Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve. And a pesky mouse has the only can opener in the house and torments Sylvester into trying more and more desperate measures to obtain it. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The note left for the milkman is signed "Mrs. Champin", a nod to animator Ken Champin. See more »

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In the final scenario, Sylvester, with can opener in hand, finds the cupboard padlocked. There is a brief close-up of the lock, and in the next shot Sylvester is in the same position with no can opener in view. See more »

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Sylvester: They forgot to put out the cat! Ha, ha, ha! The cat? *I'm* the cat!
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Referenced in Yankee Dood It (1956) See more »

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California, Here I Come
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Music by Joseph Meyer
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I Agree: Sadistic Mouse No 'Good Guy'
7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(NOTE: I thought I'd be the only one writing what I did below, but I see the others here agree. I guess it was pretty obvious - this was overdoing the bait-the-cat bit. Anyway, here is what I had written:)

The owners have left on vacation for two weeks - a trip to California - leaving the cat (Sylvester) all alone and locked in the house. That means no milk, but the cat, to his relief, does find a bunch of canned tuna. However, to his dismay, he can't find the opener.

It turns out the little mouse in the house has it...and baits the cat with it. This is a mean rodent who keeps teasing Sylvester with the opener and then yanking it away at the last second. Sylvester tries everything possible to open the can of tuna but can't do it.

This is a frustrating story, and why they make the sadistic mouse the "good guy" is beyond me. It's like some of the Tom & Jerry cartoons where poor Tom always gets the worst of it even though many times the little mouse starts the conflict!


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