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Western Animation: Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam is a cartoon character starring in Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies. Having an intense hatred of rabbits, he is an Arch-Enemy of Bugs Bunny.

Yosemite Sam was introduced in 1945 by Friz Freleng as more antagonistic, less sympathetic enemy for Bugs Bunny than the rather mellow and well-mannered Elmer Fudd. Sam is most often the agressor in the cartoons he stars in, allowing Bugs to unleash his Karmic Trickster on him without losing any audience sympathy.

Sam has been portrayed either as a gunsling prospector, outlaw, pirate, cowboy, black knight, etc., depending on the cartoon, sometimes with different alias if the setting isn't based on Western. At heart, he stays a cowboy, anyway.

Chuck Jones had a great-uncle who used to stay with his family sometimes; he was a retired Texas Ranger, short, redheaded, with an huge mustache and a hair-trigger temper, and generally thought to be the model of Sam.


Yosemite Sam (and his cartoons) have shown the following tropes:


Wile E. Coyote and the Road RunnerCharacters/Western AnimationThe Looney Tunes Show

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