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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Lillian Randolph ...
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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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6 June 1948 (USA)  »

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'Lightning' Strikes......For A Short Time
15 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Lightning" was funny! "Lightning" is a new, younger cat Mammy Two Shoes employs to get rid of "that mouse" (Jerry) because Tom is not getting the job done. "You is getting' too old for mouse-catchin,' she says.

By the way, the PC morons who correct Mammy's grammar worked overtime in this cartoon, changing every one of her sentences. I guess that's better than having her voice dubbed in by these Gestapo-like Liberals who, according to another reviewer here, have done that. I watch these T&J cartoons on disc, which has the actual audio but changes the words on the subtitles and has in the insufferable Whoopi Goldberg give a disclaimer on every disc

Anyway, this is a funny cartoon, thanks to "Lightning," who looks like a cat wearing a Devil's Halloween suit, and Mammy's reaction to him and what's happening. It's always nice, too, to see Tom and Jerry actually on the same side. They team up here to get rid of "Lightning." Boy, there are tons of violent scenes in this cartoon, more than normal which is saying a lot.


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