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16 January 1975 (USA) See more »
Chester C. Cricket and his friends help out Thomas Jefferson and Paul Revere. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Les Tremayne ... Chester C. Cricket / Harry the Cat (voice)

Mel Blanc ... Tucker the Mouse / Rattlesnake / Bald Eagle (voice)

June Foray ... Marsha the Lightning Bug / Queen Bee (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chuck Jones 
George Selden  book "The Cricket in Times Square"

Produced by
Joseph Aidlin .... associate producer
John Allen .... associate producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
Production Design by
Oscar Dufau 
Production Management
Don Foster .... production manager
Art Department
Garth Williams .... illustrator: book "The Cricket in Times Square"
Garth Williams .... illustrator: original book
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... master animator
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator
Tom Ferriter .... assistant animator
Jerry Hathcock .... guest animator
Marion Jeffress .... ink and paint artist
George Nicholas .... master animator
Margaret Nichols .... guest animator
Curt Perkins .... background artist (as Curtiss Perkins)
Joe Roman .... master animator
Bob Tyler .... assistant animator
Ben Washam .... guest animator
George Wheeler .... guest layout artist
Irv Wyner .... background artist
Music Department
Israel Baker .... musician: violin solo
Joe Siracusa .... composer: animal songs
Other crew
Marian Dern .... script associate
Peggy Drumm .... production coordinator
Mary Roscoe .... production associate
Connie Sherman .... assistant to producer
Robert Lawson .... dedicatee

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USA:26 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

While attempting to write the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson uses various quotes from American history. They are as follows: "Let me make this perfectly clear." - This quote was made famous (or infamous depending on how you look at it) by former President Richard Nixon; "Two chickens in every pot, two horses in every stable." - A parody of President Herbert Hoover's 1928 election promise that there would be "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" if he was elected; "Speak softly but carry a big stick." - Quote by former President Teddy Roosevelt that summed up his view of foreign policy; "The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming." - A line from George M. Cohan's World War I patriotic song "Over There"; "54-40 or fight." - This was a slogan by the Democrat Party in 1846 calling for the U.S. to control the Oregon Territory all the way to the 54°40' north parallel or go to war with Britain; "I shall return." - Famous quote by GEN Douglas MacArthur after he was force to leave the Phillipines during World War II.See more »
[first lines]
Tucker the Mouse:Un-credible. Well, well. In-believable. Hm, well, hm. Oddities of American History is right. Wow. Un-credible. Un-incredible. I didn't know that.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Its Perfectly Clear, 25 May 2007
Author: cckrieg from United States

My Dear F Gwynplaine MacIntyre, because you're a citizen of England, Im not going to criticize you for not being familiar with American culture, but as someone who has watched more than enough reruns from the 60s and 70s, I can assure that shows from the 1970s and I can cite several, All In th Family, The Mary Tyler Moore SHow, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times, etc all made similar jokes about Nixon's "perfectly clear remarks. Yes, Nixon did indeed use that phrase, and yes, it was funny. Did you ever stop to consider that maybe the producers were trying trying to suggest that Nixon wasn't up to the same high standards of high office as our forefathers, yes, Our forefathers, not yours. So to criticize "Yankee Doodle Cricket" over that one single joke that you found annoying and didn't get because you're a foreigner and not familiar with US History is pointless. Maybe you would have gotten the joke if you had been an adult in the 1970s who felt betrayed by Nixon's failure to be the guardian of the people's trust. At its worst, the "perfectly clear" joke, which Nixon did indeed say quite often during his scandalous presidency, not unlike the Clinton administration, was not very original as I said that other TV shows and movies at the time used the same joke.

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