Odor of the Day
Odor of the Day-restored
Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 2, 1948
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Lloyd Turner
Animation: Basil Davidovich
Don Williams
J.C. Melendez
Emery Hawkins
Layouts: Don Smith
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Pepé Le Pew
Preceded By: Hare Splitter
Succeeded By: The Foghorn Leghorn
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Odor of the Day is a 1948 Looney Tunes short directed by Arthur Davis.


On a cold winter day, a dog that is looking for a place to stay sneaks into a cabin with a fire and a cozy bed. However, he does have a rival, Pepé Le Pew, for the bed. The two battle by spraying each other with scents. Pepé has his foul odor, while the dog has his perfume. The two then dive into a frozen lake in an attempt to remove the smells and they catch colds in the process. Now unable to smell each other's scents, the two decide to share the bed together.


  • The dog resembles Wellington from "Doggone Cats".
  • This cartoon is the first Pepé Le Pew cartoon not directed by Chuck Jones (or a member from Chuck Jones' unit) and the only one to depict Pepé Le Pew as a screwball comic character instead of the usual lovesick character.
  • Arthur Davis is the first animation director other than Chuck Jones to direct a cartoon featuring Pepé Le Pew, the second is Friz Freleng in the cartoon "Dog Pounded" (albeit in here Pepé only makes a cameo at the end), and the third is Abe Levitow from Chuck Jones' unit in the cartoon "Really Scent".
  • This is the first time Pepé uses his bad odor as a weapon. The second time is in "Touché and Go" where Pepé uses his bad odor to scare away a shark.
  • Wellington sneezed eleven times while Pepé sneezed twice.
  • Pepé and Wellington have no lines of dialogue in this cartoon, save for only one line at the end of the cartoon "Gesundheit!". In addition, Pepé's speaking voice here lacks the familiar French accent.



Pepé Le Pew Cartoons
1945 Odor-able Kitty
1947 Scent-imental Over You
1948 Odor of the Day
1949 For Scent-imental Reasons
1951 Scent-imental Romeo
1952 Little Beau Pepe
1953 Wild Over You
1954 Dog PoundedThe Cats Bah
1955 Past PerfumanceTwo Scent's Worth
1956 Heaven Scent
1957 Touché and Go
1959 Really Scent
1960 Who Scent You?
1961 A Scent of the Matterhorn
1962 Louvre Come Back to Me!