A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Petunia celebrates Porky for bringing his friend along on the date, although he didn't do it intentionally, loosely promoting the message "true friends make sure you're never alone."
Violence & Scariness
In typical Looney Tunes fashion, characters experience wacky, unrealistic violence. Porky Pig carries Daffy Duck by his neck. Bugs Bunny gets flattened between Mr. and Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are references to love and romance, and characters are seen kissing. In one scene, Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla seductively lifts her leg out of the hot tub.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
In one scene, Bugs Bunny and Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla clink wine glasses as if to toast.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine's Extwavaganza is a holiday special featuring modern-day versions of favorite Looney Tunes characters. In 2020, HBO Max rebooted the classic cartoon to introduce a new generation to the shenanigans of the beloved Bugs Bunny (Eric Bauza) and his pals. This special is an episode in the fifth season of the show, and it features three shorts that showcase Bugs along with Daffy Duck (also Bauza), Porky Pig (Bob Bergen), Petunia, and Mr. and Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla. Viewers can expect to see kissing between characters, mild sexual innuendo -- like Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla's "sexy" leg while in the hot tub -- and typical Looney Tunes roughness that makes us question how the characters ever make it out of an episode unscathed.
Is It Any Good?
HBO Max's attempt at preserving the essence of the original Looney Tunes show is duly noted, but something is missing. Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine's Extwavaganza will get laughs from old and young viewers, but may also raise some eyebrows from those who grew up on classic Looney Tunes. The illustration and vocalization of Bugs Bunny are spot on, but giving him the yellow gloves that were seldom used early in the original series was a bit of an unnatural stretch. Including Mr. and Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla is a fun nod to the history of the show, but loyal fans may prefer to see other more common characters like Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, or Marvin Martian portrayed. Despite these shortcomings about the series itself, the Valentine's Day special is a funny opportunity to bridge the generational gap and laugh together as a family.
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