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Polka-Dot Puss (1949)

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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Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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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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26 February 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tom und ich mit roten Pünktchen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Shortly after Tom discovers that he has been tricked he runs to try and find Jerry. Just before he picks up one of the two swords from the wall in preparation for the confrontation he skids to a halt from his previous run. During this skid his whole character very briefly disappears, indicating a missing animation cel. See more »

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Mammy Two-Shoes: Thomas! Oh, Thomas!
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Connections

Follows Tee for Two (1945) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Sicky kitty gets his come-uppance?
31 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

When the black maid tries to put Tom out for the night -- in the heavy rain -- he feigns a cold to keep himself inside. Makeshift doctor Jerry gives Tom a cure he'll never forget...

A very enjoyable, light-hearted cartoon with an added twist at the end.


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