From Elmer Fudd to Scooby Doo's Velma, we name the cartoon characters who we've always thought would make excellent out-and-proud Saturday Morning gay icons.
1. The Great Gazoo, The Flintstones
He's the cartoon equivalent of Vincente Minelli. Case closed.
2. Velma Dinkley, Scooby Doo
Always losing her glasses and being like a major bummer 24/7, we'd like to think that Velma is living happily ever after in Fresno, teaching self defense and running her own detective agency with her wife and business partner, Daphne.
3. Secret Squirrel, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
There something asexual about Secret Squirrel and for us that means one of two things: He's gay or he's a Scientologist.
4. Peppermint Pattie and Marci, Peanuts
The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas of the cartoon world.
5.Penelope Pitstop, Wacky Races
If they made a live-action version of Wacky Races, she'd be played by Portia de Rossi.
6. Snagglepuss, The Yogi Bear Show
About as Queeny-Catskills-Comedian as they come, even!
7. Cruella de Vil, One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One word: transitioning.
8. Squiddly Diddly, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
9. Mr. Toad
He's either gay or he's Hamish Bowles' amphibian ancestor.
10. Pepe Le Pew, Looney Tunes
We know Pepe's all about tail,but it's like, WE GET IT. The lady doth protest too much, if you know what we mean.
11. He-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
A muscle-daddy with a super-cute bob and a thing for harnesses, short shorts and boots. So...yeah.
12. Cogsworth, Beauty and the Beast
We wish him and Lumiere a life of happiness. May their flame burn for time.
13. Ursula, The Little Mermaid
What lesbian can resist underwater butt cleavage?
14. Rosie, The Jestsons
About as butch as they come.
15. Smithers, The Simpsons
Though Marge's droller-than-droll chain-smoking sister Patty Bouvier is the only out and proud character on The Simpsons, we'll always have a soft-spot on our hearts for closeted cutie Smithers. Maybe on season 69 he'll finally come out as Q.
16. SpongeBob, SpongeBob SquarePants
Asexual, charming, and enough to make Focus on the Family run screaming into the night.
17. Elmer Fudd, Looney Tunes
Closeted Jesse Helms realness.
18.Tasmanian Devil, Looney Tunes
A bossy bottom if we've ever seen one.
19. Hamton J. Pig, Tiny Toon Adventures
F to M nasty pig.
20. Yosemite Sam, Looney Tunes
His handlebar mustache gives us strong un-re-constructed '70s Castro-daddy vibes.
21. Betty Boop
Lotta Weimar group sex in her past.
22. Bluto, Popeye
Just add a dick outline and he's a Tom of Finland guy. We've definitely seen that torso on Grindr.
23. Riff Raff, Heathcliff
What lesbian doesn't love an over-accesorized pussy?
24. Tigger, Winnie the Poo
A coked out club queen who's into party and play. Willing to travel.
25. The Wonder Twins, Super Friends.
Gender-fluid crime fighters in a world where everyone looks like a chic lez.