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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 »

Quotes

Tweety: Aw, da poor puddytat. He cah-wushed his widdle head.
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Referenced in Smallville: Salvation (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Cool, Fool
(uncredited)
Written by Josef Myrow and James P. Johnson
Played when Babbit tells Catstello to give him the bird
Played often throughout the picture
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The First Time For "I Tawt I Taw A Puddie Tat"???
12 September 2000 | by (Springville, UT) – See all my reviews

As the two cats struggle to retrieve Tweety from the nest high in a tree, each ploy is designed by Babbit and carried out by his dupe, Catstello. At one point Tweety says his characteristic "I tawt I taw a puddie tat!" This is possibly the first time he used the legendary line. But in this episode it is not joined by the response, "I did! I taw a puddie tat!"


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