Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. is a cartoon character created by Friz Freleng for the Looney Tunes series of cartoon shorts. Introduced in the 1945 short Life with Feathers and eventually given his name in Scaredy Cat three years later, Sylvester is a house-cat who speaks with a lisp (except in the shorts where he is Porky Pig's pet). He is best known for his most frequent role as Granny's cat who is often attempting to catch and eat her canary, Tweety, which he never succeeds at. Sylvester also starred in shorts where he would be outwitted by Speedy Gonzales and Hippety Hopper (the latter adversary often humiliating him in front of his son, Sylvester Jr.), and he also co-starred in other shorts with Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, and Daffy Duck.

Appearances in Christmas specials

Along with Tweety, Sylvester has notably appeared in more Christmas specials than any other Looney Tunes character.

Looney Tunes

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

Baby Looney Tunes


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