On Snagglepuss

I wouldn’t call Snagglepuss my favorite character, but his unique voice and trademark sayings make him a classic. Enjoy this week’s cartoon honoree. For other posts about cartoons, click here or see Categories > Entertainment-Cartoons in the Sidebar. Please return every Saturday for another honoree.

Did You Knows about Snagglepuss

  • Created in 1959 by Hanna-Barbera
  • First appeared as a sheep stealer on Quick Draw McGraw
  • Become a regular on The Yogi Bear Show (32 episodes), Yogi’s Gang (1973) with Squiddly Diddly, Yakkee Doodle, and Secret Squirrel, and served as host of the Laff-A-Lympics (1977, 1978), and appeared in Yogi’s Treasure Hunt (1985)
  • Common sayings include “Heavens to Murgatroyd!”, “Exit, stage right!” (or left, up, or down), and including “even” at the end of many sentences.
  • A pink lion, but friendly and civilized
  • Often mistaken as a wild beat by big-game hunter Major Minor
  • Appeared in early-60s commercials for Kellogg cereals
  • Has a brother – Snaggletooth
  • Had a similar voice to actor Bert Lahr