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14 December 1956 (USA) See more »
Spike is showing his son Tyke how to barbecue when his cooking is disrupted by a typical Tom-and-Jerry chase. | Add synopsis »
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Almost The Same Story As 'Pup On A Picnic' See more (2 total) »



Daws Butler ... Spike (voice)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer
William Hanna .... producer
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (as Dick Bickenbach)
Robert Gentle .... background artist
Lewis Marshall .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irvin Spence)
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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
USA:Approved (PCA #18093)

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Follows Sufferin' Cats! (1943)See more »
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Almost The Same Story As 'Pup On A Picnic', 4 December 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

"Son, now you know why dogs hate cats!"

So says "Spike" to his little bulldog pup "Tyke" after Tom winds up in the salad bowl. All Spike is trying to do is have a barbecue with some steak and salad, but Tom keeps interrupting by chasing Jerry, who hides in the salad bowl, bag of charcoal, etc., and Tom blindly disrupts things always forgetting Spike is there.

This cartoon theme is similar - too similar - to another Tom and Jerry animated short in the '50s, called "Pup On A Picnic." In that one, Spike takes his pride-and-joy, baby bulldog "Tyke," on a picnic out in the woods. In this cartoon, he's preparing a barbecue out in the backyard. The material in both cartoons is basically the same. This is really noticeable when you're viewing these on the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Volume Three, which I was, because they come almost back-to-back.

Even the endings on both cartoons feature the same twist: a army of ants (complete with trumpeter), invading the premises and stealing the food.

So....overall, not bad but too much of a rip-off of the other cartoon. Were the writers running out of ideas?

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