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The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  18 January 1945 (USA)
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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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Uncredited cast:
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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Trivia

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 Cannery Rodent (1967) See more »

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Sweet and Lovely
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Written by Gus Arnheim, Neil Moret and Harry Tobias
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Uninvited Mouse In The House.
21 June 2010 | by (Hialeah, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Tom and Jerry featurettes and I rank this one up there with other classics starring them that I'd consider the best. Tom invites his girlfriend, Tootles, over for dinner, but Jerry gets in on the meal unannounced and he just won't let them have this event to themselves. This is the rare time (if not just one of those rare times) in which we get to hear Tom and Tootles speak, and Tom has solely one line throughout the entire cartoon. I find the little dialog they have interesting. I agree with one of the other reviewers who mentioned that this would be perfect for Thanksgiving. I remember this one well. Full of hilarious moments. This one is not to be passed.


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