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Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks was an animated series of shorts by Hanna-Barbera. These shorts occupied the middle slot on The Huckleberry Hound Show.

In these shorts, Pixie and Dixie are two mice who have to deal with a beatnik cat-Mr. Jinks-who lives in the house as well. And boy, does he hate those "meeces to pieces".

This series provides examples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Pixie and Jinks only wear bowties. Dixie only wears a vest with no shirt.
  • Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: The below mentioned episode with Jinks Junior.
  • Batesian Mimicry: In "Judo Jack", after the title characters pummels Jinks with his judo moves, he gives Pixie and Dixie a suitcase containing an uwagi (judo jacket) and obi (judo belt), along with a pair of spectacles and a pair of false large incisor teeth. When Dixie puts these on, Jinks mistakes him for the real Judo Jack and is terrified.
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  • Buffoonish Tomcat: Mr. Jinks.
  • Butt Brand: In "Cousin Tex", the meeces' Texas cousin tries to brand Mr. Jinks. The cat tries trapping them under a wooden box, but Tex uses the hot iron to burn through it and brand Jinks while he sits on it.
    Jinks: Smells like, you know, somebody's roasting an overcoat. YEEEOOOOWW!!!
  • Captain Obvious: Both Pixie and Dixie had a habit of announcing exactly what was happening.
  • Catch Phrase: "I hate meeces to pieces!"
  • Cats Are Mean: Mr. Jinks hates those meeces to pieces.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Jinks is a very verbose cat whose dialogue mostly consists of snark at the mice.
  • Cute Kitten: In one episode Jinks has a son, that doesn't follow in Daddy's footsteps.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In Japan, where Huckleberry Hound was broadcast on NET (the current TV Asahi), Pixie and Dixie are Chusuke and Chuta and Mr. Jinks is Doraneko.
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    • In the official Hungarian dub, Pixie and Dixie are Inci and Finci, and Mr. Jinks is Kandúr Bandi.
  • Friendly Enemy: An interesting trait that makes Pixie and Dixie a bit distinct from other cat/mouse cartoons - Pixie and Dixie are more often than not somewhat friendly to Jinks, who is generally a Jerkass but isn't always exactly menacing. Tom and Jerry was known to do something like this as well, but with far less frequency. This would prove to be a favorite trait for Hanna-Barbera "chase" cartoons in years to come.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Possibly Pixie and Dixie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jinks isn't always the world's worst cat.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Jinks does this like sometimes.
  • Nice Mice: However, they can be vindictive or cruel at times.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Jinks's voice is reminiscent of Marlon Brando.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One-time characters Judo Jack and Cousin Hercules are both mice that are much stronger than what their size suggests, easily lifting and tossing cats.
  • Talking Animal: All the main cast.
  • Team Rocket Wins: Also in line with Tom and Jerry, there were several points where Jinks came out smiling at the end of a short, either due to some truce with the mice or getting a Laser-Guided Karma victory when they got too vindictive.
  • Three Shorts: In both incarnations, these shorts were the middle of The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • Valley Girl: Like a certain character to follow him, Jinks is a male example.
  • Verbal Tic: Jinks has, like, his own set of verbal tics, y'know.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Happens on occasion.


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