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A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952)

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a doll house, evades the shots from a rifle Sylvester uses, and escapes in a vacuum tube. Tweety sends a dynamite stick through another tube, and Sylvester swallows it, thinking it is Tweety. The dynamite blows up inside Sylvester after the cat leaves the store and walks down the street. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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30 August 1952 (USA)  »

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Piep, piep, piep - guten Appetit!  »

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The title is a parody of the 1900 song "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" composed by Arthur J. Lamb (lyrics) and Harry Von Tilzer (music) which became one of the most popular songs of the early 20th century, and frequently sung by Tweety Bird in other shorts. See more »

Quotes

Tweety: What are you gonna do, puddy tat?
Sylvester: What am I gonna do?
[to the audience]
Sylvester: How naive can ya get?
[to Tweety]
Sylvester: I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll play sandwich.
Tweety: Sandwich? Oh, doody, doody! How do you pway it?
Sylvester: Now, first, you step on this slice of bread. Then I cover you with the other slice, like this.
Tweety: What do I do now, puddy? What do I do now?
Sylvester: Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah! No peekin'!
[...]
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Ain't She Sweet?
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Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung by Tweety
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I probably would have done that if surrounded by French bathing suits!
29 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, maybe Tweety does get a little annoying sometimes - despite the fact that he started off as a near sadist in his debut - but I really liked the scene in "A Bird in a Guilty Cage" when Sylvester runs into the display of French bathing suits: given the sound that he made, we can probably at least guess how the bathing suits looked! Especially for a lonely guy like him.

Yeah, I know, it's pathetic to focus on a single scene and ignore the rest of the cartoon. Well, it seems like most of the Sylvester/Tweety pairings follow the same plot line, so even the slightest deviation catches my eye. Therefore, I wish to assert that this cartoon is worth seeing just for that one scene.


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