View production, box office, & company info. In "High-Diving Hare," there's a scene where Bugs Bunny goes through a door and slams it shut. He pulls it off but doesn't realize at the time he has married a monster--and she has an enormous son. Yosemite Sam says that he needs no friends. Sam was the star of his own comic book series from 1970 to 1984, for a total of 81 issues. Yosemite Sam is a cartoon character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of short films produced by Warner Bros. His name is taken from Yosemite National Park.Along with Elmer Fudd, he is an adversary of Bugs Bunny. Yosemite has a different response than all of the others, and thanks Daffy, saying, "It was like holding a mirror up to [his] soul", and changes his whole personality, and even gives all of his cowboy clothes to Bugs. He appears in Wabbit voiced by Maurice LaMarche in season one and by Fred Tatasciore in season two. Yosemite Sam lives in a broken down house next door to Bugs and Daffy's house. Archive recordings of Blanc as Yosemite Sam were used in the 1999 PlayStation video game, Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time, ten years after Blanc's death. Later, Bugs invites him to his fifth party, but Yosemite declines, due to the excessive butter in the food there, which is why Bugs wanted to have a party. During the golden age of American animation, Yosemite Sam appeared in 33 shorts made between 1945 and 1964.. and "No I'm not!" The wealthy widow calls her enormous, yet still childlike son, Wentworth, to meet his new daddy. Freleng also cited the Terrible-Tempered Mr. Bang, a character in the Toonerville Trolley comic strip, as an influence. Yosemite Sam marries a widow for her money, and once the honeymoon is over, the woman reveals her real bossy, loud mouthed manner and introduces Sam to her son - a huge, oafish kid. For over 19 years, except for one cartoon (Hare-Abian Nights in 1959) Freleng's unit had exclusive usage of Sam at the Warner studio. In addition, in the 1949 Chuck Jones-directed cartoon Mississippi Hare, Bugs Bunny battles with an old, pistol-toting gambler called Colonel Shuffle, one whose role could have easily been portrayed by Sam. Sam can't tolerate the big kid's sappy clumsiness and tries to do away with him. He then gets arrested, escapes and is forced to run away from the cops naked. While Sam is waiting for his coffee, Bugs returns disguised again and asks whether Sam wants one lump or two (of sugar). Sam next forces Bugs into his cabin, where Bugs fools Sam into ... See full summary ». and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout, Scooby-Doo! A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist. In reality, Tosh was just at the park. Other characters with Sam-like features appear in several Looney Tunes shorts. At the park, Sam decides that in order to keep all the money for himself, he has to get rid of his wife and Wentworth. His noise contrasts to the calmly cocky rabbit. "Aha! It is unknown whether he got arrested or not. Sam is pounded on, run over by cars, forced to give piggy back rides to the 250 pound son, and on and on. In the same episode, Yosemite Sam appeared as a prospector in a documentary detailing about the sightings of a furry creature called Bigbutt (a spoof of Bigfoot). Though putting up a good chase, in the end, his car crashes into the wall of his own casino while the spy car flies above it. For instance, in the 1953 short Hare Trimmed, she played a rich widow who was being fought over by two men, Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny. It's a cute effort. Wile E. Coyote set up an elaborate scientific contraption to trap Bugs. Later when the vase cracks and Burmeets Turtle is found inside of it, Sam takes the turtle and wants to keep it for himself, but he later bursts. Yosemite Sam: The ACME Corporation's representative Bobbo ACME claims that the devices made by the ACME Corporation work if they are used right as he demonstrates the catapult on Calamity Coyote. Every time he tries to leave, he thinks of all that money. Until then, Bugs' major foe had been Elmer Fudd, a man so mild-mannered and dimwitted that Freleng thought Bugs actually came off as a bully by duping him. From 1995 to its end, the short was cut to remove the scene where Yosemite Sam tries to get rid of Wentworth by throwing a ball into traffic and Wentworth retrieving the ball without getting run over (the part where Sam goes to do it again and his wife forces him to go into traffic and Sam gets run down wasn't edited, most likely because the scene showed realistic consequences to that dangerous action while Wentworth's attempt had to be cut since the censors feared kids may imitate that, even though a similar scene from "Pappy's Puppy" was not censored on Nickelodeon).. Right before kicking the football, at the game, Yosemite accidentally gets his shoe stuck into the ground because of the sharpened heels he put on them, this hurting or breaking up ankle. He is both short and short-tempered. Sam called her Emma and then Emmy. A lot of splashing, growling, and jaw-snapping is heard as he beats them off with a club. At the end, Bugs fires a starting pistol to start a marathon race, and Yosemite thinks that someone is trying to shoot him, and as a result crashes into Bugs, in an attempt to shield him. At the church, Bugs' gown bottom catches on a floor nail and is ripped off, revealing Bugs' cotton tail, and when Sam sees it, he refuses to marry Bugs, running off. Looney Tunes Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. In a Daffy Duck cartoon called Along Came Daffy (1947), Daffy has to contend with two Yosemite Sams, one with Sam's red hair and one with black hair. When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada). Yosemite Sam: The Good, The Bad, and The Ornery! The story opens in a town with a sign saying it is called Doughnut Center with a caption below that reads "What A Hole" and Sam reading a newspaper indicating that a local widow has just inherited $50 million (about $478,000,000 today). He finds that two ... See full summary ». He is also shown to own a lot of cats at his house. Sam plots to marry the widow to take the money: once he has it, he will take everything else, house and all, from the widow, close the orphanage and get rid of the police department, but Bugs overhears him and plots to foil the plan by posing as a rival French suitor. As he got into his 70s, the voice became too rough on his throat; the role of Sam was taken over by future Looney Tunes voice actor Joe Alaskey in Who Framed Roger Rabbit while Blanc played all his other Looney Tunes roles in the movie. and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons: The Movie, Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension, Superman/Shazam! Yosemite appears in the criminal notebook, when Daffy looks through them to see who stole his handbag. He pulls it off but doesn't realize at the time he has married a monster--and she has an enormous son. Without success, he uses a lasso, cannon, a string of firecrackers, and a giant rubber band. In The Foghorn Leghorn Story, he falls into a large hole that Taz digs and while in it tries to figure out what to do with an interesting item Bugs finds, and he is later told by Bugs that it is a vase. ", allowing Bugs enough time to foil his intentions. Though officially a cowboy, Freleng put Sam in a different costume in almost every film: a knight, a Roman legionary, a pirate, a royal cook, a prison guard, a duke (Duke of Yosemite, no less), a Hessian mercenary, a Confederate soldier, a mountain climber (climbing the 'Shmadderhorn' mountain in Switzerland), a hen-pecked househusband and even a space alien. The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms. Check out our picks for movies that (hopefully) won't keep you up at night. The latter was out to stop the earlier's evil plan to marry her and then get her money. Now you better take Wentworth to the playground for some fresh air. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. As of May 2020, Yosemite Sam is now depicted without six-gun pistols in the new Looney Tunes Cartoons on the streaming service, HBO Max. Yosemite Sam is one of Bugs and Daffy's neighbors. Yosemite tells Bugs to lay off the unhealthy food, but Bugs just ignores him. Blanc used the same voice to depict Bob and Doug McKenzie's father (portrayed by Dave Thomas, but dubbed with Blanc's voice) in the movie Strange Brew (1983). He also makes a major appearance in The Stud, the Nerd, the Average Joe, and the Saint. and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Scooby-Doo! , Freleng created Yosemite Sam to be a more worthy adversary for Bugs Bunny. When Sam sees that the woman is an ugly hag, he tries to run, but when the woman says she now has someone to help spend her money, he agrees to marry her. Blanc used a voice similar to Yosemite Sam's for Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons. He was later shown in anger management class in the song, along with Elmer Fudd, Sylvester and Wile E. Coyote, among others. So Sam decides they should get married. He is also quicker to learn from his mistakes and never falls for the same ploy twice.  He is commonly depicted as an extremely aggressive gunslinging prospector, outlaw, pirate, or cowboy with a hair-trigger temper and an intense hatred of rabbits, Bugs in particular.
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