The Cats Bah
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Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: March 20, 1954
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Ben Washam
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Maurice Noble
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Pepé Le Pew
Penelope Pussycat
Preceded By: Bugs and Thugs
Succeeded By: Design for Leaving

Pepe Le Pew - (Ep. 10) - The Cat's Bah

The Cats Bah is a 1954 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


The title is a play on "casbah," a sort of fortress found in old citadels of North Africa, and the 1948 film Casbah, which features a man named Pépé le Moko who falls in love with a French tourist.


Penelope is an American tourist who by a mishap has a white stripe of paint down her back. She finds herself being chased by the love-sick Pepe Le Pew in the Casbah, who woos her by doing a rendition of "As Time Goes By".



The version shown on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show edits out the entire beginning in which the camera assumes the point of view of a reporter interviewing Pepe, due to the presence of alcohol and cigarettes[1] (though ABC once aired the 1951 Pepe cartoon "Scent-imental Romeo" left in a similar scene of Pepe opening a bottle of champagne and serving it to the cat uncensored, and Cartoon Network, which censored the champagne part in "Scent-imental Romeo", aired this short uncut).


  • This is the first cartoon in which Penelope Pussycat is given her name, though her name has not been made official yet until the release of "Carrotblanca" (1995); after this cartoon's release, she went under different names/aliases in a few Pepe Le Pew shorts, for example Fifi in "Two Scent's Worth" and Fabrette in "Really Scent".



External Links

The Cats Bah on the SFX Resource

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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