Can You Name the Looney Toons Character from a One-Sentence Description?

By: Torrance Grey
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Can You Name the Looney Toons Character from a One-Sentence Description?
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About This Quiz

The Looney Tunes cartoons are a classic piece of Americana. Originally, Looney Tunes shorts were meant to showcase Warner Brothers' original music compositions. But they introduced characters that Americans took to their hearts. Some of these characters became iconic, like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird. Today, their images can be found on everything from bed sheets to car-seat covers. 

But other Looney Tunes characters have faded into obscurity. (For that matter, so did "Merrie Melodies," Looney Tunes's sister series). Few people remember Bosko or Buddy, for example, two of the earliest Looney Tunes characters. And Cecil Turtle only appeared in three shorts before disappearing, while his co-star, Bugs Bunny, is a star to this day. For this reason, there's a lot of Looney Tunes lore to dig into. Did you know that Granny, the owner of Tweety and Sylvester, has a name -- and that she was a spy in World War II? Kinda cool, eh? 

Only a true lover of the Looney Tunes cartoons will be able to ace our quiz on the major and minor players in the Warner Brothers' universe. If you consider yourself one such fan, settle in now and test your knowledge of Looney Tunes lore!

Bugs Bunny His catchphrase is "What's up, Doc?"
Bugs Bunny
This was kind of a freebie, wasn't it? Bugs Bunny might be the most iconic Looney Tunes character of all time.
Cecil Turtle
Elmer Fudd
Spike the Bulldog

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Porky Pig He signs off every cartoon by saying, "Th-th-th-that's all, folks!"
Bugs Bunny
Pepe LePew
Porky Pig
Porky Pig is known for his stutter. At Christmastime, you might hear a fantastic novelty version of "Blue Christmas" with Porky stuttering his way through the sentimental lyrics.
Road Runner

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Elmer Fudd This character was always admonishing you to "Be vewwy quiet; I'm hunting wabbits."
Hector the Bulldog
Elmer Fudd
The hunter Fudd often shot himself in his pursuit of Bugs. He wasn't exactly a poster child for gun safety.
Pepe LePew
Beans the Cat

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Granny Looney Toons In theory, "Granny" owns him.
Hector the Bulldog
Sylvester the Cat
Tweety Bird
all of these
Yup, "Granny" owns all these pets. She's a true animal lover!

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Road Runner This silent character is always getting the best of Wile E. Coyote.
Pete Puma
Beans the Cat
Road Runner
The "Road Runner" cartoons are some of the most comically violent ever aired. They are parodied as the "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons on "The Simpsons."
Big Bad Wolf

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Marvin the Martian Oddly, he wears a Roman-legionnaire-style helmet.
Elmer Fudd
Foghorn Leghorn
Marvin the Martian
Fun fact: Marvin makes a cameo of sorts in "Clueless." Tai's skill at drawing him freehand impresses Breckin Meyer's skater character.
Buddy

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Daffy Duck His opposite number, in the Disney universe, would be Donald Duck.
Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck is black with a bright orange bill and feet. He's one of the staples of the Looney Tunes universe.
Sylvester the Cat
Spike the Bulldog
the Tasmanian Devil

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Big Bad Wolf He takes his name from a pre-Looney-Tunes fairy tale, "The Three Little Pigs."
Big Bad Wolf
The Big Bad Wolf is an oddly snappy dresser, too. He's sometimes seen wearing a full outfit of clothes, suspenders, a hat and gloves. Snazzy!
Barnyard Dawg
Marvin the Martian
Pete Puma

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Granny Looney Toons This pet owner's real name is Emma Webster.
Lola Duck
Granny
Granny is taking it easy now, but she used to be a spy in WWII. We're impressed!
Miss Prissy
Tweety Bird

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Wile E. Coyote He's got to be Acme's best customer.
Elmer Fudd
Bosko
Sylvester the Cat
Wile E. Coyote
His name and middle initial are pronounced as "wily." He's anything but, though, if his lack of success at catching the Road Runner is anything to go by.

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Foghorn Leghorn He has a big attitude and a Southern colonel's drawl.
Bugs Bunny
Foghorn Leghorn
This rooster really is the cock of the walk. He struts around, drawling like an old-fashioned Southern gentleman.
Bosko
Daffy Duck

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Yosemite Sam The first part of his name changes, depending on his current line of work.
Pete Puma
Elmer Fudd
Hector the Bulldog
Yosemite Sam
When he's a Gold Rush prospector-type, he's "Yosemite Sam." But he's also been "Seagoing Sam," "Square Deal Sam," and more.

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Cecil Turtle He got one over on Bugs Bunny, a rare feat, but wasn't featured in many cartoons.
Cecil Turtle
Who? We hear you: This character was only featured in three cartoons.
Pete Puma
Charlie Dog
Beans the Cat

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Baby Tweety He's about the only character who can understand Baby Tazz.
Big Bad Wolf
Daffy Duck
Baby Tweety
Other comics and cartoons have "l'il" versions of their characters. Looney Tunes had "Baby Looney Tunes" versions, including Baby Tweety and Baby Tazz.
Tweety

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Tasmanian Devil (Tazz) His nickname is so popular even a WWE wrestler borrowed it!
Beans the Cat
Pepe LePew
Marvin the Martian
Tasmanian Devil (Tazz)
The wrestler in question is Peter Senercia. He went by "Tazz" in the ring, and kept the name when he moved on to announcing for the WWE.

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Speedy Gonzales This Mexican mouse raised complaints of ethnic stereotyping.
Bosko
Buddy
Road Runner
Speedy Gonzales
Speedy wore a sombrero and spoke in an exaggerated accent. Still, he loved pizza -- that's kind of multicultural!

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Baby Bugs He's the "l'il" version of Looney Tunes most iconic character.
Baby Bugs
This was part of the "Baby Looney Tunes"series. Baby Bugs is, we should also point out, ridiculously cute.
Foghorn Leghorn
Baby Tweety
Beans the Cat

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Pepe LePew This skunk is weirdly lucky in love!
Foghorn Leghorn
Road Runner
Pepe LePew
LePew is a classic ladies' man. Think of Christopher Walken's "The Continental" character on "Saturday Night Live" and you've got the basic point.
Bosko

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Tweety He's got kind of a big head for a canary.
Hector
Spike
Road Runner
Tweety
Tweety is another of Looney Tunes's most recognizable characters. He's bright yellow, with a large, bulbous head.

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Spike the Bulldog He strongly resembles a character in the Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Chester the Terrier
Road Runner
Marvin the Martian
Spike the Bulldog
That's right, there was a bulldog with this name in both cartoon universes. Looney Tunes's Spike hung around with the smaller dog named Chester, though, not a mouse called Jerry.

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Michigan J. Frog He wears a top hat and carries a cane, like an old-fashioned stage performer.
Beans the Cat
Hector the Bulldog
Michigan J. Frog
Michigan was the mascot of the WB network. It became defunct in 2005.
Tazz

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Baby Tazz This little character is a whirling dervish of mayhem.
Beans the Cat
Sylvester the Cat
Petunia Pig
Baby Tazz
This character is perpetually two years old. He causes a lot of destruction and breakage, perhaps not having learned to harness his strength and speed.

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Petunia Pig She has long black pigtails.
Granny
Lola Bunny
Petunia Pig
This character was introduced as a girlfriend to Porky. In fact, their faces are virtually identical, so it's a good thing she has that long black hair!
all of these

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Penelope Pussycat Don't mistake her for Sylvester!
Miss Prissy
Lola Bunny
Penelope Pussycat
This character was in love with Pepe LePew. She would create a white stripe down her back, in order to look like a skunk.
Granny

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Henery Hawk His career as a predator was hampered by not knowing what his prey was supposed to look like.
Bosko
Henery Hawk
Henery Hawk was a bold, confident chicken hawk that had never actually seen a chicken. Naturally, Foghorn Leghorn took the opportunity to mislead him.
Wile E. Coyote
Big Bad Wolf

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Miss Prissy She was a spinster hen in Foghorn's barnyard.
Alice
Little Kitty
Miss Prissy
If Foghorn Leghorn was the classic "Southern colonel," Miss Prissy was the stereotypical small-town spinster. She wore wire-rim glasses and a bonnet to underscore this.
Polly

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Hector the Bulldog Don't confuse him with Spike!
Pepe LePew
Hector the Bulldog
Hector is another of animal-lover Granny's pets. He tries to protect Tweety from Sylvester, though he's fairly easily confused.
Pete Puma
Sylvester the Cat

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Lola Bunny She's surprisingly sexy for a Looney Tunes character!
Daisy Duck
Lola Bunny
Perhaps the character of "Jessica Rabbit" informed the creation of Lola Bunny, Bugs's girlfriend. Seriously, look at those gams!
Miss Prissy
Granny

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Baby Sylvester He and Baby Daffy are almost inseparable.
Tazz
Sylvester
Baby Sylvester
Baby Sylvester hunts Baby Tweety, a canary -- but leaves his larger bird friend, Baby Daffy, alone! Size does matter!
Tweety Bird

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Hugo Looney Toons He was a "snow monster" who only appeared in two cartoons.
Bosko
Hugo
Poor Hugo. His time just hadn't come yet! He could have gotten that supporting role in "Frozen!"
Buddy
Beans the Cat

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Melissa Duck She's blond and pale-yellow-skinned, whereas her love interest is black-feathered.
Lola Bunny
Little Kitty
Melissa Duck
Of course, it's Melissa Duck. Her blonde hair is styled in a retro, golden-Hollywood style.
Petunia Pig

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Bosko He's the earliest Looney Tunes character, dating to 1929.
Bosko
Bosko was a creation of animators Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. In images, he looks suspiciously like that era's version of Mickey Mouse.
Barnyard Dawg
Pete Puma
Marvin the Martian

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Beans the Cat He made his debut in 1935's "I Haven't Got a Hat."
Foghorn Leghorn
Beans the Cat
Porky Pig
both #2 and #3
Beans was supposed to be Looney Tunes's next big star. But it was Porky Pig who actually broke through.

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Barnyard Dawg His real name is "George P."
Barnyard Dawg
Barnyard Dawg is a foil to Foghorn Leghorn. He guards the farm that Leghorn lives on.
Big Bad Wolf
Foghorn Leghorn
Porky Pig

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Claude Cat He appeared in "Odor-able Kitty" and "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat."
Big Bad Wolf
Claude Cat
Claude Cat was voiced by legendary actor Mel Blanc. His first speaking role was in "Aristo-Cat," not to be confused with the Disney moive, "The Aristocats."
Pete the Puma
Sylvester

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