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Pecos Pest (1955)

Jerry's eccentric uncle, Pecos, a Texas mouse, comes to spend the night with him before his musical performance on television the next day. He decides to rehearse with his guitar for the ... See full summary »
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Uncle Pecos (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jerry's eccentric uncle, Pecos, a Texas mouse, comes to spend the night with him before his musical performance on television the next day. He decides to rehearse with his guitar for the performance but each time he plays, one of his guitar strings snaps off. Fortunately, he is able to replace them by plucking off one of Tom's whiskers each time. Tom is rather reluctant about this and tries to hide to protect his remaining whiskers from Uncle Pecos. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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11 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Onkel Peco  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to Pecos Bill, the mythical cowboy used in American Western tall tales that were first published in 1917 by Edward O'Reilly for The Century Magazine. See more »

Goofs

After Uncle Pecos' first guitar string broke, the first whisker Uncle Pecos jerked off of Tom was his Tom's bottom right. Second was Tom's top right whisker. Third was Tom's left middle. Fourth was Tom's right middle. Fifth, Tom jerked off of himself, must have been his own left top or left bottom. During Uncle Pecos's singing, the whisker that Uncle Pecos, off of Tom through the television screen, was Tom's right middle whisker, which was the fourth, Uncle Pecos plucked off of Tom, while he was in Tom and Jerry's house. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Pecos: You know darn well I can't play without a guitar string.
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Crazy Credits

In the cartoon's final minute, while Jerry's Uncle Pecos sings Froggie Went A-Courtin' song, a string on his guitar broke. Tom immediately started laughing. While Tom was laughing, Uncle Pecos quickly pulled off Tom's last whisker, by reaching through Tom and Jerry's television screen and completes the song, as the cartoon concludes. See more »

Connections

Followed by Down Beat Bear (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Froggie Went A-Courtin'
Written and Arranged by Shug Fisher
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Another example of a one-joke Tom and Jerry cartoon, but it works
27 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story is a little on the predictable side, but this was still very enjoyable. Pecos Pest is very one-joke but it works. Tom and Jerry are both great, but the real star is Uncle Pecos, marvellously voiced by Shug Fisher. Uncle Pecos has a big moustache, an over-sized cowboy hat and plays the banjo while singing constantly at the top of his lungs. The song itself may grate to some people, but I like it, it has a real country flavour to it, as does a lot of the music here. The animation is lovely, and the visual gags all work perfectly.

Overall, Pecos Pest is not the best Tom and Jerry cartoon, but it is a very enjoyable one, that's all that matters really. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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