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The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

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Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »

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William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (uncredited)
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Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, but mostly gets revenge on Tom, mostly involving the tip of Tom's tail, which ends up in a sandwich, inside a dessert, and in a candle-holder. Meanwhile, Toots isn't too happy about Tom getting fresh with her. There's a chase, of course, featuring Tom stabbing a turkey while Jerry, safely outside, makes sounds of pain. Tom ends up with his tail stuck up like a mast as Jerry paints "S.S. Drip" on his side and Toots launches him into the punchbowl with a bottle of champagne. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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18 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Mouse to Dinner  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Tom and Toots both speak in this cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Hey, what's cookin'?
Tom's Sweety: You are, stupid!
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Connections

Followed by Just Ducky (1953) See more »

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Don't Get Around Much Any More
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Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Bob Russell
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What's cookin'?
13 December 2006 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Mammy-Two-Shoes (who was actually NOT dubbed in the version I watched, would you believe) has set up a huge banquet for guests of some kind, who will be arriving soon. Tom sneaks into the dining room and calls his girlfriend Toots, inviting her over.

Using Jerry as a reluctant butler Tom tries numerous times to impress Toots and fails again and again. What was surprising about this cartoon is that it's a bit crueler than usual. The violence and pain were on level with an episode of Itchy and Scratchy. There is even one moment of torture in which Tom holds Jerry, in a teaspoon, over a candle.

Hey, I'm not complaining. I'm not some nut who is against cartoon violence. I actually thought that this one was damn funny.


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