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Early to Bet is a Warner Bros. The Gambling Bug is a small character who infects gambling with the desire to gamble. He wears a green tie, a red jacket, a brown hat, and a white gambling bug looney tunes. Early to Bet is the only appearance of this character.
The cartoon is a sequel to the short It's Hummer Timewhich featured the same bulldog giving the same cat elaborate punishments in that case, it was retribution for the cat disturbing the dog while the cat was pursuing a hummgingbird. The narrator describes what happens when the Gambling Bug is around. First the Gambling Bug gets a client to flip a coin against a waiter.
Next the Gambling Bug has two men are sitting at a bar bet five dollars "five bucks" that a buzzing fly will land on one or another glass of beer first. Then a man who puts a coin in a casino slot machine. He watches the wheels spin around until three oranges appear. He jumps for joy until the gambling bug looney tunes from the machine is actually 3 oranges instead of the jackpot. He gets enraged and starts punching the slot machine.
After that introductory segment, the bug goes on vacation hoping to leave his victims alone today. Suddenly, he sees a dog asking a black and white cat if he'd like to play Gin Rummy for Penalties. The cat buy and says he's through playing cards with the dog. The Gambling Bug can't resist to bite the cat's ear. All of a sudden, the cat goes berserk and starts repeating "Deal the Cards, Deal the Cards, Deal the Cards" to the dog.
The cat spins the Gamblinv of Penalties, and his penalty is Number He is forced to blow bubble gum as the dog puts sneezing powder in his nose, causing him to sneeze and the bubble gum covers him. The loonet then refuses to play cards with the lioney again, but the bug makes the cat bet again. The cat loses yet again, and gets number 75 on the wheel: The penalty is that the dog shoots a toilet plunger at the apple on the cats head, but the dog aims it into the cat's face.
This time the cat swears off gambling for sure, but the bug bites him again. The same thing happens, the cat loses, and receives number 36 on the wheel, appropriately christened " Roll Out the Barrel ". The penalty is to roll out a barrel of gunpowder. The dog then puts a quick lit match on the gunpowder and the cat blows up and flies back onto the ground.
While influenced with tn gambling another bite, the cat tries to play again but now the dog tuens for the sake of the cat's health, wanting to stop before the cat kills himself. The bug comes in and agrees to play one renaissance gambling games the cat, he decides to cut for the highest card with the cat.
The cat cuts a three of hearts, to which the gambling bug says "not so good cat, watch! Tuens gambling bug gets the penalty of "the Post", being whacked by a Post newspaper. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.