W. W. Wacky: Folks, there comes a time when the cheese gets hard and the cherry falls off the sundae. Your contracts are cancelled.
Bonkers: WW, how can you do this?!
W. W. Wacky: Easy - it's my studio.
Bonkers: But fans love my stuff!
W. W. Wacky: No, no, no, they love "smash him and bash him".
Bonkers: So I'll join the Marines. I'll eat hand grenade for breakfast. I'll do anything you want!
W. W. Wacky: I want you not to scuff the red carpet on your way out. Bye-bye.
Bonkers: Washed up like yesterday's laundry. Not even a clothes line to call my own.
Chief Kanifky: Now for your first case. I don't mind telling you it's a tough job.
Lucky: You want us to put the Number One Most Wanted Crook in jail?
Chief Kanifky: Tougher.
Bonkers: All ten Most Wanted Crooks in a phone booth?
Chief Kanifky: Oh, tougher than that. Bubba Bear is missing.
(Bonkers introduces his toon office supplies to Lucky)
Bonkers: How do you like them?
Lucky: I like them on your side of the office.
Bonkers: Sure, partner. Which side is that?
Lucky: The side that's farthest from my side!
Lucky: What are you doing?
Bonkers: Sneaking out to the scene of the crime like Sherlock Holmes. You see, when I was in "Scotland Yard 511", I would always use this particular technique.
Lucky: Oh, man.
Bonkers: You... don't do it that way here?
Lucky: Even Sherlock Holmes wouldn't do it that way here.
Bonkers: Ah! I should have known, silly me! This is Hollywood. Sherlock Holmes would charge in like Dick Tracy!
Bonkers: (to Lucky) Don't think of me as a partner. Think of me as an orange, fuzzy son!
Marilyn: Ah, Bonkers D. Bobcat!
Bonkers: In the fur.
(Bonkers appears in Lucky's bedroom at 2 AM)
Dyl: (yawns) Who is it, dear?
Lucky: Nothing. Just an orange bobcat with a bullhorn.
Dyl: (yawns) Oh, that's nice.
Lucky: What are you doing here?
Bonkers: Fall Apart Rabbit is missing!!!
Lucky: Shhh! Fallap- what- what did you say?
Bonkers: Fall Apart Rabbit.
Lucky: You got me up at two in the morning to tell me somebody fell apart on a rab- You don't need me, you need a doctor!
Bonkers: Gee... At least somebody wants me. Too bad he's a demented evil laughing toon collector with pencils for fingers who wants to preserve me under plastic forever.
Lucky: Chief Kanifky! I've solved the case of the missing toons!
Chief Kanifky: Missing toons? Oh, oh dear! We should start an immediate investigation!
Lucky: What's going on? Where's Bonkers?
Toots: Awooga! Me-me-me-me-meep!
Lucky: He's been toon-napped?
Toots: Me-meep uh-huh.
Lucky: I can't believe I'm talking to a horn. What's worse, I can't believe I understand what he's saying.
(The Collector is about to laminate Bonkers)
The Collector: Now remember, this is art. So do try to smile.
Bonkers: There's no way out! I'm doomed! My fate is about to be sealed!
(The Laminator goes off)
Bonkers: Then again, maybe not.
Bonkers: Lucky! Boy, am I glad to see you! Say, what took you so long?
Lucky: I had to walk your dog.
Bonkers: You know Lucky, this is the start of a beautiful partnership.
Lucky: What have I gotten myself into?
Revealing mistake: For the most part of the episode, Mr. Doodles has five fingers. He is shown four-fingered only during the last scene in the sewers. However, since Mr. Doodles is a toon, he should have been drawn with four fingers during the whole episode.
Continuity goof: When Bonkers arrives at Wackytoon Studios, our attention is drawn to the giant sign with his face. When Bonkers is kicked out of the studio, the signboard looks different.
Continuity goof: When Bonkers first meets Dyl and Marilyn, the picture on the wall behind his armchair changes between shots.
When Lucky gives the police manual to Bonkers, the spots on Bonkers' cheeks disappear for a second.
Plot hole: March Hare and Mad Hatter are shown captured by Mr. Doodles together with the other toons but they never appear again in this episode.
Chief! You're looking at a twelve year veteran. A guy who watches Columbo reruns in his sleep. Memorized the Dick Tracy movie backwards, trailed more crooks than any other cop. So I tell you what, you give me a trench coat and a promotion, and I'll be your next Sherlock Holmes.
This is Hollywood. Sherlock Holmes would charge in like Dick Tracy!
is a popular detective series; Dick Tracy
is a 1990 detective movie based on the comic strips of the same name.
The two make-up artists at Wackytoon Studios are Mad Hatter and March Hare from Disney's 1951 cartoon Alice in Wonderland.
Mr. Doodles: A toon black hole. Gets them every time.
The phrase marked in italic was uttered by Eddie Valiant from Who Framed Roger Rabbit and also referred to a toon gag.
Bonkers: (about his poster) There it is, Toots. The face that launched a thousand cartoons.
"The face that launched a thousand ships" is an adage originating from Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. It refers to Helen of Troy, whose beauty, according to the legend, caused the Trojan War (and thus, launched ships into battle).