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"Whether playing a
buccaneer, Arabian knight or the roughest, toughest, meanest, old prospector west of the
Pecos, Yosemite Sam's slapstick physical humor always sets his audiences laughing. This
rootin', tootin', six gun shootin', varmit-huntin' wild man of the west believes in his
own innate superiority and charges his way into one misadventure after another -- and as
loudly as possible. The only thing shorter than the fuse on his temper is Yosemite Sam
himself and this walking keg of dynamite is always ready for action.
From his ten gallon hat to his fire red mustache, Yosemite Sam is the most flamboyant
of all Bugs Bunny's adversaries. But the funniest thing about Yosemite Sam is that he has
absolutely no sense of humor which makes him the perfect foil, or fool, for Bugs Bunny.
First appearing in the Bugs Bunny animated short "Hare Trigger" in 1945,
Yosemite Sam won an Oscar, along with Bugs Bunny, for Friz Freleng's short "Knighty
Knight Bugs" in 1958."
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