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Stumbled upon this on the Net, The Wife was disturbed by it...So I had to Post It!! A Rarely Known Middle Name. I always Liked this Cartoon because I Enjoy the Mojave Desert.AA189tDwAA189hR1AA189hOM

When Chuck Jones was creating the character of Wile. E Coyote, he found inspiration in the writings of renowned author Mark Twain. In his 1872 novel Roughing It, he describes the coyote as "long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton [...] a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless."

Jones commented that nobody more perfectly described the coyote than Twain and decided to use some of his descriptions for the down-on-his-luck and starving Wile. E.

The "E" Stands For Something in Wile. E Coyote's Name©Warner Bros.

Wile. E Coyote's name is an appropriate pun on the word "wily," meaning to be cunning and crafty. However, few people know that the "E" in his name is said to stand for "Ethelbert" as was revealed in one issue of Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies Comics.

Nevertheless, the cartoonist that included this information did not intend for it to be continuous with the show and is therefore considered to be non-canon. Regardless, many still accept Ethelbert to be his middle name.


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Wile. E Coyote And Road Runner Adhere To Certain Rules©Warner Bros.

Although initially intended to be a parody of cartoons like Tom and Jerry, the shorts featuring Wile. E Coyote and the Road Runner became incredibly popular in their own right. Although the show might seem like chaos at all times, the writers actually established a set of rules that the two characters had to follow.

For example, the Road Runner could only harm the Coyote by startling him with his trademark "meep meep" noise and had to stay on the road at all times. On the other hand, the Coyote's greatest enemy is always gravity, and all of the weapons and tools he acquired had to be products of the ACME Corporation. Although some rules were broken at times, for the most part, they were upheld.


It is interesting to me, and what makes these Cartoons so Funny, and the moral lessons they teach. Is that all of Wiles' 'Drawing Board' Mechanical Contraptions he designs, and purchases from the ACME 'Gadget' Corporation, ALWAYS Backfire on The Coyote! Causing him Great Harm and Near Death. The Great Moral Lesson...'If You start-out to Hurt Someone, You'll only end-up Hurting Yourself!' Yes! Wiles' greatest Danger is Gravity! 

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