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The Gambling Bug causes gambling fever in anyone he bites. He bites a cat, who becomes eager to play gin-rummy with a bulldog for penalties. Even though he keeps losing and has to endure ... See full summary »

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The Gambling Bug causes gambling fever in anyone he bites. He bites a cat, who becomes eager to play gin-rummy with a bulldog for penalties. Even though he keeps losing and has to endure more and more painful penalties, the cat is compelled by the Gambling Bug's bite to continue playing. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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12 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Cat: [spins a 14 on the Penalty Wheel and pulls the card revealing his penalty] Oh no. Not that! Not the Gesundheit!
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Remake of It's Hummer Time (1950) See more »

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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
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gambling is the opposite today
16 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Early to Bet" starts off somewhat lame - as a warning not to gamble - before they start showing the usual crazy stuff (the cat's increasingly nasty punishments) and have a pretty humorous ending. This is of course a product of the days when people considered gambling a sin and moral failure. They probably had no idea that gambling would one day be a major part of the economy.

So more than anything, this cartoon comes across as a period piece. Not as much as we usually expect from a Looney Tunes cartoon (maybe there would have been more with the presence of Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck or one of those guys).


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