The big red
(or red-orange or orange
, depending on whom you ask), hairy monster
vaguely shaped like a misshapen tooth
from the Warner Brothers animated short
s. His only features are eyes and he wears tennis shoes
. First introduced in 1946 in the cartoon
"Hair-Raising Hare" (where the mad scientist
refers to him as "Rudolph"). Bugs Bunny
torments him while doing a hairdresser schtick
("Such an IN-teresting monster!"). He only appeared in three of the original Warner Brothers' cartoons (there were some later TV appearences).
In his book, "Chuck Reducks," Chuck Jones discusses the origin of the name. There was a file of "irrelevant information" kept by the directors and animators. In it Jones found a note about a turtle named "Gossamer."