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Sioux Me is a 1939 Merrie Melodies short directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.

Title

The title is a play on the phrase "sue me", a phrase used sarcastically to suggest that whoever may not like what a person is doing can file a lawsuit against them, substituting "sue" with "Sioux", the name of a Native American tribe.

Plot

An Indian reservation is experiencing the worst drought in a decade. The Indian chief enlists the help of a rain dancer. The chief's son happens upon (and buys) a set of weather pills which can bring rain, ice, lightning, earthquakes and other natural phenomena. Where these pills end up supplies much of the humor.

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Notes

  • This cartoon is a color remake of "Porky the Rain-Maker", directed by Tex Avery three years earlier, except that this time if features a Native American main cast, and Porky Pig does not appear.
  • This is the final cartoon to use the 1938-39 Green-Yellow Color Rings.
  • This cartoon is seldom seen on American television due to heavy stereotyping of Native Americans.

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