The animated Oscar-winning 'French' cartoon character 'Pepé Le Pew' has been canceled from the newly woke "Looney Tunes" cartoon roster, now considered more of a predator, than a skunk:
Created in 1945 by Chuck Jones, 'Pepé Le Pew' starred in more than 12 animated films, with the cartoon "For Scent-imental Reasons" winning an Oscar for 'Best Animated Short Subject' (Cartoons) in 1949.
The narcissistic skunk would stroll around Paris in the springtime, looking for 'l'amour' conquests, while his malodorous stank, unknown to him, chased everyone away.
Usually Penelope ran away from Pepé, not only because of his stench, but also because of his obnoxious, seductive manner.
'Franglais' was spoken in the cartoons, by adding 'le' to English words or by mangling French expressions with English ones, such as "Sacre Maroon!", "my sweet peanut of brittle" and "Come to me, my little melon-baby collie!"
Pepé's voice, provided by Mel Blanc, was based on actor Charles Boyer's performance in "Pépé le Moko from Algiers" (1938).