A very stupid and superstitious cat awakens and goes through his usual gyrations of ensuring he will not have an unlucky day, making sure he get out of the right side of the bed and other ... See full summary »

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Buzzy (voice) (uncredited)
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A very stupid and superstitious cat awakens and goes through his usual gyrations of ensuring he will not have an unlucky day, making sure he get out of the right side of the bed and other rituals, and then starts his search for breakfast. He captures Buzzy the Crow, places him between two slices of bread and prepares to eat him. But Buzzy, smarter than the average crow since he is a cartoon parody of Eddie Anderson's "Rochester" character, has no intentions of being a cat's sandwich breakfast, knows the cat is superstitious and causes the cat to spill the salt, knowing the cat will have to release him in order to throw some salt over his shoulder. This goes on for a while as Buzzy calls the cat's attention to something that has to be counter-acted by the cat. And, just as the cat seems to have Buzzy about to become a lunch---they carried on all the way through brunch---the cat flees in terror as he sees a fellow cat---black in color---about to cross his path. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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25 April 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Not Up To Later Standards, But Not Bad Because 'Buzzy' Is Good
12 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first "Buzzy" cartoon and they only made a half-dozen or so. I've seen a few and they were very funny. This one - the first one made - wasn't up to subsequent ones, humor- wise, but he's still entertaining.

Here he plays second "fiddle," pun intended to a superstitious cat. As another reviewer points out, this cartoon was trying to capitalize on the popularity of Jack Benny at the time. His radio program drew huge ratings, as did his TV program in the '50s. One of the key characters in his show was "Rochester." In the Buzzy cartoons, Jackson Beck provides the voice of Rochester. In this debut cartoon, we also get Benny in the form of the cat. I don't know did Jack's voice in here.

Buzzy was funny as always, although some might object these days to his incorrect grammar as being politically-incorrect. However, his grammar was part of the humor and was not mean-spirited in nature....just funny. Hearing Benny's voice as the cat was very strange and didn't seem to mix.

The gist of the story is the cat, of course, trying to eat the bird but the latter is aware of all the superstitions of the "boss," and uses them to his advantage.

Nothing to laugh out loud but enough to make you smile here and there. All the superstitions were said in rhyme, which was kind of fun to hear.


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