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YosemiteSam
Yosemite Sam
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Full name Samuel Michelangelo Rosenbaum
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Samuel Michelangelo Rosenbaum, also known as Yosemite Sam, is a loud western figure of Looney Tunes. He is the one of the primary antagonists of Bugs Bunny. He was created because Elmer Fudd was considered very soft and Friz Freleng needed a tougher figure to face Bugs.

OriginEdit

Yosemite Sam made his debut in Hare Trigger. However, Sam bears a resemblance to a cowboy character in Buckaroo Bugs, which would be seen as a prototype. Michael Maltese claims that he made Yosemite in the likeness of director Friz Freleng. When Elmer Fudd, who was Bugs Bunny's first enemy, proved to be too much of a softy for his target, Friz decided he needed a tougher opponent so Sam was created.

Personality Edit

Yosemite Sam is one of Bugs' toughest antagonists. Yosemite Sam is a more violent character than Bugs' most famous antagonist Elmer Fudd given that Sam has a tougher accent, a higher fierce voice, and a more violent spirit. He is also quicker to learn from his mistakes, and never falls for the same ploy twice. Despite his aggressive and hot-tempered nature, he doesn't prove much brighter than Elmer in his encounters with Bugs. His noise contrasts to the calmly cocky rabbit. Sam's own cockiness gets the best of him; hence portraying him as a bumbling idiot and Bugs can see he is incapable of turning down a challenge.

A running gag in the show is that sometimes Yosemite Sam tells Bugs "Open up this door open it up now!" and Bugs opens it when Yosemite Sam is in its way of opening and then closes it leaving a raging Yosemite Sam flattened. Another gag involved Sam yelling 'Whoa!' at whatever mode of transportation he was using, only to whack it when it refuses to stop.

OccupationsEdit

Yosemite Sam has had several occupations in a lot of his appearances. Among them include:

Prison Guard/Police Officer: In Big House Bunny, Yosemite Sam is a prison guard working at a fierce prison. When Bugs Bunny enters the prison to escape hunters, Sam claiming to be named Sam Schultz, arrests Bugs, believing that the wabbit is a prisoner trying to escape. Sam sentences the subdued chained Bugs to 50 years in prison. However Sam gets infuriated and changes his mind after Bugs annoys him. He eventually orders Bugs to leave and never return; and celebrates ridding Bugs until he is arrested for helping a prisoner (Bugs) escape.

Foreign Legion Warrior: In Sahara Hare, Yosemite Sam is an Arabian warrior named Riff-Raff Sam. One day, Sam sees footprints on his desert and follows them on the way abusing his camel. Sam eventually sees Bugs trespassing and chases the wabbit into an abandoned base. Sam tries several unsuccessful attempts to enter the base in the episode which all fail.

Pirate: First, in Buccaneer Bunny, Bugs tries to outwit Sea-Goin' Sam. Then in Captain Hareblower, Yosemite Sam is a pirate and fights Bugs Bunny to try to capture the rabbit's ship. And then in From Hare to Eternity, Buccaneer Sam tried to get Bugs away from his treasure chest.

Captain of a Ship: In Mutiny on the Bunny, Shanghai Sam was in charge of a slave-driving sail-ship.

Indian Chief: In Horse Hare, Sam is an Indian chief that leads an army of Indians to capture USA Cavalry Sergeant Bugs' base. 

Cowboy: In Wild and Woolly Hare, Yosemite Sam is a legendary cowboy bandit who takes over towns, through intimidation. One day Bugs Bunny challenges him to a gunfight. After Bugs wins the gunfight, Yosemite Sam decides to rob a train. Bugs however boards and hijacks the train to save it; Yosemite Sam as a running gag, orders Bugs to get off by the time he counts to a specific number but just when he reaches his final number he always runs into something like a tunnel wall, telephone pole and falls off a bridge. He was also a cowboy in Hare Trigger, Bugs Bunny Rides Again, High Diving Hare, The Fair-Haired Hare and Hare Lift

Captain of the Roman Guard: In Roman Legion-Hare, Sam was the captain of the guard. 

Sultan: Sam was a sultan in Hare-abian Nights and in the movie, Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales.  

Bachelor: In Hare Trimmed and Honey's Money, Sam tries becoming a bachelor to try and gain a fortune from a widower. First Granny and then some other woman. 

Claim Jumper: In 14 Carrot Rabbit, Yosemite Sam was known as Chilicoot Sam. 

Yosemite Sam of Out Space: In Lighter Than Hare, Yosemite Sam is a space man from another world. 

Duke of Yosemite: In From Hare to Heir, Sam is the Duke of Yosemite. 

Cook: Sam tried to cook Bugs in Rabbit Every Monday for himself and in Shishkabugs, when he tried to cook Bugs for the King. 

Mayor Candidate: Sam tried to run for Mayor in Ballot Box Bunny

Mountain Climber: In Piker's Peak, Sam tried to climb to the top of the Schmatterhorn in order to win a prize of 50,000 Kronkites.  

Robinson Crusoe: Sam portrays as Robinson Crusoe in Rabbitson Crusoe

Confederate Solider: Sam was in the Confederate Army in Southern Fried Rabbit

Red Coat Hessian: Sam was a British Hessian in Bunker Hill Bunny

WWI Pilot Baron: Sam was a soldier in Dumb Patrol, going by the name of Sam Von Schmann.  

Mexican Bandit: In Pancho's Hideaway, Sam was a Mexican Bandit named Pancho Vanilla. This was also the only short where he faced off against Speedy Gonzales

DesignEdit

Yosemite Sam is a small fellow with a big mouth. He has a temper as short as he is, often drawing his guns on anyone who dares to defy him. He is much like a character from a Western movie, wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. His small size is lampooned in the short Hare Trigger, where a train he tries to hold up passes right over him without him being harmed. He is reckless, very stubborn, and hates it when he's wrong and hates it so much, in fact, that he shoots bullets at random targets, but never hits anyone. He possesses a mean and somewhat vindictive streak. However, he has taken the roles of several other positions, such as a knight and mayor, but the miniature bandit is best known for his Western cartoons, even though his non-Western Knighty Knight Bugs cartoon won an Academy Award.

RivalryEdit

Sam has, on several accounts, attempted to rid himself of his arch nemesis, Bugs Bunny, but he has never succeeded, due to the brilliant cleverness and cunning of Bugs. No matter how many times he tries, Sam always seems to experience some form of pain or humiliation when he challenges Bugs. Bugs likes to call him Sam.

Sam has appeared in forms of a pirate, a riff-raffer, a knight, a prospector and many others in cartoons with Bugs. No matter which form Sam takes, Bugs always beats him in the end.

In Devil's Feud Cake, it is revealed that the reason Sam hunts Bugs in a majority of his episodes is because after dying from falling out of a plane, the Devil agreed that if Sam bring him Bugs he will allow him to live again. Each time he fails and should have been fatally injured, his return is because the Devil revives him to give him a "second chance". 

Voice ActorsEdit

Over the years, Sam has come to be voiced by all of the following people:

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Main article: Yosemite Sam/Gallery

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Characters
Main characters: Barnyard DawgBeaky BuzzardBugs BunnyCecil TurtleCharlie DogClaude CatDaffy DuckElmer FuddFoghorn LeghornGossamerGrannyHector the BulldogHenery HawkHippety HopperHubie and BertieLola BunnyMac and ToshMarc Anthony and PussyfootMarvin the MartianMichigan J. FrogMiss PrissyPenelope PussycatPepé Le PewPete PumaPorky PigRalph WolfRoad RunnerSam SheepdogSpeedy GonzalesSylvesterSylvester Jr.TazTweety BirdWile E. CoyoteWitch HazelYosemite Sam

Minor characters: Blacque Jacque ShellacqueBoskoThe CrusherGiovanni JonesYoyo DodoTasmanian She-DevilMelissa DuckHugo the Abominable SnowmanSpike and ChesterNasty CanastaThe GremlinPrivate SnafuPetunia PigPlayboy PenguinShropshire SlasherCount BloodcountMama BuzzardColonel ShuffleEgghead Jr.Owl JolsonToro the BullRocky and MugsyMinah BirdInkiBeansLittle KittyHam And ExOliver OwlPiggyGabby GoatBuddyHoneySlowpoke RodriguezThe Three BearsFoxyK-9A. FleaSnifflesConstruction WorkerFrisky PuppyRalph MouseHoney BunnyRoxyThe Martin BrothersRalph PhillipsClyde BunnyFauntleroy FlipDr. I.Q. HiGruesome GorillaSloppy MoeHatta MariBusinessmanThe WeaselWiloughbyThe Two Curious PuppiesCool CatBabbit and CatstelloInstant MartiansBobo the ElephantColonel RimfireSmokey The GenieJose and ManuelMerlin the Magic Mouse and Second BananaConrad the CatAngus MacRoryBanty RoosterThree Little PigsTom TurkeyGoopy GeerNelly the GiraffeAla BahmaDr. LorreCottontail SmithBunny and ClaudeClaude HopperThe Hep CatThe Drunk StorkThe CatSinging CatSouthern SheriffOld Woman's CanaryOld Woman's CatBluebeardPorky's Drunken FriendsOld WomanLittle Red Riding Hood's Grandma • Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red Walking Hood/Little Red Riding Rabbit/Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears) • Goldilocks (The Bear's Tale/Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears) • The CrowKing ArthurKing Arthur's Knights

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People
Dave BarryWarren BatchelderMel BlancTed BonnicksenArthur Q. BryanBill ButlerBob ClampettRuss DysonMilt FranklynFriz FrelengManny GouldGeorge GrandpreKen HarrisHugh HarmanRochelle HudsonRudolf IsingUb IwerksChuck JonesCarman MaxwellNorman McCabeChuck McKimsonRobert McKimsonTom McKimsonWillian LavaLou LillyMichael MalteseTedd PierceHawley PrattTom RayVirgil RossLeon SchlesingerRob ScribnerEddie SelzerCarl StallingLarry Storch
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A Hot Time in the Old Town TonightWhistle and Blow Your Blues AwayI Think You're DuckyThe Merry-Go-Round Broke DownMerrily We Roll Along
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Bugs Bunny | Lola Bunny | Daffy Duck | Porky Pig | Michael Jordan | Elmer Fudd | Sylvester the Cat | Tweety | Tasmanian Devil | Mr. Swackhammer | The Nerdlucks | Yosemite Sam | Granny | Foghorn Leghorn | Marvin the Martian | Stanley Podolak | Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner | Pepé Le Pew | Speedy Gonzales | Sylvester Junior | Pete Puma | Toro the Bull | Henery Hawk | Porky's Drunken Friends | Hector the Bulldog | Gruesome Gorilla | The Crusher | Mama Buzzard | Witch Hazel | Three Bears | The Martin Brothers | Spike and Chester | Sniffles | Rocky and Mugsy | Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot | Ala Bahma | Angus MacRory | Barnyard Dawg | Beaky Buzzard | Bobo the Elephant | Slowpoke Rodriguez | The Weasel | Little Red Riding Hood | Michigan J. Frog | Charlie Dog | Cecil Turtle | Claude Cat | Giovanni Jones | Gossamer | Owl Jolson | Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog | Hippety Hopper | Angus MacRory | Juanita Jordan | Jeffery Jordan | Marcus Jordan | Jasmine Jordan | James Jordan | Jordan's Housekeeper | Bill Murray | Larry Bird

Music

Theme Song | Fly Like an Eagle | The Winner | I Believe I Can Fly | Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem) | I Found My Smile Again | For You I Will | Upside Down ('Round-N-'Round) | Givin' U All That I've Got | Basketball Jones | I Turn to You | All of My Days | That's the Way (I Like It) | Buggin'

Locations

Moron Mountain | Looney Tune Land | The Tune Stadium | Schlesinger Gym

See Also

Looney Tunes | Merrie Melodies | Looney Tunes: Back in Action


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Duck Dodgers in the 24½th CenturyDuck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th CenturyTV series (episodes) • Video gameDaffy Duck: The Marvin Missions
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Episodes
Season 1: The Trial of Duck DodgersBig Bug MamasThe Fowl FriendThe Fast and the FeatheryDuck DeceptionThe Spy Who Didn't Love MeDuck CodgersWhere's Baby Smartypants?I'm Going to Get You Fat SuckaDetained DuckK-9 KaddyPig of ActionShiver Me DodgersThe Wrath of CanastaThey Stole Dodgers' BrainThe Green LoonternQuarterback QuackTo Love A DuckHooray For Hollywood PlanetThe Queen Is WildBack To The AcademyEnemy YoursDuck Departure

Season 2: Pig PlanetInvictus InterruptusPet PeevedThe Menace of ManinsuitK-9 QuarryTalent Show A Go-GoThe Love of A FatherThe New CadetThe Love DuckThe FuddThe Mark of XeroI See Duck PeopleDeathmatch DuckDeconstructing DodgersM.M.O.R.P.D.Old McDodgersDiva DeliveryCastle HighSurf The StarsSamurai QuackOf Course You Know This Means War And Peace (Part 1 and 2)
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See also
Warner Bros. CartoonsWarner Bros. AnimationLooney TunesMerrie MelodiesTiny Toon Adventures


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