Tom pretends to have a cold in order to trick Mammy into letting him stay inside for the night. Jerry tricks Tom by making him think he really is sick - with the measles.
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Lillian Randolph ...
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Mammy is about to throw Tom out for the night, into a thunderstorm. At the door, Tom gets an inspiration, and fakes a cold, which gets him a nice warm spot in front of the fire. Jerry isn't at all happy, so with a little help from some red paint, he gives Tom a case of measles. From then on, it's a case of the cure being worse than the disease, with Tom getting frozen, then roasted, then dunked in the shower. Out of the shower, he's suddenly spot-free, and he finds the paint as well. Furious, he attacks Jerry, who suddenly breaks out in measles for real just as Tom picks him up. The two thus end up quarantined together. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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9 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Tom und ich mit roten Pünktchen  »

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Mammy Two-Shoes: Thomas! Oh, Thomas!
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Tom's feeling as sick as a cat!
21 August 2010 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Tom is about to be put outside for the night by Mammy, but one look at the cold, rainy weather outside has the quick-thinking cat faking a cold, after which he is allowed to remain inside. Tom settles down for the night in front of the fire, but cheeky Jerry decides to play a few mean pranks on his enemy, starting by painting spots on Tom's face to convince him he has measles, and then subjecting the poor moggy to a series of nasty remedies, including popping him in the freezer to bring down a temperature, and then cooking him in the oven to cure the resulting chills!

Tom eventually finds out that he has been tricked by the mischievous mouse, but before he can get revenge, Jerry breaks out in spots: he really has a case of the measles, and it's not long before Tom does too!

A fairly routine adventure for the cartoon duo, Polka Dot Puss offers the usual predictable sadistic mayhem and visual gags, including a classic example of the 'jackass' joke (where a character realises he has been duped, and transforms into an ass!). But even though this one doesn't feature the guys at their absolute best, it still passes the time nicely enough, and if you're under the weather, it might just be the tonic you need to perk you up! 6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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