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Fish and Slips is a 1962 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Title

The title is a play on the English meal, fish and chips.

Plot

Sylvester and his son watch a newsclip of Treg Brown catching a "sharp-nosed tralfaz". Junior says that Treg is a real fisherman. Sylvester asks what that remarks means, and Junior responds that they always end up eating beans after each fishing trip. To impress Junior, Sylvester takes his son fishing. Sylvester passes by the ocean, but declines fishing there, saying those fish take too much work. They break into a closed aquarium instead.

Sylvester goes up to a tank of piranhas. Unaware about the type of fish he is about to go after, Junior tries to intervene, but to no avail. Sylvester uses his tail as a fishing line, but gets bitten. "We wouldn't want them, they have no meat on them. Just teeth." Next, Sylvester freedives into a tank of groupers. As Sylvester is collecting some groupers, Junior realizes that there are hammerhead and shovelnose sharks in the tank. Sylvester looks into a hole the shovelnose shark makes, the hammerhead shark bangs him into the hole, and the shovelnose shark buries him. Junior reels his father out, but Sylvester pulls the rod out, telling him that he's the teacher, causing him to sink back into the tank.

Junior manages to catch a fish himself, but it is too small and Sylvester is not amused. Sylvester aims to catch a bigger fish using Junior's fish as bait, but is swallowed by a whale. Sylvester escapes the whale by starting a fire inside its mouth, causing him to be ejected into a dolphin tank and be tossed around like a basketball until he lands in a net.

Finally, Sylvester scuba dives into another tank to stab after fish. The fish hides inside a rock, and as he tries to grab it, he grabs an electric eel instead. He is clawed in the leg by a lobster and spanked by an octopus. Junior is distracted by a worm as he is cranking air for Sylvester, causing Sylvester to slowly suffocate. However, Junior realizes his mistake and rapidly pumps air into Sylvester's scuba suit, causing it to gain too much air and float up. Sylvester escapes via a hatch, but lands into another tank and is chased by dogfish. Junior sees his father and responds, "No matter what father tries to do, he always ends up going to the dogs", before shaking his head.

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TV Title Cards

Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home, Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1980 The Yolks on You
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
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