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[[caption-width:160: “[[CatchPhrase Exit, stage left!]]”]]
First appearing in several episodes of ''[[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw The Quick Draw McGraw Show]]'' and becoming a regular on ''[[WesternAnimation/YogiBear The Yogi Bear Show]]'', Snagglepuss is a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon character created in 1959, voiced by Creator/DawsButler.

Snagglepuss lives in a cavern which he constantly tries to make more habitable for himself. No matter what he does, he [[StatusQuoIsGod always winds up back where he started or worse off than before.]] In some episodes, Snagglepuss is chased by the tiny hunter [[Creator/DonMessick Major Minor]], whose chases seem similar to the ones which involve Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny.
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!!Tropes:
* AdaptationDyeJob: In his earlier appearances, he was orange instead of pink, wore no collar or cuffs and was occasionally called “Snaggletooth."
* CatchPhrase: Three signature ones:
** Before dashing off, "Exit, stage left!" or “stage right.”
** He typically appends the adverbial "... even" focus particle to synonyms, or sentences in general.
** And most famously, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before he got his own cartoons, he was orange with no collar or cuffs. He also appeared as the brown "Snaggletooth" in an Augie Doggie cartoon, "The Party Lion" (though confusion arises because his first appearance, ''[[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw The Quick Draw McGraw Show]]'' episode "Lamb Chopped", he was called Snagglepuss, but referred to an unseen Snaggletooth as his brother).
* {{Expy}}: His voice is reminiscent of the more soft-spoken aspect of Bert Lahr's broad-ranging characterizations, specifically the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Cowardly Lion]].
** The Creepy family are obvious Expies of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' in a similar fashion to the Gruesomes from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
* Creator/HannaBarbera
* HeelFaceTurn: Before he got his own series of cartoons, he was an antagonist.
* IWarnedYou: When the Major tried to make Snagglepuss clear out of his cave so a railway could go through, Snagglepuss constantly tried to tell him there was a reason one couldn't go through apart from the cave being his home. It's only too late that Major learns that Snagglepuss was trying to tell him that [[NowYouTellMe there's no place for tracks beyond his cave]].
* LeavingAudience: One cartoon had the character attempting to do Shakespeare in front of an audience of the Major's fellow adventurers at their club, but the audience left. This lets Snagglepuss escape.
* RingAroundTheCollar
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