On an extremely cold winter day, a dog is looking for shelter, from the frigid snow on the ground. It first tries another dog's house, a bird's nest and even a turtle's shell. The dog is ... See full summary »

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On an extremely cold winter day, a dog is looking for shelter, from the frigid snow on the ground. It first tries another dog's house, a bird's nest and even a turtle's shell. The dog is thrown out from all three. Then it finds and sneaks into a cabin with an open fireplace and a cozy bed. But he has a stinky rival for occupancy of the cabin - an unnamed skunk, (but not Pepe Le Pew). The dog and skunk combat each other by spraying the other with scents. The skunk with his foul odor tail, and the dog with cologne. Both run outside and dive into a frozen lake, so the smell doesn't bother its nose and both catch a cold in the process. The sneezing dog and skunk then decide to stop fighting and become friends. Then they share the bed in the cabin. However, this did lead to Pepe Le Pew's creation. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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This is another of those cartoons in which the identity of the main character is open to debate. The skunk in this picture does not resemble Pepe Le Pew, or exhibit any of his mannerisms, personality or his voice in his one line of French dialogue. At best, Warner Brothers seems to classify it as an "unofficial" Pepe cartoon by including it on a Pepe home video collection. But ultimately, the identity of the character is a matter of opinion. Pepe Le Pew never sprayed anything on purpose, except a shark, that he thought might eat his "temporary date" in deep under water. See more »

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[after the skunk and Wellington, the dog sneeze extremely hard they stop fighting each other & decide to call a truce. Then, in unison and both go to sleep in the skunk's bed]
Skunk: Gesundheit.
[after their one word quote is spoken in unison, the house owning skunk & visiting dog, Wellington quickly hug each other, showing that they are not rivals any more, so each can start sleeping sooner. Then the Closing Credits music begins]
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After Wellington, (the same dog in Doggone Cats (1947)) notices the skunk's vacant house, it goes in quickly, to the warm bed. There is a sign on the door of BACK in 1 HOUR (in blue letters), referring to the skunk's soon arrival. When Wellington shut the door, the sign stayed on the door but flipped around, with DO NOT DISTURB! (in red letters) on opposite side of the board. See more »

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Followed by For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Music by James Pierpont
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Enjoyable
19 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A freezing dog is desperately looking for shelter during winter. He finally finds a cozy cabin with a warm fire going. Unfortunately for the pooch, the cabin already has an inhabitant -- a skunk that is debatably Pepé Le Pew. The two spend the entire cartoon fighting for sole occupation of the cabin. There's some disagreement among fans as to whether this is supposed to be Pepé or not. He only speaks one word and it's not with a French accent. The plot has nothing to do with romance, as Pepé's other shorts almost always did. It's included by Warner Bros. in a Pepé collection so I think WB must consider it one of his shorts. The simplest answer, to me, seems to be that this is an early Pepé short before his character had been fully fleshed-out and they had decided on what angle worked best with him. We see this with other characters as well whose earliest appearances differ greatly from their later characterizations. Anyway, it's a fun short with some decent gags. The music is energetic and the animation is colorful and attractive. Pepé Le Pew or not, I think most fans of classic shorts will enjoy it.


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