On Yosemite Sam

Cantankerous character created by Friz Freleng for Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies that Warner Brothers Animation produces

Creators consider calling him Texas Tiny, Wyoming Willie, or Denver Dan

Appeared in 33 cartoons

Hates rabbits, especially one long-eared wise cracker

Portrayed a gunslinger, prospector, outlaw, pirate, knight, cowboy, duke, mountain climber, Confederate soldier, a hen-pecked husband, a royal cook, and a space alien

Also portrayed Chilkoot Sam, Riff Raff Sam, Sam Schulz, Seagoin’ Sam, Shanghai Sam, Sam Von Schamm, Duke of Yosemite, and others.

Sam’s own cockiness gets the best of him as Bugs knows Sam is incapable of turning down a challenge, such as “step across that line.”

Sam consistently displays an odd respect for religious conventions.

Originally voiced by Mel Blanc

A site for Yosemite Sam sounds clips

Great Quotes
You’ll pay for this!
That’ll learn ya.
No no no – you’re doin’ it all wrong!
Say your prayers.
Great horny toads!
What in Sam Hills is goin’ on?
Pickins is mighty slim round here. Hardly no reward for a days work.
Dead rabbits tell no tales.
You long-eared, fur-bearing, flat-footed varmint.
I paid my four bits to see the high diving act and I’m going to see the high diving act.