Title - To Hare is Human
Director - Chuck Jones
Released - 1956
Reason for Placement --
Putting one of my all-time favorite cartoon characters up against Bugs Bunny? Oh yeah, this is going to be good. Wile E. Coyote is after Bugs for his breakfast, but when the rabbit originally outsmarts him, he builds a UNIVAC Electronic Brain to come up with ideas on how to capture his meal.
The gags resulting from the Brain's suggestions are pure gold. One of the best moments comes after another failed attempt, Wile E. goes back and you simply see him pressing three buttons: "What" "Now" "?". That alone says just how frustrated the coyote is getting, we don't need to see his face to figure it out.
I always thought the idea of consulting the Electronic Brain was pretty interesting, all Wile E. has to do is enter key words and the computer tells him what he should do. But then again... Wile E., you're supposed to be this great genius, shouldn't you be coming up with these ideas yourself?