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Back Alley Oproar (1948)

Sylvester sings opera and popular tunes while standing on a back alley fence; Elmer, who wants to sleep, tries to thwart him.

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A weary Elmer Fudd retires to bed with hopes for a good night's sleep, but his slumber is disrupted by the incessant singing of Sylvester Cat, who is perched atop a fence beneath Elmer's window. Fudd resorts to increasingly violent methods to try to silence the pesky feline. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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27 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Konzertaner Katzenjammer  »

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To silence Sylvester, who is "singing" late at night, Elmer heaves a book at him, which Sylvester promptly throws back. The book Elmer tosses is titled "The Thin Man". The book Sylvester throws back is titled "Return of the Thin Man". See more »

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After Sylvester puts Elmer to bed after singing him a lullaby only to wake him up again with a loud one-man band display, he escapes out a door with Elmer chasing him. When Sylvester goes out the door, the door knob is on the right side of the door, but when Elmer reaches the door, the door knob is on the left. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: [has Sylvester at gunpoint] Now I've got you, and I'm gonna wub you out compwetwy.
Sylvester: Now just a minute, my fine feathered friend. Ain't you got no aesthetic sense? No ear for musical appreciation?
Elmer Fudd: No, and I'm gonna bwow you to smitheweens.
Sylvester: [singing] Go to sleep, go to sleep...
Elmer Fudd: [getting sleepy] Stop it.
Sylvester: ...shut your big, blood-shot eyes...
Elmer Fudd: Now you stop that.
[falls asleep]
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Remake of Notes to You (1941) See more »

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
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Music by Franz Liszt
Sung by Sylvester
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"I'm gonna bwow you to smitheweens."
26 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd settles into bed hoping to get a good night's sleep ("I could sweep for a week stwaight"). Unfortunately Sylvester the cat has chosen tonight to practice his opera singing on the fence in Elmer's backyard. What follows is a series of attempts by a frustrated Elmer to shut Sylvester up, only to have the cat come back more and more annoying each time. Very funny short with lots of good gags. The wonderful voicework (and singing) from the great Mel Blanc is the highlight. Lovely animation, of course. It's a remake of Friz Freleng's earlier Notes to You, a funny Porky Pig short. I prefer this one to that but both are good.


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