Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Looney TV: Tortilla Flaps (1958)

It may be the middle of winter, but in 1958, Warner Bros. served up a Speedy Gonzales short set around the time of----what else?---Cinco de Mayo (May 5). In "Tortilla Flaps", Speedy must save his village from a vulture.

In the final episode of The Looney Tunes Show, the producers used Bugs Bunny as a satire of both Batman & Superman, mostly the latter. Speedy, who predated the Silver Age of comics by a couple of years, would be considered a funny animal analogue for The Flash, and actually did meet the Fastest Man Alive in a DC miniseries a few years back. Now, if only they could do that for a cartoon..........

Rating: A.

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