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Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the ... See full summary »

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Sylvester / Tweety / Devil Dog / Mugsy / Robber (voice)
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Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the spirit descends into Hell, where the puddy tat meets up with a Satanic bulldog. There, the bulldog encourages Sylvester to risk his remaining eight "lives" chasing the bird in the most dangerous of situations. Sylvester loses his second "life" when crushed beneath a steamroller; his third frightened after realizing he chased Tweety into a carnival tunnel (that had a lion's mouth opening); "lives" four through seven while on a shooting gallery; and his eighth just after grabbing the bird on a speeding roller coaster car. The Satanic bulldog reappears and demands Sylvester "go get him"; the puddy tat resists temptation and takes refuge in a seemingly safe bank vault. Sylvester soon regrets his move. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Devil Dog: What you waiting for? Go get him!
Sylvester: NO!! I DON'T WANT HIM! I DOOOOOOON'T WANT HIM!
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speak of the Devil...
29 October 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This time, we get to see what presumably befalls Sylvester every time that he fails to catch Tweety. After the slobbery cat plummets to his death and his ghost goes to Hell, the Devil (in the form of a bulldog) encourages the rest of his now eight lives to continue chasing Tweety. Guess what happens each time!

"Satan's Waiting'" was certainly a much grimmer version of this series than I've usually seen (the perfect one for Halloween). I wonder whether or not religious fundamentalists lashed out at this cartoon for making light of the Devil. Then again, religious fundamentalists probably don't watch the Looney Tunes to begin with. The end reminded me a little bit of the "Twilight Zone" episode about the bookworm who gets all the necessary to read...with a twist.

Worth seeing.


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