OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Y’all, our prayers are finally being answered.
After all those times we’ve found ourselves thinking, “Gee, I wish they’d reboot Looney Tunes! If there’s one thing my life is missing, it’s a steady flow of these antediluvian cartoons– scrubbed squeaky clean of anything that might affront my modern moral standards, of course!”, HBO has come through for us. They have started re-airing the classic cartoons, but with one twist: “We’re not doing guns.”
HBO Max premiered the remake of Looney Tunes Cartoons last week, and the executive producer told the New York Times that weapons such as dynamite and other “Acme stuff” will be used in the series but not guns.
“We’re not doing guns,” Peter Browngardt said. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”
Character Yosemite Sam will also not be using guns as weapons, according to outlet Comic Book.
Instead of a gun, Fudd uses a scythe to try to catch his nemesis, Bugs Bunny. The series will feature 200 new episodes starring fan favorites such as Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Sylvester the Cat.
You heard it here, folks. Bodies being blown to pieces and little innocent buns being hacked to bits by harvest tools are cute and cartoony. But drawing a firearm (pun intended)? Well, now you’ve gone too far.
“We’re going through this wave of anti-bullying, everybody needs to be friends, everybody needs to get along,” he said. “Looney Toons is pretty much the antithesis of that. It’s two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent.”
So. . . if society is in this anti-bullying phase, and your show is in direct conflict with that phase, and (correct me if I’m wrong) no one asked for this. . . Why bother? Literally why is this even a thing? Whose idea was this? What’s the bloody point?!
There’s no explanation from creators as to WHY guns are out, when all the other “cartoony” violence gets a pass. Could they not make guns funny? Were they trying, like, at all? I just have so many questions and no answers. WHERE ARE THE ANSWERS??!