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Gabby in New Looney Tunes

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Gabby Goat is a minor character in the Looney Tunes series.

History

Ub Iwerks, who briefly joined Looney Tunes, created Gabby to be a sidekick for Porky Pig in the 1937 short "Porky and Gabby". The cartoon focuses on the title characters' camping trip, which is foiled by car trouble. Storyboard artist Cal Howard supplies Gabby's voice. Gabby looks like Porky with a beard, horns, and scowl. The goat's chief characteristics are his irritability and short temper, traits that make him a natural foil for the shy, easy-going Porky. The concept didn't play out as well as the animators would have liked, however; audiences felt that the goat's behavior was too offensive to be funny.

Gabby's second appearance was "Porky's Badtime Story" (Clampett's first cartoon as director), where roommates Porky and Gabby are almost fired from their jobs for sleeping in and showing up late. They vow to get to sleep early that night, but various problems keep them awake all night. The cartoon was later remade in 1944 as "Tick Tock Tuckered", featuring Daffy Duck in Gabby's role as Porky's costar.

The third and final appearance of the character in the Golden Age of American Animation was in "Get Rich Quick Porky", where Porky and Gabby dig for oil. All three of Gabby Goat's shorts were produced and released in 1937. Recently uncovered storyboards show that the character was supposed to appear in the 1938 short "Porky's Party". That role, however, was later filled by an unknown penguin character with a similar personality.

Eventually, Gabby Goat was fully replaced by Daffy Duck.

In Season 2 of New Looney Tunes, Gabby returned after nearly 80 years of absence from Looney Tunes media. He appears in "Gettin' Your Goat" and "Tweet Team". In Season 3's "Planet of the Bigfoots", he plays the monster who was attacking Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, and Bigfoot in the dark cave and reveals himself to be the guardian of the Rhombus Stone. In "CinderPorker", he is one of Petunia's intended suitors, serenading her. He is voiced by Bob Bergen and was also given a full redesign. He wears a hoodie instead of a sweater. His voice has changed to being more goat-like. [1]

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