A Scent of the Matterhorn
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Directed By: M. Charl Jones
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: June 24, 1961
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: M. Charl Jones
Animation: M. Tomme Rae
M. Cannes Harris
M. Dicque Thompson
M. Robaire Bransford
M. Harré Amour (effects)
Layouts: M. Maurice Nobelle
Backgrounds: M. Philipé DeGuard
Film Editor: Docteur Treg Brown
Voiced By: M. Mel Blanc
Music: M. Milt Franklyn
Starring: Pepé Le Pew
Penelope Pussycat
Preceded By: Lickety-Splat
Succeeded By: The Rebel Without Claws

Pepe Le Pew - (Ep. 18) - A Scent Of The Matterhorn

A Scent of the Matterhorn is a 1961 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


The title is a play on "ascent of the Matterhorn."


A street-painting machine loosens from its driver's carriage on a hill and goes flying through the air. It paints everything in its path, including a cow, two chickens, a pig, and finally Penelope Pussycat, the latter of whom is being chased by a dog; luckily, Penelope is able to climb up a mountain to escape after the street-painting machine falls on her pursuer. Meanwhile, Pepé Le Pew is on the top of the mountain that Penelope has climbed up, singing and unintentionally disgusting everyone in his path with his smell (including a frog, a bug, and various flowers). He then sees Penelope (who is taking a catnap, ostensibly because of how exhausting it was for her to climb up the mountain) mistakes her for a female skunk (as usual), and runs down towards her, saying, "Keep your guard up, cherie." Hello, young lover, whoever you are. My name is Pepe Le Pew. Every-vun ought to have a hobby, don't you zink? Mine is being romantic." says the skunk. Penelope seems to be still half-asleep and therefore displays unconcern at Pepe's amorous advances...until she smells his foul skunk-smell, that is. The cat tries to get away, but Pepe catches her in an embrace, saying, "You are a girl, I am a boy. V have all zat in common, darling. May I call you 'darling?' You may call me 'Streetcar' because of my desire for--" Just then, Penelope breaks free and runs away, kicking Pepe in the face in the process. However, the skunk isn't discouraged, as he believes that he "gets a kick out of [Penelope];" thus, he chases after his "love-interest," eventually catching her.




  • For this cartoon, screen credits appears as French corruptions of actual names. For example, Chuck Jones' name is credited as "M. Charl Jones", etc.
  • Cartoon Network and Boomerang USA has aired both the unrestored version of this short and the restored version of this short (and are the only TV channels in America to do so).
    • The unrestored version used on American Cartoon Network/Boomerang feeds is The Looney Tunes Video Show VHS master (pictured on the page below), while the unrestored version used on most Cartoon Network/Boomerang feeds outside America is the LaserDisc print.
  • This short is one in seven Pepe cartoons not written by Michael Maltese (joining "Odor-Able Kitty", "Dog Pounded", "Two Scents Worth", "Heaven Scent", "Odor of the Day", and "Louvre Come Back to Me") and the third one after "Heaven Scent" to have Chuck Jones credited as both writer and director.
  • The quote, "You may call me 'Streetcar' because of my desire for--" is a reference to the 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.


TV Title Cards

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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