Four more episodes of the sitcom-style Looney Tunes reboot arrive on DVD with The Looney Tunes Show - Season One, Volume 3. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck live together as roommates. Their house is located in what appears to be a typical suburb, only it’s populated by all the classic Looney Tunes characters. Each episode features Bugs and Daffy interacting with townspeople as well as characters including Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, and Foghorn Leghorn. In other words, this is a drastic reimagining of the Looney Tunes universe. It also happens to be an absolute blast.
The plot lines are all over the map, as usual for this show. “The Foghorn Leghorn Story” finds the famous rooster producing a movie based on his own life. Daffy shows up at the casting call, mistaking it for a movie theater rather than pre-production for an upcoming film. After Foghorn hears him mouthing off to the receptionist, he becomes convinced that Daffy – despite being the wrong species – is perfect to portray him on screen. “Eligible Bachelors” centers on Bugs and Daffy partaking in a charity auction to be someone’s husband for a day. Lola Bunny, perpetually fixated on Bugs, outbids everyone. Daffy winds up with Granny (the elderly owner of Sylvester and Tweety), who he soon discovers has a very interesting past.
“Peel of Fortune” involves Daffy’s jealously over the fact that Bugs invented the carrot peeler. The ubiquitous kitchen tool has provided Bugs with financial self-sufficiency. Daffy tries in vain to invent something equally lucrative, eventually resorting to stealing one of Bugs’ unproduced ideas. In “Double Date,” Daffy wins a multi-course dinner at the fanciest restaurant in town. He initially invites Bugs, who refuses to accompany Daffy on what would appear to be a date. After offering Daffy some dating advice, Lola develops a strong crush on Daffy – or so it seems. But Daffy has his eye on a hot duck who works at the mall, which drives Lola to compete for his attention.