Pepe Le Pew
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Pepe Le Pew

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Pepe Le Pew with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Looney Tunes

(Note: Special Thanks to Music Meister for the Joe Alaskey clip.)

Pepe Lew Pew is one of the various stars in the Looney Tunes franchise whose debut appearance was in the 1945 Looney Tunes short "Odor-able Kitty". Pepe is a smooth-talking French Skunk whom is constantly searching for the love of his life whom is known for being quite forward in seducing a potential mate. However Pepe has two substantial problems namely his skunk smell which normally gets everyone to run in terror and his inability to accept the word "No" (even when his potential mate is assaulting him). While Pepe has gone after other characters his frequent love interest/victim is Penelope Pussycat but while when it comes to romance Pepe is normally the pursuer but there have been times in which he is the one being pursued.
Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 24 2014
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)
Pepe LePewGreg Burson
Greg Burson
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995)
Pitu LePewJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000)
Pepe Le PewJoe Alaskey
Joe Alaskey
Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction (2003)
Pepe Le PewMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Pepe Le PewBruce Lanoil
Bruce Lanoil
The Looney Tunes Show (2011)
Pepe Le PewJeff Bergman
Jeff Bergman
The Looney Tunes Show (2011)
Pepe Le PewRene Auberjonois
Rene Auberjonois
Pepe Le Pew
Pepe Le PewMel Blanc
Mel Blanc

EDITOR'S OPINION

Bonjour! Our latest Looney Tunes VC shall be for this oh so amorous skunk from France... PEPE LE PEW! Since this a rare large VC I shall keep this a bit short. Like many other Looney Tunes VCs this is another case of the late great Mel Blanc doing another classic performance and everyone else tries to do their best impression of the late Mel's work. While Mel's work on the role is indeed classic and iconic for the role none of his successors are bad really but out of all them I liked Maurice LaMarche and Rene Auberjonois' takes the most here. So basically overall none of them are bad but I liked Mel Blanc, Maurice LaMarche and Rene Auberjonois the most here. 


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wdf1
said at 10:39 AM on Sun Oct 22 2017
1. Mel Blanc
2. Rene Auberjonois
3. Maurice LaMarche
TailwithaStripe
said at 8:48 AM on Tue Jun 13 2017
My opinions on the voices for the love-obsessed French skunk below:

8. Jeff Bennett - Not a big fan of this one. Even the accent sounds a little off at times.

7. Jeff Bergman - Not sure what to say on this one, other than it sounds a bit wooden in some instances.

6. Bruce Lanoil - Pretty decent given the one line, just rather underdeveloped.

5. Rene Auberjonois - Ok, the French accent is definitely spot on, but I've heard Rene's voicework before and it does sound too much like himself.

4. Joe Alaskey - I feel this one isn't bad at all. Quite good in fact. A little more polish and it could've worked.

3. Muarice LaMarche - This one definitely captures more of the sweet accent and flirty voice Pepe is known for. A little inconsistent at times but overall great!

2. Greg Burson - I'm not usually a fan of this guy's work but his Pepe voice is definitely one of his strongest! The accent is right and the tone is spot on!

1. Mel Blanc - Blanc takes the crown again! He gave Pepe not just the lovely accent and the flirty tone but also the heart and romantic feeling in his voice while still making it comedic at the same time!
Dpm12
said at 6:01 AM on Fri Jun 2 2017
There have only been three REALLY good voices of Pepe Le Pew. The rest are decent to subpar.

1. Mel Blanc - knocked this role RIGHT OUT OF THE PARK! That over-the-top French accent gets me EVERY time!
2. Greg Burson - Blanc's best replacement. Burson got this role down to a T and this remains my favorite Burson LT role.
3. Bruce Lanoil - For his small role in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action", he does really well.
4. Jeff Bennett - Decent.
5. Joe Alaskey - one of his weaker Looney Tunes roles. The voice is just too deep and old-sounding.
6. Jeff Bergman - same problem as Alaskey.
7. Rene Auberjonois - same problem as Alaskey and Bergman.
SuperMichaelMan123
said at 12:47 AM on Fri Jul 29 2016
1. Mel Blanc
2. Rene Auberjonois
3. Joe Alaskey (as seen here: https://youtu.be/b2Wx7LlVN2U?t=524)
4. Greg Burson
5. Maurice LaMarche
6. Jeff Bergman
7. Jeff Bennett
8. Bruce Lanoil
GreenGoblin75
said at 2:03 PM on Wed Jun 1 2016
Top Five:
1. Mel Blanc
2. Rene Auberjoinois
3. Maurice LaMarche
4. Greg Burson
5. Jeff Bergman
Autovolt
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
Mel Blanc is so passionate and romantic as Pepe Le Pew which is just perfect.

For the most part all of Mel's successors seem to sound less spot on and go more in a different direction where they speak in a French accent and act all romantic.

I'd probably put Jeff Bennett as a close second, his take fits rather nicely.

Maurice LaMarche and Rene Auberjoinois are also excellent fits for the role even if Rene sounds a bit too old.

Greg Burson's french accent is pretty good as well.

Bruce Lanoli is alright for his bit part.

Joe Alaskey and Jeff Bergman are the weakest IMO. Alaskey sounds too much like his other Looney Tunes roles and Bergman sounds too deep sounding.

I've got to give this one to Mel.
Michaelsar
said at 4:57 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
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I remember at one point a live action Pepe Le Pew movie was announced with Mike Myers doing his voice. I wonder how that would've turned out.
cheril59
said at 4:37 PM on Sun May 3 2015
Bruce Lanoil's Pepe voice was used for another French character on The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
cartoonvoice
said at 2:24 AM on Sat Jan 31 2015
I can hear Yogi Bear in Greg Burson's take.
DVJ
said at 4:17 PM on Sun Oct 19 2014
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This another compare that I don't think features any bad or miscast VA,but my favorites would be Maurice LaMarche,Jeff Bergman and Greg Burson.

Rene Auberjonois is rather good in the role,but im not that fond of him,i think the problem with him is that his age is evident in his voice,so he doesn't quite have the same charm as the former 3.

Joe Alaskey and Bruce Lanoil had minimal dialoge and material and overall their performances aren't that memorable,just okay.

Jeff Bennet would be my least favorite, there's just something off about his voice,its a bit too raspy and his accent isn't very noticeable during some lines and overall it just doesn't really fit Pepe.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:02 PM on Sun Nov 2 2014
@DVJ Is there any reason you don't include Mel Blanc in most of your comments. Or is your main goal to only compare the replacement VA's post Blanc? Just curious.
myopinion1
said at 1:20 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
Anyone know why Auberjonois was replaced?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:31 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
@myopinion1
I would assume scheduling issues, Rene must be a busy voice actor and Jeff ready was playing several characters it makes sense for him to do that quick scene.
myopinion1
said at 4:43 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
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Bergmann sounds like Steve Martin Clouseau.
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:49 AM on Tue Sep 30 2014
My Top 5:

1) Mel Blanc
2) Maurice LaMarche
3) Greg Burson
4) Rene Auberjonois
5) Jeff Bergman
Ross123
said at 1:35 PM on Sun Sep 28 2014
Mel is my favourite here with Jeff 2nd.

Rene was also pretty good.

Every1 else was a bit too deep on Pepe's voice I thought. They're not bad but they just don't sit with me.
HienFan
said at 2:50 AM on Mon Sep 29 2014
@Ross123 And again there are two Jeff so it's a bit hard to tell which Jeff but I will assume Bergman since Bennett is deeper
Ross123
said at 11:31 AM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@HienFan Yes it was Jeff Bergman at 2nd place for me.

Obviously you knew that due to my closing statement.
HienFan
said at 4:52 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@Ross123 I often hear people say voices that sounds too deep that actually sounds higher than the choice a user prefer is why
Ross123
said at 12:34 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@HienFan I know English isn't your first language so I'm not going to hold that against you but it's just that your sentence isn't really making much sense to me and looks a bit incomplete.
HienFan
said at 10:21 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@Ross123 I'll clarify, I meant that I often see stuff like 'This voice is too deep' so I listen I'm more like 'This is actually high pitched on my ears' and vice verse
Ross123
said at 7:33 AM on Sat Mar 7 2015
@HienFan Thanks for clarifying that for me. It makes more sense now.

Personally I prefer Pepe with a higher voice as I feel it fits his character more.
skeletonking1234
said at 10:27 PM on Sat Sep 27 2014
Mel is the originator, and yes Mel does a great job here as always. His voice and his over the top accent for the character is just hilarious and his delivery is just as great. Just when he raises his voice as Pepe it makes me laugh “We are already HERE!” So yes Mel does a great job here……but he isn’t my favorite. 8/10

Greg is a very weird case. Greg is normally a fantastic impressionist, and for Pepe it’s weird, because I don’t know if it is a good impression or not. He has the deepness, but doesn’t really have any energy to it, and I just feel it lacks something. It’s not bad, but it just sounds like it is really lacking something. 6/10

Jeff was a very bizarre, and honestly it really doesn’t fit Pepe in my opinion. He’s got the accent, but his voice is too smooth and high for Pepe. Like Greg it isn’t bad, but this is a voice I feel could’ve fit another character rather than Pepe. 6/10

Joe is decent, but I honestly think it is too deep. He also really doesnt have all that much to go off of with this performance so there really isnt all that much to say, its just passable. 6/10

Maurice is fantastic hear and surprisingly unrecognizable (and that is saying a lot for Maurice.) He hits the right notes, his voice sounds a little different from Mels Pepe but you can still tell that this is Pepe from Maurice’s performance. Though not as raspy as Mel’s performance, Maurice nails the accent and energy that Mel had. 7.5/10

Bruce I feel is pretty good for the little material he is given. Though I can’t say all that much, I feel Bruce shouldve played the character more than once, and from what he had he did work with it rather well (plus for the one scene he had it was pretty funny.) 6.5/10

Rene is just great, and my favorite of the bunch here. One thing that really helps this performance is having a man of French blood and was raised in France play the character, so he has the accent down perfectly. But Rene also has the right amount of charm to the character to make it work just so well. His delivery is very good, he is given some great material to go off of, and he nails the characteristics of Pepe to a T while making it all his own. 8.5/10

Jeff is decent and is going much more for a Mel style Pepe, but he does a decent performance for what little material he was given. He has the rasp and his deepness works well enough, it’s no Rene but it is still a decent performance. 6.5/10

1. Auberjonois
2. Blanc
3. Lamarche
4. Bergman
5. Lanoil
6. Burson
7. Alaskey
8. Bennett
myopinion1
said at 1:19 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
Blanc
Bennett
Auberjonois
Bergman
LaMarche
Burson
Alaskey
Lanoil
VctrBnsn
said at 6:48 AM on Thu Sep 25 2014
Mel Blanc of course, but second would probably be Rene. It probably helps that most Pepe appearances in modern animation is mostly cameos or flanderizations/parodies of himself. You don't really get to hear him actually have a reasonable conversation. I also think Bruce had some potential if given more lines.
HienFan
said at 3:37 AM on Thu Sep 25 2014
And my order(as per Looney Tunes fare)
1 Jeff Bergman
2 Rene Auberjonois
3 Maurice La Marche
4 Joe Alaskey
5 Mel Blanc
6 Bruce Lanoil
7 Jeff Benett
8 Greg Burson
Dogman15
said at 2:36 AM on Thu Sep 25 2014
I'm distracted by Rene Auberjonois' take on this because all I can hear is Leonard McLeish's voice.
CuriousUserX90
said at 1:53 AM on Thu Sep 25 2014
Great to see that the Looney Tunes are getting more Voice Comparions.
HienFan
said at 10:04 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
That Lumiere(Beauty and the Beast) voice from Rene is lol though
SupremeTarantulas
said at 1:31 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
@HienFan I thought that too.
HienFan
said at 10:03 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
All of them work for the role but I think I'll go with Jeff Bergman
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:11 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
As usual, Mel was amazing, but most of the impressions were spot-on. The only ones I didn't like as much were Jeff Bennett (too deep) and Joe Alaskey (also too deep), which is weird since Joe is known for being a brilliant Mel Blanc impersonator for so many other characters.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 6:21 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@PurpleWarrior13 He didn't have much practice unlike the other characters, same as the Bob Bergen and Speedy situation.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:42 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Admittedly I think Pepe might be my least favorite of the classic Looney Tunes.
Mel is of course a classic but I find Rene to capture the same aspects but still does is own twist.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:39 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Mel is the best for obvious reasons, Greg is the weakest, Bruce had little material and Maurice is my favorite replacement.
Archerboy58
said at 11:28 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Mel is the best of all. Greg is the best impersonator. Maurice is the perfect successor.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:23 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
I don't feel like any of them really capture the same spirit as Mel. Rene and Maurice do still manage to still be very enjoyable in their own ways and I'd say they tie for second. The rest just don't quite cut it in my opinion.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:50 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Just as a little aside, I'm going to guess that the other Looney Tunes compares are going to be Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite, and Porky.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:06 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Maurice is getting my vote, but Jeff is close behind him for my favourite.
cartoonvoice
said at 11:32 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Which Jeff?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:44 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@cartoonvoice Ha ha, whoops. Jeff Bennett.

Can't even say "Jeff B", since they're both "Jeff B_____".
Dogman15
said at 2:37 AM on Thu Sep 25 2014
@TylerMirage Can't even say "Jeff Be___".
cartoonvoice
said at 8:23 AM on Wed Sep 24 2014
Pepé is the only main Looney Tune Jeff Bergman didn't voice in the early 90's. It was always Greg Burson.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Pepe Le Pew voice actors?
Mel Blanc
Greg Burson
Jeff Bennett
Joe Alaskey
Maurice LaMarche
Bruce Lanoil
Rene Auberjonois
Jeff Bergman