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Tweety's S.O.S. is a 1951 Merrie Melodies short directed by I. Freleng.


Sylvester is rummaging through trash cans for food. When he doesn't find anything worth eating, he is very sad and goes to the dock. As he is sitting there, he sees a cruise boat and Tweety swinging in his cage. When Sylvester sees Tweety, he calls Tweety his breakfast and Tweety slams the port window on Sylvester's face, dropping him in the water.

Sylvester boards and goes into room 341 where Tweety is. Eventually, he gets Tweety in his hands and starts to go out, only to find Granny there at the door. She is very angry, and wanting to know what Sylvester is doing to her little bird. Sylvester chuckles nervously and gives Tweety back to Granny, with Tweety replying "Ooh, what a hypotwit." A chase ensues with Granny hitting Sylvester with her umbrella. During the chase, Granny loses her glasses and can't find them. Sylvester sees them and kicks them under the couch before Granny grabs them. Another chase starts with Sylvester chasing Tweety around the room. Soon, Tweety finds Granny's glasses under the couch and climbs on her, putting the glasses back on her. Then, Sylvester jumps into Granny and then she tries to hit Sylvester with her umbrella, but misses hitting him. Eventually, she chases him outside and throws her umbrella at Sylvester.

The cruise ship sails off with Granny and Tweety saying "Goodbye!" to everyone and Sylvester as a stowaway on a life boat with the number 13 on it.

Grannys glasses are off while both her and Tweety are resting. Sylvester finds this the perfect opportunity to try and eat Tweety, so he paints a picture of Tweety on Granny's glasses to trick her into thinking Tweety is in his cage. Sylvester opens Tweety's cage and then Tweety yells "Help!", causing Granny to be worried about Tweety. She puts her glasses on and thinks she sees Tweety, not knowing that Sylvester had painted a picture of him on her glasses. Sylvester chases Tweety onto a wire. Tweety goes across safely and Sylvester is having trouble coming across, since he is much heavier. Tweety springs the wire so that Sylvester is now with one paw hanging on the wire. With Sylvester sweating, Tweety starts doing an "Eenie, Meanie, Minie, Moe" and when he gets to Moe, Sylvester falls and splashes into the water and Tweety replys "Well, what do you know? No Moe."

Rough seas eventually make Sylvester seasick. When Tweety sees Sylvester with the face all green, he laughs and offers Sylvester something for his tummy, a nice piece of salt pork. When Sylvester sees this, he turns different colors and becomes even sicker, going to the medical room to get some seasick remedy. Cured, he chases Tweety all over the boat, eventually going into the furnace where Sylvester yells and falls into the water.

Back on the boat, Sylvester sees Tweety. To stop Sylvester from eating him, Tweety shows Sylvester a picture of a boat in the sea as he nauseatingly moves it back and forth, causing Sylvester to get seasick once again. Both Tweety and Sylvester run to the medical room. Tweety makes it there first, and fills the seasick remedy bottle with nitroglycerin. When Sylvester drinks this, he starts spitting up explosive sparks and another chase ensues with Sylvester spitting explosive sparks at Tweety. Granny finds out that she has been tricked and stops Sylvester. She then hits Sylvester with her umbrella. Tweety tells Granny to stop, but a loud explosion occurs and blows up Sylvester and Granny both. Sylvester is launched like a firework up in the air and another flash blows him up in the open skies. While Sylvester is coming to fall down and about to crash, the captain says Tweety's catchphrase "I tawt I taw a puddy tat!", and then when Sylvester comes crashing down on the captain, Tweety and Granny reply, "You did, you did see a pussy cat." with Granny in a captain's suit and Tweety with a sailor's cap. Granny blows the steam whistle, ending off the cartoon.




  • When this cartoon aired on CBS, the part where Sylvester is hanging from the wire above the ship and Tweety plucks his fingers off one by one was cut.[2]
  • The ABC version of this cartoon cut the part where Sylvester runs inside the ship's furnace during his chase with Tweety and jumps out the smokestack with his rear end on fire. Also cut was the part where Sylvester corners Tweety and Tweety waves a crudely drawn picture of an ocean in his face, triggering the cat's seasickness.[2]




External Links

Tweety's S.O.S. on the SFX Resource

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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

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