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13th Oct '17 3:03:22 PM Eddy1215
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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcert an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)

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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcert [[CatConcerto an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. Being Stimpy, he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. [[TooDumbToLive Being Stimpy, Stimpy]], he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.
10th Oct '17 3:14:16 PM Eddy1215
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* Similar to the Looney Tunes examples, in one cartoon of ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', [[DontWakeTheSleeper the Inspector's boss was trying to sleep, with the Inspector keeping everything quiet]], a noisy cat being his biggest problem. In the end, the Inspector shoots the cat, but its nine lives make noise as they drift away, leaving him to deal with his boss's wrath.

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* Similar to the Looney Tunes examples, in one cartoon of ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', [[DontWakeTheSleeper the Inspector's boss Commissioner was trying to sleep, with the Inspector keeping everything quiet]], a noisy cat being his biggest problem. In the end, the Inspector shoots the cat, but its nine lives make noise as they drift away, leaving him to deal with his boss's the Commissioner's wrath.
10th Oct '17 3:12:16 PM Eddy1215
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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by an alleycat's singing. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)

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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcert an alleycat's singing.singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)



** In Frank Tashlin's "The Stupid Cupid", a cat decides to shoot himeself. He falls down, and we see a white version of him labled "2". He shoots himself, falls down, and we see another white version, but with the number "3". And so on...
** In Chuck Jones' ''[[WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven Angel Puss]]'', a cat disguises himself as a ghost to trick Sambo. After he is found out, Sambo chases after him and shoots him...and is promptly scared away by nine ghostly cats ("And dis time brothuh, we's ain't kiddin'").

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** In Frank Tashlin's "The Stupid Cupid", [[DrivenToSuicide a cat decides to shoot himeself.shoots himself]] after [[InterspeciesRomance the dog chasing him is struck by Cupid's arrow]]. He falls down, and we see a white version of him labled "2". He shoots himself, falls down, and we see another white version, but with the number "3". And so on...
** In Chuck Jones' ''[[WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven Angel Puss]]'', a cat disguises himself as a ghost to trick Sambo. After he is found out, Sambo chases after him and shoots him...and is promptly scared away by nine ghostly cats ("And dis time brothuh, we's us ain't kiddin'").


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* Similar to the Looney Tunes examples, in one cartoon of ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', [[DontWakeTheSleeper the Inspector's boss was trying to sleep, with the Inspector keeping everything quiet]], a noisy cat being his biggest problem. In the end, the Inspector shoots the cat, but its nine lives make noise as they drift away, leaving him to deal with his boss's wrath.
7th Jun '17 7:15:16 AM XFllo
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot": This trope is mentioned during Snowball II's funeral. Lisa wrote her a poem.
-->'''Lisa:''' I wrote this poem for you. It's called "Cat Math".\\
''Four paws, plus one tail, plus nine lives equals one special cat.''\\
''One special cat minus nine lives equals one sad little girl.''
24th May '17 7:11:10 AM TheNerfGuy
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%% * ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The black leopard is a big cat who is very lucky.
* ''Literature/TheWayBack'': Friday is capable of surviving serious wounds but is also a lucky cat.
24th May '17 6:11:22 AM Mjcompton
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* ''Literature/TheWayBack'': Friday is capable of surviving serious wounds but is also a lucky cat.
20th May '17 10:12:19 AM XFllo
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The black leopard is a big cat who is very lucky.


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%% * ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The black leopard is a big cat who is very lucky.
19th May '17 11:16:58 PM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The black leopard is a big cat who is very lucky.
2nd May '17 12:21:48 AM PaulA
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* In one of the ''Majyk'' books, by Creator/EstherFriesner, in which this trope figures frequently, a cat also loses half a life, the other half of which gets returned in the form of a kitten.

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* Scandal, the wizard's talking cat offsider in the ''Literature/MajykByAccident'' books by Creator/EstherFriesner. In one of the ''Majyk'' books, by Creator/EstherFriesner, in which this trope figures frequently, a cat books he also loses half a life, the other half of which gets returned in the form of a kitten.
28th Mar '17 7:14:04 PM DomineeringDoeling
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamousFred'': Concludes on the discovery Fred had only used up eight of his nine lives.
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