The title is a play on A Streetcar Named Desire, a play later made into a film. It is a misnomer, because Tweety is the homeless one here, and Sylvester is Granny's pet.
Tweety stumbles into Sylvester's house looking for shelter and Sylvester hesitates if he saw a tweety bird in the same manner Tweety wonders if he saw a 'Putty Cat'. Sylvester snatches him inside but has to hide Tweety in a vase covered by books, when Granny appears. While an injured Hector remains bedridden, Sylvester causes whatever diversion he can to stop Granny from spotting Tweety, making Granny give multiple doses of medicine to Hector. When Hector gets in Sylvester's way from eating Tweety, Sylvester injures himself. Tweety spikes Hector's medicine resulting in Sylvester ingesting the disgusting stuff.
- The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1960s)
- The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (1980s)
- Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon (1990s)
- That's Warner Bros.! and Bugs 'n' Daffy (Season 1, Episode 19)
- The Daffy Duck Show (Season 1, Episode 4)
- On ABC, the end where Sylvester is laid up with injuries had the scene of Hector bashing Sylvester's broken foot replaced with Tweety mixing additional medicines in Sylvester's bottle (and, despite claims to the contrary, the scene of Tweety lacing Sylvester's medicine with additional medicines wasn't edited).
- The Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon version left in Hector bashing Sylvester's broken foot, but cut off Tweety's final line, "That puddy tat's gonna be in an awful pwedicament when that medicine starts to work" and ended the cartoon with Tweety laughing as Sylvester gags and spits out the medicine (possibly to avoid implications that Tweety may have poisoned Sylvester, even though Nickelodeon did not cut Tweety mixing the medicines in Sylvester's bottle).
- Hector has yellow fur in this cartoon, in contrast to his other appearances where he has light grey fur, perhaps in order to distinguish him from Spike, another Friz Freleng bulldog who has a similar physical appearance to Hector. This would happen again in "Greedy for Tweety".
- Granny remains completely unaware of Tweety's presence throughout this entire cartoon, unlike most Tweety and Sylvester cartoons. This would happen again in "A Bird in a Bonnet".
- Sylvester's scream of pain when Hector bashes his leg with a club for the first time would later be reused as a stock sound effect in some modern media, such as in Disney's 1996 live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians , the trailer to Disney's 1997 live-action adaptation of George of the Jungle, and even the Super Mario 64 Beta 1995 video game. It was also used in the Pink Panther short "Pinto Pink".
- Sylvester's scream of pain when Hector bites his tail was previously used in "Snow Business" and "Zipping Along" (both were also released in 1953).
- MeTV aired a previously unreleased restored print of this cartoon on Saturday Morning Cartoons. This was later released 29 June 2021 on HBO Max in Latin America and Brazil.
- When Granny returns to her knitting, there is a split second where her entire torso area disappears.
TV Title Cards
- "A Street Cat Named Sylvester" at the SFX Resource
|← Tom Tom Tomcat||Sylvester and Tweety Cartoons||Catty Cornered →|
|1942||A Tale of Two Kitties|
|1944||Birdy and the Beast|
|1945||A Gruesome Twosome|
|1948||I Taw a Putty Tat|
|1949||Bad Ol' Putty Tat|
|1950||Home, Tweet Home • All a Bir-r-r-d • Canary Row|
|1951||Putty Tat Trouble • Room and Bird • Tweety's S.O.S. • Tweet Tweet Tweety|
|1952||Gift Wrapped • Ain't She Tweet • A Bird in a Guilty Cage|
|1953||Snow Business • Fowl Weather • Tom Tom Tomcat • A Street Cat Named Sylvester • Catty Cornered|
|1954||Dog Pounded • Muzzle Tough • Satan's Waitin'|
|1955||Sandy Claws • Tweety's Circus • Red Riding Hoodwinked • Heir-Conditioned|
|1956||Tweet and Sour • Tree Cornered Tweety • Tugboat Granny|
|1957||Tweet Zoo • Tweety and the Beanstalk • Birds Anonymous • Greedy for Tweety|
|1958||A Pizza Tweety-Pie • A Bird in a Bonnet|
|1959||Trick or Tweet • Tweet and Lovely • Tweet Dreams|
|1960||Hyde and Go Tweet • Trip for Tat|
|1961||The Rebel Without Claws • The Last Hungry Cat|
|1962||The Jet Cage|
|1964||Hawaiian Aye Aye|
|2011||I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat|