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 Now old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own:

He had a yellow cat that wouldn't leave his home.

A special plan, with deception as the key --

One little cat -- how hard could it be? (How hard could it be...?)

"The Cat Came Back" is a hilarious 1988 Animated Short set to the tune of the 1893 comic song, illustrating the eponymous trope taken Serial Escalation. The short, directed by Cordell Barker for Richard Condie and the National Film Board of Canada, features the hapless "Old Mr. Johnson" and his escalating fruitless attempts to relieve himself of the unwanted companionship of the eponymous yellow cat.

This cartoon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short, as well as winning over a dozen other awards, and comes in at number 32 on the list of The 50 Greatest Cartoons (the latest one on the list, and one of the few from later than the 1950s).

Not to be confused with The Cat Returns.

Watch it here, and and you'll keep coming back...

Tropes Found In This Cartoon Include:

 But The Cat Came Back, the very next day...


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