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Sylvester Cat must catch mice or lose his happy home. When he can't find a mouse inside, he searches out of doors and comes upon one meek, little mouse who agrees under duress to be ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat must catch mice or lose his happy home. When he can't find a mouse inside, he searches out of doors and comes upon one meek, little mouse who agrees under duress to be Sylvester's one rodent to catch and rough up again and again in front of his masters. But it isn't long before the mouse realizes Sylvester needs him alive and decides to stop being Sylvester's stooge. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Mouse: [Wakes up to the smell of cheese] I know, I'm in heaven.
[Sees Sylvester]
Mouse: No, I must be in the other place.
Sylvester: Well, I'll tell ya where you're gonna be, unless you do as I tell you, and that's down the hatch.
[Points at mouth]
Mouse: Oh, please, spare me, Mr. Pussycat! I'll do anything you say.
Sylvester: Okay. But remember, you disobey me, and it's down the hatch.
Mouse: No! No! Not that! I'll be your slave.
Sylvester: Okay, slave. I've got a job for ya.
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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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geopolitics actually gets like this
10 February 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm 99% sure that Robert McKimson intended "The Unexpected Pest" as purely wacky entertainment, and it certainly entertains. However, I noticed that the plot - Sylvester forces a mouse to be his slave, but then the mouse uses the predicament against Sylvester - is not unlike situations that we see in geopolitics. One example is US-Saudi relations: Saudi Arabia's government can't survive without US support (lest the people rise up against the government), and the US economy can't survive without Saudi Arabia's oil (if Saudi Arabia's government cut off oil shipments, what do you think would happen to our country?). Beyond that, the US government considers Sudan's government a terrorist government, but can't criticize them over atrocities in Darfur because Osama bin Laden once lived in Sudan, and so dictator Omar al-Bashir can give us information about him. At every turn, one country uses a tense situation to blackmail another country, and what the hell kind of neurosis would prompt anyone to relate this to a silly cartoon?!!!!!!!!! OK, I'll stop. The point is, this is a pretty funny cartoon. Far from the greatest cartoon, but I like how the mouse turns the situation on Sylvester. Is he just a doomed cat or something? Worth seeing.


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