This was only one of five post-1948 WB cartoons to get a Blue Ribbon reissue prior to 1956 - with the original credits cut. The others were Daffy Dilly, The Foghorn Leghorn, Kit for Cat, and You Were Never Duckier.
Throughout the rest of the short, Sylvester is forced to dodge various knives, projectiles, trap doors, and other obstacles intended to kill him and his master. Porky, however, is completely unaware that anything is wrong, and is embarrassed that Sylvester is acting like such a craven coward. The mice have taken up primary residence inside the kitchen, where Sylvester does not dare to tread. Porky, sick and tired of Sylvester's foolishness, declares that "I'm going into that kitchen my self, and prove w-w-what a yellow dog of a cowardly cat you really are!" Porky goes into the kitchen and slams the door. After a few seconds of silence, Sylvester peers into the kitchen. Sure enough, the mice have Porky bound, gagged, and on his way to be decapitated (Porky holds up a sign as the mice carry him away, which reads "You Were Right, Sylvester").
Sylvester scrambles out of the house, not stopping until he is a good half-mile away. As he rests to catch his breath, his conscience appears and (via signs, not dialogue) cuts him to the quick, calling him a coward, reminding him of how Porky raised him from a kitten, showing him the "comparative sizes" of a cat to a mouse, and demanding that he get back in there and "FIGHT!" Suddenly bursting with courage, Sylvester (grabbing a tree branch for use as a weapon, and then changing his mind and coming back for the whole tree) races back into the mice-infested house and sends the hordes of murderous rodents running for their lives.
Porky graciously thanks Sylvester for saving his life, just as one leftover mouse (the executioner) pops out of the longcase clock and clobbers the cat with a mallet. The mouse yanks off his hood, puts on a Napoleon army hat, and declares (in a Lew Lehr voice), "Pussycats is the cwaziest peoples!" and chuckles as the film irises out.
DEADLY SERIOUS; Mark Billingham May Be a Stand-Up Comedian but the Victims in His Novels Die a More Horrible Death Than His Jokes Ever Did SCAREDY CAT by Mark Billingham Little, Brown Pounds 10.99
Jul 06, 2002; Byline: HENRY SUTTON THE weirdest thing about Scaredy Cat - a truly gruesome crime novel - is that the author is also a stand-up...