Chuck Jones (1947)
Jealous of the other dogs who have fur coats, a hairless Mexican pooch decides to borrow a fur coat and enter the dog show. Unfortunately, she borrows a skunk pelt by accident, which soon frightens the other dogs and attracts the unwanted attention of the amorous Pepé Le Pew. Pepe continues chasing her until she finally reveals that she is a dog, much to his surprise. Pepe then takes off his fur like a zippered jacket to reveal that he is a dog, capturing the misled pooch’s swoon, only to reveal once more that it was just him in a dog costume. He says to the audience, “I am stupid, no?”, as the cartoon ends, implying that Pepé is indeed a skunk who doesn’t care that his love interest is a dog.
Starring Pepé Le Pew (as Stinky Skunk), in his first official short.
Directed by Chuck Jones
Story by Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce
Animated by Phil Monroe, Ben Washam, Ken Harris, Lloyd Vaughan, and Abe Levitow
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Peter Alvarado
Voiced by Mel Blanc
Musical direction by Carl Stalling