[[caption-width-right:259:Syl and Tweet, in an all too typical scene.]]

''Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird'' are two of the most well known characters in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] stable. They had dozens of cartoons together, with Tweety encountering Sylvester at least 48 times during their heyday.

Obviously, these shorts have achieved much popularity, second only to the [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny big]] [[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck three]] [[WesternAnimation/PorkyPig stars]] of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. One version of the classic series ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow The Bugs Bunny Show]]'' even gave Tweety Bird top billing along with Bugs in "The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show". They were even popular enough to get their own TV SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries''. Tweety also recieved his own DirectToVideo movie, ''WesternAnimation/TweetysHighFlyingAdventure''.

While Tweety was almost always seen opposite Sylvester, Sylvester sometimes had other opponents, like Hippety Hop the kangaroo or WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales.

Nowadays, the characters aren't quite as active, but are still a central part of the Looney Tunes cast, currently making appearances in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.



* WesternAnimation/ATaleOfTwoKitties: Official debut of Tweety Bird (although he was named "Orson" on the original model sheet).


* Birdy and the Beast: Second appearance of Tweety Bird, and the first one where he is given his name.


* WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome: Third appearance of Tweety.
* WesternAnimation/LifeWithFeathers: Official debut of Sylvester (his prey is a suicidal love bird who wants Sylvester to eat him because his wife threw him out).
* Peck Up Your Troubles: In this short, Sylvester does battle with a woodpecker and doesn't speak at all.


* WesternAnimation/KittyKornered: First time Sylvester and Porky appear in the same short. Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons list.


* WesternAnimation/TweetiePie: First time Sylvester and Tweety appear in the same cartoon. First time Tweety appears with his yellow feathered look. Sylvester is called "Thomas" throughout the short.
* Crowing Pains: Only cartoon to co-star Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn
* Doggone Cats
* Catch as Cats Can


* WesternAnimation/BackAlleyOproar: First cartoon to co-star Sylvester and Elmer. Semi-remake of an earlier short "Notes To You". Rare example of a cartoon in which Sylvester wins.
* I Taw a Putty Tat
* Hop, Look and Listen: First cartoon to have Sylvester and Hippety Hopper co-star.
* Kit for Cat: With Elmer.
* Scaredy Cat: First of three cartoons with Porky and Sylvester visiting strange places (the others are ''Claws for Alarm'' and ''Jumpin' Jupiter'').


* Mouse Mazurka
* Bad Ol' Putty Tat: Starring Tweety
* Hippety Hopper: Starring Tweety


* Home Tweet Home: Starring Tweety
* The Scarlet Pumpernickel: With Porky and Daffy.
* All a Bir-r-r-rd: Starring Tweety.
* Canary Row: With Tweety.
* Stooge for a Mouse
* Pop 'Im Pop!: Starring Hippety. First appearance of Sylvester Jr.


* WesternAnimation/CannedFeud
* Putty Tat Trouble: Starring Tweety.
* Room and Bird: Starring Tweety.
* Tweety's S.O.S.: Starring Tweety
* Tweet Tweet Tweety: Starring Tweety.


* Who's Kitten Who?
* Gift Wrapped: With Tweety.
* Little Red Rodent Hood
* Ain't She[[note]]not to be taken as a source of Tweety's gender.[[/note]] Tweet
* Hoppy Go Lucky
* A Bird in a Guilty Cage
* WesternAnimation/TreeForTwo (Sylvester without Tweety)


* Snow Business
* A Mouse Divided: First appearance of Friz Freleng's drunken stork character (there ''was'' a drunk stork character in Creator/BobClampett's ''WesternAnimation/BabyBottleneck'', but he was a OneSceneWonder that may or may not have inspired Freleng's version of the character)
* Fowl Weather
* Tom Tom Tomcat: Hardly seen on American television due to the Native American stereotyping
* A Street Cat Named Sylvester
* Catty Cornered
* Cats A-Weigh


* Dog Pounded
* Bell Hoppy
* Dr. Jerkyl's Hide
* Claws For Alarm
* Muzzle Tough
* Satan's Waitin'
* By Word of Mouse


* Lighthouse Mouse
* WesternAnimation/SandyClaws
* Tweety's Circus
* Jumpin' Jupiter
* A Kiddies Kitty
* WesternAnimation/{{Speedy Gonzales|1955}} -- Sylvester vs. WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales in the latter's debut
* Red Riding Hoodwinked
* Heir-Conditioned
* Pappy's Puppy


* Too Hop to Handle
* Tweet and Sour
* Tree Cornered Tweety
* The Unexpected Pest
* Tugboat Granny
* The Slap-Hoppy Mouse
* Yankee Dood It


* Tweet Zoo
* Tweety and the Beanstalk
* WesternAnimation/BirdsAnonymous
* Greedy for Tweety
* Mouse-Taken Identity
* Gonzales Tamales


* A Pizza Tweety Pie
* A Bird in a Bonnet


* Trick or Tweet
* Tweet and Lovely
* The Cat's Paw
* Here Today, Gone Tamale
* Tweet Dreams


* West of the Pesos
* Goldimouse and the Three Cats
* Hyde and Go Tweet
* Mouse and Garden
* Trip for Tat


* Cannery Woe
* Hoppy Daze
* Birds of a Father
* D'Fightin Ones
* The Rebel Without Claws
* WesternAnimation/ThePiedPiperOfGuadalupe -- Sylvester vs. Speedy Gonzales
* The Last Hungry Cat


* Fish and Slips
* Mexican Boarders
* The Jet Cage


* Mexican Cat Dance
* Chili Weather
* Claws in the Lease


* A Message to Gracias
* Freudy Cat
* Nuts and Bolts
* Hawaiian Aye Aye: Final team up of Syl and Tweet.
* Road to Andalay


* It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The House
* Cats and Bruises
* The Wild Chase


* A Taste of Catnip


* Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol
* The Yolk's On You


* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit: Tweety in his original design appears in the Toontown skyline (nesting on a flagpole), and inexplicably reverts back to his original design and appears along with Sylvester in the ending.


* Carrotblanca
* WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries


* Film/SpaceJam


* Father of the Bird


* Tweety's High-Flying Adventure


* Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction


* Museum Scream


* Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas.


* Big Bushy Mustace
* WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow
* I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat - short before ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo''

!!Ooo, Twopes!:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Freleng's first few cartoons with Tweety have him wearing a sailor hat.
* AllMenArePerverts: The plot of "WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome" begins because the two cats are fighting over a female cat. Also, when she closes her eyes and gets ready to kiss one of them, the other pulls him away to fight. It's then that a dog suddenly appears.
-->"Ladies and gentlemen, I don't actually belong in this picture, but I can't pass up a chance like this!" ''[kisses her]''
* AngryGuardDog: Sylvester was constantly at the mercy of a large bulldog (collectively referred to as Hector in later media). In some cartoons he is directly intent on protecting Tweety.
* AntiVillain: Sylvester.
* ArtEvolution:
** Tweety originally was a pink, featherless baby bird, but the Hays Office insisted that he don a yellow feather coat, due to objections of Tweety being "naked".
** In his initial appearences Sylvester was intended to resemble a baggy-pants comedian with a round belly, a low sagging pair of hips and an overly large red nose. This was toned down later, as the early design was hard to animate.
* AscendedToCarnivorism: One short in which Sylvester and Tweety are SnowedIn features a mouse who hasn't eaten in so long he "forgot what food looks like." He takes one look at Sylvester and decides to have him for dinner.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In "Greedy For Tweety", whenever Hector starts barking at him, Sylvester beams his bandaged foot with a BigShutUp. Later on when Sylvester tries this again, Hector beats him to the punch and whacks ''his'' bandaged foot.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tweety. ''Film/SpaceJam'' even demonstrated that he can still slip into this time and time again.
* TheBigBadWolf: In ''Red Riding Hoodwinked'', Sylvester the Cat teams up with the Big Bad Wolf so that he could get at Tweety Pie, whom Little Red Riding Hood brings to her grandmother. Of course, the Big Bad Wolf is constantly forgetful of Little Red Riding Hood's name and gets prompted by Sylvester from time to time. However, [[NeverMessWithGranny Little Red's grandmother is no pushover]], as she knocks both the Big Bad Wolf and Sylvester off the bus she's driving at the end of the story.
* BigShutUp: Sylvester was particularly fond of an obnoxious "AAHHHHH, SHADDUP!!!", most often to Hector barking furiously at him.
* BlackComedy: Used unabashedly in "Satan's Waitin'".
* BreakoutCharacter: Both Granny and the bulldog character (later coined as Hector) made occasional appearances in initial shorts, and gradually became as much mainstream as the main duo. They are near equally prominant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries''.
* BullyBulldog: Hector DependingOnTheWriter. In some instances he just wants Sylvester to leave Tweety alone, or Sylvester [[BullyingTheDragon makes the mistake of bullying him first]]. In other cases though, he just likes pounding on the cat.
* BullyingTheDragon: Sylvester frequently tries to get cheap shots at Hector whenever he seems to get the upper hand. These nearly always end with a mauling.
** Perhaps the most glaring case happens in "Tweet Zoo", where Sylvester '''beams a caged lion'' roaring at him and yells at him to pipe down. Guess how secure that cage is....
* TheCameo: Tweety has a cameo in the Claude Cat/Frisky Puppy short "No Barking", and two of them in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
** Sylvester, or a cat looking just like him, appears as "Pussycat Puss" in "WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery''.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Tweety:''' I tat I taw a putty tat. I did! I did thee a putty tat!
-->'''Sylvester:''' Sufferin' succotash![[note]]or as he pronounces it, "Thufferin' thuccotash!"[[/note]]
-->'''Tweety:''' Bad ol' putty tat!
* ComedicSociopathy / ForTheEvulz: When Sylvester appeared without Tweety, he sometimes was made a helpless victim of an evil VillainProtagonist. In "WesternAnimation/TreeForTwo", two dogs decide to beat up Sylvester for no reason, although the big one at least gets his comeuppance when he encounters a wild panther instead of Sylvester. Even more disturbing as far as victimization of Sylvester goes is the unpleasant "Canned Feud". In this one, Sylvester's owners go on vacation and forget to put him out. Sylvester finds a cupboard full of canned cat food--but the only can opener is in the possession of an evil mouse, who denies Sylvester the can opener ''for no damn reason'', presumably to starve him to death.
** It should be noted that, unlike other variations of the chase formula such as ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' (where the cat was frequently granted LaserGuidedKarma when the victim rather than the bully) Sylvester nearly ''always'' lost, whether his protagonist instigated the feud or not. Ironically the few times he was the victor of the short was when he was ''dishing'' out the ComedicSociopathy (eg. heckling Porky or Elmer in cartoons such as "Kitty Kornered" or "WesternAnimation/BackAlleyOproar").
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Granny is seemlingly harmless, but is much smarter and stronger than she looks.
* DemotedToExtra: Tweety became less active in later shorts, the main bulk of which revolved more around a bodyguard or alternate adversary guarding him from Sylvester (usually Granny or Hector).
* {{Determinator}}: In his pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Sylvester, who gets the last laugh on his foes in the afterlife in "WesternAnimation/BackAlleyOproar" and "WesternAnimation/MouseMazurka".
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Given Tweety's falsetto voice, many are the people who ''still'' don't know he's a boy. Despite that he's been seen swooning over women.
** It doesn't help in almost every foreign-language dubbed version, Tweety is voiced by women who sometimes don't bother to make him sound ''remotely'' male.
** Nor does it help that one of the cartoons is titled "[[PunBasedTitle Ain't She Tweet]]".
** Thanks to Tweety's notorious history of this, ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' decided to make a gag out of giving him an AmbiguousGender. ''Sylvester'' doesn't even know what gender Tweety is until he's [[GenderReveal told in a whisper]], at which point he exclaims, "[[TheUnreveal I was wrong]]!"
** In an episode of ''TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' Tweety flies into a bird house restroom labeled, "Men". Tweety sticks his head out briefly to explain, "See, folks! I ''am'' a boy!"
* EarlyBirdCameo: A bird identical to Clampett's Tweety in all but voice appears in "Wacky Blackout". There are also several early shorts which are considered to have prototypical versions of Sylvester.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Tweety in his earliest appearances was a sadistic trickster who actively fought back against his aggressors. Although Friz Freleng initially went with this characterization in his own Tweety cartoons, Tweety became a genuinely innocent, very passive character later on.
** Played with for Sylvester. His character was pretty much fully developed in his first appearance in "Life With Feathers" however as other directors took shots at the character he went through several different directions before returning to his original characterisation. Creator/BobClampett portrayed him as an extroverted ScrewySquirrel in "Kitty Kornered", while Art Davis used a dopier, more deadpan variant.
* EscapedAnimalRampage:
** Many cartoons have Hippety Hopper, a kangaroo, escaping from the zoo, causing Sylvester and his son to think that he is actually a large mouse.
** One of these cartoons had a panther escape from the zoo, just as a Bully Bulldog is chasing Sylvester. HilarityEnsues when he mistakes the panther for Sylvester.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Hector's imagine spot in "Fowl Weather" of Granny shooting him to death, which is [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut from certain TV airings]]. Granny even warns this to Hector before she leaves at the start of the cartoon...
-->'''Granny:''' Hector, don't let anything happen to Tweety or ''(imitating machine gun)'' AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As seen in "Satan's Waitin'".
* {{Flanderization}}: Tweety started out as a character that was cute but violent and hilarious at the same time in Creator/BobClampett Tweety cartoons. Although Creator/FrizFreleng's first few Tweety cartoons, like I Taw a Putty Tat (1948), retain that same flavor, the little yellow bird gradually became a character that played cute only for the sake of being cute.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In one story, Sylvester paints a white stripe on his back so the dogs guarding Tweety will mistake him for a skunk and flee. He does scare the dogs away but now has to put up with WesternAnimation/PepeLePew.
* HarmlessVillain: Sylvester, at least in the shorts with Tweety.
* HiddenDepths: Despite Tweety becoming softer, fans still speculate that he's still a sadistic being on the inside who takes pleasure in seeing Sylvester get hurt.
* InvincibleHero: Tweety. Though he had a slightly more vulnerable streak than most other WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes protagonists thanks to being diminutive, physically weak and with no special powers, he was one of very few to come out the victor in ''every'' appearance he made along with Roadrunner and Cecil Turtle.
* LatexPerfection: Sylvester has done this a few times, such as his female dog suit in "Muzzle Tough" (so convincing it [[GoneHorriblyRight fooled a dog catcher]]!) and goat mask in "Fowl Weather" (but Tweety wasn't fooled by it.)
* LetsGetDangerous: Surprisingly enough, despite his ChewToy status, Sylvester got himself a moment of utter badassitude in "Scaredy Cat". After barely escaping the killer mice inhabiting the diaplidated old mansion Porky Pig has bought, and more or less deciding "ScrewThisImOuttaHere", his conscience appears to him and reminds him of how Porky raised him from a kitten, and then of "the difference in size between a cat and a mouse", prompting Sylvester to ''grab an entire log'' and run off to take on all the mice despite their murderous nature. ''[[ThrowTheDogABone And he wins]].''
* LightFlickerTeleportation: "Greedy For Tweety" did this: Sylvester is in a hospital bed and can't move, having been given sleeping pills. Every time he opens and closes his eyes, the dog appears closer and closer, wielding a club. It's prime NightmareFuel.
* LongRunner
* MotiveDecay: Later cartoons put more spotlight on a protective bulldog (later named Hector in ''Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries'') who guarded over Tweety. As such more emphasis was put on Sylvester [[MurderTheHypotenuse trying to dispose of the dog to reach Tweety]]. Some cases evolve more into a vengeful EscalatingWar for his constant pummellings that he seems to forget about going after Tweety (eg. "Greedy For Tweety").
* MusicalEpisode: "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat", a modern CGI short that essentially acts a music video for one of Mel Blanc's old Capitol records.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Might very well be the TropeCodifier.
* NiceMice: Usually played straight against Sylvester with characters such as Speedy. Exceptions occur in cartoons such as "Canned Feud" and "Claws for Alarm", where Sylvester is tormented by sociopathic vermin for no established reason.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Babbit and Catsello from "A Tale of Two Kitties" are shameless parodies of Creator/AbbottAndCostello. One cat in "WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome" is a caricature of Jimmy Durante.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: To avoid being blamed when another cat captures Tweety, Sylvester spent most of the episode trying to rescue Tweety from the other cat. In the end, while Sylvester was placing Tweety back in the cage, Granny reappeared and wrongly concluded Sylvester was capturing Tweety again. Quickly accepting she'd never believe the events prior, he prepares for his trip to the violin factory.
* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: In "Greedy For Tweety" when the both of them are strapped to hospital beds, Sylvester drills a hole in Hector's foot cast and drop a stick of dynamite inside, with shots of Hector perspiring increasingly as the process continues.
* PaperThinDisguise: Sylvester does this from time to time; a very pitiful example is his attempt at disguising as a chicken in "Fowl Weather," using a red rubber glove and a plunger with feathers over his tail. A tough rooster in the coop wasn't fooled by it one bit.
* PetHeir: Sylvester is left a fortune (and all of its attendant problems) in "Heir-Conditioned".
* PingPongNaivete: Just how innocent Tweety is in his dealings with Sylvester is part of the gag. Granny's awareness of Sylvester antagonizing Tweety also varies from short to short.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Tweety in his earlier appearances, particularly the Clampett films.
* PunnyName: Tweety is sometimes referred to fully as "Tweety Pie" due to the cartoon of that title (a play on his speech impediment).
* {{Satan}}: A bulldog version of him appears in "Satan's Waitin".
* SpeechImpediment: Sylvester's lisp and Tweety's BabyTalk.
* SuddenlyShouting: Tweety in "Birdy and the Beast".
-->'''Tweety:''' Aw, da poor putty tat. He faw down an' go '''BOOM!'''
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
** UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation
** UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
** UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation
* TeamRocketWins: Sylvester never won against Tweety, though he got the last laugh in a handful of alternate appearances. He succeeded in eating an AssholeVictim parrot in "Catch As Cats Can" and outwitted Porky in throwing him out for the night in "Kitty Cornered".
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Sylvester does this in "Muzzle Tough" after trying to show a dog catcher, whom caught him in a realistic female dog suit and mask (to try and trick Hector so he can gain access to Tweety), that he's really a cat, he notices a bunch of dogs angrily staring at him in the dog catcher's wagon, turns white and melts down...
* ThreateningShark: Towards Sylvester, that is, in the latter-day short "Hawaiian Aye Aye", who tries all he can to keep Tweety safe.
* VillainProtagonist: Sylvester, in his shorts with Tweety and Hippity Hopper.
* VillainousUnderdog: While Sylvester certainly isn't weaker than Tweety, he's no match for [[NeverMessWithGranny Granny]] or [[AngryGuardDog Hector]] and has to find ways to sneak past them in order to get at the bird. That's without getting into his fights with WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales or Hippity Hopper.
* WartimeCartoon: "A Tale of Two Kitties" has a Victory Garden appear, Tweety sics Anti-Aircraft cannons on Catsello in the ending, and tells the duo to '''TURN OUT THOSE LIGHTS'''.