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The thirteenth episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

Each of these shorts is linked to the other chronologically. In all three, Furrball attempts to find a home, while being chased by two bully alley cats.

Short One: "K9-Kitty"

Furrball is taken into the house of Lloyd and Bernice, a couple with poor vision, after they mistake him for a seeing-eye dog. After the couple receive new eyeglasses, they find out that a cat is in their house, and get rid of him because they dislike cats.

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Short Two: "Aroma Amore"

After having a stripe accidentally painted on his back, Furrball hides in a junkyard, where he is pursued by Fifi La Fume, who mistakes him for a skunk. After finally removing the stripe, Furrball paints the two alley cats to look like skunks.

Short Three: "Cross-Country Kitty"

Furrball is taken into Mary Melody's house, where he begins pursuing Sweetie Bird. Mary takes him on vacation to distract him from Sweetie, but he still travels across the country several times in attempts to capture Sweetie. At the end, Furrball is scared off by dogs that Sweetie has brought into the house, and runs back to the cardboard box he had been living in.

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K-9 Kitty:

  • Blind Without 'Em: Lloyd and Bernice can't see anything without glasses. Lloyd accidentally dropped his and Bernice's glasses down the garbage disposal, has ordered two new pairs and is waiting for them to be delivered.
  • Broomstick Quarterstaff: Bernice attacks Furrball with a broom when she finds out he is a cat.
  • Mistaken for Dog: Since Lloyd and Bernice can't see very well without their glasses, they mistake Furrball for a seeing-eye dog, and Furrball takes advantage of the situation by acting like a dog.
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  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: Furrball pretends to act like a dog so that Lloyd and Bernice will give him a home.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The short ends with Lloyd and Bernice getting their new glasses, seeing Furrball for the Cat he is, and kick him out of their house.

Aroma Amore:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: If it weren't for her stench, Furrball would probably have returned Fifi's affections.
  • Anticipatory Breath Spray: Furrball takes out breath spray when Fifi begins flirting with him. This was before he realized she's a skunk.
  • Attractive Bent Species:
    • With just the addition of a stripe down his back, Furrball was immediately a "cute boy skunk" that Fifi wanted for a boyfriend. Without it, she doesn't even notice any similarities.
    • A subtle one. When Furrball first sees Fifi, it's in such a way to where her stripe isn't visible. This implies he thought she was a fellow cat at first and was completely on board with the idea of being Fifi's boyfriend until he realized that she was a skunk.
  • Canis Latinicus: At the beginning of the short, Furrball is named Scaredicus Caticus, and the two Alley Cats chasing him are named Cataclysmus Imbecilious and Catatonia Moronicus.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After having put up with Fifi and the two Alley Cats, Furrball ends up feeling sorry for Fifi when she becomes heartbroken. To kill two birds with one stone, Furrball paints the two knocked-out Alley Cats to look like skunks, and Fifi pursues them.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Fifi calls Furrball a "Jiggling Gigilo". "Gigilo" is French for "Male Prostitiute".
  • Heart Beats out of Chest: Happens to a love-struck Fifi after she sees Furrball, the latter having been painted to look like a skunk.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Having tortured Furrball throughout this short and the previous one, the two Alley Cats get painted like skunks and chased by Fifi.
  • Love at First Sight: Fifi is instantly smitten with Furrball the moment she sees the skunk on his stripe. For Furrball, the feeling seemed mutual until he noticed her stripe.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Furrball feels guilty when he removes the stripe on his back, causing Fifi to think her beloved boy skunk abandoned her.
  • Off-Model: When Fifi is jumping for joy after seeing Furball with a stripe on his back, she's not wearing her slippers and her feet are colored the same as her slippers.
  • Skunk Stripe: Happens to Furrball when he gets run over by a paint truck, making Fifi think he is a male skunk. He eventually paints it off, and paints these onto the Alley Cats.
  • Smelly Skunk: Fifi. Furrball didn't mind having her as a girlfriend until he noticed her smell.
  • Talking with Signs: Furrball holds up a sign that says, "SKUNK!", when he realizes that Fifi is a skunk.
  • Wingding Eyes: Fifi's eyes become pink hearts when she sees the supposed skunk boy, Furrball.

Cross-Country Kitty:

  • Balloon Belly: After his third failed pursuit of Sweetie, Furrball inflates himself with helium at a gas station so he can deflate his way back to Miami.
  • The Cameo: Sam Sheepdog, Charlie Dog, and Marc Antony appear as three of the dogs Sweetie invites to Mary's apartment to celebrate Furrball's "birthday".
  • I Ate WHAT?!: During his second pursuit of Sweetie, Furrball tries to grab her and eat her, but accidentally eats the horsefly she was about to eat. Sweetie sees this and feeds him a box of bugs as retaliation.
  • Punny Name: Mary Melody, who was named after the Merrie Melodies series of shorts.
  • Rule of Three: Furrball pursues Sweetie three times; the first happens when Mary leaves to buy him a can of soda, the second when Mary decides to go swimming by herself, and the third when Mary takes a nap.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Mary takes Furrball back to her house at the end of the short, he gets scared by the dogs that Sweetie invited earlier and runs back to his cardboard box. He puts up a sign that says, "Home Sweet Home", but his cardboard box falls apart and the water floods it.
  • Series Continuity Error: Acme Acres is revealed to be in California in this short, but in the "Test Stressed" episode segment, "Never Too Late to Loon", it is revealed to be in Missouri.
  • Soda Can Shake Up: An accidental version when Mary gets Furrball a can of soda pop. Due to being jittery from racing back in time, Furrball ends up shaking the can and it sprays in his face when he opens it.
  • Visual Pun: When Sweetie says she's hungry, she comments "I could eat a horse...fly", and whips out a plate with a horsefly on it.
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