On the Love Skunk

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A Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies cartoon character

A French skunk who is constantly seeking love

Storylines typically involve Pepé in pursuit of what appears to be a female skunk (“la belle femme skunk fatale”)

Has two big turnoff: his odor and his inability to take “no” for an answer

Created by Chuck Jones (1945)

A short video with Chuck Jones on Pepé

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17 shorts; first – Odor-able Kitty, last – Louvre Come Back to Me (1962)

1949 Academy Award winner: For Scent-imental Reasons

First voiced by Mel Blanc, who based the voiced on Charles Boyer’s Pepé le Moko (Algiers, 1938)

In first short he was named Stinky, but revealed to by a philandering American skunk named Henry with wife and children

Odor of the Day (1948) is the only cartoon in which Pepé is not a “lovebird” nor does he have a French accent; but not directly by Chuck Jones (but Arthur Davis)

Memorable Lines

  • Do not come wiz me to ze Casbah – we shall make beautiful musicks togezzer right here!
  • I am ze locksmith of love, no?
  • I am the broken heart of love. I am the disillusioned. I wish to enlist in the Foreign Legion so I may forget. Take me!
  • I like it! Come back! Ze corned beef does not run away from ze cabbage!
  • How is it that she can sleep when I am so near? We must stoke the furnace of love, must we not?

Links with Pepé sound clips
From Soundboard
From Megawavs

Enjoy this episode: The Cats Bah

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.

On Speedy Gonzalez

Things to Know

  • Debuted in 1953
  • 37 cartoons made in the 1960s
  • Fastest mouse in all Mexico
  • Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies family of characters
  • Usually wore white shirt and pants, yellow sombrero, and a red kerchief around his neck.
  • The original voice by Mel Blanc
  • Mel Blanc had a part in the Speedy Gonzalez hit song by Pat Boone
  • Cousin of Slowpoke Rodriguez, the Slowest Mouse in all Mexico
  • Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat (Greengo Pussygato) were his main combatants
  • Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale! Yeehah!
  • Academy Award winner (1955) and nominated in 1957, 1959, and 1961

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