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A Mutt in a Rut (1959)

"Two go out, but only one comes back!" That's the conclusion Elmer Fudd's dog, Rover comes to after watching "The Dog Lover's Hour" TV show. It seems that, on this particular installment, ... See full summary »

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Rover / Television Announcer / Carlton Canine / Cat Sounds (voice)
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"Two go out, but only one comes back!" That's the conclusion Elmer Fudd's dog, Rover comes to after watching "The Dog Lover's Hour" TV show. It seems that, on this particular installment, the host plans to discuss heartless masters who kill their hunting dogs on trips after they have grown old and worn out their usefulness. Elmer, not knowing what's behind Rover's suddenly hostile, edgy demeanor, suggests the two go on a hunting trip--exactly what Rover doesn't want to hear. Fearing the worst, the paranoid pooch sets up a number of traps to kill off the unsuspecting Elmer. The ill-fated attempts include swiping Elmer's gun and shooting at him from afar, but killing a bear instead; releasing a wildcat on Fudd; and planting a land mine beneath where Elmer rests. Every time, Elmer thinks his dog is saving him from said catastrophies. Later at home, an injured Rover watches TV as another installment of "The Dog Lover's Hour" is set to air, sending the bow-wow over the edge; he runs off to... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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This is one of two Looney Tunes shorts that include the Acme Wild Cat. In both cartoons, the box the cat is in is set behind the intended target, a rope is thrown over a branch of the nearest tree, the perpetrator then runs off into the distance with the end of the rope, hides, then pulls the rope to open the box. The cat's eye are shown, then as the box says, it comes out of the box going wild, but then runs off and attacks the perpetrator that freed him instead of the target. See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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"Now what could have gotten into Wover?"
27 December 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd's dog Rover (or Wover, as Elmer says it) is watching a TV program about masters who shoot their dogs when they're old and have worn out their usefulness ("Two go out...but only one comes back"). This freaks poor Rover out. When Elmer suggest they go on a hunting trip, Rover is convinced this is a set-up. So he decides to kill Elmer before Elmer can kill him! Thankfully for Elmer, things don't quite go the way Rover plans them. This is a wonderfully crazy short, as the best Looney Tunes shorts were. Rover's attempts to kill Elmer are hilarious. Great animation, music, and voicework. This is one everybody should enjoy, especially the dog lovers out there.


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