Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (December 2013)|
|Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks|
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks title card
|Created by||Joseph Barbera
|Voices of||Daws Butler
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||7 minutes per short|
|Original network||First-run syndication
(Originally syndicated in Black-and-white)
|Original release||September 29, 1958 – Dec. 1, 1961|
|Related shows||Yogi Bear
The Huckleberry Hound Show
It stars two cute and cuddly twin mice children, the bowtied Pixie (voiced by Don Messick) and the vested Dixie (voiced by Daws Butler with a Southern American accent) and Mr. Jinks the Cat (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Marlon Brando). Mr Jinks is an orange tuxedo cat.
In many ways the shorts resemble Hanna-Barbera's earlier better-known creation, Tom and Jerry, which also featured a warring cat and mouse (sometimes two) in a domestic setting. However without Tom and Jerry's more lavish budget for full animation, the Jinks team had to rely on funny dialogue and voices to carry the cartoon's humor. The cartoon was also less violent, and unlike the slightly sinister Tom, the headstrong Jinks was, in reality, not clever enough to pose much of a real threat to the mice. Unlike Tom and Jerry, there were many more times when Jinks would either share a good ending with the mice or actually outwit them himself, whereas the times Tom got the better of Jerry were much more rare.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is also remembered for Mr. Jinks' rhyming but ungrammatical lament, "I hate those meeces to pieces!"
For the first nine episodes, the show featured a theme song with lyrics but from then on switched to theme tunes.
As with Huckleberry Hound, Mr. Jinks would frequently talk directly to the audience, and discuss his plans to trap the "meeces."
Season 1: 1958 - 1959
|1||"Cousin Tex"||October 2, 1958|
|Pixie and Dixie's cousin Tex arrives from Texas, and proves to be more than a match for Jinks, who in turn summons his cousin Pecos.|
|2||"Judo Jack"||October 9, 1958|
|Pixie and Dixie call upon Judo Jack to teach them how defend themselves against Jinks in the arts of Judo.|
|3||"Kit Kat Kit"||October 16, 1958|
|Jinks builds a robot cat to take care of Pixie and Dixie; their efforts against it don't work until they make it think Jinks is a mouse.|
|4||"Jinks’ Mice Device"||October 23, 1958|
|Jinks builds a machine he thinks will liquidate Pixie and Dixie. It makes the mice invisible and they drive Jinks mad with their tricks.|
|5||"Pistol Packin’ Pirate"||October 30, 1958|
|On a pirate ship, the captain threatens to make Jinks walk the plank if Pixie and Dixie are not taken care of.|
|6||"Scaredycat Dog"||November 6, 1958|
|Pixie and Dixie buy a dog for $5 to get Jinks, but the dog is scared of cats. The dog's twin brother then comes to the rescue.|
|7||"Little Bird-Mouse"||November 13, 1958|
|Dixie picks up a flying talent and uses it to save Pixie and their teacher from Jinks, who tries to catch Dixie for a lot of money.|
|8||"Jiggers… It’s Jinks!"||November 20, 1958|
|Pixie, Dixie and Jinks live happily in a cheese factory. Jinks is replaced by a cat named Bullet. All three try creative ways to get back in.|
|9||"The Ghost with the Most"||November 27, 1958|
|Jinks thinks he killed Dixie. Dixie dresses as a ghost to haunt Jinks and get him to obey him. Jinks finds out and does his own trick.|
|10||"The Ace of Space"||December 4, 1958|
|After Pixie and Dixie's recent chase by Jinks, Dixie dreams he meets Captain Micetro and becomes an invader against Jinks.|
|11||"Jinks Junior"||December 11, 1958|
|Jinks tries to teach his boy to catch mice. He is slow at learning but after success, hasn't learned about relationship with dogs.|
|12||"Jinks The Butler"||December 25, 1958|
|Jinks is under orders to guard a banquet. Pixie and Dixie try incessantly to crash the party, until Jinks plants a firecracker in an apple.|
|13||"Jinks Flying Carpet"||January 1, 1959|
|Jinks receives a package with a flying carpet. He tries it out on Pixie and Dixie but he loses it out of the window.|
|14||"Puppet Pals"||January 15, 1959|
|After his usual chase routine, Jinks befriends Bow Wow. Pixie and Dixie decide to break up their friendship, but fail.|
|15||"Mark of the Mouse"||January 22, 1959|
|Dixie attempts to scare Jinks with a Mark of the Mouse costume. Jinks plays along, but then he duels the real Mark of the Mouse.|
|16||"Dinky Jinks"||February 5, 1959|
|Jinks mixes a formula that shrinks him to mouse size. He fails to get Pixie and Dixie and seeks their help from a chasing dog.|
|17||"Hypnotize Surprise"||February 12, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie try some hypnotism on Jinks. It all goes wrong when they make Jinks think he's a mouse and he makes himself a train.|
|18||"Nice Mice"||February 26, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie helps a dumped kitten. Jinks tries to stop the mice taking his milk. When he sees the kitten, he takes over caring for it.|
|19||"King-Size Surprise"||March 5, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie help a dog called King-Size retrieve his license. In return, he helps them against Jinks until he is taken by a dog catcher.|
|20||"Cat-Nap Cat"||March 12, 1959|
|Jinks has been rewarded for mouse catching. Knowing his secret, Pixie and Dixie decide to interrupt his cat nap.|
Season 2: 1959–1960
|21||"Mouse-Nappers"||March 19, 1959|
|A cat takes Pixie and Dixie away and Jinks begins a fight with him until both of them share the mice.|
|22||"Boxing Buddy"||March 26, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie meet a kangaroo called Ka-Pow, who Jinks mistakes for an oversized mouse; Ka-Pow is soon reclaimed to star on television.|
|23||"Sour Puss"||September 12, 1959|
|Jinks is thrown out by the house butler after disposing of Pixie and Dixie. Jinks gets them back, but the butler takes his job shortly.|
|24||"Rapid Robot"||September 19, 1959|
|Jinks gets a cat robot to catch Pixie and Dixie for him. To get even, the mice get a dog robot; in the end, both robots cause chaos.|
|25||"King Size Poodle"||September 26, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie disguise an escaped lion as a giant poodle, who misleads Jinks to protect his cover.|
|26||"Hi-Fido"||October 3, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie try to scare Jinks with ventriloquism, which soon stops working... until it summons a bulldog in the house.|
|27||"Batty Bat"||October 10, 1959|
|Jinks keeps Pixie and Dixie cloistered, when Dixie's cousin Batty arrives to help them; Jinks' every attempt to get Batty is futile.|
|28||"Mighty Mite"||October 17, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie invite Champion Rooster El Puncho in their house, who then gives Jinks a punching fight.|
|29||"Bird Brained Cat"||October 24, 1959|
|When the neighbors leave their pet canary with Jinks' owners while they're away, Jinks comes down with a serious case of what he calls "canaryitis"; he turns to Pixie and Dixie for help in resisting catching the canary.|
|30||"Lend-Lease Meece"||October 31, 1959|
|A new cat named Charlie moves in next door, whom Jinks quickly befriends. When Charlie informs Jinks that the new house has no mice yet, Jinks sends Pixie and Dixie over to Charlie's place until Charlie gets mice of his own. However, the two mice begin enjoying their stay, all the while Jinks begins feeling lonesome. Everyone later comes to a compromise when a new mouse arrives on the scene.|
|31||"A Good Good Fairy"||November 7, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie rely on a fairy mouse godmother to take care of the bullying Jinks. She plays tricks on him, until he feels unwell.|
|32||"Heavens to Jinksy"||November 14, 1959|
|In an unconscious dream, Jinks is on a thin line between the afterlifes, but has a chance to make up for antagonizing Pixie and Dixie.|
|33||"Goldfish Fever"||November 21, 1959|
|Jinks tries to catch the neighbor's goldfish, whilst running into the bulldog; Pixie and Dixie try to snap Jinks out of his obsession.|
|34||"Pushy Cat"||November 28, 1959|
|A cat, claiming to be Jinks' buddy Arnold, barges in; Arnold's true intention, however, is to catch both Pixie and Dixie.|
|35||"Puss in Boats"||December 5, 1959|
|Pixie and Dixie depart for vacation, but Jinks can't bear to part with them; when the mice begin to feel homesick, they call for Jinks' help.|
|36||"High Jinks"||September 11, 1960|
|Jinks forces Pixie and Dixie to take part in his project of going to the moon; Jinks then has to rescue them from a cheese factory.|
|37||"Price for Mice"||September 18, 1960|
|Jinks tricks Pixie and Dixie into getting painted white, so he can sell them to a lab. His curiosity soon gets him on a launch to the moon.|
|38||"Plutocrat Cat"||September 25, 1960|
|Pixie and Dixie move to a rich cat's place to escape from Jinks; while Jinks is lonesome, some luxuries disagree with the mice.|
|39||"Pied Piper Pipe"||October 2, 1960|
|Jinks picks up the idea from a book of controlling Pixie and Dixie with a pipe; in turn, the two trick him with a dog whistle.|
Season 3: 1960 - 1961
|40||"Woo For Two"||October 9, 1960|
|Jinks is in love with Brigette. To his surprise she's engaged to another cat. Pixie and Dixie try to sort the problem out.|
|41||"Party Peeper Jinks"||October 16, 1960|
|After Jinks rejects Pixie and Dixie from his party, Rocky decides to teach Jinks' a lesson, which makes Jinks distrust his invited friends.|
|42||"A Wise Quack"||October 23, 1960|
|Jinks sends a duckling out of the house, but Pixie and Dixie convince him to save the duckling from the duck hunting season.|
|43||"Missile Bound Cat"||October 30, 1960|
|Jinks insists to Pixie and Dixie, that "Space Cat" is only a TV show. Space Cat arrives to take Jinks to his planet where Jinks changes his priorities.|
|44||"Kind to Meeces Week"||November 6, 1960|
|Spike tries to convince Jinks it is "Be Kind to Animals Week". When Jinks gets the message, Pixie and Dixie take advantage of this.|
|45||"Crew Cat"||November 13, 1960|
|Jinks takes Pixie and Dixie aboard a ship to get the job of getting rid of mice. Knowing they've been used, the mice deliver payback to Jinks.|
|46||"Jinxed Jinks"||November 20, 1960|
|Jinks gets Pixie and Dixie an insurance policy, for his own personal gain. He tries to get the mice in an accident but runs into one of his own.|
|47||"Light Headed Cat"||November 27, 1960|
|Jinks has applied for a job, which unknown to him will have his gravity removed. A monkey keeps Jinks in anti-gravity for a long time.|
|48||"Mouse For Rent"||December 4, 1960|
|Jinks starts up a renting service, where cats can rent Pixie and Dixie. When the business starts to prosper, the mice take over.|
|49||"Jinks’ Jinx"||August 18, 1961|
|When Jinks' old pal Howard visits, the two begin having fun with Pixie and Dixie, who take it upon themselves to convince Jinks that Howard brings bad luck (since Howard is a black cat).|
|50||"Fresh Heir"||August 25, 1961|
|Jinks has inherited from Mrs. Smithers an old mansion and moves in, leaving Pixie and Dixie behind. The two mice make the place haunted to scare Jinks into going back home.|
|51||"Strong Mouse (Hercules)"||September 1, 1961|
|Jinks is taken to meet Master cat Gus, while Pixie and Dixie's cousin Hercules comes and unknowingly saves Jinks' bacon from Gus.|
|52||"Bombay Mouse"||September 8, 1961|
|An Indian mouse named Tabu meets Pixie and Dixie and demonstrates some magic on Jinks. Tabu leaves a few magic tricks behind as he departs.|
|53||"Mouse Trapped"||September 15, 1961|
|Jinks builds a robot mouse dame to get Pixie and Dixie to squabble over her affection. When they see through the trick, they use the robot mouse against Jinks.|
|54||"Magician Jinks"||September 22, 1961|
|Jinks receives a magic kit. With it, he makes Pixie and Dixie disappear. The mice aided by a bulldog to get even with him.|
|55||"Meece Missiles"||September 29, 1961|
|Jinks tries to dispose of Pixie and Dixie in a balloon. The mice are tailed by the air force and broadcast on television.|
|56||"Homeless Jinks"||October 6, 1961|
|Jinks' master throws him out due to his messes. Pixie and Dixie summon mice to overrun the house making Jinks wanted back into the house.|
|57||"Home Flea"||October 13, 1961|
|A homeward bound flea with great strength takes refuge on Jinks and prevents him from bullying Pixie and Dixie.|
On November 15, 2005, Warner Home Video released The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol 1. Some cartoons are available on this DVD release.
The Heavens To Jinksy short is Available on the DVD Cartoon Network Cartoon Crack Ups.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks in other languages
- Brazilian Portuguese: Plic e Ploc e Chuvisco
- Bulgarian: Пикси, Дикси и мистър Джинкс
- Czech: Pišta a Fišta (Mr. Jinks is called Fous, meaning Whiskers)
- French: Pixie, Dixie et Jules
- German: Pixie und Dixie
- Hungarian: Inci, Finci és Kandúr Bandi
- Italian: Pixie e Dixie
- Japanese: チュースケとチュータ (Chuusuke to Chuuta), (Mr. Jinks is called both Jinks and Doraneko)
- Polish: Pixie, Dixie i Pan Jinks
- Serbian: Piksi i Diksi
- Spanish: Pixie, Dixie y el Gato Jinks .- The characters were dubbed in an unusual way, each one speaking Spanish with a distinct accent. Mr. Jinks had a strong Southern Spanish (Andalusian) accent, Dixie was Cuban and Pixie was Mexican.
- Turkish: Bıcır, Gıcır & Tırmık
- Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks appeared in The Yogi Bear Show episode "Yogi's Birthday Party."
- Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks made non-speaking cameos and opening title in Yogi's Gang.
- Pixie, Dixie, and Mr. Jinks were featured in the Laff-A-Lympics as members of the Yogi Yahooeys.
- Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks appeared in some episodes of Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
- Pixie and Dixie appeared in the "Fender Bender 500" segment of Wake, Rattle, and Roll driving a cheese-modeled monster truck called the Chedder Shredder. While Pixie was still voiced by Don Messick, Dixie was voiced by Patric Zimmerman.
- In Yo Yogi!, Pixie and Dixie (voiced again by Don Messick and Patric Zimmerman) live in a cheese store run by Mr. Jinks (voiced by Greg Burson).
- Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks appeared in the Boomerang short "Harasscat" (it was at first a Cartoon Network short up until 2004). Pixie and Dixie get a restraining order on Jinks for stalking.
- Cartoon Network had a bumper with Pixie, Dixie, and Mr. Jinks spoofing The Shining which was a Halloween eyecatch.
- In 1961 Mr. Jinks served as the UK mascot of Coco Pops.
- "Pixie and Dixie make cameos in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episodes "Shazzan", "Juror in Court" and "The Death of Harvey".
- The series was parodied in the 1998-2001 Hungarian gag dub Narancs, Tetves és Dugó.
- The Huckleberry Hound Show
- List of The Huckleberry Hound Show episodes
- List of works produced by Hanna-Barbera
- List of Hanna-Barbera characters
- Tipton Tribune, Sept. 29, 1958, pg. 7
- "The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol. 1 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". Dvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
- "The Huckleberry Hound Show DVD news: Official Announcement Clears Up Confusion". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
- Pixie and Dixie at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015.
- Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks at the Big Cartoon Database
- The Cartoon Scrapbook – Profile on Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks