|The Road Runner Show|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original network||CBS (1966–1968)|
|Original release||September 10, 1966 –|
September 2, 1972
The Road Runner Show is an American Saturday morning animated anthology series which compiled theatrical Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, which were produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons between 1949 and 1964. Several of the shorts, especially the ones produced from 1965 onward, were produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises after Warner Bros. closed their animation studio. DePatie–Freleng Enterprises provided the animation for the show's intro, closing credits as well as the wrap-around bumpers.
From 1966 to 1968, The Road Runner Show initially ran for two seasons on CBS. From 1968 to 1969, CBS combined The Road Runner Show with The Bugs Bunny Show to produce The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour. The Road Runner and the Coyote more often shared at least an hour with Bugs Bunny on CBS. In 1971, ABC picked up The Road Runner Show and ran for two seasons until 1973, when the network dropped the show due to its excessively aggressive scenes. Later on, CBS re-acquired the show and aired them as reruns under The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour until the mid-80s.
Each show would feature one Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, with a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon in the middle segment, and other WB animated character(s) in the third segment (usually Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales, Pepé Le Pew and Hippety Hopper). The intro of every cartoon was replaced with a simple title card, along with the shortened version of William Lava's arrangement of The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.
The show aired in Albania on Bang Bang and Çufo, and in Hungary on M1 and RTL Klub.
The theme song was written and performed by Barbara Cameron. In 1999, it was covered by the Mexican band Chicos de Barrio and was later parodied in Histeria! featuring Father Time and Big Fat Baby. It has also been covered by Barenaked Ladies, and Barbara Cameron re-recorded the theme with her son, Jazz violinist Doug Cameron (with Paul Julian's iconic Beep-Beep and other sound effects from the shorts used on the recording) for his Different Hats album in 2008. An instrumental version was used as the theme song for the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote segments of The Looney Tunes Show.
|Wiie E. and Road Runner:||Sylvester and Tweety:||Other:||Episode Date|
|Zip 'N Snort||The Jet Cage||The Wild Chase||4 September 1971|
|Beep Prepared||Putty Tat Trouble||Cats And Bruises||11 September 1971|
|Ready, Set, Zoom!||Hyde And Go Tweet||Weasel While You Work||18 September 1971|
|Zoom At The Top||Tree Cornered Tweety||Hoppy Daze||25 September 1971|
|War And Pieces||Tweety's Circus||A Sheep In The Deep||2 October 1971|
|To Beep Or Not To Beep||Trick Or Tweet||Birds Of A Father||9 October 1971|
|The Solid Tin Coyote||A Street Cat Named Sylvester||The Dixie Fryer||16 October 1971|
|There They Go-Go-Go!||Dog Pounded||Woolen Under Where||23 October 1971|
|Scrambled Aches||Hawaiian Aye Aye||Dr. Jerkyl's Hide||30 October 1971|
|Sugar And Spies||A Bird In A Guilty Cage||Cannery Woe||6 November 1971|
|Whoa, Be-Gone!||Tweet Tweet Tweety||Don't Axe Me||13 November 1971|
|Clippety Clobbered||Greedy For Tweety||Pop 'im Pop!||20 November 1971|
|Hopalong Casualty||Tweet And Lovely||Wild Over You||27 November 1971|
|Hairied And Hurried||Tugboat Granny||Mother Was A Rooster||4 December 1971|
|Lickety-Splat||Tweet And Sour||Fish And Slips||11 December 1971|
|Tired And Feathered||Fowl Weather||A Mutt In A Rut||18 December 1971|
|Going! Going! Gosh!||Gift Wrapped||Mouse-Taken Identity||25 December 1971|
|Rushing Roulette||Ain't She Tweet||The Mouse On 57th Street||1 January 1972|
|Stop! Look! And Hasten!||Catty Cornered||Chili Weather||8 January 1972|
|Highway Runnery||A Pizza Tweety-Pie||Strangled Eggs||15 January 1972|
|Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z||Trip For Tat||What's My Lion?||22 January 1972|
|Shot And Bothered||Muzzle Tough||Touché And Go||29 January 1972|
|Fast And Furry-ous||A Bird In A Bonnet||Claws In The Lease||5 February 1972|
|Out And Out Rout||Tweet Dreams||The Slick Chick||12 February 1972|
|Run, Run, Sweet Road Runner||Snow Business||To Itch His Own||19 February 1972|
|Boulder Wham!||Tweet Zoo||The Slap-Hoppy Mouse||26 February 1972|