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Benny and George are two ants appearing only in The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) episode "It's No Picnic".
- Benny and George are based upon the title characters of the 1937 John Steinbeck novella, Of Mice And Men; Benny is based upon the developmentally disabled Lennie Small, while George is, of course, patterned after protagonist George Milton, a quick-witted man who is friends with Lennie. This is an obvious throwback to the theatrical cartoon shorts of the 1940s and 1950s which were replete with lampoons of Of Mice And Men.
- They are also meant to be brothers.
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