I'm Yosemite Sam! The meanest, toughest, rip-roarin'-est, Edward Everett Horton-est hombre what ever packed a six-shooter!
~ Yosemite Sam's debut in Hare Trigger

Yosemite Sam is a character of the Looney Tunes franchise, who is a nemesis of Bugs Bunny. Yosemite Sam was created because creator Friz Freleng needed a tougher figure to replace Bugs since he considered Elmer Fudd to be too soft. Yosemite Sam is explosive, obstreperous, uncontrollable, bad-tempered, impatient, and violent, though he is only a bit smarter than Elmer Fudd and fared no better against Bugs Bunny and was soon to become hopelessly tricked by the rabbit continually. Yosemite Sam, unlike Elmer Fudd, does not fall for the same trick twice. Sam even goes to the point to shoot "Santa" if he didn't give him some presents, in the 2015 spin-off New Looney Tunes.


Yosemite Sam is usually depicted as a human cowboy with a fiery temper and a hatred of rabbits to match. He is also very trigger-happy and will start firing his [trademark] revolvers, rifles, flintlock guns, etc. at any moment, he isn't the brightest of villains though - in fact he can probably be considered extremely stupid at times and is easily tricked into humiliating and/or painful situations. Like any good villain Yosemite Sam keeps coming back despite his continual failings but he doesn't seem to be any wiser for it, still falling for the same old tricks - of course this is a trait common to many cartoon villains, not just Yosemite Sam.

Sam has also been given names like Square-Deal Sam, Sea-goin' Sam/Sam the Pirate (his name in France instead of Yosemite Sam), Sam-Duke of Yosemite, Riff-Raff Sam, Sam Schultz, Sam Von Schmam the Hessian, Yosemite Sam of Outer Space, K'chutha Sa'am, and many other aliases.



           Looney Tunes Villains

Cecil Turtle | Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Gossamer | Marvin the Martian | Mr. Swackhammer | Pete Puma | Sylvester | Tasmanian Devil | Wile E. Coyote | Yosemite Sam | Ralph Wolf | Witch Hazel | Mr. Chairman

Rocky & Mugsy | Shropshire Slasher | Bob Smith

Top Salesman | Dr. Zarius | Ghost of William Shakespeare | Carrot Monster

Dan Backslide | Instant Martians | Martian General Z-9 | Martian Queen | Monstars