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The Looney Tunes Show – “Best Friends” Recap

by on October 7, 2011

Wanting to make a quick buck, Daffy decides to force Bugs to sign up with him on the game show Besties, where best friends answer questions about one another. However, Daffy’s lack of knowledge about Bugs causes a rip in their friendship. Trying to regain Bugs’ friendship, Daffy goes out of his way to purchase tickets for himself for a cruise ship using Bugs’ credit card, and tries showering him with never ending attention..

This episode is the very first episode that aired and it held some pretty big excitement for loyal Looney Tunes Fans. Unfortunately, this episode turned out to be not as spectacular as most fans were hoped. Even so, there is some decent moments in this episode to talk about. I liked the general idea of the plot, the characters who were involved, and I chuckled a few times at Daffy’s lack of knowledge when answering questions. But, I think this type of episode can only work well with characters who actually share a wacky friendship. In the classic shorts, Bugs and Daffy aren’t the best of friends and have a much more antagonistic relationship. I think it would have played out better if they instead used the first episode to introduce how Daffy moved in with Bugs. That would’ve been a very fun way to begin the series. I still think the game show idea was great because of the potential to cause all sorts of chaos between Bugs and Daffy.

This is a new series and thus the changes in characters is something that happens. But, for the show to be called ‘The Looney Tunes Show” when characters are not exactly being put together correctly isn’t a good thing either. As I have said, I liked the concept a whole lot but it’s like the writers kind of rushed the ideas they had written down. Even though it was completely out of character, I liked the tactics Daffy used in order to earn back Bugs’ respect and friendship. It was in his character to go about it in the most foolish way possible.

Even though this series had a poor start, I don’t think it’s anywhere near terrible. The writers do have a good idea going with Bugs and Daffy living together, but it feels like they should try to go back and watch the old cartoons again to see how antagonistic these characters were towards one another. Overall, one hundred points for the concept and 0 points for the execution.

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