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14 January 1950 (USA) See more »
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While Mammy Two-Shoes enjoys her evening with the Lucky Seven Saturday Night Bridge Club, Tom and his friends have a party in the house. Jerry, unable to sleep, emerges from his mouse hole to stop it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
William Hanna ... Vocal Effects (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irvin Spence)
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
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7 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release) | Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)
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The title refers to the Saturday Evening Post, a magazine that publishes current event articles, editorials, human interest pieces, humor, illustrations, a letter column, poetry, single-panel gag cartoons and stories by the leading writers that has roots in Benjamin Franklin's The Pennsylvania Gazette that was first published in 1728. The magazine is also well-known for its lavish cover art that include the work of Norman Rockwell.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the piano-playing cat slides Jerry down the piano, he is sliding Jerry from the right of the keyboard to the left of the keyboard (high notes to low notes). However, the sound coming from the piano appears to be the opposite of what was showing (i.e. low notes to high notes).See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Cat's Me-Ouch (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Darktown Strutters' BallSee more »

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One of the more remarkable Tom&Jerrys, 1 October 2011
Author: ingemar-4 from Sweden

Three things make this Tom&Jerry cartoon stand out from the crowd:

- We see more of Mammy Two-Shoes than ever, not just her face but also a bit of her social life.

- It is one of the relatively few cartoons where Jerry doesn't get a total triumph at the end.

- It is filled with good 50's jazz music.

And it is even more. Tom has a whole gang of friends, and the cat(s)-vs-mouse chase, although basically the same as usual, is filled with gags around musical instruments. Jerry is even reshaping into the musical instruments he hear.

Finally, it is one where censorship has done most work, with two revisions, first replacing Mammy Two-Shoes voice with a smoother, bland voice, and then redrawing a lot of it to replace her with a skinny white girl. And every change made it worse (except possibly replacing cards by dancing). I find it hard to see how Mammy Two-Shoes could be severely racist where she is clearly the master of her house, not always obvious in other cartoons, and replacing an overweight middle-aged black woman with an almost anorectic white girl is hardly a step forward, limiting both age, weight and skin color to something considered "right". Is it a good move to remove strong, independent black women from the screen? I know the voice is cliché but nothing more, and many new movies are worse (the new Ladykillers, the Rush Hour series...). If Chris Tucker can make fun of "black language" why can't Mammy Two-Shoes?

So it has all the action and gags of an above average cartoon, but with these unique features on top. Not mind-blowing unique but quite significant.

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