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A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

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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Trivia

First appearance of Tweety Bird. Early model sheets for this short indicated that Tweety's original name was "Orson," but no name is given in the film. After censors complained that the pink bird looked naked because he had no feathers, Tweety's color was changed to yellow. See more »

Quotes

Catstello: But I don't want to hurt no boid. I like boids. I'd go hungry first.
Babbit: What's the matter, fraidy cat? This is just a tiny bird.
Catstello: You mean it's just a poor little, teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy, defenseless bird?
Babbit: That's right.
Catstello: Let me at 'im! Let me at 'im! I'll get him, Babbit! Gangway, I'll murdarlize him! Let me at 'im!
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Connections

Featured in Act of Vengeance (1986) 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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Still funny after all this time.
27 October 2000 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Actually, the response phrase, "I did! I taw a puddy tat!" WAS included. It was clever how the filmmakers got around the Hayes office to include the line about Catstello wanting to give Babbet "the bird". A solid 8 of 10.


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