Pepe Le Pew - French speaking skunk created
by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese for the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon
The Odor-able Kitty (1/6/1945).
Pepé Le Pew (voice of Mel Blanc) thought he was irresistible to the female of
his species and so he pursued them with a passion. "Ah, my little darling, it is
love at first sight, is it not, no? (kiss kiss kiss)."
In the cartoon For Scentimental Reasons (1949), and later cartoons, Pepé persistently pursued a
reluctant black male cat who accidentally resembled a female skunk (a stripe of
white paint falls on its back).
Pepé's name and voice are derived from Charles
Boyer's Pepé Le Moko character in the film Algiers (1938).
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