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Sylvester James Pussycat, Jr., often shortened to "Sylvester Junior" or simply "Junior," is an animated cartoon character. He is the son of Sylvester The Cat. Physically, Junior is basically a miniature version of his father, having a large head in proportion to a small body. Junior has been noted saying that he is 31/2 years old. He debuted in the cartoon Pop 'Im Pop!, directed by Robert McKimson. Joe Alaskey (after Mel Blanc's death) voiced both father and son. Junior possesses a degree of respect for his father, although often, when Sylvester does something embarrassing or humiliating, Junior often displays shamed and/or embarrassment of his father's behavior (sometimes donning a paper bag over his head). Often, Sylvester and Junior's shorts would feature Sylvester trying to capture Hippety Hopper, a baby kangaroo, to prove a point to his son. Each attempt at capture, of course, failed miserably, owing to Sylvester's invariably mistaking the kangaroo for a "giant mouse," and as such being taken completely by surprise by the kangaroo's athletic prowess, with Sylvester losing every fight, often in spectacularly humiliating fashion. Tweet Dreams was the so-far only pairing of Junior and Tweety in the Looney Tunes shorts, it was not a direct one; Junior basically served as a flashback image. After the original Looney Tunes shorts, Junior would show up sporadically in later years. In the 1990s animated series The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Sylvester has a flashback to his childhood in the episode A Mynah Problem; in the flashback sequence, as with Tweet Dreams, Sylvester resembles his son physically.

Quotes

  • "Thath what maketh me proud of my Pop; wherever he goes, he always leaves a good impression."
  • "Oh, the shame of it. Carrying my father home again, thtiff as a board."
  • "Oh, Father, now you can be my daddy and my mummy, too!"
  • "What a father!"
  • "I wonder if anyone would be interethted in adopting a fatherleth, little kitten?"
  • "If ya can't beat 'em, ya might as well join' em!"

Filmography

  • Pop 'Im Pop! (1950)
  • Who's Kitten Who?
  • Cats A-Weigh
  • Too Hop To Handle
  • The Slap-Hoppy Mouse
  • Mouse-Taken Identity
  • Cat's Paw (no Hippety Hopper)
  • Goldimouse & The 3 Cats (no Hippety Hopper, directed by Friz Freleng)
  • Birds Of A Father (no Hippety Hopper)
  • Fish & Slips (no Hippety Hopper)
  • Claws In The Lease(no Hippety Hopper)
  • Freudy Cat
  • The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode A Mynah Problem
  • Space Jam (1996)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (appears in 1 of the Mysterious Phenomenon Of The Unexplained shorts)

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