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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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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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

Follows Puttin' on the Dog (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
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Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Tom and Jerry feel the burn.
22 March 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Mammy Two Shoes has laid the table for a banquet, so Tom seizes the opportunity and invites his girlfriend over for a spot of dinner. Jerry is Tom's reluctant servant, but it's not long before the little mouse is free and causing trouble for the cat and his gal.

This episode of T&J is pretty par for the course as far as the comedy goes: there is plenty of unremarkable slapstick, with the contents of the table used as weapons. What makes this one a little more memorable, however, is the degree of pain dished out by the characters. The arch-enemies always take a severe clobbering, but this time around both get hurt a little worse than usual, with Jerry being sat in a spoon and heated slowly over a candle, and Tom having his rear set on fire. Yowch!


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