The word "Gossamer" is derived from the Middle English gossamer (a soft sheer gauzy fabric), from "gos" meaning goose and "somer" meaning summer, which translates to something light, delicate, or insubstantial. The name is meant to be ironic, since the character is large, menacing, and destructive. In fact, he is so terrifying that, in his first appearance, his own reflection flees from him. It is also revealed that he's afraid of people.
Gossamer appeared in the 2001 videogame Sheep Raider. He is also a playable character in the 2007 game Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal and 2003 game Looney Tunes: Back in Action and an enemy in the 1996 game Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble.
- He was originally voiced by Mel Blanc and has been voiced by Joe Alaskey, Jim Cummings, and Kweski Boakye.