Really Scent
Directed By: Abe Levitow
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: June 27, 1959
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
Layouts: Samuel Armstrong
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
June Foray (uncredited)
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Pepé Le Pew
Sewer Rat
Pierre Cat
Fifi Cat
Preceded By: Backwoods Bunny
Succeeded By: Mexicali Shmoes
Really Scent

Really Scent

Really Scent is a 1959 Merrie Melodies short directed by Abe Levitow.


Pepé Le Pew is visiting New Orleans in the hopes of finding a bride. At the same time, Penelope Pussycat (here called Fabrette) has been cursed with white stripes looking like a skunk, which ruins her chance of ever getting married. A skunk would be the perfect match, if she didn't mind the smell. Unlike in most Pepé episodes, here Penelope is interested in Pepé, but only his smell gets in the way. Pepé, trying to win her love, attempts to make himself dainty after realizing how much his smell is getting his way. Unfortunately, Penelope tries something similar to deal with the problem as well.



  • This is the first short to be directed by Abe Levitow by himself and the first Merrie Melodies short to be directed by Levitow.
  • In this cartoon Penelope is called "Fabrette" and was born with a white stripe instead of it being painted on her back.
  • Penelope is voiced by June Foray, making her the second character for Pepé to fall to have a real female voice; the first being Bea Benaderet, who voiced the Mexican hairless dog from "Scent-imental over You".
  • This is the third cartoon to have Pepé in a new location; this time he's in New Orleans.
  • This is the third Pepé Le Pew cartoon to have Pepé being chased instead of him chasing Penelope. It's also the first where Pepé doesn't need to chase her as she's attracted to him from the start.
  • This is the second (or third, if Pepé's appearance near the end of the Friz Freleng short "Dog Pounded" is counted) Pepé Le Pew short not directed by Chuck Jones, the first one being "Odor of the Day", which was directed by Arthur Davis.


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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