While I havenâ€™t put very much research into this, Iâ€™m fairly confident that Loopy de Loop was the very first cartoon character to have a French accent and NOT be a sex-offender. And he was a wolf, too, which is especially surprising as wolves in cartoons are either shown to be godless killing machines or serial rapists.
But not Loopy de Loop. Probably because he was French-CANADIAN. Now, Iâ€™ve never actually met a Canadian before, but I hear theyâ€™re rather pleasant. Loopy de Loopâ€™s major character-quirk was that he had a psychological urge to help anybody who needed it no matter what.
Most of the time he was trying to help a hot-headed midget bear win the heart of a Southern Belle polar bear (wha?). Typically, the episodes ended with Loopy de Loop getting molested by the female bear, but he always meant well.
Loopy de Loop was a testament to the old saying â€œnice guys finish lastâ€, not only in his cartoons, but in the overall cast of Hanna Barbara characters, he ranks somewhere at the bottom below Scare Bear from Yogi Bear & the Galaxy Goof-Ups. The guy wasnâ€™t even invited to the All-Star Laff-a-Lympics or Yogiâ€™s Treasure Hunt.
So I raise my glass to Loopy de Loop, the guy who always tried his best to help everybody else, but ended up getting screwed-over for it.