When a bulldog threatens Tom to keep away from his puppy, Jerry realizes that sticking close to the boy is the best way to keep away his feline tormentor. But Tom is not about to let the mouse evade him so easily.

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Spike and Tyke are sleeping, when Tom and Jerry run by. Tom, intent on finding Jerry, handles Tyke thoughtlessly and gets a warning from Spike. Of course, this means Jerry hangs out with the dogs and does what he can to get Tom in trouble. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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14 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Tops with Pops  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Tyke makes his first appearance, although he has not yet been given a name. See more »

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Follows The Little Orphan (1948) See more »

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The King Who Couldn't Dance (The Worry Song)
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Music by Sammy Fain
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Tom Gets 'Raked' Over The Coals, So To Speak
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The running gag in here was used a number of times in future Tom and Jerry cartoons, mainly Tom inadvertently getting in trouble with the big dog "Spike" because of his obsession to chase Jerry. The mouse winds up hiding in Spike's little son's doghouse and that sets up the future gags where Tom always winds up getting hammered by the ferocious and protective father.

A secondary continuing gag is Tom stepping on a rake and having it slam into his face. This happens at least a half dozen times.

Despite the familiar scenes, which you can predict, there were some original jokes that were funny, such as Tom playing with Spikes false teeth. I'd like to feel sorry for the poor, dumb cat but Tom never learns his lesson and keeps bothering the dogs....and pays for it - big- time!


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