"You made it whimper."
— Sylvia to Sam

Sylvia Burke
Sylvia Burke-Sam & Cat
Biographical information
Full name

Sylvia Burke


Bichon (by Janice Dobbins)




Creator of Salmon Cat


Salmon Cat

Physical description
Hair color

Dirty blonde

Personal information

Unnamed daughter
Unnamed son-in-law


Sam Puckett
Cat Valentine


Janice Dobbins


The dog of her neighboor

Production information
First appearance


Last appearance


Portrayed by

Penny Marshall

Sylvia Burke is a minor character on Sam & Cat. She was one of the two producers of the show Salmon Cat.



Sylvia created the puppet kid show Salmon Cat with her friend Janice. This show won a Pupper, a fictional award for the best children's puppet shows. However, she fought with Janice to have it at their house and broke it. Since then, they have been enemies for 30 years.


Sam comes to visit her because their babysitting service, Sam & Cat’s Super Rockin’ Fun-Time Babysitting Service, is in order to get renamed because of the similarity of it's name and the one of her past show. She spends her life to shout against the dog of their neighbor with giant speakers who keeps barking. She suggests Sam to eat cheese and crackers. She doesn't want to help Sam because of her problem with Janice about the Pupper. She wants to get her revenge against her since then. Later, Sam asked her to go to Punchy's to fight Sylvia, but it was in order to meet her again and be friends. Although they showed sympathy with each other, they fight anyway with each other. She finally signs a paper with Janice to allow Sam & Cat to use the name, after she got injured. Sam and Cat offer them a plush of the character Salmon Cat, but they fight to have it in the same way that when they got the Pupper.




Sylvia and Janice have created the show Salmon Cat together and won a Pupper, but they fought with each other to have it, which caused them to be enemies for 30 years. When they met each other again in order to fight, they showed sympathy, but they fight anyway. They got together to help Sam and Cat to be allowed to keep the name Sam & Cat. They also fight each other to have the Salmon Cat plush and the end.


Sam visited Sylvia and they seemed to get along well. Both like cheese and crackers. Sam also helped Sylvia to get the dog of her neighbor quiet.




  • She used to have an infected toe.
  • She said that she has nothing to do with Janice. She said that she would take her microphone, and stick it up her nose hole.


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