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Scent-imental Romeo
Scent-imental Romeo-restored
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: March 24, 1951
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Pepé Le Pew
Penelope Pussycat
Preceded By: Bunny Hugged
Succeeded By: A Bone for a Bone
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Scent-imental Romeo (Commentary)

Scent-imental Romeo is a Merrie Melodies cartoon short starring Pepé Le Pew that was originally released on March 24, 1951.

Plot

A hungry Penelope Pussycat disguises herself as a skunk, so she can be fed at the Zoo, but Pepé of course thinks she's the real thing, and uses his Maurice Chevalier impression, in an attempt to win her over.

Censorship

  • When this cartoon was shown on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, the part where Penelope bashes Pepe on the head with a club (though not a previous scene where she hits him with a mallet) was shortened from three times to one.[1]
  • When Cartoon Network (American; overseas Cartoon Network channels have aired this uncut) aired this short, the entire part where Pepe opens a bottle of champagne and tries to serve it to Penelope was cut (this edit is rather odd and a tad ironic, considering that Cartoon Network aired The Cat's Bah's beginning, which also had Pepe opening a bottle of champagne, uncut and uncensored while ABC, which left in the champagne part in this cartoon, edited the beginning of The Cat's Bah because it showed champagne). The edited version also airs on the American feed of Boomerang while overseas Boomerang channels have aired this uncut.[1]

Availability

Quotes

  • "What is the meaning of this, Monsieur? You shall leave from my second." - Pepé Le Pew

Trivia

  • This is the only cartoon in the Pepé series for Pepé not to get Penelope in the end.
    • In this case, Penelope ran off in a second while Pepé is taken back to his cage.
  • This cartoon also marks Pepe Le Pew's first appearance in the Merrie Melodies series, after having remain exclusive to the Looney Tunes series throughout the 1940s (not counting Fair and Worm-Er). This is also Pepe's first cartoon of the 1950s.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.intanibase.com/gac/looneytunes/censored-s.aspx
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!

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