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Tabasco Road (1957)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 20 July 1957 (USA)
Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat.

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Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Søren Spids på nattesjov  »

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The title "Tabasco Road" is a pun on Tobacco Road, a 1932 novel by Erskine Caldwell. See more »

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Spoofs Tobacco Road (1941) See more »

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Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
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Music by Felipe A. Partichela
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Was this intended as an anti-alcohol warning?
16 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This time, Speedy Gonzales isn't fetching cheese, but is rescuing his drunken friends Pablo and Fernando, both in danger of getting eaten by a cat (not Sylvester). Watching "Tabasco Road", I get the feeling that it may be one of the Looney Tunes cartoons that drew criticism: it basically portrays Mexicans as drunks. On that subject, maybe the cartoon was intended as an anti-alcohol warning.

Then again, maybe I'm trying too hard to analyze it. As long as we understand that it sort of makes stereotypes about Mexicans - namely with "ceety leemits" - we can enjoy it. And as long as we know to drink responsibly.


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