Sylvester is in Yosemite National Park and, hearing birds chipping, climbs up the tree to Tweety's nest, despite the ranger's warnings. Unfortunately, he hasn't hatched, so Sylvester must wait him out. Once Tweety does hatch, he pokes the cat in the butt to get him to move. Sylvester gives chase, with Tweety hiding in a hole in the tree; the cat forces him out with an air pump, but Tweety sends up a stick of dynamite instead. The chase continues to another tree, with Tweety sawing the branch Sylvester is on.
Some time later, Tweety is singing about what Sylvester would want with him, while Sylvester sits below, scarred and bruised at attempting to scale the barbed wire. Sylvester hacks the tree down, only to have it fall on himself.
He tries to swing and catch Tweety, but is crushed by a log smasher.
Later, people are taking pictures of Tweety, and Sylvester, disguised as a cameraman, eats him, only to spit him out thanks to the park ranger who bashes him in the head.
Tweety hides in the Old Faithful geyser. He sets the crazy clock and jumps in, while Tweety sets the clock to twelve, the time it erupts, forcing the cat upward.
Tweety hops on a big log and starts rowing down a river, with Sylvester close behind in a rowboat. However, there is waterfall ahead; Tweety jumps off, but Sylvester does not, and he desperately tries to row upward once he realizes where he is. Tweety offers assistance by turning on the emergency control; this merely causes Sylvester, not yet in safe waters, to wave goodbye and falls. Tweety comments that Sylvester is going to hurt himself if he isn't more careful.
- On ABC, the following scenes were cut/edited:
- The aftermath of Sylvester getting blown up by the dynamite stick he pumped out of the tree branch was cut.
- Sylvester chasing Tweety between tree branches cuts off as Tweety runs away. Tweety sawing off the tree branch Sylvester is standing on, and Tweety saying, "Aw, the poor puddy tat's parachute didn't open!" was cut.
- The part where Sylvester gets caught by a park ranger trying to eat Tweety faded out just as Tweety landed on the ground. The ABC version cut the part where Tweety tells the cop, "Atta boy, officer! Give him a hit in the head!"" followed by an offscreen bop.
- This is the last Friz Freleng cartoon to have Paul Julian as the background artist. Starting with the Tweety short "Gift Wrapped", Irv Wyner would would take over as background artist in Friz Freleng's unit.
- This cartoon, "Tweety's S.O.S.", and "Big Top Bunny" were the only three cartoons in 1951 to get the blue Color Rings with red backgrounds.
- The animation of Sylvester using the pump to pull Tweety out of the tree hole through air was reused and rotoscoped for this old Cartoon Network Europe bumper from around 2002.
|← Tweety's S.O.S.||Sylvester Cartoons||Who's Kitten Who? →|
|← Tweety's S.O.S.||Tweety Cartoons||Gift Wrapped →|
|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|