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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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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 »

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Followed by Royal Cat Nap (1958) See more »

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Froggie Went A-Courtin'
Written and Arranged by Shug Fisher
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Jerry's Uncle
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Jerry the mouse's guitar playing Uncle Peco from Texas comes to spend the night with him before he goes for his big debut on national TV. When his guitar string breaks he just plucks the whiskey of Tom the cat. This happens multiple times. Yea it's pretty much a one-joke premise, but it's pretty entertaining none the less. Perhaps not the best of the tom and jerry shorts, but I enjoyed it enough. Someone should post the lyrics to Peco's song LOL This humorous animated short can be found on disc 2 of Warner Brother's 2-DVD Spotlight Collection set.

My Grade: B-


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