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Sweetypuss

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Mr. Meek’s domineering and, perhaps mercifully, unseen wife in The Wise Quacking Duck (Clampett, 1943). Mr. Meek at one point demonstrates to Daffy the two lumps his wife gave him -- on his head -- with his morning coffee. Freleng later re-used the name for the shrewish female lovebird in Life With Feathers (1945).

    Bill Thompson, who also provided the voice of Droopy for Tex Avery at MGM, had a character on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show called Wallace Wimple, who was married to a bullying wife, Sweetyface. This is likely the inspiration for Sweetypuss.

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