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Caricatures of celebrities have long appeared in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Among the stars that have been so immortalized are:

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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

Fred Allen

Gracie Allen

Don Ameche

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Marc Antony

George Arliss

Louis Armstrong

Edward Arnold

Jean Arthur

Fred Astaire

Roy Atwell

Mischa Auer

Artie Auerbach

Lauren Bacall

Jim Backus

  • A-Lad-In His Lamp - the character Smokey the Genie is voiced by him and is also modeled after the character Hubert Updike III from The Alan Young Show whom Backus played

Art Baker

Elaine Barrie

John Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

Freddie Bartholomew

Eileen Barton

Wallace Beery

Bea Benadaret

William Bendix

Jack Benny

Edgar Bergen

Charlie McCarthy

Mortimer Snerd

Milton Berle

Ben Bernie

Joe Besser

Mel Blanc

  • Easter Yeggs - the Easter Rabbit's voice is based on the Happy Postman, a character that Blanc played in the Burns and Allen Show. He also says his catchphrase, "Keep smiling!"
  • Life with Feathers - Sylvester's voice originates from a character that Blanc played in the Judy Canova Show named Sylvester, who spoke with a lisp
  • Daffy Duck Slept Here - Daffy quotes the train announcer that Blanc played in The Jack Benny Program
  • Mississippi Hare - the boat announcer quotes Blanc's train announcer's pronunciation of Cucamonga as, "Cuc-amonga
  • Curtain Razor - the grasshopper pronounces Cucamonga the same way that the train announcer that Blanc plays does
  • Transylvania 6-5000 - Bugs pronounces Cucamonga the same way that the train announcer that Blanc plays does

William Bligh

Joan Blondell

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart appears in:

Merwyn Bogue

Napoleon Bonaparte

Daniel Boone

  • Scrap Happy Daffy
  • Feather Dusted - When Egghead Jr. points a gun at Foghorn dressed as an Indian while playing Indians, Foghorn refers to Egghead Jr. as Daniel Boone

Victor Borge

The Boswell Sisters

Charles Boyer

Diamond Jim Brady

Bobby Breen

Walter Brennan

Fanny Brice

Joe E. Brown

Bob Burns

James Cagney

Cab Calloway

Candy Candido

Charles Cantor

Eddie Cantor

Art Carney

Jack Carson

Lon Chaney Jr.

Charlie Chaplin

Maurice Chevalier

Winston Churchill

Cleopatra

Irvin S. Cobb

Claudette Colbert

Lois Collier

Ronald Colman

Jerry Colonna

Russ Columbo

Christopher Columbus

Bill Comstock

Gary Cooper

Buster Crabbe

Laird Cregar

Bing Crosby

Cass Daley

Bette Davis

Olivia de Havilland

Billy De Wolfe

Kenny Delmar

  • Walky Talky Hawky - the character Foghorn Leghorn was partially inspired by Delmar's character, Senator Claghorn, from The Fred Allen Show.
  • Rebel Rabbit - the Congressman is a caricature of his character Senator Claghorn
  • Curtain Razor - the turtle impersonates his character Senator Claghorn during his thousand voice impersonations

Jack Dempsey

Andy Devine

Marlene Dietrich

The Dionne Quintuplets

Robert Donat

Tommy Dorsey

Jimmy Durante

Deanna Durbin

Roger Ebert

Ralph Edwards

Douglas Fairbanks

Alice Faye

King Ferdinand

Stepin Fetchit

Jimmy Fiedler

W.C. Fields

The Flying Wallendas

Errol Flynn

Henry Fonda

Helen Forrest

Benjamin Franklin

Clark Gable

Clark Gable appears in:

Tony Galento

Greta Garbo

Tess Gardella

Ed Gardner

Judy Garland

Dave Garroway

King George III

Mahatma Ghandi

Jackie Gleason

Paulette Goddard

Joseph Goebbels

Hermann Goering

Benny Goodman

Bert Gordon

Maurice Gosfield

Cary Grant

Billy Gray

Sydney Greenstreet

Wendell Hall

Lionel Hampton

John Hancock

Ernie Hare

Mata Hari

Jean Harlow

Phil Harris

Gabby Hartnett

Richard Haydn

Rita Hayworth

Sonja Henie

Henry VIII

Patrick Henry

Katharine Hepburn

Hugh Herbert

Main article: Hugh Herbert

Rudolf Hess

Hirohito

Alfred Hitchcock

Portland Hoffa

Masaharu Homma

J. Edgar Hoover

Bob Hope

Hedda Hopper

Leslie Howard

Carl Hubbell

Marlin Hurt

  • The Great Piggy Bank Robbery - Daffy quotes his character Beulah from Fibber McGee and Molly by saying, "I love that man!” At the end, the pig quotes him and says, “I love that duck!”
  • The Big Snooze - Bugs Bunny quotes Beulah at the end by saying, "I love that man!"

Queen Isabella

Stonewall Jackson

Harry James

Thomas Jefferson

Joan of Arc

Al Jolson

Billy Jones

John Paul Jones

Marian Jordan

Empress Josephine

Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Boris Karloff

Danny Kaye

Buster Keaton

Ruby Keeler

Omar Khayyam

Phil Kramer

  • Porky's Hotel - as his Grouch Club character Mr. Willoughby "Quote... Unquote."

Gene Krupa

Kay Kyser

Tony Labriola

Emeril Lagasse

Fiorello LaGuardia

Arthur Lake

Veronica Lake

Dorothy Lamour

Harry Langdon

Charles Laughton

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Robert E. Lee

Richard LeGrand

  • The Old Grey Hare - At the end, Bugs says Richard Q. Peavey's catchphrase, "Well now, I wouldn't say that!"
  • Draftee Daffy - The Little Man from the Draft Board is a parody of his character Richard Q. Peavey from Fibber McGee and Molly and says his catchphrase when replying to Daffy, "Well now, I wouldn't say that!"
  • A Gruesome Twosome - The Jimmy Durante cat quotes Richard Q. Peavey and says, "Well now, I wouldn't say that!"
  • The Bashful Buzzard - At the end, the dragon that Beaky brings home does an impression of Richard Q. Peavey and says his catchphrase, "Well now, I wouldn't say that!"
  • The Goofy Gophers - At the end, Bugs says Richard Q. Peavey's catchphrase, "Well now, I wouldn't say that!"

Lew Lehr

Vivien Leigh

Joan Leslie

Ted Lewis

Liberace

Abraham Lincoln

Art Linkletter

John Litel

Mary Livingstone

Harold Lloyd

Carole Lombard

Carmen Lombardo

Lord Haw-Haw

Peter Lorre

Jimmie Lunceford

Ida Lupino

Douglas MacArthur

Fred MacMurray

Wally Maher

Fredric March

The Marx Brothers

Victor Mature

  • The Hep Cat - the cat's face turns into a caricature of him when he claims be a "gorgeous hunk of man"

Victor McLaglen

Haven McQuarrie

Audrey Meadows

Adolphe Menjou

Ray Milland

The Mills Brothers

Peter Minuit

Carmen Miranda

James Monroe

Vaughn Monroe

Bull Montana

Grace Moore

Victor Moore

Helen Morgan

Paul Muni

Edward R. Murrow

Benito Mussolini

Frank Nelson

Emperor Nero

Margaret O'Brien

Edna May Oliver

Frank Orth

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Eugene Pallette

Harry Parke

Louella Parsons

Louis Pasteur

Pat Patrick

  • Corn Plastered - the crow is voiced by him and his voice was based on Patrick's character Ercil Twing from The Chase and Sanborn Hour

Al Pearce

Harold Peary

  • Hare Conditioned - the store manager's voice is an impression of his character from Fibber McGee and Molly, Thockmorton P. Gildersleeve, and Bugs remarks that he sounds "just like that guy on the radio: The Great Gildersneeze!"

Gregory Peck

Joe Penner

Lydia Pinkham

Minerva Pious

ZaSu Pitts

Pocahontas

Oscar Polk

Lily Pons

Emily Post

Dick Powell

William Powell

Tyrone Power

Elvis Presley

John Qualen

George Raft

Katharine Raht

Sally Rand

Joyce Randolph

Basil Rathbone

Martha Raye

Dixie Reger

Paul Revere

The Ritz Brothers

Bill Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson appears in:

Ginger Rogers

Cesar Romero

Mickey Rooney

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Max Rosenbloom

Betsy Ross

Lanny Ross

David Rubinoff

Babe Ruth

Chic Sale

Zachary Scott

William Shakespeare

George Bernard Shaw

Norma Shearer

Ann Sheridan

Bugsy Siegel

Frank Sinatra

Penny Singleton

Gene Siskel

Sitting Bull

Red Skelton

  • Gopher Goofy - "Let's not get nosy, bub!"
  • Wacky Blackout - the woodpecker is based on the Mean Widdle Kid
  • The Impatient Patient - Daffy and Chloe both say, "He don't know me very well, do he?" Later, Daffy hits Chloe on the head with a hammer and he exclaims, "Oh! Oh! You bwoke my widdle head! Oh you bwoke my widdle spine!" The cuckoo bird holds a sign reading "HE, DOOD IT"
  • The Daffy Duckaroo - Little Beaver's voice is based on Clem Kadiddlehopper and the character Daisy June shares the same name as Clem's girlfriend. Also when Little Beaver's hammer breaks, he quotes the Mean Widdle Kid by saying, "you bwoke my widdle hammer!"
  • A Tale of Two Kitties - the character Tweety was based on the Mean Widdle Kid
  • Ding Dog Daddy - a bird quotes the Mean Widdle Kid when he tells the dog, "Let's not get nosy, bub!"
  • Case of the Missing Hare - Bugs does an impression of his Mean Widdle Kid character by saying, "If I dood it, I get a whippin'. I dood it."
  • The Fifth-Column Mouse - "We dood it!"
  • The Wise Quacking Duck - Daffy quotes the Mean Widdle Kid by saying, "you cwushed by widdle head!" after Mr. Meek attempts to cut him with an axe.
  • Brother Brat - Baby Butch/Percy quotes the Mean Widdle Kid by telling Porky, "let's not get nosy, bub!"
  • Birdy and the Beast - Tweety impersonates the Mean Widdle Kid when the cat tries to grab him
  • Buckaroo Bugs - Red Ryder is based on Clem Kadiddlehopper and Sheriff Dead-Eye
  • Stage Door Cartoon - Bugs does an impression of Clem when he says, "Here I am!"
  • Hare Trigger - At the end, Bugs quotes the Mean Widdle Kid by saying, "He don’t know me very well, do he?"
  • Ain't That Ducky - Daffy impersonates the Mean Widdle Kid and dresses like him after the hunter runs over Daffy's cardboard cutout of himself
  • Hare Tonic - Bugs quotes the Mean Widdle Kid when he says, "He don't know me very well, do he?"
  • Easter Yeggs - When Bugs scolds the Bratty Kid for his violent behavior, the latter quotes the Mean Widdle Kid by whining "He bwoke my wittle arm!" repetitively
  • I Taw a Putty Tat - Tweety quotes the Mean Widdle Kid when he says, "Her don't know me very well, do her?"
  • The Rattled Rooster - The worm says "He don't know how really clever I am, do he?"
  • Hare Splitter - Casbah Rabbit is an imitation of Clem Kadiddlehopper and his crush Daisy Lou is a parody of Clem's girlfriend Daisy June
  • Rebel Rabbit - Bugs quotes the Mean Widdle Kid when he says, "He don’t know me very well, do he?"
  • Ballot Box Bunny - Bugs quotes the Mean Widdle Kid after kissing Yosemite Sam by saying, "He bit my widdle nose!"
  • Sahara Hare - Yosemite Sam quotes Sheriff Deadeye when he tells his camel to "whoa"
  • Yankee Dood It - Though no caricatures of Red Skeleton's characters are seen or heard in this cartoon, the cartoon's title is partially a pun on Red Skeleton's famous "I dood it" quote.
  • Wet Hare
  • The Slick Chick

Alexis Smith

C. Aubrey Smith

John Smith

Kate Smith

Ned Sparks

Joseph Stalin

Lionel Stander

Henry Morton Stanley

Barbara Stanwyck

Jimmy Stewart

Leopold Stokowski

Lewis Stone

Deems Taylor

Robert Taylor

Lowell Thomas

Bill Thompson

The Three Stooges

Lawrence Tibbett

Hideki Tojo

Tamara Toumanova

Spencer Tracy

Arthur Treacher

Sophie Tucker

Gene Tunney

Deanna Turpin

Rudy Vallee

Lupe Velez

Josef von Sternberg

Fats Waller

George Washington

Johnny Weissmuller

Mae West

Bert Wheeler

Whistler's Mother

Paul Whiteman

Wendell Willkie

Don Wilson

Walter Winchell

Jane Withers

Tony Wons

Alexander Woollcott

Monty Woolley

Robert Woolsey

Ed Wynn

Isoruku Yamamoto

Loretta Young