So That’s Why I’m a Little Off!

24 May

Hello my Lovelies!

There is something that I have always wondered about and can be found in talking about with my random assortment of acquaintances and friends… cartoons.  I have always and will continue to love cartoons.  At the appointed time my husband can come into the bedroom and find me watching Robot Chicken, King of the Hill, Squidbillies or something outlandish.  But even with all these newfangled programs ( Man, I sound old!!) , I have a special place in my heart for Tom and Jerry and The Looney Tunes.  I grew up with these cartoons and could be found glued to the television set EVERY Saturday morning with a bowl of cereal and my little brother and sister by my side.  These cartoons sparked by love of classical music and intellectual humor, snide retorts, sarcasm and gratuitous violence. That being said, as I got older I started questioning my beloved Looney Tunes characters and what made them tick.  Once I went off to college I started doing a psychoanalysis of the characters and giggled to myself when I really watched the episodes, not for entertainment value ( which is what I normally do) but from a researcher stance.  Here is a high level description of what I came up with, please note that this is all my personal evaluations and I am in no way insinuating that there is anything “abnormal” about the creators, watchers or purveyors of my beloved cartoons.  I am not passing judgement, just making an observation is all. ( It’s all in good fun folks)

Bugs Bunny–  The ringleader of the crew, Bugs can be found confounding and harassing Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian and just about anyone he encounters with his snarky attitude and penchant for sarcasm.  Anyone who watches for any period of time will notice that Bugs seems to have some gender identity issues. Sometimes he is “disguised”  to look like a cowboy or a transient with a pack tied on a pole,  Graucho Marx, a 1930’s hoodlum, The Barber of Seville or as Daffy even. But other times he “disguised” in a dress, complete with bussel and parasol, or as the Bavarian Queen. Just sayin’…



Daffy Duck: Daffy is a complete and utter narcissist!!  EVERYTHING is about Daffy, or so he thinks anyway. And like most narcissist, he gets upset when he doesn’t get his way or the focus is not on him… no wonder Bugs is always declaring it “Duck Season”.

Yosemite Sam:  Sam firstly has an anger management problem. He always going around getting in folks’ faces, daring them to challenge or cross him and shooting at people.  Dude is looking for a fight and normally gets more that he anticipated from Bugs.  But Sam also, I think, has Turrets Syndrome.  He at times seems completely unable to control what he says and that gibberish he is spouting is more than likely a long string of curse words.

Elmer Fudd: Now Elmer is loveable in that he seems to be a sweetheart, except when he is trying to shoot and kill Bugs and/or Daffy.  He is a bit dimwitted and easily confused by Bugs… or so we think.  I’m sorry but there is absolutely NO WAY that when Bugs “disguises” himself, that he doesn’t know that it is still a rabbit.  More so, he HAS to know that when Bugs “disguises” himself as a female, that it is still Bugs Bunny (a rabbit) and male. Please tell me, what woman have you seen that is covered in gray and white fur, has 2 very prominent front teeth and the feet of a rabbit?  Don’t worry, I’ll wait…. Exactly, not nane one!  You deduce what kinds of “issues” Elmer has…

Now that I have started you thinking, take a look at your favorite childhood cartoons ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- the name says it all, Ren & Stimpy, etc.) and really look at them in terms of their characteristics and actions.  You may be surprised at what you find. 🙂

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

Looney Tunes appears courtesy of Warner Bros.


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