Did you know all of Chuck Jones’s Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner deathmatches follow nine simple rules?

(And yes: we know Chuck broke #4 once in a while.)

THIS WEEK: special guest host Dan O'Brien is joined by Cracked editors Soren Bowie and Alex Schmidt to discuss the secret rulebooks that keep everything from detective stories to Community afloat, and how applying strict guidelines to TV shows both maintains their continuity and keeps them watchable.

Hidden Rules Behind Famous TV Shows