Wile E. Coyote or Scrat?…

char•ac•ter — Feb 3

Wile E. Coyote was a cartoon or animated character created in 1948 by Chuck Jones, along with his nemesis, Road Runner. 24 cartoons were created between 1948 and 1964. (http://looney.goldenagecartoons.com/tv/rrshow/)

Scrat — and his nemesis, the acorn — came along in 2002 in the first of three Ice Age movies — Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Yes, I do think of the acorn as Scrat’s nemesis.

I can’t help but see some similarities.

They both have grit.

They both won’t quit.

They both are thwarted at every turn by their nemeses.

They both are resilient.

Neither speaks, though Scrat does make sounds of desperation. He, too, speaks in exclamation points!

These guys even look alike. Check those facial expressions.

They are my favorite animated characters and can make me laugh until I hiccup.


Coyote & Road Runner — Beep! Beep!


Scrat — And it looks like Ice Age 4 is coming!

Got a favorite animated or cartoon character? I’m all ears.