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The Last Hungry Cat (1961)

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Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and finds the feather lodged between his lips. He thinks he has swallowed and killed Tweety and suffers terrible remorse as an Alfred Hitchcock-like voice-over chides him for his "crime". Sylvester cracks, runs into the streets confessing, and returns to Granny's place, where he finds he didn't eat Tweety after all. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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2 December 1961 (USA)  »

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O Último Gato Faminto  »

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Trivia

Mel Blanc, speaking as Tweety Bird, did not say Tweety's most popular quote, "Ooh, I tawt I taw a putty tat!", in four cartoons. First, Snow Business (1953). Second, Heir-Conditioned (1955), is a ten second cameo. Third, The Last Hungry Cat (1961). Fourth, The Jet Cage (1962). See more »

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Hitchcock-type Narrator: Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we bring you a story about murder.
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After being hit in the head, by Sylvester, throwing something and hitting Hitchcock, his shadow leaves, but with a bump on his head. See more »

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Edited from Birds Anonymous (1957) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
Played briefly when Sylvester finds Tweety sleeping in his cage
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A very guilty pleasure
18 March 2004 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Failing to come up with a parody name for Alfred Hitchcock, a silhouetted bear has to suffice without an introduction. This nameless narrator presents a story of ‘Birder': While Granny is across the hall visiting with Mrs. Bitts, Sylvester the alleycat grabs his chance to break into her house and get that Tweety bird. The clumsy cat knocks himself cold and comes to with a yellow feather stuck in his mouth. For some reason this makes him believe he actually got rid of that helpless little blue eyed menace to society (as the narrator puts it).

Back in his dump of a home where everything is run down and askew. (I love the triangular chair), the voice of Hitch keeps reminding Sly of his horrible crime. Newspaper headlines involving a criminal nicknamed ‘the cat' and ominous radio announcements only add to the confusion. The guilty conscience forced upon Sylvester by the bear ensures a greater reliance on verbal gags than usual, but this allows the viewer a deeper insight into the felines tormented soul.

It becomes a bit of a guilty pleasure to see poor Sly being manipulated like this. After all he is only a pussycat. He takes up smoking, drinks pots full of coffee and swallows buckets of sleeping pills. Where he gets all this from no one knows (but I suspect the narrator). He even rubs the little green pills all over himself before giving us his patented 'I'm weak, I'm weak' routine from "Bird Anonymous" (1957). Tweety Pie is hardly in it, but is never missed. When the pussycat finally does decide to give himself up, both he and the silhouetted bear end up with a headache.

8 out of 10


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