While shoveling snow out of his nest, Tweety is spotted by Sylvester and another cat, who both attempt to snatch him. The two cats then fight over the canary, both of them thwarting the other's attempts to eat the bird. However, in their feuding, they fail to take stock of their intended meal. And Tweety takes advantage of this to settle the matter.
Tropes appearing in this cartoon:
- The version shown on FOX's The Merrie Melodies Show (called Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny & His Friends) cut the part where Sylvester and the unnamed orange cat bean each other over the head with an ashtray and a rifle butt.
- An earlier version shown on CBS' The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show also cut the rifle/ashtray part, along with what caused that fight to ensue: a scene where Sylvester tries to shoot Tweety through one end of the pipe and the unnamed orange cat tries to get Tweety in his mouth at the other end. Tweety escapes through the middle and Sylvester ends up shooting the unnamed cat through his mouth and out his tail and the unnamed cat stubs out his tail with an ashtray.
- Catch Your Death of Cold: At the end, both cats end up on a frozen pond, where Tweety cuts a hole around them and they fall in. The next day, both are inside with a cold.
- Danger Thin Ice: At the climax of the cartoon, Tweety leads the two cats out onto a frozen pond with thin ice. He then chisels a hole around them and drops them in the cold drink.
- Dreaming of a White Christmas: The beginning has Tweety shoveling snow out of his nest and lamenting "This is what I get for dweaming of a White Chwistmas!"
- Potty Emergency: Implied when both Sylvester and the unnamed orange cat fake having to go really bad in order to be let out so they can get Tweety.
- Tuckerization: Friz Freleng has his name on the background of one scene, in a box of "Friz: America's Favorite Gelatin Dessert". Another scene (the sequence in the basement) has an oil painting portrait of Friz. Justified as a lot of Friz Freleng cartoons in the 1940s and 1950s had background jokes centered on his name (often used as a brand name for a food item, like "Friz Soda" or "Friz: America's Favorite Gelatin Dessert") or the names of his staff (usually Hawley Pratt, which was changed to "Hadley Pert", but "Bugs Bunny Rides Again" had background jokes centered on Ken Champin and Gerry Chiniquy).
- You Are Who You Eat: Played with. Tweety finds a toy drinking bird and joins it for a drink. The orange cat finds them and tries to eat Tweety, but swallows the toy instead. As he starts to walk away, he suddenly stops and starts dipping back and forth like the toy bird.