Spike has just finished the 20 year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.

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The Prisoner / George the Warden / The Little Wife (voice) (uncredited)
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A prisoner serving a 500 year stretch at Sing Song prison spends 20 years digging a tunnel under the wall. Escaping with his bag of disguises he intends to see the world but ends up instead inside the warden's television set. So, to keep from being caught, he has to use his disguises and act out programs such as a western, a boxing match and a ragtime band (but not the horse race) as the Warden keeps changing the channel. Written by Jerry Roberts <bothan2001@hotmail.com>

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25 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Last MGM cartoon not filmed in CinemaScope during the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

The Prisoner: 6,500,004,385,632.
[verbally pronounced as six trillion, five hundred billion, four million, three-hundred eighty-five thousand, six hundred and thirty-two]
The Prisoner: [quantity of spoonfuls of dirt, prison Dog, Spike counted in the 20-year attempted escape]
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Featured in Buiten de Zone: Geld (1994) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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An OK cartoon, for Tex Avery
26 December 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is just average for Tex Avery, which means that it's still as good as the best work of some cartoon directors. Virtually all sight gags, many of the gags are familiar from other shorts and most often worked only moderately well here. Still worh watching (I've never seen a BAD Tex Avery) even if it's not one of his best.


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