among other things an astronaut, the (interim) President of Mexico, a medal-winning Olympic athlete, and Batman.
    • Not to mention a Nobel prize winner and inventor of the carrot peeler.
    • Foghorn Leghorn sings about his badassedness in his Merry Melody, "Cock of the Walk."
  • The Millennium Age of Animation
  • Mirror Monologue: Used quite a bit; Bugs in "Members Only" and "Double Date", Porky in "Beauty School" (pretending to have a conversation with himself), and Daffy in "To Bowl or Not to Bowl" (in a dark window instead of a mirror).
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In "Beauty School", Lola sees a woman (actually Bugs in drag) leaving Bugs' house and getting into Bugs' car and immediately assumes that Bugs is cheating on her.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In an attempt to get sent back to jail, Bugs asks an officer why he isn't suspicious about Daffy and he being chained together. He responds with "Your personal lives are your business."
  • Moment Killer: In "Eligible Bachelors" once Bugs gets Lola to stop talking they get to share a romantic montage together, but then Lola ruins the mood by talking again.
  • Money Fetish: After becoming rich in "Peel of Fortune", Daffy is shown rolling around in a pile of cash on his bed.
  • Monumental Theft: In "Eligible Bachelors" Colonel Frankenheimer attempts to steal the Eifel Tower by hooking it to a zeppelin and flying it to Germany.
  • Morality Pet: As noted in the Jerkass entry, Bugs seems to be the only one that Daffy shows any REAL sign of compassion to. But Tina, Gossamer and Fogheren also count.
  • Motor Mouth: Lola.
    • Bugs while high on energy drinks in "Off-Duty Cop".
  • The Movie: Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
  • Mr. Imagination: Daffy, although the line between "daydream" and "reality" is considerably blurred from his point of view (he really thinks he's a wizard, for instance).
  • Must Have Caffeine: Bugs in "Off-Duty Cop".
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Both Daffy and Speedy end up saying this to different women in "The Shelf" - the former when he loses his towel in front of Tina after coming out of the shower, and the latter after Lola claims to have X-ray vision.
  • Mythology Gag: Bugs' birthday is July 27th. This is the date that his short A Wild Hare premiered in 1940, also establishing his long running rivalry with Elmer Fudd. Daffy's birthday, April 17th, is determined by his own theater debut in Porky's Duck Hunt.
    • The first episode is full of this. There are pictures hanging on the walls in the background of some of the original shorts, and Bugs is a fan of Groucho Marx, an actual inspiration for the character.
    • In "Blow My Stack", Yosemite Sam is seen in an anger management help group comprised of notable to obscure Looney Tunes characters all known for their short tempers.
    • Lola ending up with Pepe Le Pew at the end of her episode may have been a reference to the 90's short Carrotblanca, where due to the severe lack of female Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny was paired with Penelope, the cat that Pepe is always chasing after.
    • Bugs temporarily moves back into the rabbit hole he always used to live in. Seems like he never counted on the rain.
    • Near the end of "We Are in Love" Bugs and Lola are riding the same unicorn Bugs (while in drag) rode in on in What's Opera, Doc?.
    • In "Off-Duty Cop", when Bugs moves all Daffy's stuff into the kitchen, among the items is a sign that says "Rabbit Season". Additionally, the storyline with Daffy and Porky pretending to be a TV cop and his "chauffeur" is a Shout-Out to pretty much any of the old shorts in which they were teamed up to parody action heroes. There's even a subtle allusion to "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery":

Daffy: You're all under arrest!

    • The "restraining order" bit at the beginning of "Reunion" is taken straight from Duck Dodgers, which was also created by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone.
    • Daffy's reactions to his sudden cash injection in "Peel of Fortune" are just one big Shout-Out to "Ali Baba Bunny"--complete with the Pooled Funds bit and "It's mine, all mine!"
    • One bit of animation from a scene of Bugs dancing is outright recycled from Ken Harris's animation of Bugs singing "Camptown Races" in "Mississippi Hare".
  • Narcissist: Daffy, according to Bugs. Interestingly, he does display many of the traits that mark narcissism in reality.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted quite hard by Daffy in "Beauty School".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Bugs spends an entire episode trying to get Porky to be more assertive and not agree to every up-sell that comes his way (including paying $10 for free stickers). When does Porky finally assert himself? Refusing insurance on his rental car. Three guesses what happens next, and the first two don't count.
    • Similarly, he tries to help Porky have more fun at work, and Porky ends up having too much fun and gets fired.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Tina.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Tina. Infact when Daffy used a wig and makeup to disguise himself as Tina "Beauty School" the only visible difference was that the fake 'Tina' was flat chested.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Marvin the Martian's speaking voice is Eric Bauza, but his singing voice is Damon Jones.
    • Foghorn Leghorn's speaking voice is Jeff Bergman, but his singing voice is also Damon Jones, which is weird because Jeff Bergman does his own singing for Bugs and Daffy.
    • Speedy Gonzales is voiced by Fred Armisen, but in "Queso Bandito," his singing voice is Mike Smith. Strangely enough, in Speedy's nexy two Merrie Melodies ("Pizzarriba" and "Table For One"), his singing voice is- guess who- Fred Armisen.
      • Possibly because "Queso Bandito" potrays Speedy at a younger age. And to be fair, Mike Smith does make Speedy sound higher pitched than usual.
    • This has yet to be confirmed, but Henery Hawk's singing voice is once again Damon Jones. His speaking voice is rumored to be Joe Alaskey.
  • Noodle Incident: Bugs has a Nobel Prize, but we never learn what he got it for.
  • No Swastikas: The German soldiers seen in Granny's flashbacks to World War II use generic black cross symbols on their flags.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: According to Granny, the neighborhood was quite boring before Daffy moved in. The fact that he livens things up makes Granny enjoy having him as a neighbor.
  • Not Listening to Me, Are You?: In the first episode, when Bugs tries to tell Daffy about his childhood, he switches to Superman's origin story to get his attention. It succeeds, but backfires when Daffy believes every word.

"You're from the planet Krypton?"

  • Not So Above It All: In one episode, Daffy and Porky get into a fight over french fries. Bugs tries to fix things, and even sends fake apologies to each of them...not because he wants them to be friends again but because Porky just got tickets to the big football playoff.
  • Obsession Song: "We Are In Love".
  • Odd Couple: Can a rabbit and duck live in the same house without getting each other blasted?
  • Oh Crap: Far too many moments.
    • Sylvester finding that Tweety did indeed "taw" a Tasmanian Devil behind them, for one.
  • Older Than They Look: Tweety
  • Old Soldier: After being appointed "General of Pizza" in "Sunday Night Slice", Daffy becomes a parody of this trope.
  • One-Hour Work Week: Averted in a pretty amusing way; Bugs invented the carrot peeler and gets enough checks delivered every week to buy whatever he wants. (Daffy doesn't work because he keeps getting fired from jobs, so if the plot requires him to purchase anything, he steals from Bugs or Porky.)
  • One-Scene Wonder: Sam's backup singers and Carol (Leghorn's blonde friend)
  • Only Sane Man: Bugs and Tina are arguably the most normal characters of the show.
    • While having their own quirks, Porky and Speedy can usually be counted on to provide sensible advice.
  • Out of Order: "The Foghorn Leghorn Story" (which aired ninth) almost definitely took place after "Working Duck" (which aired twentieth), since Foghorn's assistant references the events of "Working Duck" in the former. This is the most obvious example, but it's not the only one. It's not a huge problem, due to the show's episodic nature, but what continuity there is can get a bit screwy at times.
  • The Other Darrin: Stan Freberg was going to reprise the role of Pete Puma, but was quickly replaced with John Kassir. The voice difference is highly noticeable compared to Freberg's Pete Puma voice.
  • Panty Shot: Starlett Johansson gets one in "Casa de Calma."
    • Marvin the Martian gets one in "I'm A Martian". And they glow.
  • Papa Wolf: In the Merry Melody "Yellow Bird", Crusher beats the tar out of Sylvester for ruining his daughter's sand castle.
  • The Pollyanna: Porky
  • Pooled Funds: Daffy, in classic Daffy style, in "Peel of Fortune".
  • Prison Episode: "Jailbird and Jailbunny."
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Happens to Porky several times.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: During their first date, Daffy obviously lies about himself to try to impress Tina. Tina responds by simply guessing what Daffy's like - accurately listing all of his flaws. Daffy isn't the slightest bit insulted.

Daffy: Wow, you're good.


Daffy: What? The rats represented the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. If they didn't get it, that's their problem.

  • Running Gag: Daffy has taken to asking, "What is this, communist Russia?" or "What happened to this country?" when someone requests simple information from him.
    • People commenting that Bugs makes for an ugly woman when he dresses in drag.
  • Sanity Slippage: Porky Pig to varying degrees, especially in “Bugs & Daffy Get a Job”.
    • Bugs gets this in "Off-Duty Cop" after being addicted to a Coffee Alternative called Spargle, only to run out.
    • Bugs gets another one in "The Shelf." All that attempt to work on a mere shelf for his Nobel Prize, only to go so far as to destroying his own home and looking like he came out of a Slasher movie. Thankfully, Tina managed to rebuild Bugs' house.
  • Sassy Green Woman: Witch Lezah.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Bugs and Lola.
  • Self-Deprecation: Daffy willingly admits he's a terrible person several times.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Daffy in "Reunion". He's managed to convince even himself that his "memories" of being the school Jerk Jock and getting all the girls are true.
  • Seemingly-Profound Fool: Daffy, whenever he becomes Honest Advisor to Foghorn Leghorn.
  • Serious Business: Daffy, in this show, takes everything way too seriously. He thinks that getting his newspaper is more important than anything (he doesn't read it, he makes his parade float with it) and thinks that if it doesn't arrive one day that means someone stole it, which is justifiable for a neighborhood intervention. He nearly ends his friendship with Porky Pig because he took some fries from his basket- the fries were for everyone.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Witch Lezah backwards is Witch Hazel, who was the original Looney Tunes witch.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: Lola tells one about how she broke her leg.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Bugs to Lola which may have changed after Double Date
  • Shout-Out: Bugs uses this trope to get Daffy's attention by telling Superman's origin, except with Bugs Bunny replacing Superman. It backfires, big time.
    • There's actually several shoutouts to DC Comics: Daffy claims to be Batman, also wears the costume, there's a similar looking Wonder Woman mannequin in Bugs and Daffy's home, and Bugs mentions the magic word "Shazam" from Captain Marvel. (And Bugs apparently is Batman.)
    • Just before telling the Superman story, Bugs references the story told in "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" almost word for word.
    • And in the episode when they went to Jail, Daffy yells, "You got to fight for your right to party!"
    • In "Blow My Stack", when Sam is walking by the book shelves, the plates on them say "Jones", "Avery" and "Clampett".
    • Similarly, in "Point, Laser Point," Sylvester goes to get help at the "Freleng Help Center," a reference to classic Warner Bros. animatior Friz Freleng.
    • The entire opening of the episode "Devil Dog" is a huge Shout-Out to the opening of Jurassic Park, as well as the first cartoon in which the Tasmanian Devil ever appeared.
    • Taz on the wing of an airplane is a reference to The Twilight Zone.
    • Another horror movie shout out is when we see a point of view of shot from Taz, which is reminiscent of "The Crate" from Creepshow.
    • Speedy takes part in a Dog Whisperer homage in "Devil Dog".
    • The horror movie Daffy watches in the above ep is one from Box Office Bunny.
    • In the Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner episode "Silent But Deadly" both Road Runner and Wily are locked into a direct confrontation with each other, it's laced with Mortal Kombat overtones - Wily's costume akin to Scorpion's outfit, destructive weapons, a dark moonlit night with a fatality to frost the cake!
    • Hey, MISTER! You forgot your lock!
    • Granny's younger look in "Eligible Bachelors" has a startling resemblence to Cinderella.
    • In the same episode when Lola mistakes the Eiffel Tower for Stonehenge, she utters out the familiar line from the end of the Iconic Tootsie Pop commercial.

Bugs: It's the Eiffel Tower.
Lola: The world...will never...know...

    • In one Road Runner cartoon, Wile E. and Road Runner run through a loop-de-loop on the ground.
    • The Coyote-Roadrunner short "Heavy Metal" features Wile E. Coyote building a suit from a box of scraps deep inside a cave.
    • Another Coyote-Roadrunner short "Another Bat Idea" has Wile E. Coyote dressed up in a Batman suit complete with explosive Batarangs, Bat Grappling Hook, a cape that flies, and a small shoutout to Adam West
    • The 3-D WB shield overshooting its mark and nearly crashing into the screen at the start of the opening credits is reminiscent of the opening to the classic 3D short Lumber Jack Rabbit.
    • Bugs is a fan of Groucho Marx (who was a huge influence on his comedy in the old shorts) and, on a more contemporary note, Mary Higgins Clark.
  • Slice of Life
  • Stealth Pun: In "Bugs and Daffy Get a Job", Bugs gets a job working in Porky's office, but Daffy doesn't. The subplot involves Daffy getting his beak redone.
  • Stock Footage: One scene of Bugs dancing reuses animation of him dancing from "Mississippi Hare".
  • Stock Scream : In the episode "Eligible Bachelors", Granny has a flahback of WW 2 in which a Nazi general pushes a subordinate out of a blimp, who subsequently lets out what seems to be a Wilhelm scream.
  • Straw Loser: The reason Daffy (who can be considered one himself) hangs out with Porky Pig, Pete Puma and Marvin the Martian is that they're lame enough to consider him the cool one. Of course, he does everything in his power to keep Bugs from joining their bowling team.
  • Sigil Spam: Paint splatters are always used to color and add shading to background objects, like walls, clouds, furniture, even the grass.
  • Significant Reference Date: See Mythology Gag.
  • Silence, You Fool: Daffy to Bugs in "Jailbird and Jailbunny" when attempting to break the chain between Bugs and him.
  • Sitcom Arch Nemesis: "To Bowl Or Not To Bowl" has Terry Delgado, Daffy's arch-nemesis... in bowling.
  • Sleep Cute: Surprisingly enough (or not), Bugs and Daffy.
  • The Sociopath: Daffy. Bugs even diagnoses him as such.
  • So Okay It's Average: Porky in "Monster Talent", Speedy's in the midst of making a commercial, while Porky does succeed in working in the production, Bugs ultimately ends up in the final edit as his personality just flows better in the ad.

Speedy: This guy's [Porky] okay but I wanna party with this guy! [Bugs]

  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Might just as easily be called "The Daffy Duck Show".
  • Stalker with a Crush: Lola veers into this territory — or rather, she may briefly veer out of it.
    • The Merrie Melody song, "We Are In Love," is basically "Stalker with a Crush: The Song". Among other tendencies of this trope, Lola stands outside Bugs' house in the rain while sporting a Slasher Smile.
    • She even went crazy for Daffy of all people, and after he read to her from a list of pickup lines that SHE WROTE for him in order to teach him how to date.
      • It gets better. She gets upset after Daffy lets her know she's dating Tina and in response breaks into his bedroom and confronts him in an attempt to dissuade him.
      • It's likely, however, that her crush on Daffy was all part of an elaborate and insane Xanatos Roulette to get Bugs to admit "I'M her boyfriend!"
    • Heck, Daffy became this towards Bugs... in the first episode, because their friendship hit a rough patch.
  • The Straight Man: Bugs looks to be taking this role.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Daffy is initially against literacy because he thinks it has to do with littering. Later, at a charity auction for literacy, Lola makes a huge donation because it's for a good cause, "Littering!"
  • Straw Loser: Daffy pretty much exists to make Bugs (and everybody else) look better.
    • That being said, he's a talented cosmetologist. The trope is played straight in his license acceptance speech, where he admits he has been placed in the world to make other people look better.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Bugs, who usually steps into the events of an episode as opposed to starting them.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial

Bugs: Did you sleep well?
Daffy: Are you implying that I wet the bed?

  • Talkative Loon: Both Daffy and Lola. After delivering a particularly outlandish monologue in "Working Duck", Daffy had to ask Bugs what the heck he was talking about. (Bugs, of course, had no idea.)
  • Take That: First jab at Disney: In Daffy's Merrie Melody, "The Wizard," one of the frozen beasts that Daffy roasts resembles Pumbaa from The Lion King.
  • Tantrum Throwing: When Daffy makes Porky his servant in "The Shelf", he gets angry and whiny at Porky about hard butter and store-bought rolls. He throws them at Porky, causing him pain and yelling at him some more. However, Tina (whom he had invited over), throws one of those items back at Daffy.
  • Team Pet: Taz has been regulated to this role with Bugs as the owner, and by the end of "Devil Dog" may actually become a recurring pet.
  • The Teaser: Played with. Most of the shows start with what looks like a throw-away gag Cold Open, but more often than not, it's intrinsically linked to the plot of the episode.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Lola's "hairdo" and skirt.
  • Thick Line Animation: The stylized look in the above picture had many fans somewhat nervous. Turns out the picture doesn't really do the animation justice though.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Daffy has been living with Bugs for five years.
    • Yosemite Sam was this in "Fish and Visitors."
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Appears in Granny's WWII flashback. However, they're played far less sterotypically than one might expect. Granny also never refers to them as Nazis, just Germans, plus the closest to Nazi symbolism shown is an Iron Cross.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Pete Puma.

"Hey! Mister! You forgot your lock!"

  • Took a Level In Kindness: Yosemite Sam.
  • Toothy Bird: In "Bugs and Daffy Get a Job", Daffy gets an X-ray at the doctor's office of his head, which shows the top and bottom of his bill filled with teeth.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The teaser for "Off Duty Cop" made it look like when the FBI agent said, "It's pathetic, but it's not illegal" he was referring to Daffy. He was actually talking to Porky about pretending to be a chauffeur. Turns out what Daffy was doing actually was illegal.
  • Under the Truck: Much to his own amazement, Wile E. Coyote pulls this trick off in the short "Vicious Cycles". Of course, he is flattened immediately afterwards by a truck going in the opposite direction.
  • The Un-Reveal: Tweety's age and gender.

Sylvester: Huh, I was wrong.

  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Sylvester and Tweety chasing each other, fighting, wrecking furniture, appliances, wallpaper, and windows around the kitchen, living room, dining room, and entry way? Granny and others couldn't care less.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Played with in-universe. In The Stinger for one episode, Sylvester asks if Tweety is a boy or a girl and Tweety whispers something into his ear. Sylvester responds "Huh, I was wrong".
    • A boy.
  • Villain Protagonist: Daffy, at times.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: As quoted from Bugs, "Daffy, you're a mean-spirited, self-absorbed, disturbed little weirdo, but for whatever reason you're my best friend."
    • Porky and Daffy too, though the vitriol mostly comes from Daffy--Porky is simply desperate for a friend. Daffy actually calls both Bugs and Porky his best friend at different times, usually when he needs to flatter one of them, and at one point lampshades the fact that he's not too clear on which of them really is his best friend.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: In episode 1, Daffy vows to become Bug's best friend ever and becomes... stalker-ish.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: Daffy Duck: The Wizard
    • The music used for the bowling tournament in "To Bowl or Not To Bowl".

Soaring like an eagle
Over crashing waves of guts and glory!

  • Window Love: Bugs and Taz at the end of "Devil Dog". While Taz is on an airplane wing, no less.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Heinous?:
    • Daffy's entire code of ethics. (Which only apply to everyone else in the universe, not himself.) He spent a whole episode accusing all the neighbors of stealing his newspaper and trying to pin down the criminal (actually, he forgot to keep paying for his subscription) and dramatically ended his friendship with Porky because Porky ate some of his french fries, thinking they were for the table. ( They were for the table.)
    • In "Jailbird and Jailbunny", Daffy gets arrested for tossing a soda can into the Grand Canyon. He tries, pathetically, to dig himself out during his trial, and he and Bugs end up getting into a soda-spitting fight. They both get thrown into prison for contempt of court and are forced to work in a chain gang. (To be fair, they were warned.)
  • Won't Take Yes for An Answer: Daffy, several times.
  • Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: A variant was used in "Casa de Calma" when Bugs realizes the directions he used got he and Daffy lost: "Never buy a GPS from a vending machine!"
  • Yandere: The previews hint that Lola Bunny may become a mild version. She also becomes one to Daffy for one episode.
    • Daffy was a mild male variant towards Bugs in the first episode.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: "To Bowl or Not to Bowl" reveals that Daffy is a terrible bowler (even though we could've taken that as a given), and when Bugs gives him a chance to win so he'll look good to the rest of the team, he... doesn't.
  • Your Door Was Open: Fairly frequent.
  • Zorro Mark: Speedy leaves 'S's behind after his cheese thefts in "Queso Bandito".