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A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  21 November 1942 (USA)
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Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

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Catstello / Tweety (voice) (uncredited)
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Babbit (voice) (uncredited)
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Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

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Merrie Melodies: A Tale of Two Kitties  »

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Trivia

Catstello tells the audience "If the Hays office would only let me, I'd give him the bird alright." This is a double entendre acknowledging that the Hays Code, which set the guidelines for content allowed in a motion picture, would never have allowed a movie character to "give the bird" (making an obscene sign language gesture). See more »

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Tweety: Hewwo? Fourth Interceptive Command? I tee an unidentified fwying object fwying awound my widdle head.
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Connections

References A Tale of Two Cities (1935) See more »

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I'll Pray for You
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Music by Arthur Altman
Played when Catstello says he likes birds
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a more sadistic bird thou shalt never find
2 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In this day and age, we have seemingly come to interpret Tweety Bird as "cute". In his first appearance, he was nothing like that; quite the opposite, he was a bad-ass. In "A Tale of Two Kitties", wandering felines Babbit and Catstello (spoofing Abbott and Costello) find a bird's nest. Grouchy, straight-talking Babbit sends the nervous Catstello up to get the bird, only the tiny avian - whose name isn't actually identified - proves to be the nastiest mother ever. There's naturally an anvil gag.

It's just great to see how the guys behind the Looney Tunes weren't afraid to show anything that they wanted. Definitely one to see.


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