A day at the beach. Tom wants to lay in the sand, but his rest is disturbed by Jerry, who walks by to go fishing. Tom ends up falling off the end of the pier as he chases Jerry and lands ... See full summary »
Tom filches a drumstick from a fresh-baked chicken. When Mammy is about to discover him, he hands it off to Jerry; this lets him be a hero to Mammy and still get his chicken. Jerry is ... See full summary »
Tom is "killed" while chasing Jerry (as usual). He goes to heaven and meets the cat who meets dead cats boarding the "Heavenly Express." Tom is given one hour to have Jerry sign a letter of... See full summary »
Mammy has just finished cleaning the whole house. Tom, meanwhile, has just chased Jerry through a mud puddle and into the house. Mammy stops him and makes him clean up the mess. She goes out shopping, and threatens Tom that if there's any mess when she gets back, he's out. Jerry hears this, and you know where it's going from there. First, a few scatterings of ashes from the ashtray. Tom throws a tomato, which hits the wall; as he's cleaning, Jerry empties a fountain pen into the water bucket. He then aims it at Tom, but it's empty; Tom fires the pen at the curtains, but for him, it works. A lightning wash-and-iron session, and the drapes are fine again. Now, some acrobatics from Jerry: he juggles lots of eggs, then throws them; Tom catches and juggles them himself, but Jerry has also started spinning a pie plate on a fork. Tom manages to take that over, too, but then Jerry pulls the rug out (literally). Tom catches the eggs in a carton, but the pie hits him. An exhausted Tom falls ... Written by
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Kenneth Muse did the animation in the sequence where Tom juggles eggs and an ink pad, according to animator Mark Kausler. Ed Barge animated the old horse and the coal, while the final sequences were done by Ray Patterson and Irv Spence. See more »
When Tom enters the house tracking mud, he leaves a muddy paw print on Mammy's apron, but not on the mop and bucket he had touched earlier. See more »
Mammy-Two-Shoes (not dubbed by the PC-brigade in the version I saw) has just finished cleaning the whole house when Tom bursts in the door, covered in muck, chasing Jerry. She freaks and tells him to keep the house spic and span until she gets back from the store. This he has no problem doing, but Jerry, for no other reason than to be mean, decides to wreck the place so Tom works himself to death picking it up after him.
There are some good gags but I'm surprised no one complained at the final bit where Tom, covered in coal dust (now looking like a black cat) pretends to be some other cat to Mammy-Two-Shoes and acts like a retarded, cotton-picking 19th century slave. I don't find it offensive, he's probably just mimicking Jim from Huckleberry Finn but it's this kind of thing that cartoons got away with back in the day and something you'll never see in the airbrushed, static, PC crap of today.
No one is credited for Tom's voice or Mammy-Two-Shoes'.
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