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Thufferin' thuccotash! That gosthdang canary must've gone thomewhere in thith site.
Species Cat (Tuxedo)
Gender Male
Member of Tune Squad
Affiliation Granny
Speedy Gonzales
Hippety Hopper
Porky Pig
Mother Mrs. Pussycat in The Looney Tunes Show
Sibling(s) One brother, Alan, in The Looney Tunes Show
Other relative(s) One descendant, Sylth Vester, in Loonatics Unleashed
Marital status Single
Son(s) Sylvester Jr.
First appearance MM: Life With Feathers (1945)
Played by Mel Blanc (1945–1989)
Bill Farmer (1987-1996)
Jeff Bergman (since 1990)
Bob Bergen (since 1990)
Joe Alaskey (1990–2011)
Greg Burson (19931997)
Terry Klassen (20022005)
Jeff Bennett (2003-2006)
Eric Bauza (2018-2020)
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Robert McKimson's Sylvester
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The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
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Space Jam
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Baby Looney Tunes
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Baby Looney Tunes
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Looney Tunes: Back in Action
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The Looney Tunes Show
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New Looney Tunes
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Looney Tunes Cartoons
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Space Jam: A New Legacy
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Bugs Bunny Builders

Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr., also known as Sylvester the Cat, or simply Sylvester, is an anthropomorphic tuxedo cat and one of the main characters of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical shorts. He often appears as an antagonist to Tweety Bird or Speedy Gonzales, and usually acts as one of the pets of Granny, alongside Tweety. His voice was originated by Mel Blanc.

Outside of his antagonist role, Sylvester also appeared with his son Sylvester Jr. and Hippety Hopper in shorts directed by Robert McKimson, and was briefly a pet to Porky Pig in a few by Chuck Jones.

Character description


TV series



Early appearances
With Tweety
With Speedy Gonzales
With Hippety Hopper and Sylvester Jr.
Other appearances


Video games

Theme parks


Debut series

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

We're All a Little Looney

Come on and Slam! and Welcome to the Jam!

Sylvester Sells Out

Sylvester Gets Modern

Going Down The Rabbit Hole

It's Hard Hat Time



Main article: Sylvester/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • A stuffed doll of Sylvester makes an appearance at the department store in the 1984 film Gremlins.
  • In a 1985 episode of the TV game show Press Your Luck, host Peter Tomarken provided a question on which cartoon character said, "sufferin' succotash," to which all three contestants correctly answered Sylvester. When Tomarken mistakenly credits the phrase to Daffy Duck, he receives a telephone call from Mel Blanc as Sylvester, who tells him, "Sufferin' succotash, everybody knows that!"
  • In The Simpsons episode "Bart the Murderer," Sufferin' Succotash, named after Sylvester's catchphrase, is one of the racehorses that Fat Tony bets against.
  • In the 2023 film The Flash, the alternate 2013 version of Barry Allen has a Looney Tunes background screen on his computer, which includes Sylvester, Tweety, Bugs, Daffy, Road Runner, and Wile E.

Family Guy

Main article: Family Guy
  • "Padre de Famillia:" Peter makes a new American character called Rapid Dave, after finding out that Speedy Gonzales is an immigrant and a bad influence. Sylvester appears in the short and is voiced by Jeff Bergman.
  • "Stewie is Enciente:" In the Looney Tunes edition of Top Chef, the judges criticize Elmer's carrot stew because there was a live rabbit in it. One of the judges praises Sylvester's "sufferin' succotash," however, to which he responds with a simple "Thanksth." Sylvester is again voiced by Jeff Bergman.


  1. Blanc, Mel; Bashe, Philip (1989). That's Not All, Folks!. New York, NY: Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-51244-3.