It’s Acme Pumpkin Season

Time brings us “The 9 Rules of Every Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Cartoon“.

The Looney Tunes universe had boundaries as severe as an Acme anvil to the head.

A list of rules for the creators of the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons acme_pumpkin_wile_e_coyotehas been circulating online and the instructions explain why every episode was almost exactly the same.

Rules for the show include a restriction on dialogue (save for “Beep-beep!”), setting (“All action must be confined to wile_e_coyotes_9_rulesthe natural environment of the two characters — the Southwest American desert”) and outcomes (“The coyote is always more humiliated than harmed by his failures”). There’s even an instruction on who the real enemy of Wile E. is: “gravity.”