History WesternAnimation / PepeLePew

16th May '18 6:16:33 AM Macsen
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* BigDamnKiss: In the 2006 Looney Tunes [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas special]], ''Bah, Humduck!'', Pepe corners Penelope with mistletoe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20KXAWhhFA She grabs him and smooches him.]]

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* BigDamnKiss: In the 2006 Looney Tunes [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas special]], ''Bah, Humduck!'', Pepe corners Penelope with mistletoe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20KXAWhhFA She grabs him and smooches him.]]]] When she grabs him, [[OhCrap Pepe doesn't look prepared for his affections to be requited]].
10th May '18 9:50:46 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* GainaxEnding: The first short has this. See EarlyInstallmentWeirdness above.
16th Apr '18 9:11:35 AM Macsen
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* BigDamnKiss: In the 2006 Looney Tunes [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas special]], ''Bah, Humduck!'', Pepe corners Penelope with mistletoe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20KXAWhhFA She grabs him and smooches him.]]
17th Mar '18 8:11:57 PM DuelMark
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* InterspeciesRomance: Only twice does Pepe find out his love interest is not a skunk, but it doesn't deter his interest at all.
4th Jan '18 9:11:50 AM GenkiMan
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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he is guilty of narcissism and stalker-ish behavior, when interacting with those who are not the objects of his affection, he's often shown to be a polite and friendly guy, such as when he happily greeted a frog in "A Scent of the Matterhorn".
12th Dec '17 11:14:40 AM Gosicrystal
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* ArtisticLicense: Pepe is French, but striped skunks are only native to North America.
** Of course, his first appearance, assuming you count it as canon, reveals [[spoiler: that he's actually faking the accent, and he and ''his wife'' have American accents.]]

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* ArtisticLicense: Pepe is French, but striped skunks are only native to North America.
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America. Of course, his first appearance, assuming you count it as canon, reveals [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that he's actually faking the accent, and he and ''his wife'' have American accents.]]



* AnythingThatMoves: So long as it's black and white striped (and even when it's not), such is the case in a lot of the modern revival Looney Tunes media, such as the DC Comics and ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' (in which Pepe goes after human women). "Past Perfumance" (from 1956) is probably the only Golden Age Pepe cartoon that showed that [[spoiler:he will still go after a cat, even after learning that she was never a skunk to start with]].
** And in "Scent-imental Over You" for no real reason he actually is willing to disguise himself as a ''dog'' to return a Chihuahua's affections. "I am stupid, no?"

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* AnythingThatMoves: So long as it's black and white striped (and even when it's not), such is the case in a lot of the modern revival Looney Tunes media, such as the DC Comics and ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' (in which Pepe goes after human women). "Past Perfumance" (from 1956) is probably the only Golden Age Pepe cartoon that showed that [[spoiler:he will still go after a cat, even after learning that she was never a skunk to start with]].
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with]]. And in "Scent-imental Over You" for no real reason he actually is willing to disguise himself as a ''dog'' to return a Chihuahua's affections. "I am stupid, no?"



* CaptiveDate and ChainedHeat: The end of "The Cat's Bah" where [[spoiler: Pepe somehow caught Penelope and chained her to his ankle.]].
** [[spoiler: Penelope wastes no time breaking out a file.]]



* ChainedHeat: The end of "The Cat's Bah" where [[spoiler:Pepe somehow caught Penelope and chained her to his ankle. Penelope wastes no time breaking out a file]].



* DidNotGetTheGirl: Believe it or not, there ''was'' a Pepe cartoon were Penelope runs off and Pepe doesn't continue the chase. That cartoon was 1951's "Scentimental Romeo" and the chase is interrupted when [[spoiler: the zookeeper takes Pepe back to the zoo and Pepe bids a tearful farewell to Penelope]].
** The ending to "Odor-Able Kitty" also counts, though rather loosely for two reasons: [[spoiler: (a) the "female skunk" he was chasing was actually a male cat who painted himself up as a skunk so he can get back at the butcher, housewife, and pitbull who keep beating him up, and (b) the ending revealed that Pepe wasn't French and was married with two kids]].

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: DidNotGetTheGirl:
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Believe it or not, there ''was'' a Pepe cartoon were Penelope runs off and Pepe doesn't continue the chase. That cartoon was 1951's "Scentimental Romeo" and the chase is interrupted when [[spoiler: the zookeeper takes Pepe back to the zoo and Pepe bids a tearful farewell to Penelope]].
** The ending to "Odor-Able Kitty" also counts, Kitty", though rather loosely for two reasons: [[spoiler: (a) the "female skunk" he was chasing was actually a male cat who painted himself up as a skunk so he can get back at the butcher, housewife, and pitbull who keep beating him up, and (b) the ending revealed that Pepe wasn't French and was married with two kids]].



* RapeAsComedy: See BlackComedyRape.
6th Oct '17 10:09:18 AM jamespolk
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His deep French accent was inspired by Hollywood icon Creator/CharlesBoyer.
4th Oct '17 2:53:27 PM RedScharlach
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* AllThereInTheManual: The female cat Pepe chased went through a string of names per short, though official media and merchandise almost always refers to her as Penelope.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Will a 21st century viewer be familiar with the hoary old stereotype that French people are smelly and horny?

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* AllThereInTheManual: The female cat Pepe chased went through a string of names per short, though in the shorts, but official media and merchandise almost always refers refer to her as Penelope.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Will a 21st century 21st-century viewer be familiar with the hoary old stereotype that French people are smelly and horny?



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: There have been several hints in recent revivals that Penelope actually ''does'' have feelings for Pepe (she just finds him overbearing on occasion), and most recent material to come out (such as the ''Bah Humduck'' Christmas special and the Valentine's Day commercial) seems to suggest that officially they are in fact a couple.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: There have been several hints in recent revivals that Penelope actually ''does'' have feelings for Pepe (she just finds him overbearing on occasion), and the most recent material to come out (such as the ''Bah Humduck'' Christmas special and the Valentine's Day commercial) seems to suggest that officially they are in fact a couple.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: A few of the cats Pepe chased who ''weren't'' Penelope haven't been brought up again in any media he's been in for well over decades now. Some of them include; the orange ''male'' cat he chased in his first short, the wildcat that broke out from the zoo, or Fabrette, a cat with a natural SkunkStripe down her back who actually ''did'' have a thing for him from the start. There's also the ''Chihuahua'' he once chased after, too.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: A few Some of the cats Pepe chased who ''weren't'' Penelope haven't been brought up again in any media he's been in for well over decades now. Some of them include; the orange ''male'' cat he chased in his first short, the wildcat that broke out from the zoo, or Fabrette, a cat with a natural SkunkStripe down her back who actually ''did'' have a thing for him from the start. There's also the ''Chihuahua'' he once chased after, too.



** The ending to "Odor-Able Kitty" also counts, though rather loosely for two reasons: [[spoiler: (a) the "female skunk" he was chasing was actually a male cat who painted himslef up as a skunk so he can get back at the butcher, housewife, and pitbull who keep beating him up, and (b) the ending revealed that Pepe wasn't French and was married with two kids]].

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** The ending to "Odor-Able Kitty" also counts, though rather loosely for two reasons: [[spoiler: (a) the "female skunk" he was chasing was actually a male cat who painted himslef himself up as a skunk so he can get back at the butcher, housewife, and pitbull who keep beating him up, and (b) the ending revealed that Pepe wasn't French and was married with two kids]].



* StrictlyFormula: Zigzagged. A lot of the cartoons do follow a formula of the cat gets painted and Pepe spends the rest of the cartoon chasing her, but the actual outcome is almost always different.

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* StrictlyFormula: Zigzagged. A lot of the cartoons do follow a formula of the cat gets getting painted and Pepe spends spending the rest of the cartoon chasing her, but the actual outcome is almost always different.



** Incidentally the Pepe formula were made to avert this, since they were among the few series in he ''Looney Tunes'' series not to utilise the "Karmic Trickster vs IneffectualSympatheticVillain" dynamic. Pepe, in Jones' own words, was unique by being "a character who just wanted to get laid".

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** Incidentally the Pepe formula were was made to avert this, since they were among the few series in he ''Looney Tunes'' series not to utilise the "Karmic Trickster vs IneffectualSympatheticVillain" dynamic. Pepe, in Jones' own words, was unique by for being "a character who just wanted to get laid".
21st Aug '17 2:18:45 PM Psi001
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* AllThereInTheManual: The female cat Pepe chased went through a string of names per short, though official media and merchandise almost always refers to her as Penelope.



* Incidentally the Pepe formula were made to avert this, since they were among the few series in he ''Looney Tunes'' series not to utilise the "Karmic Trickster vs IneffectualSympatheticVillain" dynamic. Pepe, in Jones' own words, was unique by being "a character who just wanted to get laid".

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* ** Incidentally the Pepe formula were made to avert this, since they were among the few series in he ''Looney Tunes'' series not to utilise the "Karmic Trickster vs IneffectualSympatheticVillain" dynamic. Pepe, in Jones' own words, was unique by being "a character who just wanted to get laid".


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* TheVoiceless: Penelope almost never spoke besides grunts or meow noises. The exception being the revival short "Carrotblanca", which inexplicably gives her a proper speaking role with a British accent.
21st Aug '17 2:10:20 PM Psi001
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* Incidentally the Pepe formula were made to avert this, since they were among the few series in he ''Looney Tunes'' series not to utilise the "Karmic Trickster vs IneffectualSympatheticVillain" dynamic. Pepe, in Jones' own words, was unique by being "a character who just wanted to get laid".
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