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"Tribute to the Stars of Termite Terrace II"
Limited Edition Cel signed by Noel Blanc

Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr., usually called Sylvester, is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons

Most of his appearances have him often chasing Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper.

Sylvester appeared in 103 cartoons in the golden age of American animation, only behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck. Three of his cartoons won Academy Awards, the most for any starring Looney Tunes character: they are Tweetie Pie, Speedy Gonzales, and Birds Anonymous.

Sylvester predecessors appeared from 1941-1944. Notes to You was the first. It was remade in color in one of Sylvester's cartoons, Back Alley Oproar. The Hep Cat features another version, as well as Birdy and the Beast, which features Tweety Bird. Before Sylvester's appearance in the cartoons, Blanc voiced a character named Sylvester on The Judy Canova Show using the voice that would eventually become associated with the cat.

In many cartoons, Sylvester is shown intentionally sticking out his tongue while speaking, putting emphasis that the lisp is intentional. Sylvester is also known for spraying people he's talking to with the saliva from his lisping, which is a trait rarely shared by Daffy. A common gag used for both Sylvester and Daffy is a tendency to go on a long rant, complaining about a subject and then ending it by saying "sakes."

Sylvester's trademark exclamation is "Sufferin' succotash!", which is said to be a Minced oath of "Suffering Savior".

    Created by
  • Friz Freleng
  • Voiced by
  • Mel Blanc (1945–1989)
  • Joe Alaskey (1990–2011)
  • Jeff Bergman (1990–1993, 2007, 2011–present)
  • Bill Farmer (1996)
  • Terry Klassen (2001–2006)
  • Jeff Bennett (2003)


"Tribute to the Stars of Termite Terrace II"
Limited Edition Cel signed by Noel Blanc

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