I Root For The Under-Coyote

Today I came to the surprising realization that I root for the underdog...

Er...when it comes to one of my favorite forms of entertainment, that is.

Sylvester the CatYou see, when watching Looney Toons this evening, I WANTED Sylvester to get that Tweety Bird. I mean, I feel for the poor feline. He can't catch a break.

Like when that old man, in a misguided act of charity, lifts Sylvester up over a fence and into a yard full of bulldogs. Poor guy didn't have a chance.

Not that I actually WANT to see him eat Tweety... oh no. I would just love him to catch the damn thing and scare the little smirk off his face so he'll stop teasing and taunting Sylvester.

Maybe it's because I'm a cat person...

Wile E. Coyote
But then again, I would love to see Wile E. Coyote catch the Roadrunner one day too. You see, Wile is not stupid. Far from it, in fact. He is able to concoct extensive plans and diagrams to achieve his goals. He is determined and hard-working.

But even with all that intellect and an obvious unlimited credit line with the Acme Corporation, he continually falls short of the prize.

So I would love to finally see him rewarded.

Maybe it's not that I'm a "Cat Person" OR a "Coyote Person".

Maybe I just don't like birds.

And maybe, just maybe I watch WAY too many cartoons...

23 People would rather be commenting:

Phoenix5 said...

LOL! You crack me up! I truly love your writing style.

NH Yocal said...

Yes! I have to agree with you. that poor coyote has been trying to get that big egotistical bird for years. Let him at em for once!

Irene said...

Uuuuhhhh, what's up, Doc?

Aimeslee Winans said...

You watch way too many cartoons!

But, to be fair, I'm a dog person, an anti-cat person. And sometimes I want Sylvester, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Cartman to be the Hero and finish first.

Oh, and Mighty Mouse was So. Gay. So I vote for anyone to beat his butt.

toners said...

LOL!! But if he catches the Roadrunner, there'll be no more cartoons left! Waaaah! :)

Kat Mortensen said...

Hey Maureen,

I'm a cat person - I have 4 of them!
I do feel for Sylvester. Tweety gets on my nerves and he deserves a bit of feather-ruffling. As for the "beep-beeper"; I wish Wile. E. had caught him and shut him up once and for all. I guess that would finish the cartoon, huh?
You don't like birdies?


Bruce Johnson said...

This sort of made me think. I recall watching Road Runner all the time as a child and I loved the surreal desert landscape and the over the top Rube Goldberg inventions that Coyote came up with. They were funny and whimsical. But looking back, in the adult sense, this poor guy was a metaphor for adult life. Always struggling to achieve happiness but being shot down by circumstance or Murphy's Law. In a way, I have come to the realization....I AM THE COYOTE......(I hope no one drops and anvil on my head).

Ed & Jeanne said...

I've heard road runners taste like chicken...

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

I'd love to see the roadrunner on a spit. Someone should write a "Final Episodes" movie about all those old cartoons where the underdogs finally win. It would make millions.

Maureen said...

Phoenix5: I need you on a personal retainer. Every time I feel blue, I’m going to have you compliment me… you make me feel so great. Thank you!

Melinda: I agree wholeheartedly!

Sweet Irene: Hah!!!! Exactly!!

Aimeslee: I know. I know. (She says whilst sitting here watching The Pink Panther toon from 1967…) But don’t you go dissin’ my Mighty Mouse!!!! He was one of my favorites!!!! (Here I come to save the day!!!)

Toners: This is true. But at least the Grand Canyon would still be intact.

Poetikat: Well, I don’t dislike them all… just those that taunt and tease… ;)

Lotus07: You read my mind… or my blog drafts folder. My original post was going to just be about Wile as a matter of fact… and was entitled “I Feel Like Wile E. Coyote”… I think a lot of us can relate to his trials and tribulations.

VE: I know! Especially when they do those scenes with the roasting bird. Yummmmm

Jeff: Oh what a perfect idea!!! I think t would be a hit too! You’d better patent the idea before they decide to do it with a cast of “celebrity” cameos, or worse, “celebrity voices” like nearly all animated movies nowadays…

Now if you'll excuse me, a Foghorn Leghorn episode just started...

Day Dreamer said...

I loved this! Too fun.

I always root for Frankenstein and Dracula. I know, not as cute. But come ON...how many times do they have to be defeated!

Cupcake Blonde said...

I always thought Wile E Coyotoe and Sylvester deserved a break. They always ended up broken and battered and Tweety and the Roadrunner were fun. Never seemed fair to me. Besides, Tweety and the Roadrunner totally have it coming and need to be scared straight so to speak. They are too cocky for their own good since they know the cartoon will never let them get hurt.

The Egel Nest said...

When it comes to sports..where I am not partial to a particular team..I completely root for the underdog :)

The Egel Nest

PS I apologize for my absentee blog visitation...the beautiful wife just got back into town tonight...and it was very busy in the nest!

Jill said...

I can see where you'd feel for the coyote - I think I might have too as a little girl, but I can't really remember & it's been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long. I think I need to watch MORE cartoons!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is possible to watch too many loony tunes cartoons.

Maureen said...

Day Dreamer: Ha! Yeah, I guess they COULD be considered underdogs... I guess. As long as they're not chasing me or anything.

Vegas Princess: Exactly! We are of like minds (my condolences to you...)

Hi Bradley! No apologies necessary. Family always comes first. With a fella as cute as yours, I wouldn't be able to tear myself away from him!

Jill: A good dose of silly laughter can do wonders... especially after a long day at work. I much prefer that to watching the depressing news.

Dan: A man after my own heart! You're right!

Lady Banana: Well, you see, I multitask. I work on my laptop whilst watching cartoons!

ShannanB said...

Too funny. I always route for the underdog too. In my mind it's always,,,, just once I'd like to see them win...

Momo Fali said...

Well, as soon as I read the beginning, I thought "it's because she's a cat person". Because, I'm betting that if the underdog was really a dog who was going after a cat, you'd want that cat to win.

Soge shirts said...

I used to root for them too. Tweety bird and the roadrunner were just too smug and Sylvester and the coyote never won. They were the underdogs. I also wish Yosemite Sam had gotten Bugs Bunny.

DJ Kirkby said...

Impossible! No one could ever watch too many cartoons! I feel for Willie...we have a cat that says 'Meep', most anoying at 3 am!

Stacey said...

I know..isn't it incredibly frustrating that Wile E Coyote can't catch the Roadrunner.

Glad I'm not the only one ;)

BusyDad said...

YES! I thought I was the only person who wanted to see road runner on a serving platter! That is why I liked Tom and Jerry. Every once in a while, Tom would get that damn rodent!
- buzzee

Maureen said...

Mommy bits: Yeah. I guess I like to hope the underdog wins once in a while because that’s usually me…

Momo Fali: Heh. Heh… yeah… perhaps. You know me too well, don’tcha?

Sogeshirtguy: Yeah… poor Sam… another one who never won, eh?

DJ: Heh, agreed! A cat that says Meep!!! Kerazy!

Worker Mommy: Sounds like there are a lot of us!

BusyDad: HAH! Yeah, Tom & Jerry broke the mold, didn’t they? I can’t believe what they got away with back then. You can certainly see where Itchy and Scratchy come from!

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