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Tweet and Lovely
Tweet and Lovely
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: July 18, 1959
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Gerry Chiniquy
Art Davis
Virgil Ross
Tom Ray
Harry Love (effects animation)
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Rene Garcia (assistant layout)
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Jackson Beck
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Tweety
Hector the Bulldog (called Spike in this film)
Preceded By: Mexicali Shmoes
Succeeded By: Wild and Woolly Hare
Tweet and Lovely (1959)

Tweet and Lovely (1959)

Tweet and Lovely is a 1959 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.

Title

The title is a play on the 1931 song "Sweet and Lovely".

Plot

Sylvester (who lives in an apartment building next to Tweety's yard) hears Tweety Bird singing and looks through the window with his telescope. Tweety sees him, grabs a towel, exclaims "I taw I taw a peeking tom cat!", and shuts the door after saying "That nasty old peeking tom cat!".

Sylvester sees Hector the Bulldog (known as Spike in this cartoon) sleeping next to the pole that holds Tweety's birdhouse. He sneaks and climbs the pole. Spike awakens and pulls him down. Sylvester smiles and pushes Spike's mad face into a glad face, but Spike changes his face back to mad and chases him back to his apartment.

Sylvester uses a grabber to grab Tweety. Tweety avoids it until Spike climbs up a ladder and uses the grabber to knock Sylvester repeatedly against the wall, while Tweety scolds Sylvester saying, "Bad Old Puddy Tat!". Sylvester builds a robot dog, but it attacks him, so he destroys it.

Sylvester makes a smoke bomb and dashes into the smoke-covered yard, bumping into Spike, who then drives him from the yard.

Sylvester uses a pogo stick to approach Tweety's birdhouse, passing Spike and grabs Tweety. As he is about to pogo away, Spike opens a manhole. Sylvester falls in and Tweety escapes.

Sylvester makes a storm cloud formula to prevent Spike from coming, but he trips, creating a storm in his room instead.

Sylvester makes himself invisible using vanishing cream, hits Spike with a brick and grabs Tweety. As Sylvester climbs down the pole, Tweety wonders why he is floating. Spike sprays Sylvester with green paint, forces him to give him Tweety and punches the cat out of the yard.

In a final attempt to get ride of Spike, Sylvester makes a bomb camera, but it explodes before he can deliver it. Sylvester appears with angel wings, saying "Hmph! It's a good thing pussycats have nine lives".

Availability

Censorship

  • The version shown on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show shortens Hector/Spike bashing Sylvester against the wall and Tweety twice encouraging Hector/Spike to bash him.[1][2]

Notes

  • Although Hector the Bulldog was already given his name beginning in the short "Fowl Weather", for some reason he is referred to as "Spike" in this cartoon.
  • While Tweety is bathing, Sylvester looks at him (with binoculars, as Tweety sings in his birdhouse's bathtub & discovers the spying cat,) his remark is not the normal "Ew, I tawt I taw a putty tat!" This time he says "Ew, I tawt I taw a peeping tom cat." Tweety's use of the term "peeking tom cat" earlier in the cartoon is a play on the term "peeping tom". The term Peeping Tom is normally used on a man who secretly peeps on women (especially through the windows).
  • Tweety's line of dialogue "And another!" from this cartoon is later reused in the Road Runner CGI short "Flash in the Pain" in 2014.

Gallery

TV Title Cards

References

Tweety Cartoons
1942 A Tale of Two Kitties
1944 Birdy and the Beast
1945 A Gruesome Twosome
1947 Tweetie Pie
1948 I Taw a Putty Tat
1949 Bad Ol' Putty Tat
1950 Home Tweet HomeAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary Row
1951 Putty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Gift WrappedAin't She TweetA Bird in a Guilty Cage
1953 Snow BusinessFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty Cornered
1954 Dog PoundedMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'
1955 Sandy ClawsTweety's CircusRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-Conditioned
1956 Tweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyTugboat Granny
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for Tweety
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyTweet Dreams
1960 Hyde and Go TweetTrip for Tat
1961 The Rebel Without ClawsThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 The Jet Cage
1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
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
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
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