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A Peck o' Trouble (1953)

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Lazy Dodsworth the Cat wants to catch a woodpecker for his breakfast. The woodpecker has built its home inside the upper trunk of a very tall tree, and Dodsworth puts on a professor's cap, ... See full summary »

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Lazy Dodsworth the Cat wants to catch a woodpecker for his breakfast. The woodpecker has built its home inside the upper trunk of a very tall tree, and Dodsworth puts on a professor's cap, pretending to be a passive teacher of bird-catching and thereby deceive an eager-to-learn kitten into doing the perilous ascending of the tree to try to catch the woodpecker. The true fact, is Dodsworth's schemes were deceptive and deceiving the kitten, throughout. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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After the un-named Kitten fails to capture the woodpecker and is in the tree hole, Dodsworth at first believes that the kitten is taking what he planned for himself. So he pulls the rope back down, and a bowling ball falls on his head, with the note: 'My Mother always said, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.' [signed] The Kitten.' Right after Dodsworth read the note, he looks up and sees the un-named kitten become an artificial woodpecker. After the beak is on the kitten, the kitten and woodpecker quickly pecked on the tree a note to Dodsworth and any other, [in capital letters] 'GNATS TO CATS'. See more »

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[First lines]
Dodsworth: [after the woodpecker pecks him] Serves me right. Should have known better. Why, for generations none of us Dodsworths have ever stooped to physical effort to obtain his breakfast.
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Follows Kiddin' the Kitten (1952) See more »

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The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos
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Music by J. Fred Coots
Played when the kitten puts on a beak and joins the woodpecker
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I remember watching this!
1 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

My favorite scene in this cartoon is the part where Dodsworth uses a huge pole to propel the kitten up to the tree. The woodpecker puts a bottle of nitroglycerin onto the pole and drills 1/2 of the pole, resulting in the bottle falling down. Dodsworth puts a blindfold on and lights a cigarette.

Then the nitroglycerin blows up on Dodsworth which results in Dodsworth being on fire (the scene shows Dodsworth frantically trying to extinguish the flames a la Sylvester in "Ain't She Tweet")

This cartoon was in heavy rotation when Nickelodeon aired The Looney Tunes cartoons during 1988-97?


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