Mexicali Shmoes is one of only two cartoons to star Slowpoke Rodriguez. He would later be seen in Mexican Boarders (1962).
Mexicali Shmoeswas nominated for Best Short Subject:Cartoons in the 1959 Academy Awards.
On Cartoon Network, the end gag from Mexicali Shmoes where Jose captures Slowpoke Rodriguez was edited to remove the part where Slowpoke shoots Jose in the face with a gun just as Manuel tries to warn him that Slowpoke Rodriguez keeps a gun on him.
Mexicali Shmoes was released in 1959.
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