[[caption-width-right:156:"¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!"]]

->The fastest mouse in all of Mexico.

''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. He was the last of the "classic" Looney Tunes characters to be created, not making his debut until 1955.

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 Creator/WarnerBros to put the cartoons back on the air.

Speedy appeared occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', taking up residence in the house of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny.

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

* WesternAnimation/{{Speedy Gonzales|1955}} (MM) -- Co-starring Sylvester. Won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

* WesternAnimation/TabascoRoad (LT). Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
* Gonzales' Tamales -- Co-starring Sylvester. (LT)

* Tortilla Flaps (LT)

* WesternAnimation/MexicaliShmoes (LT): Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
* Here Today, Gone Tamale (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.

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

* Cannery Woe (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester.
* WesternAnimation/ThePiedPiperOfGuadalupe (LT) -- Co-starring Sylvester. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

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

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

* 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.

* 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 WesternAnimation/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

* The Chocolate Chase (part of Daffy Duck's Easter Show)
!Tropes, ándale!:
* AdaptedOut: The only major character who never appears or is never involved in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' and ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: "Rodent To Stardom", a pseudo remake of "A Star Is Bored" where he replaces Bugs as the rival of jealous Daffy.
* ArchEnemy: Sylvester is this to him, but it doesn't work both ways (Sylvester's ArchEnemy being Tweety Pie)
* {{Bandito}}: Pancho Vanilla (a thinly disguised Yosemite Sam) in "Pancho's Hideaway".
* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* 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!").
* BumblingSidekick: Oddly enough plays this role for Daffy in ''Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island''.
* {{Catchphrase}}s: "¡Ándale, ándale!" (Come on, come on!) and "¡Arriba, arriba!" ("Get up, get up!") usually shouted vigorously as he ran about.
* CatsAreMean: El Supremo in “Daffy’s Diner” is a justified example of the trope, being mean only because he was cheated on by Daffy.
* ChivalrousPervert: Speedy Gonzales is a friend of everybody's sister Carmella! And in one cartoon he proves to be quite the romantic, serenading a female mouse with a guitar. (Until Sylvester interrupts his date.)
* ComicallyInvincibleHero: It plays a lot into the gags however.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In one cartoon, Daffy calls a Roman Centurion a "Fathead", but regrets it when the guy, who takes offense to it, comes to confront them. Daffy tries to save face by saying the insult was directed at Speedy, but Speedy gets them in even ''more'' trouble by being a little too honest about it...
* DashingHispanic: Both figuratively and literally.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: 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.
* EruditeStoner: Speedy'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]]. It is implied that he is a stoner when he sings about marijuana to the tune of "La Cucaracha."
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's the fastest mouse of all Mexico for a reason.
* FastestThingAlive: It's right there in his title.
* 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: A perfectly competent hero who speaks in GratuitousSpanish
* 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!
* GuileHero: When his SuperSpeed fails, Speedy can often outsmart his foes as easily. Especially apparent in the De Patie Freleng era.
* 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. Daffy could make Speedy sweat a ''little'' at times, but still usually proved out of his league.
* KarmaHoudini:
** Some of the Depatie-Freleng era Daffy/Speedy cartoons would have incidental characters that conned Daffy into chasing Speedy but got away with it at the end. Examples include Mayor Katt in ''Feather Finger'' and El Supremo in ''Daffy's Diner''. The Loco Crow in ''Chili Corn Corny'' got away with screwing over both Daffy ''and'' Speedy. One should note in "Daffy's Diner" that Daffy was trying to cheat El Supremo by advertising a mouse burger but placing a foam rubber mouse in the burger. El Supremo ''hated'' being cheated, and threatened Daffy as a result! Had Daffy not tried to cheat El Supremo, the whole thing might have been avoided.
** While usually benevolent, ''Speedy'' is this in "Gonzales Tomales", depicted as a home wrecker stealing the rest of the town's girlfriends. The vengeful mice sic Sylvester onto him by pretending Speedy challenged him for a fight. Since neither discover the other mice's plot, and Speedy [[CurbstompBattle blatantly outmatches Sylvester]], only the cat gets punished.
* KarmicTrickster: He often wins through his SuperSpeed, though when that fails he can outsmart his opponents pretty swiftly as well. Especially apparent in the Daffy shorts.
* 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 competent (and malicious) enough to hold ground against the mouse, even beating him a couple of times.
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* NiceHat: Other than his first appearance (which was sort of a prototype of the character) he always wears a sombrero.
* NiceMice: A mouse who pretty much only steals cheese to help his compadres.
* 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.
* OutOfFocus: In modern adaptations, he gets this more than all the other major ''Looney Tunes'' characters. If not outright AdaptedOut (see above), he's DemotedToExtra, like in ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' where he only makes cameo appearances (and he has no lines in the former). This is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' where he's a recurring character but played straight again in ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction''. Guess who is the only character who is not [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=higSMrBYzpE in the opening?]]
* PingPongNaivete: Similar to Tweety, while often more a cunning Karmic Trickster ObfuscatingStupidity, there are times when Speedy genuinely comes off as incredibly naive. In cases like "The Music Mice-trio" he has sincere problems realizing that Daffy actually hates Speedy's guts ... or why Daffy might do so.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: His cousin, Lento ("Slowpoke") Rodriguez, the slowest mouse in Mexico... who packs a gun, ''and'' can hypnotize cats, even Sylvester. Also, Cousin Ramone (the biggest rat in Tijuana) in ''Daffy Rents''.
* 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).
* SuperSpeed: The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico!
* 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.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Daffy. In some of their latest cartoons (like "Fiesta Fiasco" and "Skyscraper Caper") they appear to be somewhat friends.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In the original shorts, Speedy's general solution against all the villains that opposed him was...[[SuperSpeed running fast]]. [[TheAllSolvingHammer And it worked]]. On more than one occasion Sylvester successfully ate Speedy, but it did nothing to slow him down since Speedy could run with enough force to just ''burst through the other end''. The De Patie Freleng era shorts toyed more with antagonists being able to overpower Speedy, forcing him to utilise KarmicTrickster tactics against them.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Daffy.