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Really Scent
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Series: Merrie Melodies
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Production No.: 1418
Reel No.: 2872
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Starring Pepé Le Pew and two cats, Jeanette and Fabrette, who look like Penelope Pussycat
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Directed by Abe Levitow
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Story Michael Maltese
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Animation Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Ben Washam
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Layouts Samuel Armstrong
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Backgrounds Philip DeGuard
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Film Editor Treg Brown
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Voice Characterizations Mel Blanc
Uncredited Voice Characterizations June Foray
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MPAA No.: 17896
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Preceded by "Backwoods Bunny"
Followed by "Mexicali Shmoes"
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Really Scent is a 1959 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Abe Levitow and starring Pepé Le Pew.


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. Pepe, 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.



  • 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 Pepé Le Pew cartoon not directed by Chuck Jones, with the first one being "Odor of the Day", which was directed by Arthur Davis.


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