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Louie the Parrot finds a written will stating that his master bequeathes the family fortune not to him, but to his fellow household pet, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso that Louie is next in line to inherit the wealth if Heathcliff dies. So, Louie plots the untimely demise of Heathcliff. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Rooster's Millions, the book being read by Louie the Parrot, is a reference to Brewster's Millions, published in 1902. The original novel tells the story of Montgomery Brewster, a young man who inherits a million dollars (roughly $27 million in 2016 dollars) and then must spend every penny of it within a year, without retaining any assets or property, in order to inherit a greater amount. The novel has been adapted several times, most notably into Brewster's Millions (1985). See more »

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Heathcliff: [Louie puts an apple on his head] Duh, what's that for, Louie?
Louie the Parrot: You wanna play games, don't ya? Well we're gonna play William Tell.
[Replaces the apple with a cherry]
Heathcliff: Oh, boy! William Tell, William Tell! Duh... Who is he?
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References You Can't Take It with You (1938) See more »

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No matter who attempts harm, it always backfires!
30 December 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the few cartoons directed by Arthur Davis during the approximately two years when he headed what had been Bob Clampett's unit (Warner Bros. discontinued it in 1948), "Dough Ray Me-ow" shows something that we Looney Tunes fans know well: the more that you try to hurt someone, the more you get hurt. Think of Wile E. Coyote going after Road Runner, or Sylvester going after Tweety.

Of course, it's always a hoot to see how this poetic justice plays out. In this case, wise-guy parrot Louie reads in his master's will that the inheritance will go not to Louie, but to the master's oafish cat Heathcliff. So, Louie goes about trying to kill Heathcliff, but the latter seems to have the best luck in the world! Which of course means that one mishap after another befalls Louie.

So, this was probably a place holder in between the really great cartoons, but you really gotta love what happens here. I guess that Davis never had a chance to develop his own specific style, but he released a few neat cartoons during his brief directorial career (namely "Bowery Bugs"). Worth seeing.


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