Chuck Jones is – and always will be – one of the greatest cartoonists who ever lived. Those Looney Tunes cartoons which were released well over half a century ago are still as entertaining as ever today. It transcended age, they seem to get funnier the older we get – and not just because they get viewed under the habitual haze of herbal smoke well into our college years. The cartoons speak to their audience through the inimitable language of comedy. Regardless of nationality or circumstance they are universally adored.

And here’s why.

Every Road Runner cartoon was pieced together using these strict set of rules. Yes, there were occasions where they weren’t completely adhered to, but for the most part the cartoons were faithful to the canon. And all the better for it…