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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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Tedd Pierce, who provided the voice of "Babbitt", was one of the top writers in the Warner Bros. cartoon department, responsible for writing many of the studios' most fondly remembered cartoons, including Elmer's Candid Camera (1940), The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942) and Dough for the Do-Do (1949), among many others. See more »

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Babbit: Why do you do these things?
Catstello: I'm a baaaad pussycat.
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Spoofs A Tale of Two Cities (1935) See more »

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Keep Cool, Fool
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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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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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