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The Lonesome Mouse (1943)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  10 March 1943 (USA)
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Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. ... See full summary »

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William Hanna ...
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Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. But he soon tires of this, and under a flag of truce, hatches a plan with Tom. The abnormally talkative duo stage a grand chase, but whenever they're out of sight of Mammy, they fake it, pausing for patty-cake, a turkey leg, and a drum jam session. Eventually, Tom chases Jerry under a rug, then swaps in a tomato, which Mammy crushes. With Jerry apparently vanquished, Tom is rewarded with a pie, but when Jerry tries to claim his share, Tom shuts him out. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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An uninspired plot, but still very funny.
16 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Jerry successfully gets Tom kicked out the house, but soon discovers that life just ain't the same without a cat trying to eat you all of the time. The cheeky rodent approaches Tom with a plan to return things to normal: Jerry will run riot, causing havoc around the now feline-less house, and Tom will rush in to save the day, proving his worth to Mammy Two Shoes.

Despite the rather dull sounding plot, this episode is actually pretty funny, with Jerry pulling some hysterical faces at Mammy in order to scare her (which results in her dropping loads of items in fear, including her false teeth, a set of dice, and a cut-throat razor!), and lots of great visual gags. It might not be the most groundbreaking of the cat and mouse's adventures, but it's one of the funniest.

Plus, this one has got to be worth watching just for the 'Hitler' joke and the fact that Tom and Jerry get to speak!


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