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[[caption-width-right:156:"¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!"]]
'''''Speedy Gonzales''''' is a recurring character of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' franchises, starring in 46 short cartoons. He is a Mexican mouse endowed with SuperSpeed. Initially he got into escapades with [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the Cat]], later getting into conflicts with WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.

While his shorts are fairly popular, the series has come under fire for accusations of ethnic stereotyping--not Speedy himself, mind you, but rather his many acquaintances, who are portrayed as lazy, pejorative stereotypes of Mexican culture. As such, the shorts were banned from TV for several years--fortunately, thanks to Speedy's [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales large Mexican fanbase]] (who perceive him as a good role model) petitions persuaded WarnerBros to put the cartoons back on the air.

Speedy is currently making appearances in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', taking up residence in the house of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny.
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[[folder:Filmography]]

!1953
* Cat-Tails for Two (MM): Features a completely different character design for Speedy.

!1955
* Speedy Gonzales (MM) -- Co-starring Sylvester. Won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

!1957
* Tabasco Road (LT). Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
* Gonzales' Tamales -- Co-starring Sylvester. (LT)

!1958
* Tortilla Flaps (LT)

!1959
* Mexicali Shmoes (LT): Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
* Here Today, Gone Tamale (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.

!1960
* West of the Pesos (MM) -- Co-starring Sylvester.

!1961
* Cannery Woe (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.
* The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

!1962
* Mexican Boarders (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.

!1963
* Mexican Cat Dance (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.
* Chili Weather (MM) -- Co-starring Sylvester.

!1964
* A Message to Gracias (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.
* Nuts and Bolts (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.
* Pancho's Hideaway (LT)
* Road to Andalay (MM)-- Co-starring Sylvester.

!1965
* It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House (LT)--Co-starring Daffy, Granny and Sylvester.
* Cats and Bruises (MM)--Co-starring Sylvester.
* The Wild Chase (MM)—The only Speedy cartoon to feature Tweety and the Road Runner. Also co-stars Sylvester.
* Moby Duck (LT)--Co-starring Daffy.
* Assault and Peppered (MM)--Co-starring Daffy.
* Well Worn Daffy (LT)--Co-starring Daffy.
* Chili Corn Corny (LT)--Co-starring Daffy.
* Go Go Amigo (MM)--Co-starring Daffy.

!1966: All cartoons co-star DaffyDuck and Speedy.
* The Astroduck (LT)
* Muchos Locos (MM)- The one cartoon Speedy is unambiguously defeated.
* Mexican Mousepiece (MM)
* Daffy Rents (LT)
* A-Haunting we will Go (LT)-featuring Witch Hazel.
* Snow Excuse (MM)
* A Squeak in the Deep (LT)
* Feather Finger (MM)
* Swing Ding Amigo (LT)
* A Tase of Catnip (MM)

!1967: All cartoons co-star Daffy and Speedy.
* Daffy's Diner (MM)
* Quacker Tracker (LT)
* The Music Mice-Tro (MM)
* The Spy Swatter (LT)
* Speedy Ghost to Town (MM)
* Rodent to Stardom (LT)
* Go Away Stowaway (MM)
* Fiesta Fiasco (LT)

!1968: Both cartoons co-star Daffy and Speedy.
* Skyscraper Caper (LT)
* See Ya Later Gladiator

!1980
* The Chocolate Chase (part of Daffy Duck's Easter Show)
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!Tropes, andale!:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: "Rodent To Stardom", a pseudo remake of "A Star Is Bored" where he replaces Bugs as the rival of jealous Daffy.
* {{Badass}}: His cousin, Lento ("Slowpoke") Rodriguez, the slowest mouse in Mexico... who packs a gun.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* {{Bandito}}: Pancho Vanilla (a thinly disguised Yosemite Sam) in "Pancho's Hideaway".
* BlindIdiotTranslation: In "The Pied Piper Guadalupe" one of the mice carries a "Loco El Gato" sign. This is a wrong translation of "Crazy Cat", reading "Crazy The Cat" ([[ComicStrip/KrazyKat O rly?]]). It should have said "El gato loco", or, even better "¡El gato está loco!" ("the cat is crazy!") or "¡Qué gato tan loco!" ("what a crazy cat!").
** Maybe they meant "the cat named Crazy"?
* {{Catchphrase}}s: "¡Ándale, ándale!" (Come on, come on!) and "¡Arriba, arriba!" ("Get up, get up!") usually shouted vigorously as he ran about.
* ChivalrousPervert: Speedy Gonzales is a friend of everybody's sister Carmella!
* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Speedy's early design (in which Speedy wore a pink shirt, had no pants, had a gold front tooth, and looked stereotypically Mexican with his mop of greasy black hair and broken Spanish [[note]]the latter of which stayed when the character was changed into the way he is seen now[[/note]]) looks ''nothing'' like his current self.
** In his eponymous 1955 short, his "Arribas" and "Andelays" are accompanied by a taunting laugh. Something he would never do again afterwards.
* EruditeStoner: Speey's cousin, Slowpoke Rodriguez. He moves slow and talks slower, but he's "fast upstairs in the cabeza". Also, he carries a [[HandCannon gun that's bigger than he is]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's the fastest mouse of all Mexico for a reason
* FriendlyEnemy: Has moments of this with Daffy. At the very least he at ''tries'' to play nice with the mean spirited duck most of the time.
* FunnyForeigner
* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
* GracefulLoser: While he didn't lose a whole lot, he tended to take it rather peacefully (in great contrast to Bugs who often [[SoreLoser couldn't take what he dished out]]). In "Moby Duck" and "Assault and Peppered", he is actually willing to back down to Daffy out of sheer pity (though LaserGuidedKarma makes sure it is a moral victory for Speedy).
* GratuitousSpanish: ¡Por supuesto!
* HatDamage: In "Speedy Gonzales", Speedy is working as a living target in a shooting gallery when he gets a bullet through his hat.
* HeroAntagonist: Like a lot of other ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' protagonists, he flip flopped with this, a lot of shorts giving the main focus to the blundering of foes such as [[VillainProtagonist Sylvester or Daffy]]. Granted there were a fair few pairings against [[TookALevelInJerkass Daffy]] where it seemed you were ''really'' [[TheWoobie meant to root for him]].
* InvincibleHero: The amount of times a villain actually defeated Speedy can be counted on one hand. The amount of times a villain so much as challenged him actually aren't much larger than that.
** ComicallyInvincibleHero: It plays a lot into the gags however.
* KnightOfCerebus: Astonishingly enough, Daffy is actually this to the rest of Speedy Gonzales' Rogues Gallery. While still highly bumbling in tone, the situations Speedy was placed in were sometimes a lot more dire against Daffy, who stands as the only villain competant (and malicious) enough to hold ground against the mouse, even beating him a couple of times.
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* NiceGuy: Especially during the De Patie Freleng era shorts.
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: The De Patie Freleng shorts made Speedy slightly more fallible, even losing a couple of times. In "Muchos Locos" and "Chilli Con Corny" Daffy gets the last laugh.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Made even funnier by the fact that ''real'' Mexicans loved it (the cartoons had a Mexican making his Gringo foes look like idiots, after all.)
* {{Spexico}}: Another reason Mexicans didn't mind it much was because it was an obvious intentional exaggeration of Mexican stereotypes, which even they love to use. For example, the mice weren't lazy, they just like taking Siestas (naps).
* ATasteOfDefeat: On ''very'' rare occasions Speedy actually lost a short (eg. ''Mucho Locos'' and ''Chilli Con Corny''). In a few others he defeated the villain, but got his victory soured in some manner (eg. He thwarts the bandit in ''Pancho's Hideaway'', but the latter still gets a small last laugh).
* TokenMinority: One of the few Mexican characters in the Looney Tunes cast.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Daffy Duck, in his encounters with Speedy.
* VillainousUnderdog: Speedy's SuperSpeed more or less made him completely invincible, leading all his foes without a hope of capturing him. The Daffy shorts seemed to weaken Speedy slightly so Daffy was marginally threatening, but being a ''Looney Tunes'' series, it's still blatantly there at times.
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