Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going "beep, beep."
No outside force can harm the Coyote—only his own ineptitude or the failure of Acme products. Trains and trucks were the exception from time to time.
The Coyote could stop anytime—IF he were not a fanatic. (Repeat: "A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim." —George Santayana).
No dialogue ever, except "beep, beep" and yowling in pain.
Road Runner must stay on the road—for no other reason than that he's a roadrunner.
All action must be confined to the natural environment of the two characters—the southwest American desert.
All tools, weapons, or mechanical conveniences must be obtained from the Acme Corporation.
Whenever possible, make gravity the Coyote's greatest enemy.
The Coyote is always more humiliated than harmed by his failures.
The audience's sympathy must remain with the Coyote.
The Coyote is not allowed to catch the road runner
That they kept getting chopped up and rarely shown in their original lengths is one of the great crimes of my childhood.
What I'd really like is for WB to release every cartoon short they made, ever, in a series of chronological box sets.
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