The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.
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Billy Bletcher ...
Spike (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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The family dog warns Tom not to make any noise so he can take a nap. Jerry hears this and immediately devises plans to ensure that the dog's nap will be interrupted (breaking plates, playing musical instruments, etc.). One of the few cartoons in the Tom and Jerry series in which one of the main characters speaks. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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22 September 1945 (USA)  »

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Included on the Warner DVD of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »

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Tom: [singing to Spike to the tune of Brahms's Lullaby] Go to sleep, go to sleep. Close your big blood shot eyes. You're a dope, and you're a lump, and I hope you don't wake up!
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Followed by The Cat Above and the Mouse Below (1964) See more »

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I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
Music by N.J. Clesi
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Keep it down!
31 December 2006 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Spike is stressed out and in need of a good sleep. Which is kind of hard to do when Tom is chasing Jerry, blasting at him with a shotgun and trampling over poor Spike. Threatened with silence or death, Tom backs off, but has to deal with Jerry running around deliberately making noise.

This short won an Academy Award back in 1945, but I wouldn't really say that's THAT funny. For a T&J cartoon it's pretty much in the middle. Yes, there are laughs but not Oscar material laughs and it's not too inventive. There is actually some dialogue too, further proving the awful 1992 movie wrong, but no one is credited for providing the voices.


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