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Early to Bet (1951)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 12 May 1951 (USA)
The Gambling Bug's bites cause gambling fever. He bites a cat, who heavily falls victim to an insatiable need for gambling.

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... Cat / Dog / Customer / Luigi / Patrons at Bar (voice)
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The Gambling Bug causes gambling fever in anyone he bites. He bites a cat, who becomes eager to play gin-rummy with a bulldog for penalties. Even though he keeps losing and has to endure more and more painful penalties, the cat is compelled by the Gambling Bug's bite to continue playing. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Cat: [spins 36 on the wheel and goes into spasms when he sees what it is] Roll Out The Barrel. Oh No. Not that. No, not Roll Out The Barrel! Please.
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This Cartoon "Bites"
6 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a cartoon warning about the evils of gambling, featuring The Gambling Bug, a creature I've never seen before in a Loony Tunes short. The bug - kind of flying ant - takes a day off and observes a big dog trying to talk a cat (which looks like a Dr. Seuss drawing) into gambling. The cat wants nothing to do with gambling, until the bug goes over and bites him.

They play for "penalties," and of course the cat loses. His penalty is "gesundheit." The cat goes back and loses two more times with other penalties.

This was really lame and not funny in the slightest. Why it would be included in a quality DVD "golden" or "spotlight" collections is beyond me.


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