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Feud with a Dude is a 1968 Merrie Melodies short directed by Alex Lovy.

Plot

One morning, two feuding hillbilly families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, wake up for their daily attack on each other. Even the McCoy family matriarch and her infant son are partaking in the shootout. Merlin the Magic Mouse and his sidekick Second Banana fly their magic carpet over the Ozarks mountain, but are shot down. Merlin and Second Banana are threatened to be blasted by the family patriarchs if they don't choose a side, but Merlin attempts to pacify the two families. They state this is all because each family stole the other's animals. the Hatfields' hen and the McCoys' pig, so Merlin produces the missing animals from his magic hat. However, Merlin is the new target; thinking that he is the one who is responsible for starting the feud in the first place, the family patriarchs chase after him and Second Banana, shooting their rifles.

Merlin first throws an apple out of his magic hat, which grows into an apple tree into which the hillbillies slam. They hide in a chicken coop, where Merlin is confronted by the Hatfield patriarch, but Merlin hypnotizes him into thinking he is a chicken. This allows them to buy time, and Merlin also pulls out a door to further stall the two hillbillies. However, they are cornered by the two of them yet again, in addition to the McCoy matriarch, so Merlin pulls a rocket out of his hat. He and Second Banana escape using real NASA rocket footage, while the hillbillies continue to fight. Merlin will have to wait for a few orbits around Earth before he can land for his next show.

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