Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Looney TV: Granny & Tweety in World War II? (The Looney Tunes Show, 2011)

Two separate storylines play out in this 1st season episode of The Looney Tunes Show.

First, Granny (June Foray) relays to Daffy Duck (Jeff Bergman) a tale of when she was a spy, along with Tweety, in World War II (!). Stretches the bounds of imagination, I know, but that would suggest that, in this continuity, if Granny was in her 20's in the 40's, she'd be pushing or at 90 in 2011.

For what it's worth, the ageless Ms. Foray doesn't voice Granny's younger self. Instead, the producers hired actress Stephanie Courtney to be the younger version of Granny. If her voice sounds familiar, well, it should. Stephanie is better known as Progressive Insurance salesbabe Flo!

Meanwhile, Bugs Bunny (Bergman again) volunteers to take part in a bachelor auction for charity. Predictably, Lola (Kristen Wiig) wins a date with Bugs, and the two fly to Paris. I think this was the episode that would kickstart their relationship, which carried into season 2.

Coincidentally, Rachel Ramras, who succeeded Wiig as the voice of Lola in last year's "Rabbits Run" DTV, co-wrote the episode.

Hmmm, I wonder how many generations of Tweety are there? Birds couldn't possibly live that long, even in a cartoon, could they?

Rating: A-.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

"Birds couldn't possibly live that long, even in a cartoon, could they?"
Of course they could, as long as they don't fall into The Dip.

hobbyfan said...

Ah, yes, a Roger Rabbit reference. I think I'm overdue to find that on DVD and review it.....