Snagglepuss first appeared in several episodes of The Quick Draw McGraw Show and became a regular segment on The Yogi Bear Show (see the list of episodes). Daws Butler based the character's voice on Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. In his earliest appearances, he was orange instead of pink and called Snaggletooth. In later episodes, Snaggletooth was referred to as Snagglepuss' cousin. He also appeared in other Hanna-Barbera series, such as Yogi's Gang in 1973, Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics in 1977 and 1978, Yogi's Treasure Hunt in 1985 and Yo Yogi! in 1991.
Snagglepuss lives in a cavern, which he constantly tries to make more habitable for himself. No matter what he does, however, he always winds up back where he started or worse off than he was before.
In some episodes, Snagglepuss is chased by Major Minor (voiced by Don Messick), a tiny mustachioed hunter, whose chases seem similar to the ones which involve Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny (due to the scripts by Michael Maltese). he has a strong resemble to the chracter pink panther.