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Old 03-20-17, 10:21 PM   #1
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Help ID an old cartoon

As a kid growing up in New England, I saw a bunch of second-string cartoons on UHF channel out of Boston. They weren't as celebrated as the Hannah-Barbera cartoons, for example.

One of them involved a cat and two mice, whom the cat always called "mieces" for plural. Inevitably something would happen and the cat would be running after the mice shouting "I hate you mieces to pieces!" That was almost a signature line.

Ring any bells?
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Old 03-20-17, 10:24 PM   #2
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixi..._and_Mr._Jinks

Literally took one second to Google the catch phrase to find it, btw.
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Old 03-20-17, 11:05 PM   #3
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Oh wow, I had no idea Daws Butler was imitating Marlon Brando with Mr. Jinx.
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Old 03-20-17, 11:40 PM   #4
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Re: Help ID an old cartoon

If only I had seen this thread sooner. This was one of those rare times I could have answered!
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Old 03-20-17, 11:50 PM   #5
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixi..._and_Mr._Jinks

Literally took one second to Google the catch phrase to find it, btw.
Thanks for making me feel stupid.
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Old 03-21-17, 10:40 PM   #6
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Re: Help ID an old cartoon

Does the wiki say that about Jinx the cat?

I don't get any Brando from Jinx the cat even a little bit.
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Old 03-22-17, 02:57 PM   #7
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Re: Help ID an old cartoon

Same. I watched a few episodes on YouTube and got no impression of Brando off him.
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Old 03-23-17, 10:39 AM   #8
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Re: Help ID an old cartoon

And it's funny that the OP mentioned they weren't as celebrated as Hanna-Barbera cartoons when in fact they were Hanna-Barbera cartoons. And yeah I remember watching them.
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Old 03-23-17, 01:54 PM   #9
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And it's funny that the OP mentioned they weren't as celebrated as Hanna-Barbera cartoons when in fact they were Hanna-Barbera cartoons. And yeah I remember watching them.
I said my memory was hazy
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Old 03-30-17, 01:33 PM   #10
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Does the wiki say that about Jinx the cat?

I don't get any Brando from Jinx the cat even a little bit.
Now that I am aware of it, I can actually hear it. It's exaggerated, of course, but it does sound like a cartoonish version of his cadence and accent from his younger days. I hear it most in Wild Ones, On the Waterfront,Streetcar Named Desire and oddly Apocalypse Now.

Here's a clip from Streetcar. It's definitely what Daws Butler was referencing.



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Gee Jinxey!
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Old 04-25-17, 03:33 PM   #12
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I came across the link to Marlon Brando. Jinx's voice is Daws Butler imitating Stan Freberg doing Marlon Brando (from Streetcar) singing Sh-Boom. Kind of like how everyone just imitated Dana Carvey's George Bush.

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Old 04-25-17, 05:25 PM   #13
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Took me a minute to unpack that second sentence but I finally understood it and yeah I get it now.

After listening to the Brando clip above it makes the Freberg audio even better and just hilarious.
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