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A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

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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 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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21 November 1942 (USA)  »

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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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Catstello: I'm afraid to go up high. I get heightrophobia.
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Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Catstello's a Spitfire
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Spoofing Abbott And Costello? I Like It!
13 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and I also love Tweety Bird a lot. And I love this hilarious animated short film, A Tale Of Two Kitties. This marks a great debut for Tweety Bird, and not to mention that I also love Babbitt and Catstello, parodies of one of my favorite comedy teams, Abbott and Costello. I love this, I love this a whole lot. it is perfect, and let's not forget the main thing, it is filled with a very big amount of laughs, I was laughing myself silly when I was watching this, man it was that hysterical!

What was great about this short was the fact that a lot of the humor was borrowed from many of the routines that Abbott and Costello did. I love a lot of Abbott and Costello's comedy skits, and when I saw this short, I laughed a lot because of that. Repeating what I said, I love Abbott and Costello, and I also love Tweety Bird, and so because of that, I really love this animated short film! This is another one of the best Merry Melodies cartoon shorts that I have ever seen, it is a masterpiece of animated cartoon shorts!

So all in all, this is a marvel for animated cartoon shorts. If you love Merry Melodies, as well as Abbott and Costello, then you are probably going to adore this outstanding delight! Get ready for some laughs when you watch this, because it is really funny, especially since there is a lot of stuff in this short that is based on some of the comedy skits that Abbott and Costello performed. Well watch this and enjoy it, because it totally and completely is a hysterical delight! Don't miss out on all of the fun and laughs!

10/10


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