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Characters: Looney Tunes

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Bugs Bunny

"Eehhh... What's up, Doc?"

The - well, the Bugs Bunny. No description needed.

Debut: "A Wild Hare" (1940), various, notably Tex Avery.

Tropes related to Bugs Bunny:

Daffy Duck

"You're despicable!"/"WOO HOO, HOO HOO!!!"

Was originally The Screwball/Cloudcuckoolander, later Flanderized by Jones (and Freleng) into a jerkass Small Name, Big Ego, most famously paired with Bugs as the Odd Couple. In this incarnation, used either as a foil for Bugs or to parody action-adventure heroes. Meanwhile McKimson combined the two interpretations and made Daffy into a Loveable Rogue. Later also joined Sylvester on the hunt for Speedy Gonzales.

Debut: "Porky's Duck Hunt" (1937), Tex Avery

Tropes related to Daffy Duck:

Porky Pig

"Th-th-th-That's All, Folks!!"

The Everyman and Straight Man to the rest of the cast, known for his ridiculously thick stutter. Often played a Deadpan Snarker or Butt Monkey, usually when paired with Daffy (either role depending on the latter's interpretation)

Debut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935), Friz Freleng

Tropes related to Porky Pig:

Elmer Fudd

"Be vewwy, vewwy quiet! I'm hunting wabbits!"

One of only three humans in the regular cast (the others being Yosemite Sam & Tweety's owner Granny). The Butt Monkey, often Too Dumb to Live. An avid hunter, thus Jones' favorite adversary for both Bugs & Daffy, reaching a peak in the iconic Rabbit Season trilogy. Less popular with the other directors, who found him too wimpy. On a side note, he had an earlier, less distinctive prototype named Egghead, who was sometimes referred to as Elmer.

On a side note, he didn't appear as often as most people think—in fact, he only appeared in about 36 of the original Bugs Bunny cartoons (although he did star in many other character shorts, along with several of his own solo appearances).

Debut: "Elmer's Candid Camera" (1940), Jones.

Tropes related to Elmer Fudd:
  • Affably Evil: Generally nice guy when not trying to blast (not-so-) innocent animals with his shotgun.
  • Anti-Villain
  • Arch-Enemy: Bugs Bunny
  • Art Evolution: His early Egghead look, plus his very brief change into a very obese design, before they settled into his standard look.
  • Butt Monkey: Even outside antagonist roles his abuse never ends.
  • Catch Phrase: "Shhh- be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits."
  • Characterization Marches On: Though later shorts established him as a vegetarian, "Easter Yeggs" featured him attempting to cook Bugs into a stew.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness
  • Determinator
  • The Ditz
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Trope Namer.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In 'Fresh Hare, one of his earlier appearances, he's an RCMP constable, and is chasing Bugs. At the end, he catches Bugs, who is then tried for several serious crimes and sentanced to death. Elmer asks Bugs what he wants, and he says "I wish..." and the entire scene turns into a blackfaced minstrel of "I wish I Was in Dixie. Though not part of the "Censored Eleven," the ending is often censored in syndication.
  • The Everyman: Seemed to replace Porky in this role in the fifties and sixties shorts.
  • Harmless Villain
  • Hidden Depths: Who would have guessed that the same Elmer Fudd that seemingly can't tell the difference between an actual woman and Bugs Bunny in a dress was an expert in economics? note  In Tiny Toon Adventures, outside of being a teacher at Acme Looniversity he also shows up in a several episodes as Mr. Exposition including, in one case, an expert in seismology.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: But of course.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: This is pretty much Elmer Fudd's reaction whenever he thinks he's finally killed Bugs. No matter how hard he's been trying throughout the episode to shoot Bugs he always breaks down in tears when he thinks he's finally done it, calling himself a murderer. Which calls into question why he's a hunter in the first place.
    • About Elmer being a hunter despite feeling sorry for the animals he killed: in "Rabbit Fire," it was established that Elmer is a vegetarian and he hunts for the sport of it.
      • Granted Elmer's usual "kill" amounts to shooting Daffy's bill off, his victim usually unharmed outside being somewhat annoyed.
  • Nice Hat
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Had occasional Genre Savvy moments that took even Bugs by surprise. He's outrighted defeated him twice over. Heck, in "Quack Shot", he was actually on top of his game against nearly everything Daffy threw at him.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: ''Hare Brush'. Fudd, head of a major corporation, is in a mental hospital because he thinks he's a rabbit. He lures Bugs into taking his place, who is put in hypnotherapy and starts to think he's Elmer. The cartoon ends with Bugs-as-Elmer being arrested for tax evasion, and Elmer says to the audience "I may be a scwewy wabbit, but I'm not going to Awcatraz!"
  • Signature Laugh: "Hehehehe".
  • Speech Impediment
  • Team Rocket Wins: Actually got his revenge on "that wascawy wabbit" in Rabbit Rampage and Hare Brush. And then there's What's Opera, Doc?, wherein he seemingly kills Bugs.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Villainous Underdog: A particularly infamous (and unintentional) case, since he was so meek and incompetent against Bugs Bunny that even some of the Warner Bros creative team started to think Bugs was coming across more as a petty bully than a defensive trickster. As such the series went through a long list of more challenging opponents to rectify this, though almost all of them still fit this trope.
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: In the episode "Hare Brush" he's is a millionaire who "owns a mansion and a yacht". This becomes a hypnotic mantra a psychologist has him repeat after he has a mental breakdown and thinks he's a rabbit.

Tweety Pie

"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"

In Clampett's hands, Tweety was a pink, sadistic trickster who used his wits to get rid of cats. Later, under Freleng, Tweety became yellow (the Hays Office balked because the pink made him look naked), found a recurring adversary in Sylvester, and often depended on an umbrella-wielding Granny or an angry bulldog to get rid of him. Time has made modern generations mistake him for a female.

Debut: "A Tale of Two Kitties" (1942), Clampett.

Tropes related to Tweety Pie:

Pepe Le Pew

A Funny Foreigner and Handsome Lech said to be the most foul smelling skunk in the world - or to his own kind, the best smelling - completely oblivious to his body odor problem... and thus to why all the beautiful 'young ladies' keep running from him in disgust.

His official pairing is now known as Penelope Pussycat, and she often has the misfortune of having a white stripe painted down her back, making Pepe go quite wild for her. It also seems that when he douses his foul scent and covers his white stripe (or accidentally paints himself blue), she can go quite wild over him, making him quite the Chick Magnet.

Debut: "Odor-able Kitty" (1945), Jones.

Tropes related to Pepe LePew:

Sylvester J. Cat

"Sufferin' succotash!"

A cat with a speech impediment who usually tries to eat Tweety or Speedy Gonzales, with little success. One of the most versatile of the ensemble, prone to neuroses and usually the star of the comic melodramas. In Robert McKimson's hands, slobby Sylvester has a hyper-articulate son named Sylvester Jr., whom Dad tries to impress by chasing what turns out to be a baby kangaroo into another room; when he retreats gibbering at the 'giant mouse!' Junior is mortified. On a side note, he was technically a creation of Bob Clampett's unit, as evidenced by him appearing in one of Clampett's last theatrical cartoons, "Kitty Kornered". Obviously, Freleng's take on Sylvester is the one everybody remembers.

Debut: "Life With Feathers" (1945), Freleng.

Tropes related to Sylvester J. Cat:

Yosemite Sam

"OOOOOHHHH, AHHH HATES RABBITS!!!"

A brash little outlaw with handlebar mustachios and a severe temper problem, introduced as 'a more Worthy Opponent' for Bugs than the meek Elmer. Said to be a caricature of his (short, brash, redheaded) creator. Introduced as a cowboy bandit, he eventually became the stock blowhard villain character: Civil War general, Viking, Pirate, The Black Knight (no Python references please), politician, an Arab sheik, etc. Oddly enough, he wears his bandit mask no matter what role he plays and normally lets out a burst of irate Symbol Swearing.

Debut: "Hare Trigger" (1945), Freleng.

Tropes related to Yosemite Sam:

Foghorn Leghorn

"What in tha- I say, what in the Sam Hill is goin' on here?"

A loud, obnoxious rooster with a Southern accent, based on Fred Allen's 'Senator Claghorn' radio character. Considers himself the life of the party; demonstrates by tricking baby chickenhawks out of capturing him, abusing Mandrake the barnyard dog by whomping his ass with a wooden board and painting his tongue green, or babysitting a genius chick named Eggbert in order to cozy up to his widow hen mother.

Debut: "Walky Talky Hawky" (1946), McKimson

Tropes Related to Foggy:

Marvin the Martian

"I claim this planet in the name of Mars! Isn't that lovely?"

An Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who wants to see an Earth-Shattering Kaboom, and is the Trope Namer thereof (albeit invariably foiled by Bugs).

Debut: "Haredevil Hare" (1948), Jones.

Tropes related to Marvin the Martian:
  • Adaptational Badass: the video game Looney Tunes Collector Martian Alert and its sequel Martian's Revenge actually depicted Marvin as much more competent and fearsome character.
  • Affably Evil: Marvin was originally conceived as the opposite of Yosemite Sam, so he's always been a quiet, reserved, polite character who can still pose a threat.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: He was willing to kill billions of lives just because the Earth was blocking his view of Venus.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Wants to blow up Earth because it's blocking his view of Venus. Ignoring the obvious joke about gender differences, destroying planets because they obstruct astronomic observation is presumably okay in Martian society.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: see "Team Rocket Wins" below
  • Breakout Character
  • Catch Phrase: "This makes me very angry!"
  • Determinator
  • The Faceless
  • Fantastic Racism: Seems to have a subtle disdain towards Earthlings in general and will sometimes mock or condscend regarding our primitive nature.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Downplayed from both Elmer and Sam, but still, being a foil for Bugs, he inevitably fails miserably.
  • No Name Given: He was unnamed in the original cartoons (the model sheets only giving him the moniker of "The Martian") but was officially named Marvin when he they started making merchandise of him.
  • Team Rocket Wins: Seemingly achieves his goal of detonating the Earth in the original full-version of Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24th and a Half Century. With Dodgers distracted from his duties and Earth's destruction almost certain, Marvin is left with no choice but to assure the viewers "it's only a cartoon".
  • The Stoic: "This makes me VERY angry."
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Subverted; he has a wide range of facial expressions, despite repeatedly saying this trope word-for-word.
  • Worthy Opponent: After Yosemite Sam failed to challenge Bugs. Though still a hapless villain, he was slightly more formidable in that he has genuinely scared Bugs on occasion with his sheer casual destructiveness.

Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner

"MEEP MEEP!" "BEEP BEEP!"

A speedy bird and the coyote who uses a variety of backfiring Acme Company traps and mail-order gadgets to try to catch him - 'try' being the operative word. The coyote was named when he had some cartoons facing off against Bugs instead of Roadrunner, where he became "Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius" - the Road Runner remains mute to this day (meep-meep!) as he is now the mascot for Time Warner Cable.

Debut: "Fast and Furry-ous" (1949), Jones.

Tropes related to Wile E. Coyote:

Tropes related to the Road Runner:

Speedy Gonzales

"Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!"

Another Funny Foreigner and good-natured Trickster who moves at Super Speed to help his poor Mexican mouse friends get cheese from "el gringo pussygato" (usually Sylvester). Has a lethargic cousin named (inevitably) "Slowpoke Rodriguez" who uses a gun to incapacitate cats instead. For obvious reasons, the Speedy shorts — particularly the late 1960s ones with Daffy as his antagonist — tend not to be received well by animation fans and historians.

Debut: "Cat-Tails for Two" (1953), McKimson.

Tropes related to Speedy Gonzales:
  • Arch-Enemy: Sylvester is this to him, but it doesn't work both ways (Sylvester's Arch-Enemy being Tweety Pie)
  • Badass Adorable
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Oddly enough plays this role for Daffy in Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island.
  • Catch Phrase: "Arriba! Arriba!"
  • Chivalrous Pervert: His eyes for female mice has gotten him in trouble with the other rodents on occasion.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In Speedy's first cartoon, "Cat-Tails for Two," Speedy looked way different than how he looks now. The "Speedy" in "Cat-Tails for Two" had a gold tooth, a pink shirt with no pants, and came off as more of a Mexican stereotype than his current form.
  • Funny Foreigner

The Tasmanian Devil (Taz)

The destructive, hurricane-spinning, feral, Extreme Omnivore who talks in Hulk Speak, when he talks at all. He'll eat anything, buzzsaw through anything, and moves at whirlwind speed.

Debut: "Devil May Hare" (1954), McKimson.

Tropes related to Tasmanian Devil:

Michigan J. Frog

A frog from The Gay Nineties is discovered by a man in modern times. Unfortunately, the frog acts as his Not-So-Imaginary Friend. Listed here as an honorable mention, as he only ever appeared in one cartoon, which he didn't share with any other iconic characters, and was never really iconic himself until he became the mascot for The WB Network in the 90's.

Debut: "One Froggy Evening" (1955), Jones.

Tropes related to Michigan J. Frog:

    Early Characters/Secondary Characters 

Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid

The original star character of the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, created by Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising as the studios answer to Mickey Mouse. While Bosko had little to no personality, he was fairly popular during the early 30's. He later migrated with his creators to MGM in 1933, where he made a few more appearances (complete with a full on redesign into a black kid) in their Happy Harmonies cartoons before being abandoned altogether. He managed to make one last appearance in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Fields of Honey", although he was redesigned to have dog ears, obviously due to the stir it would cause seeing a cartoon caricature of a black person in today's society.

Debut: "Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid" (1929)

Tropes:

Foxy

A shameless Mickey Mouse clone made by former Disney employee Rudolph Ising to be the headlining star of the Merrie Melodies series. Appearance and personality was nearly indistinguishable from Mickey, although Foxy was noticably more agressive. Only lasted for three shorts, as Walt Disney quickly got wind of the ripoff and personally asked Rudy to stop using him. He DID made a brief return in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode Two-Tone Town, however.

Debut: Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931)

Tropes:

Piggy

A Captain Ersatz of Foxy after legal issues forced the former character into early retirement. Like all of Harman and Ising's characters, he was nondescript in personality. He made two appearances in the Merrie Melodies series, in "You Don't Know What You're Doin'" and "Hittin' The Trail for Hallelujah Land". On another note, another character appeared a few years later that was also called Piggy in the Friz Freleng cartoon "Pigs is Pigs", although this character was a gluttonous little kid who had nothing in common with this earlier character.

Debut: "You Don't Know What You're Doin'!"

Goopy Geer

A happy go lucky pianist with loads of talent and a real crowd stealer. Has an slight resemblance to Goofy, but in this case, Goopy Geer came about a month before Goofy (or, Dippy Dawg as he was known then) appeared in "Mickey's Revue." Only lasted four shorts and was the last attempt of the original Harman and Ising operated animation studio to make an original character. However, he also make a brief comeback along with Foxy in Tiny Toon Adventures Two-Tone Town.

Debut: Goopy Geer (1932)

Buddy

A Captain Ersatz of Bosko The Talk Ink Kid that was hastily created after Harman And Ising split with Leon's studio and took the rights to Bosko with them. His shorts are noteworthy, if only for being some of the blandest, dullest cartoons to come from that time period. He made a brief comeback in the Animaniacs episode "Warners 65th Anniversary Special", in which he tried to inflict revenge on the Warner siblings, who in their universe, destroyed Buddy's career. (they were brought in to spice up his boring cartoons, via hitting him in the head with a mallet over and over again) Voiced by Jim Cummings in the latter special.

Debut: Buddy's Day Out (1933)

Beans the Cat

"Beans is the name, one of the Boston beans!"

One of several characters made by Friz Freleng in a desperate attempt to reinvigorate their studio, Beans the Cat was meant to be the big star of the studio—only for that position to go to Beans' sidekick, Porky Pig. Beans was initially somewhat popular, likely because he had a rebellious streak that Buddy was sorely lacking, but as that aspect of his personality faded, so did his popularity.

Debut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935, Freleng)

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
  • Cute Kitten
  • Flat Character: He had at least something resembling a personality when directed by Freleng, or in his sole outing for Tex Avery. Unfortunately, Jack King (who directed most of his shorts) tended to play him as a feline version of Buddy, ensuring that he got eclipsed by Porky.
  • Karmic Trickster: In his first couple of shorts.
  • Punny Name: He and Porky's names were a play on "Pork N' Beans".

Ham and Ex

Two puppy twins that were part of Friz's attempt to make a batch of star characters for the studio. Obviously didn't last long.

Debut: "I Haven't Got A Hat" (1935, Freleng)

Oliver Owl

Debut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935, Freleng)

The fourth member of the batch of characters Friz Freleng made for "I Haven't Got a Hat".

Kitty

Debut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935, Freleng)

The fifth member of Friz's group of characters for "I Haven't Got a Hat". Served as a love interest for Beans on one occasion, as well as the daughter of Porky Pig in one short.

Gabby Goat

"Wish I'd stay home, I don't like him anyway."

Created as an attempt to serve as a comic foil for Porky Pig, Gabby Goat was a short tempered jerk that was essentially the Looney Tunes answer to Donald Duck in terms of character. However, audiences found him too unlikable to be a hit, and in order for his chemistry with Porky to work, the latter character had to be derailed into a bumbling idiot, which was a no go, so Gabby was quickly phased out, with Daffy Duck serving as Porky's more appropriate foil later down the road. (Which is telling when "Porky's Badtime Story" was remade as "Tick Tock Tuckered" years later, with Gabby replaced by Daffy.)

Debut: "Porky & Gabby" (1937, Ub Iwerks)

Happy Hare/Bugs' Bunny/Bugs Bunny Prototype

"You don't have to be crazy to do this, but it sure helps!"

Originally created by Ben Hardaway as a Captain Ersatz for Daffy Duck, this rabbit character shares many of the same traits as Daffy, but also serves as a very early prototype for the later, more fleshed out Bugs Bunny. But wheras Bugs was more defensive, Genre Savvy and collected, this wild hare was loaded with motivation and energy and went out causing trouble on sheer principle, although Hare-Um Scare-Um showed us that he could be just as resourceful as the later Bugs. This prototype appeared in five shorts: "Porky's Hare Hunt", "Hare-Um Scare-Um", "Presto Change-o", "Patient Porky" (in the opening) and "Elmers Candid Camera".

When Hardaway left Warner Bros. for the Walter Lantz cartoon studio, he would later take the traits of this character and use them to create Lantz's biggest star of the 40's, Woody Woodpecker.

Debut: "Porky's Hare Hunt" (1938, Ben Hardaway)

  • Annoying Laugh: In fact, the same laugh that Mel Blanc used when he went on to voice Woody Woodpecker, but not sped up.
  • Art Evolution: He started off looking like a tiny white rabbit, but by 1939 he had sprouted apricot fur and started looking more like the Bugs we remember.
  • Captain Ersatz: Woody Woodpecker is one of this prototype.
  • The Cameo: Popped up early in "Patient Porky", made a blink and you'll miss it cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and was going to appear in Looney Tunes: Back in Action in the original ending until that ending was scrapped (but can be seen as an extra on the DVD).
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Hammer Space: One distinguishing trait this character had was that he could pull objects out of thin air like magic in "Presto Change-O" and "Hare-Um Scare-Um", something that would be integrated into the fully realized Bugs Bunny.
  • Jerkass: Especially in "Elmer's Candid Camera", where the Proto-Bugs heckled poor Elmer just because he was taking pictures of wild life. He was probably the reason why Elmer took up hunting in the first place.
  • Mad Hatter: In "Hare Um Scare Um", he is unabashably crazy, and proud of it.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He was very small in his first three appearances, but very strong and fast. "Elmer's Candid Camera" brought him up to about as tall as Elmer, however.
  • Screwy Squirrel: One of the earliest examples.
  • Super Strength: A mild example, but in Porky's Hare Hunt, he snapped Porky's rifle like a twig.

Sniffles The Mouse

This early creation of Chuck Jones is a ridiculously cute, naive little mouse that often obliviously wandered into danger's way. As the shorts transitioned into zanier humor, attempts were made to evolve Sniffles accordingly, Flanderizing him into a Karmic Trickster with a Motor Mouth, though the character was ultimately phased out (though still had a healthy run in the comics.) His motor mouth version made a brief speaking appearance in Space Jam.

Debut: "Naughty But Mice" (1939), Jones.

Tropes:

Cecil Turtle

Slow paced (but quick-witted) turtle that rivals Bugs Bunny. One of the few characters to consistently defeat Bugs, in shorts that were based on the fable The Tortoise and The Hare.

Debut: "Tortoise Beats Hare" (1941)

Tropes:

Mac and Tosh, the Goofy Gophers

Debut: "The Goofy Gophers" (1947)

Tropes

The Three Bears

Debut: "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears" (1944)

Henery Hawk

Debut: "The Squawkin' Hawk" (1942)

Granny

A seemingly harmless elderly woman; owner of Tweety and occasionally Sylvester (or whatever other animal the cartoon calls for).

Debut: "Little Red Walking Hood" (1937)

Tropes:

Killer the Buzzard/Beaky Buzzard

An absentminded buzzard who lives with his momma in the distant desert. Appeared in three shorts. Came back as a background regular in Space Jam, and made a cameo in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action".

Debut: "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" (1942)

Marc Antony and Pussyfoot

A large dog and a little kitten. The former is very protective of the latter.

Debut: "Feed the Kitty" (1955)

Tropes:

Witch Hazel

Debut: "Bewitched Bunny" (1954)

Gossamer

A lumbering mass of red hair wearing sneakers. Gossamer almost exclusively plays the role of a nigh invincible monster in his few appearances, and is mostly a brutish foil to Bugs Bunny.

Tropes:

Cool Cat

Debut: "Cool Cat" (1967)

Merlin the Magic Mouse

Debut: "Merlin the Magic Mouse" (1967)










Pete Puma

Debut: "Rabbit's Kin" (1952)

Playboy Penguin

Debut: "Frigid Hare" (1949)

Tropes:

Rocky and Mugsy

Debut: "Racketeer Rabbit" (1946)

The Crusher

Debut: "Rabbit Punch" (1948)

Hubie and Bertie

Debut: "The Aristo-Cat" (1943)

Tropes:
  • Catch Phrase:
    • Hubie: "Hey, Boit! C'mere!"
    • Bertie: "Yeah, yeah, sure, sure.", "Hehehehe... Riot!"
  • Driven to Suicide: In "Cheese Chasers", they overindulge in a cheese factory and get sick of the stuff, so they figure they have nothing left to live for and throw themselves to Claude Cat. Claude thinks there's something off about mice wanting to get eaten and becomes frightened of them, so he figures there's nothing left for him to live for, and goes to the dog to get himself killed. The dog, trying to figure the whole thing out, has a breakdown of his own and is last seen running afther the dog catcher.
  • Jerkass: Especially in Mouse Wreckers.
  • Screwy Squirrel

Claude Cat

Tropes:

Charlie Dog

Hyperactive and incredibly clingy mutt that is constantly searching for a home and master. With mannerisms not distant from those of a slick-talking salesman, Charlie goes to extremes to be accepted by his potential master (usually Porky Pig) who are often equally determined to get him off their backs. Debut: "Little Orphan Airdale" (1947), Jones (Note however that the plot and character seems to be heavily based on that of the earlier "Porky's Pooch" (1941), Clampett)

Debut: "Little Orphan Airdale" (1947) note 

Tropes:
  • The Cameo: Made an appearance in "Dog Tales". However, this appearance was mostly recycled from "Often an Orphan".
  • Determinator: He won't take "no" for an answer, EVER.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: A non-romantic example.
  • Genre Savvy: At the beginning of Often an Orphan, his previous owner tricks him by luring him away during a game of fetch and then drives off, abandoning him on the side of a road. At the very end when Porky apparently caves in and adopts Charlie, Porky attempts the same trick, but Charlie easily sees through it and abandons Porky on the side of a road instead.
  • Loveable Rogue: Though like Daffy, he can act less than loveable in his schemes at times.
  • Rule of Three: Each of his shorts with Porky has a scene where the Pig attempts to mail him off to a different part of the world, but it never works.
  • Species Surname
  • Too Many Halves: He describes himself this way in a Running Gag.
    I'm 50% Pointer (There it is! There it is! There it is!), 50% Boxer, 50% Setter (Irish Setter), 50% Watch Dog, 50% Spitz, 50% Doberman Pincher. But, mostly, I'm all Labrador Retriever!

Penelope Pussycat

The (collective?) name for the poor kitty who finds herself the object of Pepe's affections. Debut: "For Scentimental Reasons" (1949), Jones.

Tropes:

Sam and Ralph

Debut: "Don't Give Up the Sheep" (1953)

Tropes:
  • Blinding Bangs: Sam's got them. In one cartoon Ralph assumes that they impair his vision and tries to take advantage of this. It doesn't work.
    • "Woolen Under Where" plays with this — on their way to work, Sam keeps bumping into trees, so Ralph punches him in for him. When Sam got to the cliffside he usually sits at, he nearly falls off.
  • The Chew Toy: Ralph.
  • Catch Phrase: "Mornin' Sam." "Mornin' Ralph."
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In their first short, Sam is referred to as Ralph, and only the sheepdogs clock in for work. The wolf gets beaten by the sheepdog even at quitting time.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Averted.
  • Expy: Originally, Ralph had significant differences from Wile E (Earlier shorts show different feet, more tail, etc) but since they had a similar faces, later animators became lazy and started drawing them the same way.
  • Friendly Enemies
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Taken to ridiculous levels at the climax of "Ready, Woolen and Able", which culminates in Ralph at a beach full of Sam clones. Ralph promptly goes insane.
  • Punchclock Hero and Punchclock Villain: Literally.

Lola Bunny

"Don't ever call me...doll!"

Debut: Space Jam (1996)

Bugs' current girlfriend, and a character in almost every Looney Tunes project since her introduction.

Tropes Related to Lola Bunny:


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