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Tree for Two
Tree for Two
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 18, 1952
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Virgil Ross
Manuel Perez
Arthur Davis
Ken Champin
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Irv Wyner
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Sylvester
Spike and Chester
Preceded By: The EGGcited Rooster
Succeeded By: The Super Snooper
Sylvester Ep 33 Tree For Two 1952

Sylvester Ep 33 Tree For Two 1952

Tree for Two is a 1952 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.


A bulldog named Spike and his admirer, a tinier dog named Chester, set their eyes on roughing up a cat. They find Sylvester and chase him all the way to the junkyard. A black panther that escaped from the zoo also happens to be hiding there. Every time that Spike attempts to go into the junkyard the panther attacks him, which he mistakenly thinks is Sylvester. Chester doesn't seem to have a problem destroying Sylvester, which makes Spike think that Chester is tougher than he is, despite the size difference.



The version shown on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show from 1994 to 2000 (prior to that, the short was uncut) was edited to remove two scenes of violence:

  • Spike kicking the semi-conscious Sylvester to his feet.
  • Chester slamming Sylvester into the ground twice and hurling him over the fence (this was edited by cutting to a shot of Spike peeking from behind the "Loans" building and having the audio play normally). [1]


  • This cartoon marks the debut of Spike and Chester, two dogs would chase Sylvester not once, but twice. Their second and last appearance would be in the 1954 short, "Dr. Jerkyl's Hide"
  • Parts of this cartoon would later be recycled in a cartoon from the DePatie Freleng Enterprises studio; "The Dogfather" (1974) from The Dogfather series.[2]
  • This cartoon was used in Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island.


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