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'''Pizzicato Pussycat''' is a 1955 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. In it, a suburban couple named John and Vy Jones keep hearing piano music playing from within the house but have no idea where it's coming from. Coincidentally, their (unseen) daughter Mary Lou's toy piano has been missing for days. Meanwhile, the house cat catches a mouse... only for that very mouse to reveal that he's the pianist who's been playing Mary Lou's piano for the last few days. When the Jones's come inside the room, the cat abruptly hides the mouse in their grand piano and pretends to play it. Amazed, Vy calls the press, and the starry-eyed cat agrees to spare the mouse's life if he can continue to be the former's musical puppet. Unfortunately, the cat and mouse team's big concert turns out to be a disaster when a mishap exposes the cat as a fraud. Things temporarily return to normal with the cat chasing the mouse... until the cat accidentally discovers that he has a talent for drumming after trying to smack the mouse with a set of drumsticks. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse playing upbeat jazz music together, while the Jones's decide to keep their unusually talented pet duo a permanent family secret.

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'''Pizzicato Pussycat''' is a 1955 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. In it, a suburban couple named John and Vy Jones keep hearing piano music playing from within the house but have no idea where it's coming from. Coincidentally, their (unseen) daughter Mary Lou's toy piano has been missing for days. Meanwhile, the house cat catches a mouse... only for that very mouse to reveal that he's the pianist who's been playing Mary Lou's piano for the last few days. When the Jones's come inside the room, the cat abruptly hides the mouse in their grand piano and pretends to play it. Amazed, Vy calls the press, and the starry-eyed cat agrees to spare the mouse's life if he can continue to be the former's musical puppet. Unfortunately, the cat and mouse team's big concert turns out to be a disaster when a mishap exposes the cat as a fraud. Things temporarily return to normal with the cat chasing the mouse... until the cat accidentally discovers that he has a talent for drumming after trying to smack the mouse with a set of drumsticks. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse playing upbeat jazz music together, while the Jones's Jones decide to keep their unusually talented pet duo a permanent family secret.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: The scene where the mouse has a cymbal over his head and Asian-sounding music plays in the background was cut from most television broadcasts.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The version of this cartoon shown on Nickelodeon (and ABC's ''The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show'' after 1994) cut the scene where near the cartoon's end in which the mouse has emerges from a cymbal over his head on the drum set and Asian-sounding music plays in the background was cut from most television broadcasts.acts Chinese for a few seconds.


* FifteenMinutesOfFame: A variation. The cat's fame ends not out of people growing bored with him, but because an accident during his first "performance"[[note]]Specifically, when signalling the mouse to play the toy piano, he accidentally smashes the mouse's glasses - the mouse, thus, cannot read the sheet music and plays horribly as a result[[/note]] quickly reveals him to be a fraud.

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* FifteenMinutesOfFame: A variation. The cat's fame ends not out of people growing bored with him, but because an the above-mentioned accident during his first "performance"[[note]]Specifically, when signalling the mouse to play the toy piano, he accidentally smashes the mouse's glasses - the mouse, thus, cannot read the sheet music and plays horribly as a result[[/note]] quickly reveals him to be a fraud.

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* HiddenDepths: The cat, when chasing the mouse, discovers he has a talent for jazz drumming. Thus, they become a jazz duo for the Jones's.


* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.Lou.
* KneeHighPerspective: In some scenes, the Jones' are only seen from the waist down. They're actually the same husband/wife couple that was in the previous year's ''Goo-Goo Goliath'' (except with the wife being named Vy rather than Ethel).


* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.
* KneeHighPerspective: The Jones' are only seen from the waist down.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.
* KneeHighPerspective: The Jones' are only seen from the waist down.
Lou.


* BlindWithoutThem: The mouse needs his big glasses to read music. When they break accidentally during the concert, he can't play properly and the cat is exposed as a fraud.



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.Lou.
* KneeHighPerspective: The Jones' are only seen from the waist down.


* FifteenMinutesOfFame: A variation. The cat's fame ends not out of people growing bored with him, but because an accident during his first "performance"[[note]]Specifically, when signalling the mouse to play the toy piano, he accidentally smashes the mouse's glasses - the mouse, thus, cannot read the sheet music and plays horribly as a result[[/note]] quickly reveals him to be a fraud.



* FifteenMinutesOfFame: A variation. The cat's fame ends not out of people growing bored with him, but because an accident during his first "performance"[[note]]Specifically, when signalling the mouse to play the toy piano, he accidentally smashes the mouse's glasses - the mouse, thus, cannot read the sheet music and plays horribly as a result[[/note]] quickly reveals him to be a fraud.

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[[caption-width-right:350:That is one unusually talented rodent!]]

'''Pizzicato Pussycat''' is a 1955 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. In it, a suburban couple named John and Vy Jones keep hearing piano music playing from within the house but have no idea where it's coming from. Coincidentally, their (unseen) daughter Mary Lou's toy piano has been missing for days. Meanwhile, the house cat catches a mouse... only for that very mouse to reveal that he's the pianist who's been playing Mary Lou's piano for the last few days. When the Jones's come inside the room, the cat abruptly hides the mouse in their grand piano and pretends to play it. Amazed, Vy calls the press, and the starry-eyed cat agrees to spare the mouse's life if he can continue to be the former's musical puppet. Unfortunately, the cat and mouse team's big concert turns out to be a disaster when a mishap exposes the cat as a fraud. Things temporarily return to normal with the cat chasing the mouse... until the cat accidentally discovers that he has a talent for drumming after trying to smack the mouse with a set of drumsticks. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse playing upbeat jazz music together, while the Jones's decide to keep their unusually talented pet duo a permanent family secret.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The scene where the mouse has a cymbal over his head and Asian-sounding music plays in the background was cut from most television broadcasts.
* FifteenMinutesOfFame: A variation. The cat's fame ends not out of people growing bored with him, but because an accident during his first "performance"[[note]]Specifically, when signalling the mouse to play the toy piano, he accidentally smashes the mouse's glasses - the mouse, thus, cannot read the sheet music and plays horribly as a result[[/note]] quickly reveals him to be a fraud.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In spite of the cat and his owners being publicly disgraced, the cartoon has a happy ending, as the cat and mouse become a private jazz duo for the Jones's.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: John and Vy's daughter, Mary Lou.

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