As you are likely now aware, people on Facebook are changing their profile pictures to shots of cartoon characters from the 80’s in an effort to speak out against childhood violence.
Another favorite are the Warner Brothers’ cartoons. Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester Cat, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and more, received their best network television treatment on CBS’ The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour.
The classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies half-hour cartoons first aired on prime-time network television in 1960-1962. CBS’ The Road Runner Show, premiered on September 10, 1966 and was telecast for two years until September 7, 1968. Its episodes consisted of three cartoons, one with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, one with Tweety and Sylvester, and one with a rather eclectic selection of Warner Brothers cartoon characters.
In 1968, when CBS acquired the network broadcast rights to Bugs Bunny’s television show, it decided to merge the two television programs into one, and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour was born.