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On the French Riviera, a female cat is frightened by sudden outbursts of barking by every dog around her. So, to scare them away, she paints her back with a white stripe like that of a skunk. The dogs, on seeing her stripe, run away and hide in fright. But she doesn't receive the peace she'd expected, because Pepe Le Pew, the amorous French skunk, sees her, thinks she's a girl skunk, and tries to make love to her. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Follows Odor of the Day (1948) See more »

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Au claire de la lune !! Mon ami pierrot !!
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Pepe's MO makes scents
15 July 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so maybe every Pepe Le Pew cartoon has pretty much the same plot: female cat gets her back painted white, Pepe comes along and takes her for a belle femme skunk, and the attempted romance begins. For that matter, pretty much every cartoon starring each of the directors' own characters (Pepe Le Pew and Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote for Chuck Jones, Yosemite Sam and Sylvester/Tweety for Friz Freleng, Foghorn Leghorn and Tasmanian Devil for Robert McKimson; Freleng and McKimson alternated between the Speedy Gonzales cartoons). But still, you gotta admire Pepe's unyielding stamina in his quest for finding true love. Clearly, two of Jones's characters (Pepe and Wile E.) continue aiming for their goals despite the obvious fact that the goals look unattainable. True, Pepe is mostly a composite of every French stereotype - aggressive with relationships and not smelling too pleasant - but I still consider his cartoons, including this one, quite entertaining. C'est l'amour!

PS: I thought that I saw a sign saying "Edouard Selzer", which would have been an in-joke referring to producer Eddie Selzer.


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