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Solid Serenade (1946)

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Tom's love song (Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby) to his girlfriend Toots wakes up Jerry, so he unties Spike (Tom had tied him up).

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Tom's love song (Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby) to his girlfriend Toots wakes up Jerry, so he unties Spike (Tom had tied him up).

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26 June 1946 (USA)  »

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Katteserenade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Tom's singing voice for his performance of "Is You Is or is You Ain't My Baby" is provided by Buck Woods See more »

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Tom: [first lines]
Tom: [singing] I got a gal who's always late / Anytime we have a date. / But I love her. / I'm gonna ask her / Is you is or is you ain't my baby? / The way you acting lately makes me down. / You is still my baby, baby. / Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out. / A woman is a creature that's always been strange. / Just when you're sure of one / You find she's gone and made a change. / Is you is or is you ain't my baby? / Maybe baby's found somebody new. / Or is my baby still my baby...
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Follows Fraidy Cat (1942) See more »

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You Were Meant for Me
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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A return to form for T & J.
21 June 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

After quite a few less than impressive adventures (Trap Happy, The Milky Waif, Springtime for Thomas, Quiet Please!, and Flirty Birdy), it's great to see the cat and mouse duo back on form in Solid Serenade, which sees Tom attempting to woo a tasty white female cat by performing a rendition of "Is You Is, or Is You Ain't, My Baby?".

Unfortunately, the cat's romantic musical gesture isn't appreciated by Jerry, who is desperately struggling to catch some z's. In order to get some peace (and a little revenge, of course), the mouse sets about trying to ruin Tom's chances with the sexy feline. The result is a hilarious succession of brilliant slapstick moments and violent visual gags, with some particularly memorable moments: Jerry bouncing around his home as Tom slaps his bass; Tom 'playing' the lips of a bulldog named Killer (who looks suspiciously like Spike); Killer swapping his standard huge gnashers for a even larger set of fangs; and Tom receiving a sash window on his neck (ouch!).

Throw in some terrific comic facial expressions (including Tom's priceless look of sudden realisation), and you have an unmissable episode that is full of fun from start to finish.


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