Hic-cup Pup

Hic-cup Pup is the 82nd one reel animated Tom and Jerry short, created in 1952, directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse, Ray Patterson and Irven Spence with backgrounds by Robert Gentle. It was released in theaters on April 17, 1954 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Spike is putting his son, Tyke, to bed. When a bird flies by to chirp, Spike calmly tells the bird to be quiet. However, Tom and Jerry's usual antics wake Tyke up, and Spike asks Tom, "Hey! What's the idea of waking up my boy?!" Tyke ends up getting the hiccups. Spike is understandably disappointed in both the noise and the hiccups and explains that every time Tyke wakes up disturbed from his nap, he gets the hiccups. Spike issues Tom a warning not to wake Tyke up again or else. Jerry immediately bites Tom's tail, and Tom screams startledly in pain, (waking up Tyke a second time) and runs off. Each successive hiccup from Tyke pushes himself another couple inches into the air before Spike pats him on the back.