- “A MAAAAAAANNNNN!!!”
- ―Lena's reaction to Eddie Valiant.
Eddie Valiant encounters her in Toontown after seeing her in an apartment window, mistaking her for Jessica Rabbit. Believing him to have come visit her out of romantic intent, she chases him in a lustful, chaotic spasm all over town.
Coincidentally, in the Roger Rabbit's Toontown comics, she's actually a long-time, good friend of Jessica.
Originally named Lena the Hyena, she was created by Al Capp for his comic strip Li'l Abner. A resident of the fictional nation of Lower Slobbovia, she was said to be the "ugliest woman in the world", so much so that anyone who saw her instantly went insane and no one was ever able to describe her appearance.
Initially, Lena's face was usually hidden either behind censor bars and dialogue balloons or by being seen only from the neck down. Capp later invited his readers to draw the best interpretation of her in a nationwide contest in 1946. Notably, among the contestants was Carl Barks, the creator of Uncle Scrooge.
The winner was comic-book illustrator, Basil Wolverton, who would go on to do artwork for Mad Magazine. The comic strip that featured the winning entry had the "judging panel" consist of Frank Sinatra, Boris Karloff and Salvador Dali.
Behind the Scenes
- Lena's scene was heavily inspired by the 1943 Tex Avery short Red Hot Riding Hood where Grandma chases the Wolf after he mistakes her for Red. It also references the moment when The Wolf runs through a door and almost falls off a very tall apartment building.
- Real saliva was used when she kissed Eddie Valiant.