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Western Animation: Satans Waitin
"Satan's Waitin'" is a 1953 Looney Tunes cartoon starring Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird. In this one, Sylvester is chasing Tweety around a building, until he plunges over the edge to his death. But it turns out that cats have nine lives, so Sylvester has eight more to go. The Devil, who wants Sylvester for good, then encourages him to chase after Tweety, getting Sylvester killed over and over again.

"Satan's Waitin'" was directed by Friz Freleng. It has a place on The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes.


Tropes:

  • Cats Have Nine Lives: So Sylvester has to die nine times for the Devil to get him for good.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Sylvester, on his last life, gives up chasing Tweety and moves into a bank vault, taking a large supply of canned cat food. He is killed by two bank robbers trying to blow the safe.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Where Sylvester goes on afterlife's down escalator, because the up escalator is roped off. For him, the pit of torment is a bunch of barking bulldogs.
  • Hellevator: An escalator, actually, takes Sylvester to hell.
  • Journey To The Underworld: Sylvester makes multiple trips as he loses lives.
  • Rooftop Confrontation: Sylvester chases Tweety to the top of a building. Sylvester falls off.
  • Satan: Here he appears as Hector the bulldog, one of Sylvester's frequent tormentors.
  • Squashed Flat: How Sylvester meets one of his deaths, when he's run over by a steamroller.
  • Shooting Gallery: Sylvester loses four lives all at once when he gets stuck in one of these.
  • Stairway to Heaven: The escalator to Heaven is roped off.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: Happens every time Sylvester bites it.
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