Approved | | Family, Animation, Short
Elmer threatens to give his dog a bath if he doesn't stop scratching, but the poor pooch is the victim of a hungry flea whose tools of the trade include pickaxes and dynamite.
Some prints have the final scene, when the cat shoots himself, deleted. This occurred during a period of time time when there were a rash of teen suicides. Broadcasters removed any scenes of suicides from all programming, including cartoons.
Scwatching, scwatching, scwatching! One more scwatch, and I'll give you a bath.
Dog: No, no, no, no, no! No, please, no!
At the original end of this cartoon, the flea carries Elmer and the dog away on a platter. The cat sees this, says "Now I've seen everything" to the camera, then shoots himself in the head. This ending is rarely shown on television; it fades to black during the cat's last line instead.
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