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Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)

Passed  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  6 June 1948 (USA)
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Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer.

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Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Jerry is once again successfully menacing Mammy, as Tom chases him ineffectually. As Mammy and Tom crash to the bottom of the stairs, she tells him he's getting too old, and introduces his replacement, Lightning. Lightning quickly dispatches Jerry, kisses Mammy's hand, and opens the door for her as she heads to bed. He just as quickly raids the fridge, and frames Tom when Mammy comes after him. That gets Tom kicked out, too, and he and Jerry hatch a scheme. As Lightning sleeps, they shove an iron into his mouth, then use a magnet to slow him down. As Jerry shakes Mammy's stool again, Tom holds Lightning back, until a desperate Mammy calls for Tom again. Tom kicks Lightning out (hurting his foot on the iron), and Mammy rewards Tom with a pie, which he splits with Jerry. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Spreadin' Rhythm Around
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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Unexceptional antics from the cat and mouse duo.
29 June 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

When Tom is unable to stop Jerry from pestering a frightened Mammy Two Shoes, a new, faster, more efficient mouser is brought into the house: Lightning, a red-furred devil of a cat, so quick that he actually looks like a bolt of lightning!

Although, on the surface, Lightning appears to be the perfect cat, he is actually as untrustworthy and mischievous as Thomas, helping himself to the contents of the fridge as soon as Mammy's back is turned. However, being a rather smart cat, he frames poor old Tom, who is booted out of the house (closely followed by Jerry).

Miffed at being bested by the new arrival, Tom and Jerry team up to get revenge and earn their places back in the house.

A rather derivative adventure (and one that suffers from some awful re-dubbing by the PC police on my copy), Old Rockin' Chair Tom is full of the usual gratuitous violence one expects from the guys, but really doesn't offer anything particularly new to fans. There are a couple of reasonably funny gags involving the use of a magnet, but don't expect this one to stick in the memory for long.


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