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All a Bir-r-r-rd (1950)

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Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor.

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Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and a bulldog are passengers on a train. Sylvester's attempts to catch Tweety are thwarted by the bulldog and a conscientious conductor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The title is a parody of the classic announcement made by the train conductor just before the train starts to pull out of the station: All aboard!!! See more »

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In long shots, the coach cars sometimes can be seen with the letters "S.P.Q.R." on them. In closeups, this changes to "SouthEast & Western." See more »

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Conductor: [after he smacks Sylvester's hand when he tries to catch Tweety] Oh no, you don't! It's a good thing I kept my eye on you, you sneakin' feline. And as for you, little birdie, I'd better put you in a safer place.
[he hangs Tweety's cage on a celing hook]
Conductor: There ya are. That oughta do it.
[to Sylvester again]
Conductor: Now remember, cat... no tricks!
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Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (1980) See more »

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Tweety's My Name
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Sung by Tweety
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train they ride
29 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so I admit that it often seems like most of the Sylvester/Tweety pairings have exactly the same plot: Sylvester tries to get Tweety, but repeatedly fails and always gets maimed in the process, often with the help of a bulldog. I guess that it's sort of like Wile E. Coyote chasing Road Runner (in other words, mammals should never go after birds). "All a Bir-r-r-rd" has the same plot and sets it on a train. In a way, the best part of these cartoons is seeing what sorts of schemes Sylvester comes up with to try and go after Tweety. We know that he's going to fail miserably, but it's also funny to watch Tweety turn into a bad-ass (if you've seen his really early cartoons, you'll see that he was not "cute" at all, but in fact had a cruel streak). This one mainly works as a way to pass time.

By the way, I thought that I saw - I mean, I taut I taw - Sylvester pass a piece of baggage with the name Friz Freleng on it.


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Good cartoon, but animators got sloppy on the train. Willisroute2
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