Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. animated cartoon series which ran in numerous movie theaters from 1930 to 1969. It preceded the Merrie Melodies series and is Warner Brothers's first animated theatrical series. The regular Warner Bros. animation cast also became known as the Looney Tunes.
The name Looney Tunes is a variation on Silly Symphonies, the name of the Walt Disney Company's concurrent series of music-based cartoon shorts. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes shorts featured popular characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Taz, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and many others. Originally produced by Harman-Ising Pictures, Looney Tunes were produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1933 to 1944. Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and the newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963.
In "PTV", Coyote appears in a cutaway when Peter claims he worked for ACME. He offers a store credit when Wile E. claims a refund for a giant sling shot that slammed him into a mountain. Mrs. Coyote then appears telling her husband to hurry up.
Foghorn Leghorn visits a KFC in "Back to the Woods". He greets Colonel Sanders complimenting the smells of the spices. Sanders then decapitates him with a meat cleaver. Leghorn watches his headless body run around with guidance, not realizing his head was cut off until mid-sentence.
Rapid Dave is the American equivalent of Speedy Gonzales. He was created by Peter in "Padre de Familia" as a way of cleansing children's entertainment of foreign characters. Sylvester the Cat is seen chasing Dave before he escapes.
Luke Skywalker, played by Chris Griffin, has a typical Wile E. Coyote fall during his duel with Darth Vader, played by Stewie Griffin, in Something, Something, Something, Dark Side. He holds up a "HELP" sign, and then his body from the neck down droops before his whole body falls.
Peter and Mahmoud watch a Muslim version of Looney Tunes in "Turban Cowboy" where Porky Pig makes his traditional appearance though the drum head, although noting that under Islamic Law he is forbidden as dirty.
When Peter promises Lois to be gentile in his attempt to help Jesus lose his virginity in "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin", he claims he will be as gentile was the Tasmanian Devil tucking in his kids. A cutaway shows Taz reading a bedtime story. After he finishes, he kisses his child goodnight and starts to wind up his routine tornado exit, only to pause and gently slip from the room.