Tweety Bird (also known as Tweety Pie or simply Tweety) is a fictional Yellow Canary in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. The name 'Tweety' is a play on words, as it originally meant 'sweetie', along with 'tweet' being a typical English onomatopoeia for the sounds of birds. His characteristics are based on Red Skelton famous 'Mean Widdle Kid'. Tweety appeared in 49 cartoons in the Golden Age. Despite the perceptions that people may hold, owing to the long lashes and high pitched voice of Tweety, Tweety is male. This was established several times in the series 'Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries'. It was also confirmed toward the end of Snow Business when Granny exclaimed to Tweety and Sylvester, 'Here I am, boys!' On the other hand, a 1951 episode was entitled 'Ain't She Tweet'.
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