Tom is desperate for sleep after a night of revelry with his friends, but Mammy Two-Shoes demands that he stay awake to keep the mouse out of the refrigerator. Jerry, being a clever mouse, sees his opportunity to get rid of the cat.
Tom steals an egg from a mother's nest, cracks it over a frying pan and then discovers he can have roast duck. But the uncooperative hatchling runs away from the cat and into a mouse hole, where he finds an able protector in Jerry.
Jerry runs into a dog pound (and right on top of a napping Spike) to escape a rather mangy-looking Tom. To avoid being ripped to shreds, Tom borrows the head of a nearby dog statue. This ... See full summary »
The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.
Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity, adding his own phrases, like "cats and mice ... See full summary »
Tom is a cowboy boot-wearing cat at a Texas dude ranch. When a beautiful female cat comes for a visit, Tom takes time from his regular torturing of Jerry to use the mouse as a way to impress the dame. Naturally, Jerry gives Tom his comeuppance. Written by
Great short, with music playing an important part in the action
This is one of the better Tom and Jerry cartoons to prominently feature music. For some reason, whenever music was a focus, the short was usually excellent (examples include, Solid Serenade, Johann Mouse, Pecos Pest and, obviously, The Cat Concerto). Here, there's a hilarious song at the outset, over the opening credits and a bit later, Tom does his best impersonation of a cross between Tex Ritter and Milli Vanilli. Jerry, for a good many reasons, does his best to destroy Tom's romantic intentions (hey, what are "friends" for?) and largely succeeds. At cartoon's end, we leave amid the strains of another musical interlude and a twisted variation on an old cliche of the western genre and a good time is had by all, except Tom, of course. Well worth tracking down and most highly recommended.
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