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Those crazy mice Hubie & Bertie are at it again with Claude. This time the mice see that Claude is seriously ill, so they give him an operation.

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Herbie and Bertie have a good time at the expense of Claude the Cat who suffering from a phobia that makes him think he is always sick. Convincing Claude that all of his maladies can be cured, they eventually get rid of him, and take over his home and supply of cheese. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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According to the storyboard (included as a bonus feature on the "Looney Tunes" DVD set), this cartoon originally was to have had one more scene at the end. As Clyde the cat floats via balloon to "Cat Heaven," the mice are shown inside the house, in front of the fireplace, roasting cheese clumps (shaped like marshmallows) on toothpicks. Clyde is seen through the window, blissfully drifting skyward. See more »

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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Blanc Expressions (2003) See more »

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19 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hypo-Chondri-Cat, The (1950)

*** (out of 4)

The cat Claude is chasing mice Hubie and Bertie when he passes an open window and fears he's going to get sick. The cat, terrified of colds, soon starts to freak out when the mice make it seem like he's about to die. This is certainly middle ground Merrie Melodies but it's still got enough charm to make it worth sitting through. This is a rather mean-spirited short, which is why many people like it. I think it gives the short a certain edge that makes it worth watching but at the same time you can't help but feel sorry for this cat who is clearly terrified out of his wits. None of the three characters were all that strong. They weren't bad but they just weren't characters that I'd sit through various shorts with. Fans of animation will certainly want to check this out even though it's not the best of what's out there.


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