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Sylvester Cat won't allow starving Mexican mice access to a cache of cheeses on a ship and prompts a challenge by Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in Mexico. Speedy makes several raids on the ship's stores by outsmarting Sylvester again and again. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Sylvester: [after a guillotine he set up for Speedy shaves his fur off his back] I forgot all about that silly thing!
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not gone tamale (or ever)
16 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Once again, Mexico's rodents call upon Speedy Gonzales to fetch them cheese from Sylvester. In this case, the cheese arrives on a ship that Sylvester is guarding. And of course, no matter what kind of trap Sylvester sets, Speedy uses it against Sylvester (including something involving Limburger cheese). What makes "Here Today, Gone Tamale" particularly interesting is what Sylvester does at the end.

One thing about these cartoons is that I actually find them funnier nowadays than when I was younger, as I not only understand the characters' personalities (Bugs Bunny is an acerbic New Yorker, Daffy Duck is a blow-hard, etc) and what the cartoons were spoofing ("Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century" was spoofing sci-fi flicks), but also what the titles were spoofing; it speaks for itself in this case. But that's just a side note. It's a really funny cartoon.


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