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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 "I Never Met the Dead Man", Wile E. Coyote is seen riding in a car with Peter, runs over the Road Runner. When Peter realizes it, tells him to keep going.

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.

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd have a showdown in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Bugs is shot in the chest by Fudd, followed by Fudd snapping his neck, instantly killing him and ending their rivalry.

In "E. Peterbus Unum", Peter Griffin's grandfather, Osias Griffin, a Warner Bros. animator, recommended naming Bugs Bunny "Ephraim the Retarded Rabbit", a name no other worker agreed with.

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.

Yosemite Sam is fitted for extremely tight pants in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing".

"Partial Terms of Endearment" features an extended parody as Peter tries to force his wife Lois to have an abortion.

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.

Peter pauses to see if a tornado could be Taz, the Tasmanian Devil in "Farmer Guy".

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