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    Petunia Pig 
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Porky's love interest.


Debut: "Porkys Romance" (1937), Tashlin
Voiced By: Bernice Hansen, Bonnie Baker, Jane Webb, Grey DeLisle, Jodi Benson, Chiara Zanni, Katy Mixon, Jessica DiCicco, Lara Jill Miller

  • Adaptational Ugliness: Her character design is much less appealing in Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production. But then again, so is Porky's.
  • Alliterative Name: Petunia Pig.
  • Ascended Extra: Although a very minor character in the animated canon, Petunia was all over the place in the Looney Tunes Expanded Universe material from the 30's right through the 80's, from comics to storybooks to merchandise. Then, when Warner Animation began its renaissance in the late 80's, they forgot all about her, and poor Petunia fell back into obscurity. She is, however, one of the main characters in Baby Looney Tunes (oddly enough, since Porky hardly ever appears on the show), and Looney Tunes Cartoons gives her the starring role in the short "Pigture Perfect".
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She vanished after a couple of years. She's gained some popularity again thanks to Baby Looney Tunes.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: She's given her own starring role for the first time in the Looney Tunes Cartoons short "Pigture Perfect".
  • Depending on the Writer: In her debut episode she's a Jerkass, but eventually evolves into a generic love interest. In Baby Looney Tunes and The Looney Tunes Show, she's a sweet Nice Girl, but in Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production, she's introduced as an annoying Genki Girl, similar to LTS Lola.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Porky in looks although most definitely not in personality.
  • Girlish Pigtails: The character did not originally have hair in her first 3 shorts (by Tashlin). She has pigtails in her last two shorts (directed by Clampett) and eventually keeps this hairstyle even in the comics and almost all her modern appearances.
  • Jerkass: In "Porky's Romance", very much so. She surely seems to embody every fear about marriage and commitment, by treating her potential spouse like dirt and caring only about her self-gratification so much that Porky suffers from a nightmare concerning their matrimonial life that makes him run for the hills.
  • The Pollyanna: In Looney Tunes Cartoons, she suffers many, many injuries and ends up in a body cast but still sees the positives in the situation.
  • Satellite Love Interest: To Porky on her good days. On her bad more like a love interest on collision course.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: In the Looney Tunes Cartoons short "Pigture Perfect", she shares the same amount of slapstick as Porky. She's trying to get the perfect photo of a squirrel, but goes through a series of injuries and ends in a cast in the processs.
  • Species Surname: Petunia Pig.
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    The Dodo 
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A one-shot character who appeared in Bob Clampet's Porky in Wackyland and its color remake Dough for the Do-Do, Porky hunts this one of a kind bird for a large fortune. Despite having only two appearances, he became a fan favorite and left an invaluable legacy in the form of his son Gogo Dodo in Tiny Toon Adventures. He also makes occasional appearances in the comic books including the DC-Looney Tunes crossover where he teamed up with Mr. Mxyzptlk.


Debut: "Porky in Wackyland" (1938), Clampett.
Voiced By: Mel Blanc

Tropes:

  • Deliberately Monochrome: Whenever he shows up in collectible artwork or the comics he's always in his original greyscale as opposed to his color look.
  • Informed Species: He looks nothing like a real dodo.
  • Last of His Kind: Supposedly he's the last of his kind, which is why Porky is hunting him.
  • Mad Hatter: Everyone in Wackyland is looney, but Dodo is the looniest of them all.
  • Named by the Adaptation: He finally got a name — Yoyo in the video game Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal.
  • Reality Warper: Even by cartoon physics rules, he's quite a character: — he can do whatever he wants in Wackyland.

    Sniffles the Mouse 
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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.
Voiced By: Margaret Hill-Talbot, Sara Berner, Marjorie Talton, Kath Soucie, Colleen Wainwright

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    Cecil Turtle 
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Slow paced but quick-witted turtle who not only rivals Bugs Bunny, but is one of the few characters to consistently defeat him. Cecil appears in shorts that were based on the fable The Tortoise and the Hare.


Debut: "Tortoise Beats Hare" (1941), Avery
Voiced By: Mel Blanc, Frank Welker, Joe Alaskey, Jim Rash, Jeff Bergman, Matt Craig

Tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: The three shorts are probably these for the Silly Symphonies version of "The Tortoise and the Hare".
  • Always Someone Better: One of the few adversaries to beat Bugs, let alone do so handily.
  • The Cat Came Back: Subverted in Tortoise Beats Hare. It wasn't the original tortoise that kept inexplicably escaping Bugs' methods of leaving him behind. It was a series of identical tortoises which the first one bribed to screw with him.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Both he and Bugs are willing to play crooked in order to beat each other.
  • Genre Savvy: He's one of the few Looney Tunes characters to see through a Paper-Thin Disguise (and know that no one else will on top of it).
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's played Bugs like a chump every single time. His most notable accomplishment is tricking Bugs into effectively dressing as a tortoise himself, which draws the ire of rabbit mobsters.
  • Not So Invincible After All: In "Rabbit Transit", he actually has a tougher time with Bugs, even getting visibly frustrated when he manages to heckle him back. Bugs actually defeats him in a race this time round, though Cecil happily settles for a more pragmatic victory (Bugs gets arrested for running well past the speed limit).
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Much more cunning than he looks. Behind his sleepy eyes, his unassuming tone and his Simpleton Voice lies a calm and patient schemer who enjoys acting ignorant while his opponents are driven up the wall.
  • Removable Shell: Happens regularly to Cecil Turtle's shell in his cartoons.
  • The Rival: To Bugs. And he is the only one who has REALLY bruised and battered his ego to the point of Bugs being the one who antagonizes and openly declares his rivalry with him.
  • Species Surname: Cecil Turtle.
  • Swapped Roles: The basic point of Cecil is to have a character that can do to Bugs what Bugs does to his other antagonists, complete with Bugs typically becoming the aggressor in Cecil's shorts as apposed to his usual Karmic Trickster.
  • Troll: He remains aggravatingly calm (for Bugs) and says the right things to get under his hare skin matter-of-factly and in a fakely foolish way to sound as if he really believes them.
  • Turtle Power: One of the few characters who consistently thwarted Bugs Bunny.

    Henery Hawk 

See also the Foghorn Leghorn page.


Debut: "The Squawkin Hawk" (1942), Jones
Voiced By: Kent Rogers, Mel Blanc, Joe Alaskey, Jeff Bergman, Ben Falcone, Damon Jones

  • Alliterative Name: Henery Hawk
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's a belligerent, loudmouthed little pipsqueak who picks fights with other characters many times bigger than him.
  • Catchphrase: "Are you coming quietly, or do I have to muss you up?"
  • Out of Focus: "Walky Talky Hawky" was created as a second starring turn for Henery Hawk, but Foghorn Leghorn stole the show, reducing Henery to his adversary. Along with The Barnyard Dawg he eventually disappears from the series.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He can effortlessely take down ol' Foggy, even though he's only a measly few inches high!
  • Species Surname: Henery Hawk
  • Villain Protagonist: When the series was initially his own it was through his (not-so-hawklike) POV that his hunting efforts were observed.

    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), Clampett.

Voiced by: Kent Rogers (first appearance); Mel Blanc (all other appearances)

  • Alliterative Name: Beaky Buzzard.
  • Dumb Muscle: In terms of brute force Super Strength sums it up perfectly. Its his lack of initiative, passion and intelligence that keeps him back.
  • Harmless Villain: Within an already pretty incompetent Rogues Gallery, Beaky stands out as being exceptionally moronic and even shy towards his prey.
  • Momma's Boy: He lives with his mom and he is somewhat vocal about not wanting to leave the nest.
    "Nononononononononono.Nononononono.No."
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's significantly more competent in "The Lions Busy". He also inexplicably wins his fight with the dragon at the end of "The Bashful Buzzard".
  • The Runt at the End: He is the youngest, smallest and always gets left behind as compared to his brothers he is not very active or enthusiastic about hunting.
  • Simpleton Voice: Specifically, a deep, low voice like Edgar Bergen's "Mortimer Snerd"; in-house he was alternately known as "The Snerd Bird".
  • Shrinking Violet: He is very shy of the outside world which becomes an issue when this includes his supposed prey.
  • Species Surname: He is a young turkey vulture (a bird commonly called "buzzard" in the United States).
  • Super Strength: Like his brothers, he's strong enough to carry something as large as a dragon back to his nest.
  • Too Dumb to Live: That said, he can catch a baby bumblebee.
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    Hubie and Bertie 
Debut: "The Aristo Cat" (1943), Jones

Voiced by: Mel Blanc; Stan Freberg

Tropes:

  • Catchphrase:
    • 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 after the dog catcher.

    Claude Cat 
Debut: "The Aristo Cat" (1943), Jones

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    The Three Bears 
Debut: "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears" (1944), Jones.

Voiced by: Billy Bletcher (Papa Bear); Bea Benaderet (Mama Bear); Stan Freberg (Junior)

  • Beary Funny: A Comic Trio of bears.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Junyer is the Big, Mama is the Thin, and Papa is the Short.
  • Butt-Monkey: Papa Bear suffers a lot, often due to Junyer's stupidity.
  • Catchphrase:
    Papa Bear (crying in frustration): Why did I ever do to deserve such a family ?!
  • Christmas Cake: Mama Bear, as Bugs discovered to his horror in "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears".
  • Comic Trio: Papa is the bossy one, Junyer is the idiot, and Mama is the sane one who's ignored.
  • Dysfunctional Family: On the documentary, Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, Matt Groening stated that, while his show The Simpsons is credited for showing the all-American dysfunctional family, The Three Bears (and All in the Family) did a better job of showing it.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Papa would usually punch or kick Junyer if he says or does something stupid.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Papa Bear.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Junyer is repeatedly punched, insulted, or bludgeoned by Papa Bear for his stupidity while his mother does nothing to stop the abuse.
  • Jerkass: Papa Bear is tempermental and an abusive father.
  • Kiddie Kid: Junyer is seven years old and is still in diapers.
  • Manchild: Papa Bear constantly complains, whines and throws tantrums, despite being the head of the family.
  • The Napoleon: Papa Bear is very short and has a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • New Technology is Evil: The short, "Bear Necessities" from the Tiny Toon Adventures episode, "Fairy Tales For the 90's" depicts The Three Bears in a then-modern-day retelling of the Goldilocks story. While Papa likes the idea of modern houses and technology, Junyer certainly thinks modern technology is evil and misses his old life living as a wild bear in the forest. It isn't hard to see why, since Junyer tries to make friends with a computer, who in return, demands lunch money and fires floppy disks at him.
  • Only Sane Woman: Mama Bear is the deadpan middle-bear, while the other two are constantly at each other.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story:
    • "The Bee-Devilled Bruin" Has Papa and Junyer try to get honey from a beehive when they run out of honey. After many unsuccessful attempts to get the honey and some Amusing Injuries to Papa, Papa decides to have bacon and eggs with ketchup for breakfast. Mama gets him the ketchup from the cupboard, revealing it to have many honey jars inside it. When Papa becomes furious upon seeing this, Mama tells him that she tried to tell him they had plenty of honey all along.
    • In "Bear Feat", the Three Bears train for a Trick Bear act for the Mingling Bros. Circus when Papa finds a want ad in the newspaper. After much Hilarity Ensues (as do many Amusing Injuries to Papa), Papa decides the family is ready to perform, only to find out that the newspaper with the want ad is 21 years out of datenote . Mama tells Papa that she tried to tell him the newspaper was out of date, but he kept interrupting her.
  • Simpleton Voice: Junyer has the oafish type that marks him as older than his dress code suggests.

    The Drunk Stork 
A stork that makes all of his deliveries while inebriated.
Debut: "Baby Bottleneck'' (1946), Clampett.

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    Rocky and Mugsy 
A pair of thugs who appear in a few of the Looney Tunes shorts. It should also be noted that Rocky also appeared in a number of shorts without Mugsy, but other thugs instead.
Debut: "Racketeer Rabbit" (1946) (Rocky), "Bugs and Thugs" (1953) (Mugsy), Freleng.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

Tropes:

  • Bad Boss: Rocky isn't very nice to Mugsy and he often uppercuts him for saying or doing something dumb. However, this is justified in the short "Bugsy and Mugsy", where Rocky is fooled by Bugs Bunny into thinking Mugsy is trying to kill him.
  • Bank Robbery: As seen in "Bugs and Thugs" it is their standard source of income.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: They provide the page image. Rocky is the little guy and the leader and Mugsy is the big Dumb Muscle, who co-exist in an entirely symbiotic relationship.
  • Dumb Muscle: Mugsy is much bigger than Rocky, but also much dumber.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Rocky was noticeably taller in his first appearance.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: Rocky has an absurdly tall hat which obscures his eyes.
  • Laughably Evil: Both of them, though Rocky was initially created as a Worthy Opponent to Bugs just like Yosemite Sam (another Bugs villain created by Freleng).
  • Nice Hat: Rocky has a big hat that covers his eyes and accounts for nearly half his height.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Rocky, the short one, is smarter than Dumb Muscle Mugsy.
  • Small Guy, Big Gun: One episode has the diminutive Rocky firing a full-sized Tommy Gun, which is practically longer than he is tall. The recoil is such that he is forced to brace himself with a 2 x 4, lest it cause him to slide backwards across the floor.
  • Stupid Crooks: Mugsy lives up to it to the extreme, but naturally Rocky isn't too far behind either.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: A duo of gangsters.
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    Barnyard Dawg 
A basset hound who often serves as Foghorn Leghorn's rival and an occasional Foil for Daffy or Porky.
Debut: "Walky Talky Hawky" (1946), McKimson

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

Tropes:

  • Butt-Monkey: The guy usually gets his butt handed to him, often literally, courtesy of Foghorn and a wooden fencepost.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments, especially when talking directly to the audience.
  • Foil: He tends to serve as one for Foghorn, Daffy, or Porky.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: Foghorn usually provokes him by slapping his behind with a wooden fencepost.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He acts as one to Foghorn Leghorn.

    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 

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

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.
  • 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.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to have all sorts of skills and abilities as the perfect dog. In reality, he's a worthless mutt.
  • Species Surname: He probably would find it more profitable if he had a specific breed's name though.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Just try to eject him from your house/business/life once he's decided he belongs.
  • 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!"

    Mac and Tosh, the Goofy Gophers 
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Debut: "The Goofy Gophers" (1947), Clampett.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc; Stan Freberg (some appearances)

Tropes

  • Ambiguously Gay: Their interactions with each other certainly give this vibe, partly due to Values Dissonance. Gets played up for laughs in The Looney Tunes Show and Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run. Back in the day, they were a reference to an old comedy routine poking fun at the then-current stereotype of European gentlemen being intensely polite towards each other.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As seen in "Gopher Broke (1948)", where they casually conduct a gaslighting campaign that leaves D'Brer Dog well beyond a mental breakdown, all so they can easily steal back the vegetables he was guarding.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The whole point of "Gopher Broke (1948)"; how dare you be a farmer's dog sleeping in the barn where the vegetables we want to steal are being kept! We'll drive you insane so we can steal them anyway!
  • Moral Myopia: In "Gopher Broke (1948)", they treat themselves as the wronged party even as they gaslight D'Brer Dog, despite the fact that the vegetables that were "stolen" from them actually belong to the farmer, meaning Mac and Tosh were stealing them in the first place before they got harvested!
  • Overly Polite Pals: Constantly acting with stereotypical British politeness, especially towards each other.

    Hippety Hopper 
Debut: "Hop, Look and Listen" (1948), McKimson.

  • Alliterative Name: Hippety Hopper.
  • Badass Adorable: He has no problem beating up Sylvester at all while genuinely playing around.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just see above. And not even deliberately as he doesn't seem to understand the extent of his opponents hostility.
  • Cute Mute: A playful, innocent, mute baby kangaroo.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't talk (except for an only speaking line).

    The Crusher 
A very imposing professional wrestler. Often goes up against Bugs.
Debut: "Rabbit Punch" (1948), Jones

    K- 9 
Marvin the Martian's pet dog and sidekick.
Debut: "Haredevil Hare" (1948), Jones.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

Tropes:

  • Alien Animals: Is simply like a standard dog, but green and dressed like a Roman like his owner.
  • Canine Companion: For Marvin.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: He may be a Martian dog but he is still just as much of a typical rabbit-hunting dog as the earthling hounds.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Zigzagged. Early episodes portrayed him as idiotic compared to his master, while others play him as more aware than him.
  • Punny Name: Of "canine".
  • Strange Salute: His is a variation of a standard military salute...only using his ears instead of his paws.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Inverted. He was able to talk in his debut, but later went silent, only speaking in barks.
  • Talking with Signs: Some episodes that have him voiceless instead has him talk with either signs or notes.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: While he doesn't have black skin/fur like his master, he does wear an outfit similar to Marvin's, including a helmet, skirt, and even tennis shoes.

    Sylvester Jr. 
Debut: "Pop Im Pop!" (1949), McKimson.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

    Penelope Pussycat 
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The (collective?) name for the poor kitty who finds herself the object of Pepe's affections.


Debut: "For Scent Imental Reasons" (1949), Jones.

Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Penelope Pussycat.
  • All There in the Manual: Penelope's name (while refered to in "The Cat's Bah") was inconsistent until promotional art for "Carrotblanca" confirmed it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually timid in personality though can turn violent if harrassed for long.
  • Catchphrase: "Le mew~"
  • Crack Pairing: A pretty much In-Universe example in "Carrotblanca", where because Lola hadn't been created yet Penelope gets paired with Bugs Bunny.
  • Cute Mute: She looks cute and never talks in the classic cartoons.
  • Funny Animal: What she is 95% of the time. Interestingly, the rare time Penelope isn’t this she is surprisingly voluptuous.
  • Out of Focus: In many of the follow-up cartoons and series she's either absent or relegated to cameo appearances.
  • Satellite Character: Her only role is to be Pepe's perpetual stalking victim, while Pepe himself has had many appearances outside of his cartoon, Penelope never appeared on her own without Pepe around. It took a long time for the writers to establish her as an individual, such is the case with her name, see above. Due to being The Voiceless, her personality is also rather vaguely defined, all that has been shown is that she's somewhat nervous, soft-spoken and nice, most of which only comes from her appearance in Carrotblanca.
  • Shrinking Violet: Usually rather meek in personality, though when smitten she can be as equally lovesick as Pepe.
  • Species Surname: A cat named Penelope Pussycat.
  • Suddenly Voiced: While she would get the occasional "mew' or "purr" in the classic toons, Carrotblanca is the first time she actually speaks. She's voiced by Tress MacNeille.
  • The Voiceless: A rare example of a mute animal character until she was Suddenly Voiced.
  • Swapped Roles: Occasionally Penelope would be smitten with Pepe, and she would start chasing him. Pepe becomes just as terrified when he's the one being pursued.

    Playboy Penguin 
Debut: "Frigid Hare" (1949), Jones.

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    Nasty Canasta 
A hulking, imposing outlaw generally used in Wild West themed shorts.
Debut: "Drip-Along Daffy" (1951) Jones

Voiced by: Mel Blanc (Drip Along Daffy and My Little Duckaroo); Daws Butler (Barbary Coast Bunny)

Tropes:

  • The Bad Guy Wins: In his second ever appearance.
  • The Dreaded: Especially when placed against Daffy, who never scored a victory of his own against him.
  • Rated M for Manly: Hilariously rips his shirt off by just flexing his massive muscles, before giving Daffy an epic beatdown.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In his final Golden Age appearance, as an adversary for Bugs Bunny, he looked, sounded and acted noticeably different.

    Pete Puma 
Debut: "Rabbits Kin" (1952), McKimson.

Voiced by: Stan Freberg

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    George 
Debut: "Cat Tails For Two" (1952), McKimson.

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    Benny 
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Debut: "Hoppy Go Lucky" (1952), McKimson.

Voiced by: Stan Freberg

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    Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog 
See also Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog.
Debut: "Don't Give Up the Sheep" (1953), Jones.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

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.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ralph. Sam possess sufficient strength to incapacitate him with a single punch.
  • Catchphrase: "Mornin' Sam." "Mornin' Ralph."
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Averted with Sam who may look apathetic but is actually always several leagues ahead of the wolf.
  • Expy: Originally, Ralph had significant differences from Wile E. (earlier shorts show different feet, more tail, etc.) but since they had similar faces, later animators became lazy and started drawing them the same way.
  • Friendly Enemy: They'd talk amicably, punch the clock, and share lunch together. However, when they were on the clock, it was Ralph's job to try and steal sheep and Sam's job to stop him at all costs. While it got comically brutal (this was Looney Tunes, after all), the characters recognize that it was just business.
  • Identical Stranger: Ralph looks identical to Wile E. Coyote. The only difference is the red nose in place of the Coyote's black one.
  • 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.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: This, and Punch-Clock Villain. From 9 to 5, Ralph tries ever-more-outlandish schemes to catch a sheep, and Sam thwarts Ralph with minimal effort and maximum punishment. But as soon as that 5 o'clock whistle blows, the two punch out and walk home together, ready to do it all over again tomorrow.

    Marc Antony and Pussyfoot 
A large dog and a little kitten. The former is very protective of the latter.
Debut: "Feed the Kitty" (1955), Jones.

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    Michigan J. Frog 
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A frog from The Gay '90s 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 '90s.


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

Tropes related to Michigan J. Frog:

  • Breakout Character: Only appeared in one short during the franchise's original series of animated shorts, and yet it became one of the most popular and well-received of them all. Steven Spielberg himself refers to it as "the Citizen Kane of animated film."
  • The Casanova: One of his early promos for The WB had him proclaim that he's "wanted by every lass" while declaring love as a hassle.
  • Immortality: Strongly implied that this frog can never age or die. (See Really 700 Years Old below.)
  • Jerkass: He's been one for his entire existence, screwing around with people by singing and dancing, and then making them look crazy by acting like a normal frog when they try to get other people to see it. Later on, his jerkass tendencies got even stronger in Tiny Toon Adventures, where he taunts (in song) a turtle trying to get away from Elmyra, and as mascot for The WB, where, in early promos, he'd straight up insult the viewers while praising the network's programming as an escape from their crappy lives, and was occasionally depicted as a stuck-up Mean Boss to the stars of the WB. And he's hilarious.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat, which is all he wears.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: More a trait than the character itself; everyone sees the frog, only one person sees its singing talent.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Has survived in a box for several years since the age of cavemen. And will survive in time for a far future.
  • Species Surname: It's written with an "o" and one "g".
  • You Didn't Ask: Seems to be implied in Another Froggy Evening when met by Marvin the Martian, who can speak "Frog"/"Martian" and thus can just ask him to sing for him.

    Blacque Jacque Shellacque 
A French-accented lumberjack type who's had repeated run-ins with Bugs Bunny.
Debut: "Bonanza Bunny" (1959), McKimson.

Voiced by: Mel Blanc

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    Cool Cat 
Debut: "Cool Cat" (1967), Alex Lovy.

Voiced by: Larry Storch, Joe Alaskey, Jim Cummings

  • Alliterative Name: Cool Cat.
  • Ascended Extra: He, Colonel Rimfire, and Spooky are the only characters from the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts era who've continued to be used in any great frequency after that era ended. On top of that, he was popular enough when he first appeared that the studio finally agreed to let the cartoon studio produce shorts outside of the Daffy—Speedy series.
  • Beatnik: Wears a beret (except in his last two cartoons) and speaks '60s-style beatnik slang.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returned almost 30 years later in cameos in The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries and Tweety's High Flying Adventure and then 20 years after that in Looney Tunes Cartoons.
  • Cool Cat: Pretty obvious, considering the character he is clearly an Expy of. And no, he's not the Trope Namer.
  • Depending on the Writer: Some of his cartoons (including his debut) characterise him as a Bugs Bunny-type Karmic Trickster who remains in control of the situation throughout, while others depict him as a Butt-Monkey who spends most of the cartoon getting abused by Colonel Rimfire and/or some other guest character(s).
  • Expy: Of The Pink Panther, blatantly.
  • Nice Hat: His beret.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He retains his Hanna-Barbera-like design which looks nothing like the style of the other Tunes when he returns in Sylvester & Tweety and Looney Tunes Cartoons, making him stand out a lot more.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In his debut cartoon at least, where he seems to spend most of the cartoon unaware that he's being stalked by Colonel Rimfire and that Ella is actually a mechanical elephant, but at the end is indicated to have known these things all along.

    Merlin the Magic Mouse 
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Debut: "Merlin the Magic Mouse" (1967), Alex Lovy.

Voiced by: Daws Butler (first appearance); Larry Storch (all other appearances)

  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Shamrock and Roll", he is more meaner to Second Banana than usual, to the point he actually hits him in the beginning of the short! note  Though later on, we have O'Reilly the Leprechaun, who is an even bigger asshole than Merlin (and he even gets off scot-free at the end of the short).

    Bunny and Claude 
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Debut: Bunny And Claude We Rob Carrot Patches (1968), McKimson
Voiced By: Pat Woodell (Bunny), Mel Blanc (Claude)

Two characters introduced near the end of the original Looney Tunes era, Bunny and Claude are a rabbit Outlaw Couple who are Expies of Bonnie and Clyde, whose 1967 film was a then-recent smash. In their two shorts, these cotton-tailed criminals steal carrots while outwitting an incompetent Sheriff.


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