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Satan's Waitin' (1954)

Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the ... See full summary »

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... Sylvester / Tweety / Devil Dog / Mugsy / Robber (voice)
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Sylvester's carnivorious pursuit of Tweety Bird continues, chasing the canary onto the ledge of a tall building. He plummets to the sidewalk below, losing one of his nine "lives"; the spirit descends into Hell, where the puddy tat meets up with a Satanic bulldog. There, the bulldog encourages Sylvester to risk his remaining eight "lives" chasing the bird in the most dangerous of situations. Sylvester loses his second "life" when crushed beneath a steamroller; his third frightened after realizing he chased Tweety into a carnival tunnel (that had a lion's mouth opening); "lives" four through seven while on a shooting gallery; and his eighth just after grabbing the bird on a speeding roller coaster car. The Satanic bulldog reappears and demands Sylvester "go get him"; the puddy tat resists temptation and takes refuge in a seemingly safe bank vault. Sylvester soon regrets his move. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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This short is available on the VHS "Sylvester and Tweety's Tale Feathers". It is also available uncut and fully restored on Disc 1 of Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6 DVD set and Disc 2 of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3 Blu-ray set. See more »

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Devil Dog: What you waiting for? Go get him!
Sylvester: NO!! I DON'T WANT HIM! I DOOOOOOON'T WANT HIM!
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Edited into The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
[Plays when Sylvester stocks the bank safe.]
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"My, we've been a baaad pussycat, haven't we?"
29 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Very entertaining Sylvester & Tweety short. The story has Sylvester once again trying to catch Tweety but this time he dies in the attempt. He goes to Hell, where he discovers Satan is a bulldog. Sylvester has to wait as each of his remaining eight lives (cats have nine, remember) show up in Hell. Back on Earth, Sylvester wakes up and continues his pursuit of Tweety, leading to many more deaths until he has one life left. What happens next is pretty funny. This is one of my favorite Sylvester shorts. It's inventive and clever with wonderful music and beautiful, crisp animation. Love the opening with Sylvester chasing Tweety along the power lines. All of the Hell stuff is colorful and creative. Mel Blanc is terrific as usual.


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