Mammy Two-Shoes tells Tom and Butch that the cat who gets rid of the icebox-raiding, breadbox-invading mouse (Jerry) is the one who can stay.
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Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Mammy is tired of Jerry always eating her food and ruining her kitchen, so she gives her two cats, Tom & Butch, a warning: whoever catches the mouse gets to stay, but the one that doesn't is out. Tom and Butch begin their search for Jerry, but the mouse proves himself smarter by hitting the cats with mallets and making the oven explode. When they manage to catch the mouse they decide to battle on a duel and the winner takes all, but Tom tries to cheat and his plan backfires. Later the cats fight for Jerry, and the mouse tricks them to constantly hit each other (in a looped animated sequence). Butch finally gets ahold of Jerry and brings it to Mammy, who is actually Tom in disguise, so Tom clobbers Butch and takes the mouse. Then Butch disguises as Mammy and Tom falls for the trap too. Butch runs with Jerry but hits a plank and Jerry escapes, so the two cats are back at looking for Jerry. Both cats spot Mammy, and thinking it's the other cat still in disguise, they start to violently ... Written by Javier G. Vera

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30 August 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le triomphe de Jerry  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Only short, where Tom and Butch lived together. See more »

Goofs

When Tom dresses up as Mammy and smirks at Butch before he is about to hit him with a frying pan, his left eye (towards us) is white instead of yellow for about 1-2 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mammy Two-Shoes: [as Tom and Butch search for Jerry, Mammy Two-Shoes awakens and quietly descends down the stairs] I think I better go peek in on them two cats.
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Followed by Blue Cat Blues (1956) See more »

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Three For The Price Of Two
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is a familiar one in the long-running Tom and Jerry cartoons, especially in the 1940s, the only difference being that two cats instead of one are threatened to be evicted if they don't catch the mouse (Jerry). Tom has an unnamed buddy ("Butch?") living in the house with him, so this really upsets "Mammy Two Shoes" who can't believe that they have a mouse despite TWO cats in the house.

Anyway, the one who catches Jerry can stay while the other gets the boot, so the competition is on!

Even though it's familiar territory I still enjoyed this because the cartoon had enough original sight gags to make entertaining. You not only had the cats competing against each but Jerry in the equation as well, so there were enough good gags to definitely recommend if you are a Tom & Jerry fan.


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