On an extremely cold winter day, a dog is looking for shelter, from the frigid snow on the ground. It first tries another dog's house, a bird's nest and even a turtle's shell. The dog is ... See full summary »

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On an extremely cold winter day, a dog is looking for shelter, from the frigid snow on the ground. It first tries another dog's house, a bird's nest and even a turtle's shell. The dog is thrown out from all three. Then it finds and sneaks into a cabin with an open fireplace and a cozy bed. But he has a stinky rival for occupancy of the cabin - an unnamed skunk, (but not Pepe Le Pew). The dog and skunk combat each other by spraying the other with scents. The skunk with his foul odor tail, and the dog with cologne. Both run outside and dive into a frozen lake, so the smell doesn't bother its nose and both catch a cold in the process. The sneezing dog and skunk then decide to stop fighting and become friends. Then they share the bed in the cabin. However, this did lead to Pepe Le Pew's creation. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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2 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Wellington, (the dog) & unnamed skunk sneezed 13 times, combined. Wellington sneezed 11 times & the unnamed skunk sneezed twice. 11 + 2 = 13. See more »

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[after the skunk and Wellington, the dog sneeze extremely hard they stop fighting each other & decide to call a truce. Then, in unison and both go to sleep in the skunk's bed]
Skunk: Gesundheit.
[after their one word quote is spoken in unison, the house owning skunk & visiting dog, Wellington quickly hug each other, showing that they are not rivals any more, so each can start sleeping sooner. Then the Closing Credits music begins]
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[after the double "Gesundheit" quote, to each other, the Closing Credits music begins] See more »

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Followed by A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961) See more »

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Music by Effie I. Canning
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law and odor
5 July 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of only three Pepe Le Pew cartoons not directed by Chuck Jones, Arthur Davis's "Odor of the Day" is one of the cartoons leaving ambiguity about the main character's identity (another was "A Corny Concerto", starring a duck who may or may not have been Daffy). When a dog goes to a house to spend the night...only to have a skunk enter, and the two begin fighting over the house.

Aside from the fact that the skunk's identity is never specifically identified - though he looks like Pepe - whereas Pepe always remains oblivious to his offensive body odor, this skunk clearly knows about his body odor, using it as a weapon against the dog. Could this be Pepe's evil twin?! Whoever this Mephitis mephitis* is, we have here an OK if not great cartoon. But I think that we can agree that skunk cartoons are best when Pepe Le Pew tries too hard to get slinky (and presumably have sex) with a cat whom he mistakes for a belle femme skunk.

*That's the scientific name for skunks.


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