|← Snow Business||Sylvester Cartoons||Fowl Weather →|
|A Mouse Divided|
The Drunk Stork is delivering a baby to the nearest available home. Sylvester's wife, wanting a baby despite his objections, graciously receives the package. Sylvester is nonetheless excited- until he learns the baby is a mouse, at which point he tries to eat it. His wife quickly stops him, and when she goes out (and is not seen again afterwards), he tries again, only to stop after the mouse calls him "Daddy".
Sylvester's attitude changes entirely, and he takes him for a walk. Unfortunately, the neighborhood cats are not so enamored of the mouse, and he is forced to bring him back into the house. Several cats try to steal the mouse, using babysitter, salesman, and Santa disguises, cutting holes in the floor, and using a battering ram, only to be foiled by Sylvester. The stork returns, still drunk, to retrieve the mouse and deliver it to its proper home. Sylvester, believing the intruder to be another cat, is pulled up instead. The still-drunk stork mistakes Sylvester for the baby, "Boy! (hiccup) Did that mouse grow!" and then delivers Sylvester to the mouse couple.
Later, the two mice walk Sylvester, dressed as a baby, with the wife telling her husband, "Nothing like this ever happened on my side of the family!" and he stares in bewilderment.
- (1985) VHS - A Salute to Friz Freleng
- (1994) VHS - The Looney Tunes Video Show - Volume 9 (UK)
- (1994) VHS - Special Bumper Collection (Vol. 1) (UK)
- (1999) LaserDisc - Sylvester and Tweety's Bad Ol' Putty Tat Blues
- (1999) VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition, Vol. 9: A Looney Life
- (2003) VHS - Tweety and Sylvester (2003) (UK)
- An ABC version cuts all the scenes featuring the drunken stork delivering the mouse to Sylvester's house (and the part where Sylvester's wife suggests that they have a baby, then weeps and wishes she were dead, with Sylvester mocking her), creating a plot hole as to how the baby mouse ended up at their house.
- While this cartoon was used in Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island, it starts at Sylvester's House and the ending is changed and reanimated so that Sylvester was delivered to Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island, where a wedded mouse duo wished for a baby as well.