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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. As it so happens, a local cat, Fabrette, was unlucky enough to be born with white stripes down her back, putting quite the damper on her attempts to find true love. She spies Pepé and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], falls for him at once...[[HilarityEnsues until she gets a whiff his odor.]] Still, he seems like her one chance. Can she find a way to make it work?

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. As it so happens, a local cat, Fabrette, was unlucky enough to be born with white stripes down her back, putting quite the damper on her attempts to find true love. She spies Pepé and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], falls for him at once...[[HilarityEnsues until she gets a whiff of his odor.]] Still, he seems like her one chance. Can she find a way to make it work?


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately falls for him and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues if she can just find a way to deal with his odor.]]

This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows by shaking up the formula just enough while still sticking to the same idea. Unlike most Pepé episodes, the cat's skunk stripes are something she's born with; she would ''willingly'' get with Pepé if she could. And Pepé is not a handsy HandsomeLech but a man confused by his girl's mixed signals, embracing him one moment and fleeing from him the next. When he realizes his body odor is the problem, he is mortified and resolves to do something about it.

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, As it so happens, a local cat, Fabrette, a cat having been was unlucky enough to be born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put putting quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe find true love. She spies Pepé and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately falls for him and would love to be his blushing bride... at once...[[HilarityEnsues if until she can just gets a whiff his odor.]] Still, he seems like her one chance. Can she find a way to deal with his odor.]]

make it work?

This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe Pepé short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows by shaking up the formula just enough while still sticking to the same idea. Unlike most Pepé episodes, the cat's skunk stripes are something she's born with; indelible; she would ''willingly'' ''happily'' get with Pepé if she could. And Pepé is not a handsy HandsomeLech but a man confused by his girl's date's mixed signals, embracing him one moment and fleeing from him the next. When he realizes his body odor is the problem, he is mortified and resolves to do something about it.



* ActOfTrueLove: Upon discovering the meaning of “pew” and realizing that this is the reason why the cat is avoiding him, Pepe genuinely tries to get rid of his odor for her sake. Unfortunately, Fabrette has resigned herself to life as a skunk and locks herself in a Limburger cheese factory to acquire the appropriate scent.
* AdaptationNameChange: The pussycat here is named Fabrette, while her official name is supposed to be Penelope.
* AttractiveBentSpecies: Fabrette's birthmark makes her look like a skunk and makes all the other male cats reject her, but Pepe (a real skunk) believes she’s a skunk and wants to be with her.
* BreakingOldTrends: In an exceedingly rare case for him, the cat in this short actually ''does'' return his affections; unfortunately, his odor makes doing so difficult.
* ChristmasCake: Fabrette is so desperate to avoid this that she is even willing to try and tolerate Pepe’s odor.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Pepe and Fabrette are both guilty of this to different degrees.
* DrivenToSuicide: The lonely cat is so depressed over her failed romance with Pepe that she nearly drowns herself. The narrator convinces her to try a different tack, since "if you can not beat them, join them."
* HandsomeLech: Notably [[DownplayedTrope downplayed!]] Although he's still a hopeless romantic, Pepe is a lot less willfully ignoreful towards the object of his affections discomfort and instead his general ignorance towards his odor is played up far more. In fact, the second he finds out ''why'' his love keeps disappearing on him, he ''immediately'' feels awful about it.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Pepe and Penelope both have this to degrees, Fabrette being much more tragic example.
* InternalDeconstruction: This short is one to Pepe's usual shorts, by taking the usual set up to his shorts and softly [[PlayedForDrama playing it for drama]]. This short shows what would happen if he actually ''did'' meet a cat that wanted to be with him but his odor making that impossible; Farbrette is extremely distraught over her one chance at love seemingly not working out that she ''[[DrivenToSuicide almost attempts suicide]]'' and when Pepe finally figures out the reason why she (and everyone else) ends up running away from him, he's very dejected and disheartened.
* InternalReveal: Pepe finally learns why everybody says "Pew!" when they see him and runoff. Needless to say, he's devastated by the revelation.

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* ActOfTrueLove: Upon discovering the meaning of “pew” and realizing that this is the reason why the cat is avoiding him, Pepe Pepé genuinely tries to get rid of his odor for her sake. Unfortunately, Fabrette has resigned herself to life as a skunk and locks herself in a Limburger cheese factory to acquire the appropriate scent.
* AdaptationNameChange: The pussycat here is named Fabrette, while her 'Penelope' (the official name for all of Pepé's feline paramours) is supposed to be Penelope.
here named Fabrette.
* AttractiveBentSpecies: Fabrette's birthmark makes her look like a skunk and makes frightens off all the other male cats reject her, cats, but Pepe Pepé (a real skunk) believes she’s a skunk and wants to be with her.
thinks she's gorgeous.
* BreakingOldTrends: In an exceedingly rare case for him, the cat in this short actually ''does'' return his affections; unfortunately, his odor makes doing so difficult.
a relationship seem impossible.
* ChristmasCake: Fabrette is so desperate to avoid this that she is even willing to try and tolerate Pepe’s Pepé’s odor.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Pepe Pepé and Fabrette are both guilty of this to different degrees.
* DrivenToSuicide: The lonely cat Fabrette is so depressed over her failed romance with Pepe Pepé that she nearly drowns herself. The narrator convinces her to try a different tack, since "if you can not beat them, join them."
* HandsomeLech: Notably [[DownplayedTrope downplayed!]] Although he's still a hopeless romantic, Pepe is a lot less willfully ignoreful towards the object of Pepé doesn't force his affections discomfort on an unwilling target (he's merely baffled by the reactions he gets from her and instead his general ignorance towards his odor is played up far more.everyone else). In fact, the second he finds out ''why'' his love keeps disappearing on him, he ''immediately'' feels awful about it.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Pepe Pepé and Penelope Fabrette both have this to degrees, Fabrette with Fabrette's despair being much more tragic example.played for something close to tragedy.
* InternalDeconstruction: This short is one to Pepe's usual shorts, by taking the usual set up to his shorts and softly [[PlayedForDrama playing it for drama]]. This short shows what would happen if he Pepé actually ''did'' meet a cat that wanted to be with him but him: his odor making that makes a relationship impossible; Farbrette Fabrette is extremely so distraught over her one chance at love seemingly not working out slipping away that she ''[[DrivenToSuicide almost attempts suicide]]'' suicide]]''; and when Pepe Pepé finally figures out the reason why she (and everyone else) ends up running away from him, he's very dejected and disheartened.
* InternalReveal: Pepe Pepé finally learns why everybody says "Pew!" "pew!" when they see him and runoff. him. Needless to say, he's devastated by the revelation.devastated.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Unusual for the Pepe cartoons, Fabrette (the cat) actually notices Pepe first and, smitten, rushes to his arms. It's only when she gets a whiff of his odor that things go south.
* UsefulNotes/NewOrleans: The setting where this short takes place.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Granted it was mostly because Pepe lost his odor and Fabrette now reeks but Pepe ends up running away from her amorous advances.

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-->'''Narrator''': Fabrette! You are not going to let a little thing like breathing stand between you and happiness?
* LoveAtFirstSight: Unusual for the Pepe Pepé cartoons, Fabrette (the cat) actually notices Pepe first and, smitten, rushes to his arms.falls for ''him''. It's only when she gets a whiff of his odor that things go south.
* UsefulNotes/NewOrleans: The setting where this short takes place.setting.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Granted it was mostly because Pepe lost his odor and Fabrette now reeks decides to put on the aroma as well as the appearance of a skunk, but Pepe the short ends up running away from with her amorous advances.chasing Pepé into the woods.



* PanickyExpectantFather: The father cat at the start of the short when Fabrette and her siblings are born, complete with CigaretteOfAnxiety (on a stemmed holder).

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* PanickyExpectantFather: The father cat at the start of the short when Fabrette and her siblings sister Jeanette are born, complete with CigaretteOfAnxiety (on a stemmed holder).



* SmellySkunk: As per usual in the Pepe cartoons, but treated much more tragically as the cat genuinely wants to be with Pepe but the stink is making it impossible.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: The ending. Pepe actually has himself de-scented to make himself desirable to Fabrette. Unfortunately, Fabrette has spent time marinating in Limburger cheese to become a true skunk. The result? The tables are turned on Pepe as Fabrette chases after him, which no intention of letting him get away or taking “no” for an answer.

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* SmellySkunk: As per usual in the Pepe Pepé cartoons, but treated much more tragically as the cat genuinely wants to be with Pepe but the stink is making it impossible.
Pepé.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: The ending. Pepe Pepé actually has himself de-scented to make himself desirable to Fabrette. Unfortunately, Fabrette has spent time marinating in Limburger cheese to become a true skunk. The result? The tables are turned on Pepe as Fabrette chases after him, which no intention of letting him get away or taking “no” for an answer.


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitten with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows by shaking up the formula just enough while still sticking to the same idea. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and she actually ''is'' smitten with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized HandsomeLech archetype of movies at the time, here his general naivety towards the situation is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts and the only times he actually does grab on to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.

Overall, this has caused many to consider this short to have aged surprisingly well compared to Pepe's other shorts, with only a few scant bits of ValuesDissonance being seen in the tail end of the short; in a way that also, surprisingly, doesn't involve Pepe. As a result, though it may not have won an award like ''WesternAnimation/ForScentimentalReasons'' did, many proclaim it to be one of the best shorts he was involved in; and one of the few you can watch [[ValuesDissonance without feeling uncomfortable in the process.]]

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitten with the skunk falls for him and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about just find a way to deal with his smell, first.odor.]]

This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows by shaking up the formula just enough while still sticking to the same idea. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and the cat's skunk stripes are something she's born with; she actually ''is'' smitten would ''willingly'' get with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized Pepé if she could. And Pepé is not a handsy HandsomeLech archetype of movies at but a man confused by his girl's mixed signals, embracing him one moment and fleeing from him the time, here next. When he realizes his general naivety towards body odor is the situation problem, he is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts mortified and the only times he actually does grab on resolves to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.

do something about it.

Overall, this has caused many to consider this short to have aged surprisingly well compared to Pepe's Pepé's other shorts, with only a few scant bits of ValuesDissonance being seen in the tail end of the short; in a way that also, surprisingly, doesn't involve Pepe.Pepé. As a result, though it may not have won an award like ''WesternAnimation/ForScentimentalReasons'' did, many proclaim it to be one of the best shorts he was involved in; and one of the few you can watch [[ValuesDissonance without feeling uncomfortable in the process.]]


* OddBallInTheSeries: Though not as much as ''Odor of the Day'', this short plays around with the usual conventions of ''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'''s shorts, in part thanks to having a different director than the usual crew. It should be noted that [[TropesAreTools many of these changes were actually well received in hindsight]].

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* OddBallInTheSeries: Though not as much as ''Odor of the Day'', this short plays around with the usual conventions of ''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'''s shorts, in part thanks to having a different director than the usual crew. It should be noted that [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools many of these changes were actually well received in hindsight]].


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted smitten with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him Pepe and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the dampen on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk that has put quite the dampen damper on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]


* AdaptationNameChange: The pussycat here is named Fabrette, while her official name is supposed to be Penelope.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: The pussycat here is named Fabrette, while her official name is supposed to be Penelope.


* PanickyExpectantFather: The father cat at the start of the short when Fabrette and her siblings are born, complete with CigaretteOfAnxiety (on a stemmed holder, as with French stereotypes).

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* PanickyExpectantFather: The father cat at the start of the short when Fabrette and her siblings are born, complete with CigaretteOfAnxiety (on a stemmed holder, as with French stereotypes).holder).

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* PanickyExpectantFather: The father cat at the start of the short when Fabrette and her siblings are born, complete with CigaretteOfAnxiety (on a stemmed holder, as with French stereotypes).


* InternalDeconstruction: This short is one to Pepe's usual shorts, by taking the usual set up to his shorts and softly [[PlayedForDrama playing it for drama]]. This short shows what would happen if he actually ''did'' meet a cat that wanted to be with him but the usual setup making that impossible; Farbrette is extremely distraught over her one chance at love seemingly not working out that she ''[[DrivenToSuicide almost attempts suicide]]'' and when Pepe finally figures out the reason why she (and everyone else) ends up running away from him, he's very dejected and disheartened.

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* InternalDeconstruction: This short is one to Pepe's usual shorts, by taking the usual set up to his shorts and softly [[PlayedForDrama playing it for drama]]. This short shows what would happen if he actually ''did'' meet a cat that wanted to be with him but the usual setup his odor making that impossible; Farbrette is extremely distraught over her one chance at love seemingly not working out that she ''[[DrivenToSuicide almost attempts suicide]]'' and when Pepe finally figures out the reason why she (and everyone else) ends up running away from him, he's very dejected and disheartened.


''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk which quite the dampen on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

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''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk which that has put quite the dampen on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]


WesternAnimation/PepeLePew is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk which quite the dampen on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into ''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' (who is in New Orleans in hopes of finding a bride) and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]

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WesternAnimation/PepeLePew ''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Fabrette, a cat having been born there, has been cursed with natural white stripes down her back, giving her the spitting image of a skunk which quite the dampen on her attempts to woo a boyfriend. Opportunity strikes when she runs into ''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew'' (who is in New Orleans in hopes of finding a bride) him and, [[BreakingOldTrends in an]] ''[[BreakingOldTrends incredibly]]'' [[BreakingOldTrends rare instance for him]], immediately finds herself smitted with the skunk and would love to be his blushing bride... [[HilarityEnsues Now, if only she can do something about his smell, first.]]


This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and she actually ''is'' smitten with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized HandsomeLech archetype of movies at the time, here his general naivety towards the situation is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts and the only times he actually does grab on to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.

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This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows.shows by shaking up the formula just enough while still sticking to the same idea. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and she actually ''is'' smitten with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized HandsomeLech archetype of movies at the time, here his general naivety towards the situation is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts and the only times he actually does grab on to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.


This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow and it shows. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and she actually ''is'' smitten with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized HandsomeLech archetype of movies at the time, here his general naivety towards the situation is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts and the only times he actually does grab on to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.

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This short is something of an [[OddballInTheSeries oddball]] when it comes to Pepe's shorts, although a bit less so than ''Odor of the Day''. This was the only Pepe short directed by Abe Levitow Levitow[[note]]Notable for being behind some of the more beloved and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] Looney Tunes hits of the 50s such as ''WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny''[[/note]] and it shows. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here "Penelope"'s[[note]]although it's unclear if it's truly intended to be Penelope or a different cat altogether[[/note]] white stripe is 100% natural instead of painted on and she actually ''is'' smitten with Pepe, unlike most cats he unwittingly pursues, with the conflict instead being based around Pepe's odor and Farbrette's multiple attempts to rid him of it. Instead of Pepe being his usual social commentary on the romanticized HandsomeLech archetype of movies at the time, here his general naivety towards the situation is played up far more, with him being quite a bit more 'hands-off' than usual with his shorts and the only times he actually does grab on to Farbrette are the times ''she'' engages it first.

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