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Sunday Night Slice is the 17th episode of The Looney Tunes Show.


Plot

Bugs reveals the origin of Pizzarriba: a baseball game. In the backstory, Daffy repeatedly insults one of the batters, causing the batter to hit Daffy in the face with the ball. Afterward, he, Bugs and Porky go to Giradi's, the former Pizzarriba, for pizza as part of a Sunday tradition. Upon arrival, they discover its owner is closing the store and moving back to Italy for retirement. After bidding farewell, they try a new place: a barbecue restaurant. As Daffy eats pork ribs, Porky states his taking offense to it, and Bugs notes his desire for Giradi's and plans to buy it. While Porky initially feels uneasy about it, he encouraged Bugs after he saw Daffy's pork consumption, much to the pig's offense.

In the revamped restaurant, Pete applies for a job, but Daffy interrupts due to Bugs making him commander in chief. Marvin is interviewed next, only for Daffy to interrupt once again, asking the Martian how he'd handle a robbery. While Bugs considers hiring Marvin, Daffy fakes a robbery and is blasted by Marvin, earning him a job at the restaurant. Later, Bugs makes a pizza and reveals to Speedy that he wants a place to meet with friends on Sunday nights. Upon hearing Bugs' inexperience with restaurants, Speedy hopes Bugs has a capable staff but is disproved when he sees Daffy.

On opening day, Bugs brushes over the staff's responsibilities and has Marvin and Daffy make the pizza. As Marvin tries to make pizza, Daffy takes over, thinking he outranks the Martian, and gets the pizza stuck to the ceiling. Pete gets one family's order and butchers it when telling it to Daffy, who still gets pizza stuck to the ceiling as the family complains about the service. As Witch Lezah complains about her order, the father of the family gets a refund to Bugs' dismay. Marvin and Daffy fight over Marvin's gun, causing it to fire around the restaurant and surprise the remaining diners. Fed up with the service, Witch Lezah offers Chinese food to everyone, and they gladly accept and leave via a spell.

A dismayed Bugs hears that if service doesn't improve, Giradi's will go bankrupt within a week. Seeing Speedy clean his mousehole, Bugs asks Speedy for help and, the following day, locks Pete, Marvin and Daffy in a pantry as Speedy is hired. To Bugs' impression, Speedy is able to quickly make multiple pizzas and set tables, earning the restaurant customers and money. The restaurant closes for the night, and Bugs and Speedy share a pizza as the trio locked in the pantry call for help.

The following day, Porky tells Bugs that he can own the restaurant for years to come, but Bugs claims all he wanted was a hangout spot, not to be busy with a restaurant. Bugs hands the restaurant off to Speedy, giving it the name it currently is: Pizzarriba. Dining with Porky, Bugs reveals that Speedy put Daffy, Marvin and Pete in charge of pizza delivery. While piloting a large tank, they shoot the pizza out the tank, causing it to crash through a customer's window as the trio pilot away.

Cast

Actor Voice(s)
Jeff Bergman Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck
Bob Bergen Porky Pig
Fred Armisen Speedy Gonzales
John Kassir Pete Puma
Eric Bauza Marvin the Martian
Roz Ryan Witch Lezah

Gossamer appears in this episode, but has no lines. Leslie Hunt appears in the Merrie Melody, but has no lines.

Quotes

  • Daffy: I bet you're a terrible husband and father!
    (Batter turns around and misses the ball)
    Umpire: Strike 3!
    Daffy: (laughs)
    (Daffy is hit with the ball and collapses)
    Bugs: ...And he's out!
  • Bugs: (talking to Marvin and Daffy) And you two make the pizza. Any questions?
    Daffy: How do you make pizza?
  • Daffy: (referring to Pete being in his dream) You were in it, but when you talked, you had a woman's voice.
    Pete: Ooooh, did I sound pretty?
  • Speedy: (after the end credits, taking off his sombrero) ¡Hasta luego, amigos!
  • Daffy: What's the order?
  • Pete: I think pizza.
  • Bugs: You know what they say: starve a cold, feed a head injury.
  • Bugs: Like pizza dough, we'll rise to the occasion.
  • Bugs: Turns out the secret to a successful restaurant: a mouse.
    Speedy: Tell that to the health department.
  • Porky: (stuttering) This whole time I've been eating pepperoni, I've been eating me!

Gallery



Production Art


The Looney Tunes Show Season One Episodes
Best Friends | Members Only | Jailbird and Jailbunny | Fish and Visitors | Monster Talent | Reunion | Casa de Calma | Devil Dog
The Foghorn Leghorn Story | Eligible Bachelors | Peel of Fortune | Double Date | To Bowl or Not to Bowl | Newspaper Thief
Bugs & Daffy Get a Job | That's My Baby | Sunday Night Slice | DMV | Off Duty Cop | Working Duck | French Fries | Beauty School
The Float | The Shelf | Muh-Muh-Muh-Murder | Point, Laser Point

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