By Philip Schweier
May 22, 2019 - 07:43
The Coyote/Road Runner concept relies heavily on sight gags, and much of what I enjoy about the Warner Bros. stable of cartoons is also the verbal exchanges among its speaking characters: Bugs and Daffy, Daffy and Porky, Porky and Sylvester. However, this particular story does benefit from the uncommon cameos from Elmer Fudd as a delivery man (FuddEx?) and Yosemite Sam as an overzealous traffic cop.
The second entry is “Cars and Bars,” a Duck Twacy adventure featuring Daffy and Porky, on the trail of counterfeit spark plugs. It’s not terribly different in tone from Daffy’s foray as Duck Dodgers, complete with Porky as his unwilling and more reliable sidekick.
Finally, we have “Flee ‘Em in the Museum,” as Bugs’ underground travel mode leads him into the caveman exhibit of the Natural History Museum. Hmmm… cartoon cavemen. Wherever might we find models for such an idea? Thankfully, DC Comics has another corporate sibling to draw from. Elmer Fudd is the comedic foil as an overzealous security guard. Oh, and the title? Yes, it may have a certain Three Stooges ring to it (Disorder in the Court, Commotion on the Ocean, etc), but that’s recognized within the story.