In the beginning, it only aired re-runs of classic cartoons such as looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, and The Flintstones.
I consider looney Tunes on the tube as being just a snake of massive proportions.
The witnesses against the alleged vagrants were looney, Eagan and Allen.
I just gripped him like a looney, an' he gripped me, an' thar we stood a-starin' an' a-staring'!
Whether that poor, innercent, looney lady craves our company or not, she ain't going to git it.
And all she could say was, "Leave me be, looney, or I'll scream!"
In company with a newspaper man, looney visited Allen with the professed purpose of negotiating matters.
"I propose taking a trip to that looney Island," said Louise directly.
He can't go to the games as often as he used to, because he's looney about his wife and little Tommy too.
"No wonder they call that place over there looney Land," remarked Julia.
also loonie, looney, 1853, American English, short for lunatic, but also influenced by loon (n.2) and perhaps loon (n.1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884, from the adjective. Slang loony bin "insane asylum" is from 1919. Looney left in reference to holders of political views felt to be left-wing in the extreme is from 1977. Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. studios' animated cartoon series, dates from 1930.
Crazy; nutty: You looney punk/ ''I think, sir, he's a little luny,'' replied Ginger Nut, with a grin (1853+)
(also loon or loonball): the inspired looney who hated killing/ would have shown up in a Mel Brooks epic had that loonball thought of it first (1884+)
[probably fr both lunatic and crazy as a loon (found by 1845)]