A love bird's wife has left him. He wants to end it all and tries to force Sylvester to eat him. Sylvester thinks there's something fishy about the situation and refuses to eat the bird.

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A love bird's wife has left him. He wants to end it all and tries to force Sylvester to eat him. Sylvester thinks there's something fishy about the situation and refuses to eat the bird. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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First appearance of Sylvester Pussycat. See more »

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[First lines]
Lovebird: I'm a lovebird, a paraketus romanticus.
[a vase is hurled at him, he ducks]
Lovebird: That was my sweetheart, Sweetypuss. A lovebird can't live without love, so what is there left to live for? I guess there's nothing left to do but end it all.
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When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
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Music by Leon René
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3 April 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In Sylvester's debut, a bird gets thrown out of his cage and tries to get Sylvester to eat him, but the slobbering cat finds something fishy about a bird who WANTS to get eaten. The plot of "Life with Feathers" got a similar treatment in "Cheese Chasers" (in which mice Hubie and Bertie OD on cheese and try to get Claude to eat them but he suspects that something is up). This one has a number of the familiar gags from Sylvester's outings with Tweety. An unfamiliar one is Sylvester's emaciation as he hears about different types of meals (it never gets explained how it is that he's starving even though he belongs to a family). In the end, it's a pretty fun cartoon.


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