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* ShoutOut: Sylvester says, "Scram, swallow! Go back to Capistrano!" A reference to the song "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano".


It is the debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the cat]]--and unlike many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters who went through significant ArtEvolution and/or EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Sylvester was born with his look, voice (supplied by Creator/MelBlanc, of course), and personality fully-formed, right down to his "Sufferin' succotash!" {{catchphrase}}.

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It is notable as the debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the cat]]--and cat]]--and, unlike many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters who went through significant ArtEvolution and/or EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Sylvester was born with his look, voice (supplied by Creator/MelBlanc, of course), and personality fully-formed, right down to his "Sufferin' succotash!" {{catchphrase}}.


''Life with Feathers'' is a 1945 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.

It is the debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the cat]]--and unlike many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters who went through significant ArtEvolution and/or EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Sylvester was born with his look, voice, and personality fully-formed, right down to his "Sufferin' succotash" {{Catchphrase}}.

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''Life with Feathers'' is a 1945 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.

It is the debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the cat]]--and unlike many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters who went through significant ArtEvolution and/or EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Sylvester was born with his look, voice, voice (supplied by Creator/MelBlanc, of course), and personality fully-formed, right down to his "Sufferin' succotash" {{Catchphrase}}.succotash!" {{catchphrase}}.



So, a fair bit DarkerAndEdgier than other Looney Tunes cartoons.

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So, a fair bit DarkerAndEdgier than other Looney Tunes ''Looney Tunes'' cartoons.

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* GetOut: Sylvester screams this to the lovebird when he tricked him into eating him again.


* OrificeInvasion: The mouse repeatedly leaps into Sylvester's mouth.

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* OrificeInvasion: The mouse bird repeatedly leaps into Sylvester's mouth.


* AliterativeAppeal: "Sufferin' succotash! Squab!"

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* AliterativeAppeal: "Sufferin' succotash! Squab!"
* CanisLatinicus: The lovebird calls himself a ''Parakeetus romanticus''. (For the record, lovebirds belong to the genus ''Agapornis''.)


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The lovebird is based on Wallace Wimple from ''Radio/FibberMcGeeAndMolly''.


* HereWeGoAgain: The bird gets a telegram and says that everything's better now. Sylvester has changed his mind and very much wants to eat the bird, but the bird escapes

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* HereWeGoAgain: The bird gets a telegram and says that everything's better now. now because his wife is leaving him. Sylvester has changed his mind and very much wants to eat the bird, but the bird escapesescapes - only to learn that his wife changed her mind about leaving him, which makes him suicidal again.

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* DrivenToSuicide: The love bird elects to kill himself after his wife dumps him.


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* FateWorseThanDeath: The bird cajoles Sylvester with a radio cooking show until he's nothing but skin and bones. When Sylvester gives in:
-->'''Sylvester:''' (''resignedly'') All right. I'll do it. I'd rather die than starve to death!
* HenpeckedHusband: Running for his life as his wife flings teapots at him.
* HereWeGoAgain: The bird gets a telegram and says that everything's better now. Sylvester has changed his mind and very much wants to eat the bird, but the bird escapes
* OrificeInvasion: The mouse repeatedly leaps into Sylvester's mouth.
* StockAnimalDiet: Cats eat birds, of course.
* SuicideAsComedy: It's a bird trying to kill himself, played for laughs.

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''Life with Feathers'' is a 1945 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng.

It is the debut of [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester the cat]]--and unlike many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters who went through significant ArtEvolution and/or EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Sylvester was born with his look, voice, and personality fully-formed, right down to his "Sufferin' succotash" {{Catchphrase}}.

In this one a lovebird is thrown out of his cage by his angry, violent wife. Despondent over this and feeling that there is no reason for a lovebird to live without love, the lovebird decides to kill himself. He resolves to get a cat to eat him, and picks Sylvester, who is scrounging for food in an alley. Sylvester initially leaps at the chance for an easy lunch, until he hesitates, thinking that it's ''too'' easy. He decides that the lovebird must be poisoned, and refuses to eat him. Comic hijinks ensue as the lovebird, who is determined to die, keeps chasing Sylvester around and insisting that the cat eat him.

So, a fair bit DarkerAndEdgier than other Looney Tunes cartoons.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: As usual with this trope, it's portrayed as comical when the angry wife is hurling crockery at her husband.
* TheFaceless: The face of Sylvester's owner is not seen during her brief appearance.
* TalkingWithSigns: At one point when the bird leaps down Sylvester's gullet, he holds up a sign saying "Don't tell me--I know."

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