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Tiny Toon Adventures
How Sweetie It Is
Season 1, Episode 60
SweetieContract
Sweetie presenting her contract to Buster and Babs
Air date February 19, 1991
Written by Sherri Stoner, Nicholas Hollander, Paul Dini
Directed by Ken Boyer, Art Leonardi
Gag credit A Tiny Toons salute to - Friz Freleng
End tag Furrball - "ROAR! Meow!"
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How Sweetie It Is is the 60th episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.

Wraparounds

Buster begins the show, dressed as a knight, attempting to rescue Babs from a dragon. Sweetie Bird arrives, outraged that she is so underused. Buster and Babs realize they haven't been giving her a lot of attention and decides to give her her own episode. Sweetie introduces the first episode segment about her being adopted by a bald eagle.

In the second act, Sweetie advertises her new line of products, such as action figures, cereal, books, and pasta sauce. She introduces the next cartoon about her encounter with Furrball.

In the third act, Sweetie becomes a director, complete with an impersonated British accent. She decides the last episode segment of the day will be a parody of Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem, The Raven.

Episode Segments

Egged On Eagle

A tired stork is unable to deliver Sweetie's egg to its proper address, so he drops it off in the nest of a bald eagle (Who has a defeathered scalp). The eagle notices the egg in his nest, but realizes he isn't married. He decides to be a single father. Both he and Sweetie are shocked when they see each other. The eagle decides to teach Sweetie how to be an eagle.

The first thing the eagle teaches Sweetie to do is to fly. He is unimpressed by her attempt and tells her she has to spread her wings. Unfortunately, he doesn't look where he is going and crashes into a cliff.

The second thing the eagle teaches Sweetie is how to catch food. Sweetie tries to catch worms, but the eagle tells her that eagles eat salmon. In his first attempt to catch a salmon, he is swallowed by it. In his second attempt, he tries to snatch a salmon from a grizzly bear, but the grizzly bear mauls him.

That night, the eagle teaches Sweetie how to celebrate the Fourth of July. He gives her a sparkler and does some heroic poses. She accidentally sets a rocket off and it hits him. She then asks him what holiday they will celebrate next. He tells her, "Thanksgiving, and I'm the turkey!" as he is now defeathered and burnt.

Let's Do Lunch

Elmyra Duff notices Furrball out on the street. She decides to give him a home with a nice warm bed in front of the fireplace, and feed him all-white tuna. All Furrball has to do is leave Sweetie alone. If he attempts to eat her, he is evicted from the house. Sweetie doesn't like Furrball, as she thinks he is going to eat her. Furrball, however, is minding his own business. When a single flicker of fire hits his tail, he bumps into the table where Sweetie's cage is. As soon as she lands in his mouth, he spits her out.

Throughout the cartoon, Sweetie tries to get Furrball to eat her so that he will be evicted from Elmyra's house, with little success. Sweetie decides to give up, until Tweety tells her that cats have less than average intelligence. If she tells cats to do something, they won't do it. She has to tease and taunt Furrball in order to get him to eat her.

When Sweetie catches Furrball sneaking Acme Kitty Kibbles, she tosses the box out the window. The window shuts and she traps Furrball in her cage, taunting him. Outraged, he eats her and Elmyra evicts him from her house. Sweetie is finally happy, but she is also hungry, so she tries to eat Bookworm. Elmyra catches her and evicts her. She tosses her out the door and she lands in Furrball's mouth. As the cartoon irises out, Furrball spits her out.

The Raven

A parody of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem, The Raven, with Sweetie in the role of the raven. Throughout the cartoon, she tries to take shelter in Edgar's house, as it is too cold outside.

Sweetie, finally satisfied that she has a whole episode of her own, leaves. Buster and Babs decide to continue the show like always. Unfortunately, a lot of other bit players on the show tell them that they are unfair, and rant while holding up picket signs.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Charlie Adler Buster Bunny
Tress MacNeille Babs Bunny
Candi Milo Sweetie Bird
Cree Summer Elmyra Duff
Frank Welker Furrball, The Dragon, The Stork, The Bald Eagle
Vincent Price Edgar Allen Poe
Jeff Bergman Tweety Bird

Quotes

  • Dragon: "I'm gonna take five, okay?"
Buster: "Sure."
  • Sweetie: "Mama!"
Eagle: "Son!"
Sweetie: "Daddy?"
Eagle: "Daughter?"
Sweetie: "I believe there's been a shipping error."
  • Sweetie: "Hey, eagle pop, I'm just curious. What holiday do we celebrate next?"
Eagle (After being burnt by fireworks): "Thanksgiving, and I'm the turkey."
Sweetie: "Ew, you look a little overcooked."
  • Sweetie: "Nevermore while I fly south for the winter on a cheap excursion flight."
  • Sweetie: "Maybe I should have come to E. E. Cummings' house."
  • Edgar: "Quote the Raven."
Sweetie: "You'll throw me out nevermore."

Allusions

  • The third episode segment, The Raven parodies Edgar Allen Poe's classic 1845 Poem, The Raven, which is considered by some to be the best poem ever written.
  • In the episode segment, The Raven, the chocolates are Tell Tale Heart brand. The Tell Tale Heart was a short story in 1843 that Poe also worked on.
  • The gag credit references the late Isadore "Friz" Freleng, who was one of the veteran animators who designed many of the Looney Tunes, including Tweety, who in Tiny Toons became Sweetie's mentor.

Trivia

  • In the second wraparound, one of the products Sweetie advertises is Sweeties Cereal. Furrball would later be seen eating Sweeties Cereal in the Here's Hamton episode segment, Milk, It Makes A Body Spout, during lunchtime at the Acme Looniversity cafeteria.
  • The Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain episode, The Ravin! would later re-use the concept of Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem, with the Brain as the narrator and Elmyra repeatedly using a phrase.
  • In the episode segment, Let's Do Lunch, when Furrball takes a fish head out of the trash can, his nose is blue.
  • In the end, Furrball is seen in the crowd of characters protesting that Buster and Babs are unfair to bit players, although he previously had his own episode, Furrball Follies.
  • Hamton is also in the crowd of characters at the end, despite the fact that he is arguably the fourth main character on the show.
  • Tweety is credited as Tweetie in the end credits.
  • in the Prologue before The Raven, when Sweetie was holding a Bow and the Suction Arrows, She Grew Pink Wings.
  • The episode segment, The Raven was Vincent Price's penultimate television role before his death.
  • In the episode segment, Egged on Eagle, Sweetie picked up a worm with no glasses that resembles Bookworm, then in the next scene Bookworm suddenly appears in the segment.

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