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Montana "Monty" Max is a cartoon character from the Warner Bros. animated television series Tiny Toon Adventures and one episode of Tiny Toons Looniversity. He is one of the main characters on the show. Monty was voiced by Danny Cooksey in the original show and Candi Milo in Tiny Toons Looniversity.
Why He Intentionally Doesn't Deserve A Friend
- For starters, Monty is a bullying, spoiled, rich kid who throws world-class temper tantrums, possesses a nasty personality and a very short temper, and uses his wealth for his amusement, often to the discomfort or belittlement of others.
- His pastimes include counting his capital, landscape deforestation, and rabbit stomping. He also owns heavily polluting industries that make things like elevator buttons and holes.
- Some episodes feature Plucky fighting those factories as The Toxic Revenger (a pun on The Toxic Avenger).
- He enjoys cheating in all forms of competition; oppressing the weak, terrorizing the timid, masterminding hostile takeovers, and watching the compound interest rate climb past twenty percent.
- He is pretty bossy and abrasive and hates fair play, honesty, and people who stand up to him, particularly Buster and Babs.
- He shoves his spoiled riches in the faces of people Buster, Babs, and Plucky, but most often winds up bankrupting himself in the process.
- Although we get to see what he is really like, there is an offensive sign at his house saying Charity workers will be shot, being the type of place that would make Trump envious.
- Monty's goal in life is to bring misery into the life of happy-go-lucky Buster. He's not particularly fond of anyone in Acme Acres, for that matter.
- He thinks Babs is a scatterbrain and his only use for Plucky is as a pawn in one of his devious plots.
- He thinks Elmyra is a drippy little nerd, but she is one of his only friends, and he will occasionally call her into service to help him pester Buster and Babs.
- While he isn't the main protagonist, he along with Elmyra steals the spotlight from many other good characters and is like a creator's pet and gets way too much screen time.
- Episode 1: The Looney Beginning -- (Supporting role)
- Episode 3: The Wheel o' Comedy -- Episode segment: Win, Lose, or Kerblowie (Main role)
- Episode 4: Test Stress -- Episode segment: Never Too Late to Loon (Cameo)
- Episode 7: Journey to the Center of Acme Acres -- (Main role)
- Episode 8: Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night -- Episode segment: Home Wrecker (Main role)
- Episode 9: It's Buster Bunny Time -- Prologue before the episode segment: Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten (Cameo: A still image is shown), Episode segment: Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotten (Main role)
- Episode 10: Looking Out for the Little Guy -- Episode segment: The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger (Main role)
- Episode 14: The Acme Acres Zone -- Episode segment: A Walk On the Flip Side (Main role), A Bacon Strip (Minor role)
- Episode 15: Life in the 90s -- Episode segment: Whining Out (Cameo: A still image is shown), Episode segment: Paper Trained (Main role)
- Episode 16: Rock 'N' Roar -- (Main role)
- Episode 17: Prom-ise Her Anything -- (Supporting role)
- Episode 18: Hare Today Gone Tomorrow -- (Supporting role)
- In the series premiere, "The Looney Beginning" (a non-canonical origin story), it is revealed that Max was the star of a show that had been pitched to Warner Bros., but rejected because of the character's brattiness. Taking revenge on the network for rejecting his series, Max boots Babs and Buster out of the cartoon steals their scripts, and takes over the show, renaming it The Montana Max Show.
- In the "Rainy Daze" episode segment "Rent a Friend", Buster is the only one who willingly volunteered to be Monty's rent-a-friend for the day, as Monty's abusive and insensitive behavior (as well as many dangerous toys) has scared all of the other rent-a-friends away.
- Buster is forced to be friendly towards Monty, who mistreats the bunny and has him play with his deadly and destructive toys, but when Monty goes too far, Buster gets his revenge on him (also costing the rich brat $250,000 to be saved from a tremendous fall, plus $13.50 for his rent-a-friend fee).
- In the "Playtime Toons" episode segment "Fit to Be Toyed", Monty is bored playing with his toys and decides to blow them up to make room for new ones.
- One of the toys lands in the drink of his father, who outraged, donates the rest of them to Toys 4 Tots.
- His relationship with Elmyra is forced and one-sided, and despite Monty's faults, Elmyra Duff seems to harbor maniacal affection for him. In the Dating, Acme Acres Style episode segment, Dream Date Game, Elmyra chose Montana to be her date but only because Buster tricked her into believing that he is a rabbit.
- And on topic of that, their relationship to each other is toyed with in the episode, Sepulveda Boulevard, (a parody of Sunset Boulevard), in which Elmyra and Max have characters based on the Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis characters, respectively.
- In the Spring in Acme Acres episode segment, Love Among The Toons. This was because Concord Condor was filling in for Cupid. He had noticed Buster arguing with Babs and tried to fix it, and although the first arrow succeeded in hitting Babs, the second arrow that was meant for Buster hit Monty, who got hit and then they fell in love with each other.
- In "Gang Busters" hangs out with three gang members, so he can be cool. He and his gang go into Acme Buy N' Buy, where Rémi Bughari asks them if there is anything they want to purchase. Monty tells Remi that they're just looking as he and his gang steal a slushie machine. Buster is on his way to Acme Buy N' Buy to get a carrot slushie, but Monty and his gang pass by him with the police on their tails, proving he has a criminal record.
- In the same episode, Buster is put on trial and Plucky is his lawyer. Babs is the court reporter who also tries to impress the judge with impersonations of Looney Tunes characters. Plucky turns out to be a very obnoxious lawyer and he and Buster are sent to jail when they are found guilty of both slushie theft and disorderly conduct in a courtroom (the jury is made entirely of Yosemite Sam clones). As they are being bused off to jail, Plucky loudly protests his innocence until Buster whacks him with the judge's mallet, causing Buster to be the one in jail, proving that Max is a liar.
- In the episode "Stuff that Goes Bump in the night segment "Home Wrecker", he shows off his bossy side a lot when Buster makes a burrow and Max is building a summer house right on top of Buster's burrow, and the annoyed blue bunny greatly protests against it.
- Monty tells Buster that he owns the surrounding land now and shows him the deed to prove it, but Buster folds the deed like a paper airplane with a stick of dynamite inside it and lights it.
- In the same episode, Montana Max uses the crane that was being used to build the house to toss Buster through the air and several hundreds of feet away. Buster returns and sets up a lawn chair, refusing to move.
- Monty uses the crane to drop his newly built summer house directly on top of him, which appears to have crushed the blue bunny.
- Monty suddenly worries that he might have accidentally killed him. Monty fears that if anyone finds out, he could go to prison forever.
- Fortunately for him, there were no witnesses, so Monty thinks he is in the clear.
- In the "Tiny Toons Looniversity" episode "Save The Loo Bru" he threatened to take over the place and have it torn down in place of a coffee shop, not to mention that he had taped a picture of his head over sports champions and it was revealed that he was lying to everyone and to Granny's face, which caused him to get expelled by Granny after Buster, Plucky, and Hamton discovered that he put his name over the names of a sports champion on several trophies revealing that he had them stolen and at the same by having Dizzy Devil and Taz evicted out of the Loo Bru to put them out of business.
- It's understandable and explained why he is mean because deep down, he is insecure that no one likes him.
- He's right, of course, and occasionally feels the need to call "Acme Rent-a-Friend.
- Although he yells most of the time, sometimes we get glimpses of the real kid beneath the temper. He lives in the grandest mansion in Acme Acres. The grounds include swimming pools, tennis courts, stables, and the like. It's the kind of place that would make Donald Trump envious. It has signs which read "Poverty Stinks".
- According to the half-hour episode "Citizen Max" (a parody of Citizen Kane), Monty was once impoverished and friends with one of the series' stars, Buster Bunny, until the day his parents won the lottery and became quite wealthy; after this, he abandoned Buster and quickly turned into his familiar bullying, juvenile delinquent self, thus setting the stage for his long-running feud with the blue rabbit.
- In the "The Acme Acres Zone" (a parody of The Twilight Zone) episode segment "A Walk on the Flip Side", Max gets an ironic comeuppance from Babs and Buster.
- Monty hates rabbits so much that he dreams that he is a rabbit himself. As a rabbit, he tries to get back to his real home. Elmyra catches him, but he makes an easy getaway. When he gets to his house, he finds out that Buster and Babs have taken over his mansion. They call the animal shelter and the keeper puts him in with a bunch of rabbits. Max is terrorized by visions of rabbits and by Elmyra when she wants to take him home "forever and ever."
- In said episode, as Max wakes up, he decides to be nice to rabbits but reneges when Buster and Babs beg at his doorstep. After being chased off the premises, Babs observes that these zone shows are supposed to have a twist ending. Max gets his twist as he opens his cabinet and finds a whole bunch of rabbits in it.
- He can be likable in episodes such as "The Acme Acres Zone", "Citizen Max" (reasons specified), and some other episodes, and here are some examples.
- "Playtime Toons" (despite his shenanigans at the beginning) Monty is left with nothing to do, so his father tells him to use his imagination. Later that day, Monty goes up to the attic where he meets his imagination, who has shrunk down to the size of a mouse. He has not been used for a long time, as Monty previously had all those neat toys to play with. Monty tries to play with a paddle ball and his imagination tells him that there are other ways to play with it. Monty pretends the paddle ball is a musical instrument, a club, and a space weapon. His father, who decidedly gives him back his newly taped Acme Excess card, is proud of him, as imagination is where real play is.
- In the "Love Disconnection" double-length episode segment, "My Dinner With Elmyra", Monty's mother tells him that she is having dinner with a cute couple across town. The couple has a cute daughter, who turns out to be Elmyra Duff. Monty does not want to go on a date with her, but his mother tells him that Elmyra's parents are close friends of hers and Monty's father and that she will take away his allowance ($700,000 weekly) if he refuses. Monty has to suffer through the date.
- Given that he's a bully, it's very likely that he was written to be unlikable on purpose.
- Danny Cooksey and Candi Milo do a greatly tolerable job voicing him.
- Thankfully he got his comeuppance in the episode "Save The Loo Bru" in the end by getting exposed.
- His character design can come across as hilarious to some.